Your Guide To Period Supplements
Can popping a pill or sipping on a supplement really help with painful periods?
Now-a-days it seems like there really is a supplement for everything. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, we don’t blame you. But as education around hormone health and the factors that contribute to a regular menstrual cycle increase, it seems that wellness brands are catching on and creating products to support females in their period endeavours.
Whether you suffer from painful cramps during your cycle, discomfort in the lead up (hello, sore boobs) or find that the smallest inconvenience can send you into a ball of tears or extreme rage when Aunt Flow is on your doorstep, it seems that we can now be armed with an arsenal of hormone-regulating, symptom-easing potions. But the question remains—do they even work?
Well, the jury is still out. But we’re of the opinion that there are considerably worse things you can be consuming than supplements that contain hormone supporting ingredients like chamomile, ashwagandha, iron and selenium (to name a few). It really is just personal preference. So, if you’ve been wanting to give a menstrual supplement a go but don’t know where to start, we’ve rounded up five formulas that could become your new PMS BFF.
Ashaya In-Flow Period & PMS Relief
Designed to support healthy hormone balance for females, this supplement powder is formulated with 11 high-performance botanicals, vitamins and minerals including shatavari, saffron, curcumin, ashwagandha, chamomile and lemon balm to relieve inflammation, reduce abdominal bloating and cramping and reduce period pain and dysmenorrhoea. It also promotes a healthy libido and helps to reduce fatigue and mood swings associated with that time of the month.
The Fix XCramp
Specifically designed to target the cramps associated with menstruation, this supplement contains a powerful and proven blend to actively relieve discomfort and reduce dysmenorrhoea. Taken seven days before and during the monthly period, the formula contains magnesium, ginkgo biloba and viburnum opulus to keep you feeling your best and support hormone stability.
WelleCo The PMS Elixir
Designed to be consumed with food containing healthy fats for ultimate absorption, the WelleCo PMS Elixir works to regulate healthy periods, relieve symptoms of premenstrual tension and assist with healthy blood sugar. The formula contains iron to aid in red blood cell production, selenium to support healthy thyroid function, ashwagandha to help the body adapt to stress and magnesium to support mental clarity and function.
JSHealth Hormone + PMS Support
A supplement for PMS health and beyond, this formula is based on traditional Western herbal medicine and is mindfully created to reduce menstrual cycle irregularity and relieve symptoms of premenstrual tension. Containing dong quai to maintain regular cycles, chaste tree, nicotinamide and vitamin B6 to support energy production and relieve symptoms of premenstrual tension, these capsules slot in effortlessly into any morning routine.
The Beauty Chef Supergenes PMS Support
A brand new offering from The Beauty Chef, the Supergenes PMS support is an intensive herbal probiotic containing chasteberry to regulate a healthy menstrual cycle, relieve menstruation pain and breast pain associated with the premenstrual period. It also contains iodine for healthy thyroid gland function as well as mecobalamin to support energy production and chromium to assist with sugar balance. A real do-it-all product!