Reset Logic Supplement Review /
Written by Nick English/ April 13, 2021
What if you didn't have to take every single supplement every single day?
Reset Logic aims to answer the question of whether you really need all those supplements you see on Instagram every single day — the “detox” plant extracts, the greens powders, the probiotics, the immune boosters.
What if you just took one supplement at a time? Let’s say one week of each over a month, then you start the cycle all over again. Could this be an effective way to get all these benefits without having to take fistfuls of powders and pills per day? After one month of testing Reset Logic, we’re pretty impressed with the approach.
Reset Logic is a 4 week supplementation cycle that features a wide range of nutrients that aim to help with digestion, immunity, and more.
Who Should Buy Reset Logic
- People who want a broad spectrum of nutrients for a reasonable price.
- Folks who always wanted to supplement for their liver, immunity, and digestion, but didn’t want to pay for four separate products.
- Vegetarians — as nothing is derived from meat production, including the gelatin-free capsules.
- People who avoid artificial ingredients; even the drinkable powder (Weeks 2 and 3) are pleasant tasting and free of artificial sweeteners.
Who Shouldn’t Buy Reset Logic
- Folks who are leery of proprietary blends. While you do know every ingredient you’re consuming, Reset Logic doesn’t always reveal the precise weight of every component.
- People looking for an Omega-3 supplement; it’s one of the few nutritional bases not covered by the product.
Reset Logic Price
Two things that are memorable about this product: the weekly supplement change, and the price. If you subscribe to a monthly shipment — not an unreasonable suggestion if we’re talking about supplements — the price is just a dollar per day ($29.99/month). Shipping is free and you can cancel any time.
Compare that to other high end multivitamins like VitaHustle, which is almost $2 per day, and you’ll see how reasonable the price is. The closest competitor would be Ritual, which is also $1 per day, but only ten nutrients per pill. Over a month and over a day, Reset Logic offers a wider variety of nutrients.
How Reset Logic Works
Every month Reset Logic sends you a box that houses compartments for your supplements, all helpfully labeled Week 1, Week 2, and so on. Each week focuses on a different aspect of supplementation, which is what makes it stand out compared to similar products or regimens where you might take all of your supplementation any given week. Here’s the breakdown of how it works every month.
The “Cleanse” Week
If you’ve spent much time in the supplement world, you know that the words “cleanse” and “detox” are among the most misused in the industry. What exactly does it mean to “cleanse”?
Reset Logic clarifies on their site that the ingredients here fall into three categories:
- Antimicrobials from the garlic and oregano to help us kill pathogens.
- Antioxidants from the milk thistle and burdock root to support the gallbladder.
- Cascara Sagrada to “help the large intestine expel waste from the body.”
Fortunately, the company spends a lot of time explaining itself with clinical research. On their ingredients page, every component’s purpose is explained and cited: the garlic is for helping your immune response, the oregano may be antimicrobial (it helps kill bacteria and viruses), and milk thistle could support liver function (the body’s real “detox” organ).(1)(2)(3)(4) Indeed, one of the studies cited on burdock root, published in Inflammopharmacology, actually uses the word “detoxify” to describe its effects, noting: “the active ingredients have been found to “detoxify” blood in terms of (…) promoting blood circulation to the skin surface, improving the skin quality/texture and curing skin diseases like eczema.(5)”
We’d rather all companies stop using the word “detox” to describe the effects of their products, but Reset Logic does make a fairly convincing case here.
The Greens Week
Next comes the greens powder. Like the previous week, this week’s focus is an entire industry unto itself. Greens powders are intended less to provide micronutrients than to provide phytonutrients. Those are components found in plants like antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols, and various other chemicals that contribute to our overall health.
Phytonutrients not considered essential to human functioning like micronutrients are, but they appear to be very good for human functioning nonetheless. Three examples found in broccoli include indole-3-carbinol (contributes to hormonal health, isothiocyanates, and glucosinolates (antifungal and antimicrobial).
It includes broccoli, along with other greens powder stalwarts like spirulina, alfalfa, chlorella, barley grass, and wheat grass juice. Practically any popular greens powder includes at least two of these; Reset Logic’s inclusion of all five shows this product can go toe to toe with a lot of industry leaders and that it provides a good hit of phytonutrients.
The Probiotics Week
We published a whole article about how probiotics can improve health and performance, but the long and short of it is that while the body of research is still fairly young relative to other areas of nutrition (like the benefits of vitamins and minerals), there’s promising evidence that improving your gut health with probiotics could positively impact nutrient absorption, insulin sensitivity, and possibly even mental health and workout recovery.(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)
Many probiotic supplements include one or two strains of bacterium, but Reset Logic includes six of them from three genera of bacteria: Lactobacillus, Streptococcus, and Bifidobacterium. Research suggests they might protect the gut from infection, could relieve indigestion, and may possibly kill harmful bacteria.
Another bonus of this week’s supplement: it has a lot of Vitamin D, a nutrient that many run low on. Another bonus? It’s really tasty.
The Immune Max Week
The name says “Immune Max” but this week not only provides ingredients for the immune system, but ingredients linked to “cognitive support” as well. That’s because it contains a variety of adaptogens, which are compounds that may help the body to handle stress. Less stress would mean better cognition and better immunity, and there’s some interesting evidence supporting this effect for rhodiola rosea and Bacopa monnieri.(12)(13)
Adaptogens are solid inclusions for helping with the mind and immunity, but other ingredients here also have links to immunity, such as echinacea, zinc, and Vitamin D.(14)
Reset Logic Ingredients
While the concept of spreading out supplement types is intriguing and compelling, what really matters is what’s in Reset Logic’s formulation. Overall, we’re really pleased with the formulations over the course of the month. Each one makes a lot of sense and the nutrients align well with the stated focus for the week. Here’s an in-depth breakdown of what you’re getting.
Week 1 — Cleanse
Serving: 2 pills
Vitamin C: 333% RDI
Vitamin B12: 4167% RDI
Magnesium: 25% RDI
Reset Logic Proprietary Blend (458mg): Garlic bulb, oregano leaf, milk thistle fruit extract, burdock root, cascara sagrada.
Week 2 — Greens
Serving: One pouch, to be mixed with water
Vitamin C: 333%
Niacin: 219% RDI
Zinc: 136% RDI
Manganese: 22% RDI
Reset Logic Proprietary Antioxidant Blend (1,000mg): Pea protein isolate, citrus bioflavonoids, alpha lipoic acid, cocoa seed extract (provides theobromine)
Reset Logic Plant Proprietary Blend (890mg): Spirulina (whole plant), wheat grass juice (leaf and stem), alfalfa (leaf), chlorella (whole plant), barley grass (aerial parts), broccoli (stem and floret), papaya (fruit), astragalus (root), beet (root), carrot (root), spinach (leaf), ginger (root), acerola (fruit), rose hip (fruit), pineapple (fruit), kelp.
Other ingredients: Sorbitol, citric acid, stevia leaf extract, natural flavor, silicon dioxide.
Week 3 — Probiotics
Serving: One scoop (5g)
Vitamin C: 223% RDI
Vitamin D: 500% RDI
Zinc: 91% RDI
Zinc: 91% RDI
Selenium: 333% RDI
Reset Logic Plant Proprietary Blend (400mg): Elderberry (fruti), apple (fruit), l-glutamine, aloe vera (leaf), slippery elm (bark)
Reset Logic Proprietary Blend (10 billion CFU): Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus casei, Streptococcus thermophiles, Bifidobacterium lactis
Other ingredients: Sorbitol, stevia leaf extract, citric acid, natural flavor, silicon dioxide
Week 4 — Immune Max
Serving: 3 capsules
Vitamin A: 100% RDI
Vitamin C: 223% RDI
Vitamin D: 144% RDI
Vitamin E: 45% RDI
Thiamin: 417% RDI
Riboflavin: 385% RDI
Niacin: 144% RDI
Vitamin B6: 1,471% RDI
Folate: 246% RDI
Vitamin B12: 222% RDI
Biotin: 144% RDI
Magnesium: 25% RDI
Zinc: 91% RDI
Copper 444% RDI
Chromium: 144% RDI
Reset Logic MAX Proprietary Blend: Echinacea purpurea (root), acetyl l-carnitine HCL, bacopa monnieri (herb), rhodiola rosea (root), methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), grape extract (seed), turmeric extract (rhizomes), fulvic acid.
Reset Logic Benefits
The company states that “because you’re not taking the same ingredients every day, we can deliver stronger formulas for better results.”
The idea is that while there are micronutrients that have daily values, there aren’t any for the kind of stuff Reset Logic focuses on, like probiotics, phytonutrients etc. You don’t need as much of them every day, and enough of the benefits carry over that you can focus on different aspects of your system each week. You address one, move onto the next, and come back and give it another boost in three weeks.
Furthermore, ingredients in one week’s supplements might negate the benefits of another week’s if they were taken at the same time. For example, Week 1 contains a lot of garlic, which has a ton of health benefits — but it’s extremely antimicrobial.(15) This can be good for killing off malignant bacteria, but it would reduce the effectiveness of the probiotic bacteria supps you’re taking in week 3. Long term garlic supplementation could lead to the depletion of healthful gut bacteria, so it’s smarter to take it every now and then instead of every day.
“Also, certain vitamins are very beneficial for key aspects of health, but you just don’t need to take them every day,” says Brenda Gregory, Reset Logic’s nutritionist. “In particular, fat soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K, can be taken safely in higher doses for shorter periods of time because they accumulate in the body.”
She adds that B-vitamins are discarded by the body when taken in excess, but because science isn’t clear on possible negative effects of long term, high dose supplementation, they only included a high dose during the immunity focused week.
While acknowledging that it’d be nice to see more research on this kind of supplement “pulsing,” there is some compelling evidence for this approach and Reset Logic is filling a widening gap in the marketplace for health enthusiasts looking for a more nuanced approach to their nutrition.
This is an innovative approach to nutrition that offers a solid base of nutrients that may well improve practically every corner of your body. You won’t meet every recommended daily intake of every micronutrient under the sun, but given all the research linked to every ingredient on their website, Reset Logic certainly put out an ambitious product.
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- Chun, SS et al. Phenolic antioxidants from clonal oregano (Origanum vulgare) with antimicrobial activity against Helicobacter pylori. Process Biochem. 2005;40(2):809-816.
- Abenavoli, L et al. Milk thistle in liver diseases: past, present, future. Phytother Res . 2010 Oct;24(10):1423-32.
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