I tested the WellRx Food Index tool out on three products:
- A 16-ounce bag of pistachios roasted with sea salt
- A 32-fluid ounce bottle of canola and coconut oil
- A 1.72-pound container of protein meal powder
My initial impression of the tool was purely from a usability standpoint. The scanner was not able to read the barcode on the bag of pistachios, but it was on the other two products that I picked up.
I chalked that up to the fact that my phone’s camera had an easier time reading a barcode on a hard surface than it did on a flimsy plastic bag.
Meanwhile, once I got up and running, my favorite thing about WellRx Food Index was the interface of this tool. It gave me a calorie count and the number of ingredients at a quick glance and was easy to understand.
The rest of what it offered was just general nutritional info that I found to be of very limited use. After all, it’s already on the product package that was in my hand!
To get the most out of the Food Index tool, users are asked to create an account. Then you can enter any health conditions you have. In theory, the tool will use that info to give you a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ when you’re considering putting a new food item in your cart.
Unlike Blink Health and GoodRx, WellRx does not have an option for telehealth services. That’s where you can get a prescription for routine health conditions after chatting online with a board-certified medical professional.
It also doesn’t have a premium subscription service — like GoodRx and RxSaver do — where you get access to even deeper discounts for a monthly price. Everything about WellRx is totally free and the price is the price.
However, it does stand out because of its emphasis on health and wellness with the WellRx Food Index.
Ultimately, if price is what concerns you, there’s really no substitute for comparison-shopping all the available competitors.
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