Total Balance: How long does it take to work?

We all know nutritional supplements such as multivitamins are helpful to improve immunity and overall health, they provide us with micronutrients our body needs to function properly and fill the nutritional gaps that we missed from diet alone.

When it comes to quality supplement choices, Total Balance is without a doubt at the top of our recommendation list. In the past 20+ years, we worked constantly with top researchers to ensure Total Balance has the most potent ingredients, efficacy, and quality that is unmatched anywhere.

However, many of you may wonder, how long do these vitamins and minerals take to work? Why do some of us feel the difference quicker than others? Today, let’s look at a few factors to answer this question.

The time it takes for a supplement to work can vary. In theory, vitamins (especially water-soluble vitamins) are dissolved and absorbed into the bloodstream reasonably fast[1]. However, individuals may notice the changes differently, which can be influenced by each person’s health levels, the type and quality of the vitamins and more.

Severity of Deficiency

If you are deficient in a particular vitamin or mineral, especially for a prolonged period, it could take some time before improvements are felt, as your body needs to replenish the nutrients back to optimal levels first.

Type of Vitamins

There are water-soluble vitamins (such as vitamin C and B-complex) and fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins D, E and K).

Water-soluble vitamins are essential for energy production, immune system support, neurotransmitter synthesis, and other biochemical processes. They can enter the bloodstream and act quickly, leading to noticeable effects.

Our body needs a continuous supply of water-soluble vitamins to meet its daily requirements because they cannot be stored in the body.

Fat-soluble vitamins on the other hand take longer for the body to absorb. It requires the presence of dietary fat and certain digestive processes for efficient absorption. This is why it is always good to combine fish oil with Total Balance.

Fat-soluble vitamins can be stored in the body's fat tissues, they help keep our eyes, skin, lungs and bones in good shape, and some also act as antioxidants to protect the body against damage from unstable molecules[2].

Types of Minerals

Similar to vitamins, some minerals can be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, and also minerals require a carrier for absorption and transportation around the body.

A good example of this would be the relationship between calcium and vitamins D and K. Vitamins D and K helps the body absorb calcium and improves its utilization. They work as a team to ensure calcium is directed to the bones instead of the body tissues.

The Total Balance range is formulated with nutrient synergy in mind. We source the highest quality ingredients from trusted suppliers to ensure the best product efficacy and bioavailability, so you get the optimal benefits for health.

Each Total Balance product contains potent marine calcium, supported by vitamin D and K2 to ensure the best performance for calcium absorption and bone health. Moreover, there is also zinc to support vitamin B6 function and piperine to support the absorbency of curcumin (the key compound in turmeric), beta-carotene, selenium, and amino acids.

To enhance nutrient delivery and the absorption of the special active ingredients in Total Balance, these tablets are also protected by the enteric coating. It allows the active ingredients to be released gradually in the small intestine, where they can be absorbed more effectively into the bloodstream.

Last But Not Least

Certain lifestyles and habits can also affect the performance of the nutrients in supplements. For example, caffeine can block the absorption of B vitamins[3], calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D[4]. Hence it is wise to limit caffeine intake for 30 minutes before and after taking any supplement. We recommend you always take your supplements with cold or lukewarm water.

Additionally, gut issues such as inflammatory bowel disease may also impair the efficacy of supplements, prohibiting the ability to properly absorb nutrients, which causes nutrient loss.

Feeling the difference

Most people taking Total Balance may experience an increase in energy and an improved sense of well-being within one to three months, but for some, changes may be so subtle they won’t be noticed unless you stop taking the supplement.

What some of our customers have to say:

“After two months of taking Total Balance Women's Premium and Fish Oil Premium, I am noticeably healthier and more relaxed with increased energy and resistance to the winter bugs.”

Nikki, Australia

I had cancelled my loyalty order last year around this time and I have to say it was the worst decision I made. My wife had started on them, and she noticed a big difference quickly (who doesn't) and that was on half the recommended amount. I also have missed the noticeable benefits. I have taken vitamins my entire life. Everything from local store brands up to the top-of-the-line commercially available products. No line of product has affected me as dramatically and as quickly as Xtend-Life Supplements. Thank you for a great product.”

Trevor, USA