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- 30-day satisfaction guarantee
- Personalized vitamin regimens are available
- Useful for people who have difficulty swallowing pills
- Connected app has daily reminders and makes it easier to track your supplement intake
- No GMOs, sugar, preservatives, or fillers
- Users receive a $50 credit for connecting to the app, as well as 10 cents back for every supplement dose
- Subscription prices ($22 to $45) are higher than the cost of supplements in pill form
- The dispenser only works with the company’s subscription vitamin pods
- Some reviewers have had problems with their dispenser
- The dispenser must be cleaned regularly
- Adult vitamins are only available in a natural orange flavor
Inspired by the Keurig coffee machine, Tespo has developed a vitamin dispenser system that uses pods of powdered vitamins to create daily servings of liquid supplements. The machine punctures the powder capsule and combines it with water before shaking and spinning the mix for long enough to dissolve the powder.
All of Tespo’s supplements are naturally orange-flavored, except for their children’s multivitamin, which is naturally berry-flavored.
Only Tespo-branded vitamin pods work in the dispenser. These are available in ten subscription-based regimens:
- Sleep (from $25 a month)
- Children’s daily multivitamins (from $22 a month)
- Energy (from $25 a month)
- Vision Support (from $25 a month)
- Hair, Skin, and Nails (from $25 a month)
- Men’s daily multivitamin (from $30 a month)
- Women’s daily multivitamin (from $30 a month)
- Prenatal (from $40 a month)
- Bariatric Complete (from $45 a month)
- Tespo Personalized (from $45 a month)
Users interested in the Tespo Personalized subscription take a questionnaire, after which they are given a list of recommended supplements and the ability to customize their plan. The company offers a supplement glossary for those unfamiliar with certain ingredients, though the sources they use aren’t listed.
The dispenser itself is wi-fi enabled, allowing it to connect with the Tespo app. Through this app, users can track their supplement intake and earn 10-cent rewards for every supplement dose they use. Tespo also credits users $50 the first time they connect to the app.
Reviewers have awarded Tespo an average of four out of five stars, and most customers are satisfied with the service. Most complaints center around the dispenser, which needs to be cleaned regularly and does not always function correctly. However, reports of the company’s customer service have been positive, and the company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
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How Does the Tespo Work?
Dispenser set-up consists of filling the unit with water and popping in your chosen vitamin pod. Each pod has 31 separate sections for each daily supplement dose, so customers who are on more than one regimen (or share the Tespo with other people) will have to switch their pods out between supplement types.
To use the Tespo, customers place a cup (which comes with the dispenser) into a slot in the machine, then press a button. The dispenser punctures the pod and lets the powdered supplement fall into a mixing barrel, where it is combined with the water stored in the machine.
After the dose is thoroughly mixed, it is dispensed into the cup — at this stage, it should be consumed quickly so that the powder does not re-settle.
The supplement subscription service works much like similar services: after choosing your supplement type, you will be sent one pod (a 31-day supply) monthly and will be charged for every delivery until you decide to end your subscription. Each supplement type is made up of different ingredients, all backed by scientific research.
For example, the Sleep supplement includes:
- Taurine appears to increase total sleep length.
- 5-HTP is a precursor for serotonin, which plays a role in sleep.
- GABA activates receptors that encourage sleep.
- L-Theanine seems to reduce anxiety, and when combined with GABA appears to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep.
- Chamomile Extract appears to improve sleep quality.
- Melatonin is a hormone that plays an important role in controlling sleep.
Most supplement types are delivered within days of being ordered, though personalized regimens can take up to one month for the first delivery.
What’s Included with the Tespo
Customers can choose to purchase the dispenser alone, or bundled with one of their subscription services. (None of the under-$30 regimens are available as a bundle.) The dispenser comes with a cup for your supplements and a Tespo Go for using your vitamins while traveling. Replacements for these are available to purchase online.
Each supplement subscription delivers you one pod, which contains enough supplement doses for 31 days.
Tespo Technical Specifications
The Tespo dispenser is a black appliance, approximately the size of a shoe box stood on one end. Its 5-foot long cord allows you to position it on your countertop, though some larger kitchens with fewer outlets may require an extension cord.
The dispenser must be cleaned regularly and can be taken apart for this purpose.
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How Much Does a Tespo Cost?
Alone, the Tespo dispenser costs $149 with free shipping and a $50 credit upon connecting with the app. Starter kits (bundled with a subscription) are available for less, though these are not eligible for the $50 credit.
Adult vitamin regimens are available from $25 to $45 per month. This works out to $300 to $540 per year.
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Can you use the dispenser with any other supplement brand?
No, you must use Tespo-supplied supplement pods in the dispenser.
Can you use the supplement pods without the dispenser?
Using the Tespo Go (free with the purchase of a dispenser or $12 purchased separately), you can dispense the powder into the liquid of your choice. If you’re having trouble dissolving the powder, try it in warm water.
Does the supplement powder fully dissolve?
Reviews indicate that some supplement regimens dissolve better than others. Sleep, for example, was widely cited to dissolve well, while the women’s multivitamin left chalky residue for some users. This should not impact the supplement’s efficacy but can be unpleasant to drink.
Are Tespo Pods safe for people with dietary restrictions?
Tespo supplement pods are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian, and non-GMO.
Can you skip a month in your subscription?
Once logged into the Tespo website, you can push your subscription back for one month. This must be done at least 24 hours before your order is due to be sent.
What are Tespo Pods made from?
Tespo’s supplement pods are a combination of foil (to cover the compartments) and food-grade, BPA-free polypropylene plastic.
Are Tespo Pods recyclable?
Although the foil on the supplement pods is not recyclable in every region, it is easy to remove. Once that is done, the pods are able to be recycled throughout the USA. You can also choose to send the pods with the foil still attached to Tespo for recycling.
How does the credit system work?
Tespo offers a $50 credit the first time you connect your dispenser with the Tespo app, as well as a 10-cent credit for every supplement you take. This is monitored using the app, and all credits can be applied towards future subscription costs.
8 of 10 owner experiences show customers have a positive experience with the company.
Tespo was founded in 2014 and launched the Tespo Dispenser system in 2016.
Tespo has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Tespo does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.
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