As you hit your thirties, what are the changes do you notice in your body? Just like the bevy of changes that women experience once they bid their twenties goodbye, men also have their own set of changes as well. This not only creates natural body transitions, but it also opens the floodgates of other health concerns. You might be nodding in agreement because you might have noticed some aches and pains here and there. Or you might have observed some decline in your energy already? Total Life Balance is a supplement that promises to counter these problems. Let’s just say that it helps you enjoy your thirties with better vigor, so let’s see if it’s really worth it.
Hormonal Changes in Men
As a man reaches his thirties, it is only natural for his testosterone level to drop. A healthy man has testosterone levels of 300-1,200 ng/dL. This peaks at his twenties, and it declines at a rate of 1% each year after age thirty. This leads him to experience several changes such as a slower metabolism, weight gain particularly in the abdominal region, difficulty gaining and retaining muscle mass, and a depressive mood. Experts call this the male menopause.
Did you know that further changes in your male hormone can also bring about certain degenerative diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, osteoporosis and even stroke? Yes, 30 may be too early to be showing signs of symptoms of these conditions, but there is an alarming increase in cases.
Another problem ensues when, on top of the declining male hormones, an imbalance also happens. Treatments are available to control this problem, and supplements can also help in creating the right conditions for your body to restore balance.
So how does Total Balance provide for this need? How does it address the different nutritional needs for the body to restore normal testosterone levels?
Total Balance is a supplement from Xtend-Life’s roster of products which is aimed to provide men with the nutritional requirements they need in their thirties. The company even dubbed this to be the “ultimate whole body cell-enhancing formula.”
I would have scoffed at that claim if not for the impressive amount of ingredients listed under this product. The fact that it is also under Xtend-Life already gives it a good boost in reputation given how the company has maintained that careful research and developing process up until the stringent manufacturing procedure.
I have reviewed other Xtend-Life products, and other versions of Total Balance as well, so I was also curious how this fares with the rest who have also earned several nods from different users.
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin B6
- Folic Acid
- Vitamin B12
- Pantothenic Acid
- RNA (ribonucleic acid)
- Green Tea Extract
- Milk Thistle Extract
- Soy Lecithin
- Betain HCL
- Choline Bitartrate
- DMG HCL
- N-Acetyl Glucosamine
- N-acetul L-cysteine
- Horsetail extract
- Bacopa extract
- Gingko extract
- Guggul gum extract
- Masson Pine extract
- Turmeric Extract
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Grape seed extract
- Mineral sea salts
- Alfalfa extract
- Phosphatidyl L-serine
- Red Clover Extract
- ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate)
- Amino Acid Blend
- Male Health Support Blend
- Enzyme Blend
- Immunity Stimulating Blend
- Eye Health Blend
You can see a more detailed list of ingredients on their website. But if you look at the list of ingredients, you can see that the nutritional requirements they are trying to target are encompassing. They not only provide the body with the typical list of water soluble vitamins on top of a handful of minerals. It goes way beyond that by adding in enzymes, herbal extracts, and a blend of amino acids.
These targets the usual problems which we have mentioned earlier, and you can see on their label, the specific necessary ingredients for the specific needs that a male body needs at this age.
It has an immunity stimulating blend which is perfect for men at this age because this is a point where they are highly subjected to stresses. At this age, a man may be handling a very tedious job, family, a baby or several kids, and a host of many others that can eventually accumulate and cause a decline in immunity.
Eye health is also targeted with its special blend of ingredients which include zeaxanthin, astaxanthin, lutein, rutin and bilberry extract. You see, these can be found in separate supplements but they created this blend to synergistically deliver the effects of these nutrients for optimum eye health and avoid visual decline as you age.
Then, of course, there is the Male Health Support blend which contains phytosterols, saw palmetto extract, stinging nettle extract, chrysin, zinc acetate dihydrate, and lycopene. These ingredients are proven by studies, and are also trusted by several supplements in promoting better male health.
Another important details that needs to be mentioned is that this product contains soy, peanut, and crustacean shellfish (crab, shrimp). It makes this product unadvisable for those who are allergic to these ingredients. However, it also does add that it does not contain gluten or dairy.
With the number of ingredients in this supplement, it is also wise that you consult your doctor first before using it. It may interact with medications that you may be taking, or some of the ingredients may cause certain untoward physiologic responses. So just to be in the clear, talk to your doctor first and ask if this will be safe for you.
What I found to be cumbersome when it comes to Xtend-Life products is the fact that it often requires more than the usual number of tablets to be taken daily. For Total Balance Men’s Premium, a daily serving for adult men should be 7 tablets.
You can either take all 7 in the morning, or you could split this in two doses. One in the morning, and another dose later int he day. They also added that it can be taken with or without food.
They claimed that this combines well with their Omega 3 Fish Oil products and Kiwi-Klenz (a stomach cleansing supplement) so that you can better achieve optimum health and prevent age-related problems.
At this number of tablets that you take daily, a bottle which contains 105 tablets will only be good for a 15-day supply.
How it works
Xtend-Life has an earlier version of this supplement which is Total Balance Men’s. Both have the male-specific nutrients to support prostate health and its function, while at the same time promoting healthy testosterone levels.*
It does exceed its predecessor when it comes to supporting your body from the main causes of aging and degenerative diseases.* It also addresses the necessary cellular support our body needs through the bio-actives it contains.* This protects your body from free radicals, glycation, methylation and inflammatory processes.* All these create problems and imbalances that ultimately lead your body to become weaker and weaker.
Price and Purchase
I suggest that you buy directly from the official Xtend-Life website to ensure that you get the real deal. There are a lot of imitations out there with substandard quality to best be sure that you purchase it from reliable merchants.
A bottle costs $51.50, and you would need two of these for a full month, so you will be shelling more than a hundred bucks each month. This shows that this supplement is on the expensive end of the spectrum.
With a no fuss purchasing process, you simply click the buy now button found on the page after you designated the number of bottles you will be ordering and it’s just easy peasy from there. To avoid confusion, I suggest that you also read their terms of agreement.
What I did learn is that if you sign up on the site to be a member, you automatically get a member price of $46.35 for each bottle of Total Balance Men’s Premium.
- It targets the several causes that are the main culprits for aging and degenerative diseases.*
- It has an extensive list of ingredients.
- It gives the body a healthy boost of energy.*
- There are good feedback from different users online about this particular supplement
- The website offers a wide breadth of information for consumers.
- This supplement is manufactured in GMP -compliant facilities which speaks a lot about its purity and overall quality.
- The product is expensive, and it reuqires you to buy two bottles for a full month’s use.
- It contains ingredients that are also common allergens.
- You have to take 7 tablets a day can be very uncomfortable especially among those who find it hard to take tablets.
I am impressed, first and foremost, on this product’s extensive list of ingredients. It shows that they took care and time to choose these specific nutrients so that you can have a product that specifically answers to a man’s health needs.
The price and number of tablets taken daily was a drawback for me. It was expensive to be maintained for people who are on a tight budget. And the sheer number of tablets for daily consumption was on the verge of being annoying. Why can’t they just make these to be two tablets at most?
Overall, Total Balance Men’s Premium is a product to watch out for. If you are serious and willing to spend good money on two bottles every month, then you can certainly get your money’s worth. This brand has earned a good reputation, which is even validated further by the positive feedbacks shared online. This would be something I recommend, and if not for the price this would also be something I would use.
*The claims provided by this product may not be the same for everyone due to the fact that every person reacts differently to the ingredients found in this formula. It is also for this purpose that you take caution when using this product. These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA. It is best to seek medical advice before taking any supplement.