Flow Balance is a balancing and regulating formula designed to optimize hormone health and support minor PMS symptoms. Each herb works together to encourage normal cycles, supporting hormone modulation and regulation for healthy hormone balance. As many women need more support during that time of the month, herbal allies like Vitex, Cramp. Bark, Raspberry Leaf, and Wild Yam help to maintain a state of wellbeing and vitality all throughout your cycle by supporting your reproductive wellness at a foundational level. While not an overnight magic bullet, this “PMS rescue” formula works hard over time to provide support that lasts.*
About the Formula
Vitex: a balancing superstar
Chaste Tree Berry, also known as “Vitex,” has been shown to have hormone modulating properties thanks to its ability to support the HPO (hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian) axis.
By helping to support balanced estrogen and progesterone levels from the top-down, Vitex helps to ease mild PMS symptoms pertaining to mood, cramping, breast tenderness, blemishes and more. In traditional herbalism, this herb is known as a “pituitary amphoteric” or an overall endocrine normalizer specific to sex hormone balance.*
Benefits & Uses
- Supports healthy, balanced hormones
- Helps ease minor symptoms to PMS
- Aids a normal, positive mood during your menstrual cycle
- Supports mild blemishes before and during your cycle related to hormone health
- Assists mild cramps and smooth flow
- Contains herbs known as hormone modulators or supporters, along with HPA axis regulating botanicals for a top-down approach*
Dong Quai for healthy hormones
Angelica Sinensis, or Dong Quai Root, helps maintain normal estrogen levels while nurturing healthy blood flow to help with a smooth flow each month. Traditionally, this herb is known to help relieve cramps and calm the “Shen” or spirit (which is related to how calm we feel and how well we sleep), since it is considered a “blood tonic” in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In TCM, deficient ‘blood’ can disturb the heart meridian, contributing to cloudy thinking, a sense of overall tension, occasional restless sleep and a sense of nervousness. Many women can relate to this feeling before or during their monthly cycle, which is where Dong Quai supports from several different angles.*
Liver support is key
Proper liver function is essential to overall health as your liver helps remove waste products, metabolizes hormones, and aids in the elimination of environmental substances. The way the body metabolizes hormones is key, as normal and healthy liver detoxification helps us get rid of excess estrogen each month, which can contribute to minor PMS symptoms and discomfort.
Oregon Grape Root is a key ingredient in our Flow Balance formulation, as it supports healthy liver detoxification pathways, normal bile flow, and healthy digestion of fats which are also required for hormone health.*