With us being smack-dab in the middle of a global pandemic, it seems safe to say that we're thinking about our health like never before.
Melissa Snover, the founder and CEO of 3D printed personalized vitamin company Nourished, wants to simplify at least one part of your health routine: your daily vitamin. Based in the UK, Nourished lets users take an online quiz and then formulates a unique vitamin for their individual needs. The coolest part? It's all 3D printed and sent to you in little packets with your name printed on the outside. So instead of having to take multiple capsules to get your personalized vitamin dose, you get everything wrapped up in one tasty gummy.
Since Nourished lies at the intersection of two burgeoning food tech trends — personalization and 3D printing — I reached out to Snover to learn more about Nourished. In our interview she clued me in on how they settled on 3D printing (fun fact: she actually invented the first ever 3D food printer!), why she’s not rushing to link up with DNA analysis, and sets the scene for a futuristic vision where your health is managed autonomously by wearables and home 3D printers.
It was a super cool conversation that gives real insight into where we’re at right now, both in the 3D printing and personalization spheres. You can read the full transcript of my conversation with Snover, complete with synced audio. I also excerpted some of the most noteworthy parts of our conversation below.
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