How long do I need to take vitamins to see an effect? Vitamins to feel better and for health

People often ask us how long they should take their personalized vitamins before they notice the benefits. The truth is that taking custom vitamins is a commitment that is worth it if you can stick with it.  Vitamins take time to take effect and taking a custom vitamin regimen pays off with benefits to your health and how you feel in the end.

So why does it take time for custom vitamins to work?

You may figure out what vitamins you need by asking your friendly local internet “What vitamins should I take quiz” and getting a personalized vitamin, such as Vous Vitamin (take our personalized vitamin quiz here).  However, getting the vitamin subscription is just the beginning. You need to take the right vitamins for your individual needs (this will depend on your diet, your life style and your health concerns) and do so for at least several months.

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Certain nutrients takes months to be repleted (such as Iron). Others can take up to a year (such as vitamin D and E which are fat soluble).  When people look for personalized vitamins because they want vitamins for energy and tiredness, they may need iron, vitamin D and certain B vitamins that help give you energy. These combinations may help initially with some symptoms but it can take 6 months or more for some of these vitamins for energy and tiredness to take full affect.  In other words some aspects of a custom vitamin may be helpful in a few weeks time while other benefits may not be apparent for months. 

Other components of personalized vitamins may be have benefits that take years to have effect.

For example vitamins for your bones can take years to show they are helping. That is because the absorption of vitamin D, Calcium and magnesium into bone and their role in strengthening bones is a slow and prolonged process.  We spend the first 35 years of our lives building up our bones and the rest of our lives trying to keep and maximize this strength.  Bone health is a slow process to be sure, but one that pays off over decades as we age without fractures and other downfalls of osteoporosis.

People often look for vitamins for sleep.

It turns out that taking a personalized vitamin quiz (take ours here) to get personalized vitamins can help with sleep as well. Unlike taking a nightly sleeping pill. Getting the right vitamins in an all in one daily vitamin can also help with sleep over time. Repleting important nutrients such as iron can help with restless legs and magnesium with muscle aches. Magnesium also has important functions in hastening sleep. However, none of these things happen with just a short duration of time. It takes time for iron stores to rebuild and for magnesium to take effect. So it also turns out that vitamins for sleep are also vitamins that give you energy since better sleep leads to better energy over time.

Vitamins for heart health also can take time to show effects.

Preventing heart disease is certainly not something one can hope to see in weeks or months, but rather this an effect seen after years of taking the right combination of vitamins for heart health.

As you can see many personalized all in one vitamins have great benefits but the key is to be patient and allow them time. It can take months to years to reap the reward of a good custom vitamin regimen. Getting into a good and consistent vitamin routine is a great part of a healthy lifestyle that also includes healthful eating, regular exercise and good sleep. Get your personalized all in one vitamin by taking our personalized vitamin quiz now.

Romy Block specializes in Endocrinology and Metabolism and is mother to three active adolescent boys. Arielle Levitan is a Doctor of Internal Medicine with a special interest in Preventive Medicine and Women’s Health.  She is a mother of three teen agers. As professional women with active family lives, they recognize that people often neglect their own health needs and are uncertain about what vitamins to take. Each person is different in her diet, exercise and health history, and will benefit from different nutrients.  After years of advising their patients about the proper vitamins to take,  Drs. Block and Levitan created Vous Vitamin® to provide people everywhere with quality vitamins that are suited to their individual needs. They are authors of the award winning The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear Confusion About Vitamins and Your Health (She Writes Press, 2015). Take your vitamin survey now to get exactly the right vitamins for your needs.

The statements made in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products offered by Vous Vitamin® are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Nothing contained herein is intended to be a diagnosis or constitute medical advice.  The symptoms described in this Blog may be a result of a serious medical condition which requires medical treatment.  You should consult with your doctor if you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned in this Blog and before beginning any vitamin or supplement regimen.




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