How long does it take vitamins to work?

How long does it take vitamins to work?

Let’s talk vitamins. Eating colourful, nutritious foods can provide lots of goodness for your body, BUT, by giving yourself a daily dose of vitamins, you’ll be going that extra step to feel great from the inside out. Taking daily supplements consistently has been proven to keep your body’s vitamin levels at their optimum for the busy lives we lead and can even have longer-term benefits to your overall health. What’s not to love?

But don’t expect dramatic results on day 1. Consistency is key when it comes to powering up your vitamin game – and other things such as the type of vitamin you’re taking, the composition and dosage, not to mention how deficient you may be to begin with, all affect how long it will take for you to feel the benefit. So, it’s time to work that quick vitamin fix into your daily routine. And stick to it.

Top Tip: Keep your vitamins on your bathroom shelf or in your coffee cupboard, so they slip into your daily routine with ease – top of the cupboard, or back of the drawer and they’ll be forgotten.


Give it time.

Vitamins are absorbed into your body within hours, or in the case of Diso, which has fast acting Absorbatec technology, it’s even quicker than that. With the rapidly dissolving goodness going straight to your bloodstream through vessels in your mouth, Diso dissolvable vitamins bypass the stomach.

However even with rapidly dissolving Diso, it takes time to build up nutrients in your body, especially for nutrients that you are low or deficient in.  Think of your body as a storeroom with lots of space and shelves to fill and each daily vitamin intake fills up the room with goodness, having a cumulative effect as time goes on.

But why the wait?

There’s a whole busy process going on in your body after you take a vitamin. Allow us to explain…

Absorption – after taking vitamins, they need to be broken down and absorbed into our digestive system.

Distribution – once absorbed they need to be transported around our bodies to the organs and tissues that need them.

Metabolism – once the vitamins have reached where they need to be, this is when the complex chemical reactions take place, which produce the desired effects.

Storage – some vitamins are stored up by the body to use later, which allows the body to access and use them when it needs them most.

Individual differences – we’re all different and factors such as health, age, genetics and any underlying health conditions can affect how quickly nutritional supplements will benefit you.


Different vitamins = different speeds

Water-soluble vitamins such as vitamin C and B are absorbed quickly into the bloodstream and you’re likely to feel the benefit within days.

Fat-soluble vitamins, on the other hand, like vitamins A, D, E and K are the ones that are stored in the body’s fat tissues so take longer to do their thing – it may take weeks or even months to notice the difference.

With the body needing the correct levels of 13 essential vitamins for optimum health, it’s worth consulting a doctor if you feel unsure about which vitamins to add into your routine and to understand which vitamins you may be deficient in.


Spot the difference.

The results of taking your vitamins consistently can have positive impacts on your social battery, energy levels, and work motivation. After all, if you feel good on the inside, you’ll have more oomph to face whatever life throws at you. Expect an improved mood, better concentration, higher energy levels, healthier-looking skin and generally feeling better in yourself, depending on the type of vitamins you’ve been taking.

How to make vitamins work faster

Taking vitamins in the morning and with food (we’re looking at you, breakfast) helps to speed up the absorption process. Diso’s unique oral strips rapidly dissolve on the tongue to ensure quick absorption into your system - and they taste great!

Not sure where to start with your vitamin journey? Take a look at Diso’s range of dissolving oral strips and prioritise your health with feel-good nutrition and vegan-friendly tastiness.

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