Multivitamin subscription organisation to pay vitamin testers £5,000 each


Something for the weekend: Multivitamin subscription service Feel is offering to pay three job seekers £5,000 each to act as vitamin testers, to trial the effectiveness of its new multivitamin.

The unusual job role will require three carb-loving candidates to maintain an existing non-balanced diet for 30 days, munching on typically beige foodstuffs such as white bread, eggs, pasta, potatoes and rice. During this time, the selected testers will also be sampling Feel’s newest multivitamin to check whether it is effective at delivering the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of 18 key vitamins and minerals, despite a poor diet.

Micronutrients featured in the new multivitamin include selenium, vitamin A, calcium, folic acid, vitamin B12 and magnesium.

Each of the vitamin testers will be paid £5,000 each to take the multivitamin for a month, under the ongoing supervision of a nutritionist and doctor to ensure that the recruits are hitting their required calorie and macro targets.

Feel will measure the nutrient levels of the vitamin testers both before and after the month-long trial, to see whether the multivitamin is successful in generating healthy nutrient levels, regardless of diet.

To apply for the role, hopeful job hunters must be over 18-years-old, not have any underlying health conditions or be undergoing any medical treatment, and be able to confirm that they are not allergic to any ingredients in the product.

Boris Hodakel, co-founder at Feel, said: “We in no way want to encourage people to use our multivitamin as a substitute for a healthy diet. The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of our product, outside of a lab or controlled environment, where results don’t reflect reality. We want average members of the public to eat a version of the modern Western diet, under the watchful eye of a doctor and nutritionist, to see whether Feel is as good as we think it is, in the real world.”

Here at Employee Benefits, we think earning £5,000 for a month of work is a very generous salary, especially when the job role itself could contribute to good health and wellbeing if the multivitamin proves successful. Considering the warm weather this week, we certainly think ice cream could fit into the required meal plan…