Vital Reds vs Primal Plants

Similarities, Differences, and How to Choose

As a Wellness Ambassador for Gundry MD, one of the most common questions I get is what the difference is between Vital Reds and Primal Plants, and which is best for an individual’s needs.

Today I’m going in depth on this topic so that you can easily decide which is best for you and your unique needs. Let’s dive in! 

Vital Reds vs Primal PlantsVital Reds and Primal Plants are both potent health tonics


It’s understandable that there’s a bit of confusion here – these two supplements do have some things in common. Vital Reds and Primal Plants are both powerful health tonics that can benefit anyone, regardless of their health condition. They help if you want to maintain higher energy levels, improve your digestion, and have healthier looking skin.

They also have some similar ingredients. Specifically, the formulas have the same Metabolic Blend and Probiotic Blends. The Digestive Support Blends are sightly different: Primal Plants has an additional 100 mg of fructo-oligosaccharides, a potent prebiotic, and adds bromelain, a digestive enzyme derived from pineapple.  


Vital Reds and Primal Plants vary quite a bit when it comes to their superfood ingredients. Specifically, Primal Plants contains a variety of green superfoods, including spinach, broccoli, kale, fennel, pine bark, Berberine HCI and more. On the other hand, vital reds has 34 polyphenol rich super fruits, including every berry under the sun.

There are hundreds of different polyphenols that occur naturally in healthy foods, and while they’re all good for you, each has differing health benefits. Interestingly, the polyphenol contents of different plants can be predicted by their color. So, green plants tend to have very different polyphenols than red fruits. That’s why many nutritionists recommend “eating the rainbow”.

Should I take both??

Yes, I recommend taking both. For the maximum nutritional benefit, many some people take both at the same time. You’ll get a broader spectrum of polyphenols and other antioxidants. The Metabolic Enhancing and Digestive Support blends don’t have high enough concentrations of any specific ingredient that you need to worry about taking too much.

If you’re on budget, just cut the doses in half (1/2 scoop of each) so that your supply lasts longer. It will ultimately cost you the same amount.

How to choose between Vital Reds and Primal Plants 

If you can only afford to get either Vital Reds or Primal Plants, consider filling the gap in your diet. Do you already eat a ton of berries? Primal Plants may be the best choice–especially if you’re not great at getting all your green veggies. On the other hand, if you fill yourself and garden salads and kale every day, you’ll want to start with Vital Reds.

How much do they cost?

Dr. Gundry’s premium supplements never come cheap. Vital Reds retails for $70 and Primal Plants for $100. The good news is that they’re available on the Wellness Ambassadors for significantly less. You can pick up Primal Plants for $60 and Vital Reds for $50. Save even more when you buy in bulk.

When you think about everything that’s in them, the price is fully justified. They have four different components: Superfoods, Metabolic Blend, Digestive Support and Probiotics, each of of which would commonly sell as a single supplement at most health food stores so you are pretty much getting foreign one.

***Community Bulletin, July 1, 2020***

Everyone wants to be as healthy as possible right now and people are stocking up on goods, and some Gundry MD products are periodically selling out. If there’s something you’re interested in, get it fast while supplies last. You might even want to stock up. You’ll get price cuts if you buy in bulk.

Further Reading 

Still can’t decide? Read my in-depth Vital Reds review or Primal Plants review to learn more about each of these Gundry MD best sellers, including detailed nutritional profiles, health benefits, customer reviews and FAQs.  



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Vital Reds supplement facts
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Primal Plants supplement and dietary information


What’s the difference between Vital Reds and Primal Plants?

Primal Plants and Vital Reds share ingredients for their Metabolic and Digestive Supports Blends, but their superfood components are entirely different, per the detailed breakdown above.

Which is more expensive, and where can I buy them?

Primal Plants is slightly more expensive than Vital Reds. The best place to buy both is the Gundry Wellness Ambassadors website, which you can access with the exclusive links one this page. You can get up to 40% off any time of year! Plus, if you have a promo code you can apply it to save even more. So, be sure to avoid Amazon and the main Gundry MD site, unless you enjoy paying full retail. Note: you can’t find the Gundry Wellness Ambassadors site on Google.

What is Vital Reds used for?

Gundry MD Vital Reds is a superfood supplement that helps boost your metabolism, improve your digestive system, and increase your energy levels throughout the day. Each scoop packs a powerful punch thanks to its 4-in-1 cutting-edge formula (and tastes delicious).

What is Primal Plants used for?

Primal Plants is an age-defying leafy green superfood supplement used to promote healthy skin, boost your digestive system, and give your body the nutrients it needs for pique performance.

Remy Tennant

Remy Tennant

Founder, Human Food Bar

Corporate slave by day, health and fitness enthusiast by night, hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. From the Plant Paradox Diet to Keto to Paleo, I’ve done my homework and am generally well versed. In my free time I like to blog, cook, mixologize, garden and mountain bike. 

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