If you guys have been following along to my blog this year, you know Alani Nu is one of my favorite supplement companies these days. I tried, and reviewed all of the following products BEFORE trying Balance, and have basically loved all of them: Alani Nu Energy, Alani Nu Pre Workout, and Alani Nu Protein. I have found their flavors to be really good, the formulas are all pretty good, and the branding is really clean and nice. Something that has surprised me about Alani Nu is that Balance- their hormonal/skincare support product, seems to actually be their best-selling product.
I literally have seen Alani Nu Balance shoutouts/tags all over my Instagram this year and it’s been pretty crazy to see the progress that girls are making regarding their skin, their sleep quality, and overall well-being. I mean. After seeing all the positive Balance Reviews out there how could I NOT be intrigued? You guys might not know this about me but I actually struggle quite a bit with my skin, and heck knows my sleep has been lousy for years now. So those are really the two main areas I’ll focus on with Alani Nu Balance. The weight management and fertility aspects are not super relevant to me right now (though I WISH the second one was- someone find me my Prince Charming already my ovaries are screaming). But. My relationship woes aside, let’s dive into Alani Nu Balance and chat about how it works.
Does Alani Nu Balance Work?
I know this is the hot topic of the article so I will spend a good amount of time diving into this part of the product. And again- the two MAIN areas I’m going to focus on are regarding how Balance affects my skin quality and my sleep quality. I’ll start with skin.
If you have, or have HAD acne before- you know it’s the worst thing ever. Nothing makes me want to crawl into a turtle shell and hide quite like a big zit on my chin. I really feel confident around the cute guy when he comes into the office when I look like I have an erupting volcano screaming at him. It’s the worst! I’ve tried a few different things for acne- but I’ve never actually tried a vitamin/pill like Balance. I’ve tried every face wash ever made, but never a supplement. I guess I just never believed that it would actually work? But I gave Balance a good trial run over the past few weeks. Here’s my log for what I’ve noticed since using Alani Nu Balance. Note* this log includes ALL changes that I noticed since I started taking Balance - not just skin-related.
Day 3: Okay so three days into Balance, and while I have not really been too bad acne-wise over the past month, I have had a few trouble areas because I’ve been sweating a LOT since I walk to work now. My chin and temples are always my problem areas. Balance hasn’t done too much for my skin yet but I definitely notice that my appetite is relatively in check, and it has been a little out of whack lately.
Day 7: One week into my Balance try-out and I have to say my skin might be just a little big better. It’s moist but not necessarily oily. I have only had two bad days acne-wise and even then none of the really bad glaring ones…so nothing a little cover-up can’t fix. Overall pretty pleased with Alani Nu Balance so far!
Day 11: Balance seems to be helping with my sleep now that I’m about 10 days in. This effect wasn’t super noticeable through the first week and a half but actually I woke up this morning feeling really really good. I felt like my energy has been great through the first part of the day. My skin is still pretty good, and I definitely notice that my appetite is more under control on the days that I take Balance than when I miss a day (I’ve only missed one).
Day 15: Okay so I gave my Alani Nu Balance trial one extra day for an even 15 days and I’m pleased with how it has impacted my skin, but even more excited about how it has actually impacted my sleep and appetite more-se than the skin piece! My acnes hasn’t been that bad lately so if you are having outbreaks maybe that part would be more prominent for you, but I did think it was cool to notice these other effects from Alani Nu Balance that I wasn’t necessarily focused on- that’s the sign of a great product in my opinion!
To summarize my thoughts on if Alani Nu Balance ‘works’ or not- I would have to say that based on my two week trial that it definitely does. As with most of my reviews I will say that you should not buy Alani Nu Balance with the expectation that it’s going to be a miracle worker in your life- but from my personal experience it was super helpful for improving sleep quality and helping balance my (often ravenous) appetite. And for those two reasons ALONE I would recommend Alani Nu Balance to any woman who could use a little help in those two areas (and who couldn't!?).
So those are my thoughts on the effectiveness of Balance- now let’s talk a little bit about the ingredients in Alani Nu Balance and why it has the benefits that it does. Read on below.
What’s Actually in Alani Nu Balance? And What do These Ingredients Do?
Great questions people. Lol. And you’re in luck because I know all these answers. Hashtag nutritionist hashtag Masters in Anatomy & Physiology. Lol. Okay. Enough bragging. Let’s do this- I’ll list the full ingredients in Alani Nu Balance and then I’ll share an ingredient analysis with you where I give my opinion on the ingredients used.
Alani Nu Balance Ingredients:
Myo Inositol: Can help with fertility
L-Glutathione: Powerful anti-oxidant that helps detox the body
DIM: Acts like estrogen in the body, may prevent diseases and/or cancers
ALA: ‘Alpha Lipoic Acid’ - used for weight loss and plays a role in energy production
Chromium: Mineral that helps balance blood sugar (I think this is what my appetite was being positively impacted by)
Folate: AKA Vitamin B9, important for cell growth and function
NOTES: So this is actually a super powerful and thoughtful formula for a women’s vitamin. I think they have hit the nail on the head with almost every ingredient in here- you have tried-and-true ingredients like DIM and Myo-Inositol for women’s fertility support combined with other heavily researched ingredients for weight management and blood sugar support…I actually really am impressed with this formulation. It’s no surprise that so many people are having success in so many areas with Alani Nu Balance.
I am super-impressed with this formula, and it’s not surprising that I did experience such great results in such a short amount of time when I took a look under the hood and noticed how intelligent this formula really is. Let’s take a quick deep-dive into the packaging before we wrap this Balance Review up…
Alani Nu Balance Looks Super Cute.
What I love about Alani Nu packaging - and you’ll probably remember this way back from my first Alani Nu protein review however long ago that was- is that it is stylish without TRYING too hard. You know what I mean? It just has a really nice timeless look. Almost like a Longchamp bag. Or a pair of ACNE jeans. They are just well-made, and the subtlety of the design speaks louder than something that is actually loud.
Alani Nu Balance sports the classic teal & orange color palette of the rest of the product line-up, to pleasing effect. It fits in perfectly with the same label structure, and clear, to-the-point language describing it’s benefits.
There’s alot to love about Alani Nu’s Balance product, and the packaging is one of them. But enough of my gushing. You probably get the message by now- this product is fantastic. Let’s recap why in an Alani Nu Balance review summary:
Alani Nu Balance Review Summary:
- Alani Nu Balance claims to be effective for improving fertility, managing healthy weight, and improving skin & sleep quality
- I found the product to be effective at controlling my appetite and improving my sleep quality, with some noticeable improvements in skin quality as well
- The Alani Nu Balance formula is comprised of six thoughtful ingredients
- Balance is packaged simply, and handsomely, like the rest of the Alani Nu lineup
So yeah. Once again Alani Nu has shown me that they really know how to formulate effective and safe products. I would say that Alani Nu Balance is actually their most innovative and well-thought product- and definitely the one that has given me the most benefits for my dollar. Balance isn't cheap by any means- but it is still worth every penny.*