Onnit TPC, or Total Primate Care, is Onnit’s version of a vitamin pack. You see these all the time on the market today. I have to be honest, I have never been a big fan of taking multivitamins or vitamin packs before. I always thought it was a bunch of hogwash. But my affinity for Onnit products and the way they produce natural supplements with tested and proven results, I gave these a look. Here’s what I liked, and what I didn’t like about the Onnit TPC packs.
Pros of Onnit TPC Packs
It’s hard to argue with the value of the Onnit TPC packs. They come in boxes of 30 packs, 15 days packs and 15 night packs. You take two packs per day. There are a few supplements in both packs and then some that differ between the two. Shroom TECH Immune, Krill Oil, and Spirulina & Chlorella come in both packs. Shroom TECH Immune is a blend of herbs, turmeric extract, and mushrooms that aid in supporting the immune system. Krill Oil is essentially a better version of fish oil. We all know that fish oil is excellent for you, but can have some nasty side effect (big time burps for me). Onnit’s Krill Oil is loaded with DHA & EPA and provides necessary fatty acids to the body. All from a very clean and sustainable source which also contains the ultra-powerful carotenoid, astaxanthin. Spirulina & Chlorella are two of Mother Nature’s densest green foods. Think of taking a super powerful shot of wheatgrass without the gag reflex.
I will break down the different supplements between the packs in another post.
Another positive is the way I feel after being on the packs for a few days. I feel like I have much more focus in my work. I can actually get stuff done without my mind wandering. I get a more peaceful sleep. I have energy without feeling like I have to get another cup of coffee before lunch. And my overall mood is upbeat. Now that may just be because I’m a helluva guy…but I’m also giving a little bit of credit to TPC.
Cons of Onnit TPC Packs
So the biggest negative that I can think of when it comes to Total Primate Care is the big “horse pills”. And the sheer volume of pills. There are 7 pills in the day pack and 7 pills in the night time pack. That’s not too much, but some of the capsules are on the large side. I have become accustomed to it by now, but at first, it was literally a tough pill to swallow (pun intended).
The other thing that bums me out is when the Spirulina & Chlorella tablets get broken up in the packs. They are not encased in the gel capsules like Alpha Brain or New Mood are. They are basically in a condensed powder form. The bummer about that is that when they break, they become a powdery mess. And then you actually taste the powder…which is a buzzkill. You’ll remember that one of my favorite things about these was that it was like a turbo shot of wheatgrass in pill form so you don’t have to taste it. This negates that.
Overall I think the positives by far outweigh the nitpicky, trivial negatives. Stay tuned for more as I go into the differences between the daytime and nighttime packs!