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Why aren’t my supplements working?
We look into the key reasons why your supplements might not have made a difference and why consistency is key.
Don’t know where to start with supplements? Or perhaps you’ve tried some before but didn’t see results? Of course, if you feel well with no complaints then perhaps VITAMIN D throughout winter and a daily PREBIOTIC + PROBIOTIC will maintain general health, but if you’re ready to tackle issues like bloating or restless nights, ensuring your supplements work for you is essential to feeling better.
We highlight the five main points to pay attention to when starting a new supplement regimen.
You see best results when you take supplements consistently and using our subscription plans make that easy (plus we’re currently offering an additional 20% off the monthly cost of new subscriptions for the next 12 months when you enter code NEWYEAR at checkout).
You’ll feel anti-stress results immediately from products like FUNCTIONAL FRAGRANCE and FOREST LUNGS as they use scent as one of the fastest ways to alter your emotional state. DEBLOAT FOOD + PREBIOTIC also acts fast, using digestive enzymes to help your stomach break down food, and organic turmeric, cinnamon and ginger to relieve bloating, pain and gas.
However, for long-term benefits, most people see positive changes after 30-60 days. With all products, noting down how you feel at different points of the day can be a useful way to track progress or taking photos for supplements like SKIN FILTER.
It can take time to build up levels of certain vitamins if you have a deficiency, and some vitamins can’t be stored in the body (such as the B vitamins we use in MOOD), so consistent supplementation is essential for results. Missing a dose won’t cause any harm but you can ensure you give your body a steady supply by setting a reminder on your phone or building them into your routine, for example, taking them every morning when you brush your teeth.
Our products work because above all else, we focus on absorption. Some supplements can use the best ingredients in the world, but if they’re not extracted, blended and delivered in the right way, they won’t do much.
The average supplement can be up to 50% fillers, bulking agents, sweeteners, excipients, flavourings and colourings, making it cheaper for the manufacturer to produce. Our formulas are on average 97% active ingredients and free from harmful fillers, bulking agents and excipients.
For us, a supplement is a tailored blend of vitamins, minerals and extracts delivered in the most efficient and targeted way for your body to absorb.
Our formulas are tested a minimum of three times during the manufacturing process. First, when the raw ingredients arrive at our lab they are tested for potency, composition and purity, and we perform microbiological and heavy metal testing. All raw ingredients are held in quarantine until each test has been cleared.
We then test again after the initial production to ensure the formula matches our benchmarks and then finally, we test the finished products before they leave our lab, resulting in a full certificate of analysis. We also like to spot check—performing randomized, third party testing on our formulas at regular intervals. You’ll find statistics about the effects of our products on consumers throughout the website.
Addressing digestive issues first will give your body the best chance of absorbing vitamins and nutrients from supplements. Our signature PREBIOTIC + PROBIOTIC was created to form the building blocks of prime gut health for anyone, with the prebiotic promoting a healthy environment for the good probiotic bacteria to thrive. And when your gut is at it’s best, not only does digestion improve, but bloating can reduce, inflamed skin can calm down and immunity can become stronger.
Meanwhile, our clinically-proven formula of seventeen digestive enzymes and Ayurvedic extracts in DEBLOAT+ make for a gastro-protective formula that heals the gut. In a third-party clinical trial, the ingredients were proven to reduce bloating, upper abdominal pain, gas and heartburn by 51% in 30 days.
We also offer a range of supplements that don’t need to be digested: MAGNESIUM EASE which is sprayed directly onto the skin to ease muscle tension; SLEEP DROPS and VITAMIN D which absorb through the sublingual glands (under the tongue); and FUNCTIONAL FRAGRANCE and FOREST LUNGS which de-stress through scent.
Ensure that you check the ingredients before purchasing and starting a new supplement regimen as you don’t want to inadvertently cause inflammation or irritation.
All of our products are 100% vegan, except for PROBIOTIC PROTEIN – MILK which contains dairy, VITAMIN D which is sourced from lanolin, JOINTS which contains glucosamine, and SKIN HYDRATOR which contains hydrolyzed collagen. All of our products are gluten-free.
It’s important to remember that supplements are exactly that—designed to supplement a holistic healthy lifestyle, not replace any aspect or offer a ‘quick fix’. That means if you’re taking ENERGY FOOD + PREBIOTIC but not sleeping enough or drinking an adequate amount of water too, you’re likely to still feel lethargic.
The foundational tools of health are “things that cost nothing or almost nothing and are available to every single one of us, regardless of where we stand on the socioeconomic ladder,” according to our medical advisor Dr. Tiffany Lester. Alongside exercise and hydration, “prioritizing eating 7-9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day to load up on immune-boosting antioxidants is key. Ensuring you are getting at least 7 hours of sleep every single night so that your body can rest and detox is essential.” She says supplements “won’t be enough if you aren’t also supporting your foundation.”
Remember that we have a consultation on our site which is a great place to start if you’re ready to address any health concerns as it only takes a couple of minutes to complete and will suggest products to address the issues you've highlighted. If you'd like more in-depth or specific advice, or feel like our supplements aren’t working for you, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our product experts will help.