Optimize hormone health and promote the releif of PMS symptoms.
Flow Balance is our “PMS rescue” formula that supports overall hormone health and aids monthly complaints. It is a normalizing and balancing formula (which does not happen overnight), so this blend is designed to be used for 3+ months in order to effect a lasting change. Flow Balance is designed to be taken daily (rather than only for acute relief) to ensure a healthy flow month to month. Daily usage helps to slowly and gently support hormone balance.
Along with herbs such as Vitex and Dong Quai traditionally used for healthy hormones, Flow Balance contains Cramp Bark, Garrya Leaf and Wild Yam to aid smooth muscle during that time of the month. Oregon Grape Root is included for liver detoxification support, and Nettle Leaf aids with the balance of water in the body. Licorice Root is an adaptogen that supports us in times of stress. Flow Balance also supports a healthy mood each month with consistent use. Everyone is different and some may require more time with the formula than others. Please note that Licorice Root is contraindicated for those with hypertension.
If you’re planning to get pregnant, Flow Balance can be taken for several months to support overall balance, but should then be discontinued when you are ready to conceive (as it’s not suitable during pregnancy or breastfeeding).
Our “PMS rescue” formula that supports overall hormone health and aids monthly complaints.
How to use (Adults):
Take 1 full dropper (30 drops) under the tongue or in juice/water 1-3x per day or as directed by your health professional.
Our PMS rescue formula supports a healthy flow month to month
Encourages healthy cycles
Aids in the support of monthly complaints
Supports hormone balance
The super-herbs in our blend include:
Chaste Tree Berries Leaf – supports hormone balance.
Dong Quai – has a regulating, normalizing action and supports female hormone health. Supports uterine health and strength.
Wild Yam – supports women’s reproductive health, often used by herbalists for cramping.
Cramp Bark – support follicle health, rich in calcium and magnesium among other vitamins and minerals.
Garrya Leaf – supports healthy muscle relaxation.
Red Raspberry Leaf – tones and supports the uterus.
Nettle Leaf – provides micronutrients such as calcium and magnesium which are important for smooth, healthy cycles.
Is Flow Balance something you must take every single day?
Yes, Flow Balance is designed to be taken daily (rather than only for acute relief) in order to ensure a healthy flow month to month. Daily usage helps to slowly and gently support hormone balance.
Will Flow Balance help with postpartum hormones?
Yes, Flow Balance supports overall hormone balance which includes post-pregnancy. Note that it is not recommended during breastfeeding.
Is Flow Balance breastfeeding safe?
No, we do not suggest using Flow Balance while breastfeeding.
Will Flow Balance help with hormonal acne?
Yes, Flow Balance can be quite helpful if the underlying cause of your acne is related to hormone imbalance (chin/jaw/cheek acne is often indicative of this). Keep in mind there are other underlying causes of acne that may also be involved.
Can you take Flow Balance in conjunction with the birth control pill?
Generally, the hormonal birth control pill is stronger and will override what the herbs want to do. If you plan to be on birth control long term it may be somewhat pointless as the BC is already mediating your hormones. However, if you’re trying to get off of birth control and want to regulate your cycle naturally, take Flow Balance 1-2 months before getting off and then for 3+ months more thereafter. Note that Flow Balance does not prevent pregnancy and is not a birth control substitute.
Can I take this for hormone balancing benefits even if my cycle is regular?
Yes, you can use Flow Balance even if your cycle is regular for additional hormone balance support (such as for acne, moodiness, etc).
I know Flow Balance is meant to help with painful or absent periods, but what about heavy periods and short cycles?
Yes, Flow Balance helps with both sides of the imbalance.
Would Flow Balance still be useful if you’re taking artificial (or even bioidentical) hormones?
To some degree Flow Balance could still be useful if you’re taking artificial hormones. However, this blend helps with how the body uptakes hormone (and helps with hormone receptors) in a natural way so it will generally help more with endogenous hormones.
Would Flow Balance help with PCOS?
Flow Balance can be supportive as it’s hormonally exacerbated, however it is not created for PCOS specifically.
Is Flow Balance safe when trying to conceive?
Flow Balance can be taken for several months to help balance hormones, but should then be discontinued when you are ready to conceive (as it’s not suitable during pregnancy or breastfeeding).
Will Flow Balance help with anxiety during PMS?
Yes, Flow Balance can offer support if it’s hormonally mediated.
What would be the best protocol in terms of using Flow Balance to get off hormonal birth control?
Flow Balance can be used 1-2 months before getting off of birth control and then for 3+ months more thereafter. Note that Flow Balance does not prevent pregnancy.
Would Flow Balance help with endometriosis?
Flow Balance can be supportive as this is a hormonally mediated condition.
After 3+ months as hormones are improved, can you stop taking Flow Balance or will you need to do several months on several months off?
It depends. For some, 3-6 months is enough. For others, Flow Balance may need to be taken regularly. Other individuals may need to repeat in an on/off pattern like the one above. There are many mitigating factors, especially in terms of lifestyle and diet.
What age can women begin taking Flow Balance?
Women can take Flow Balance as soon as they have their menstrual cycle, and it can even be taken for acne issues if one is of cycle age.
Can Flow Balance help with ovarian cysts or fibroids?
Flow Balance can be supportive although everyone is different.
Can Flow Balance temporarily make acne worse?
It’s possible but not expected.
Can Flow Balance help with anemia?
No. This product specifically is not used to help with anemia.
Are there any conditions contraindicated with the use of Flow Balance?
We don’t suggest taking Flow Balance if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Is Flow Balance helpful for pre-menopausal women? Peri-menopausal? Menopause?
The Flow Balance blend is for pre-menopausal and peri-menopausal women.
I have a normal period and would only need cramp relief, would this be a good option?
Yes, Flow Balance contains Cramp Bark and Garrya for this purpose.
Can Flow Balance help with menstrual headaches?
Yes, Flow Balance can be supportive if the headaches are hormonally mediated (i.e. if they’re cyclical and come around the same time each menstrual cycle).
If Vitex alone has made me break out in the past, will this be different since it’s a more balanced formulation?
We don’t imagine it would have same effect as the Flow Balance blend is balanced. I’m not a fan of using Vitex alone without a well-rounded formulation because it’s quite strong on it’s own.
Would this help regulate increased frequency of periods (i.e. 3 periods in 2 months?)
Yes, Flow Balance can be supportive and regulating.
Can this be taken during the days you actively have your period?
Can this be taken if you have a hormonal IUD?
We don’t suggest using Flow Balance with hormonal birth control such as an IUD as the hormones often override what the herbs are trying to do.
Will Flow Balance help with mood swings and emotional highs/lows around your cycle?
Yes, Flow Balance can be supportive for mood swings if hormonally mediated.
Will hormones stay in a more balanced state after the 3+ months of use?
Yes, that’s our expectation. Depending on lifestyle factors, some may need to use it for longer or stay on it regularly.
Are there any herbs that would interact with Flow Balance?
No. However, we always ask that you talk to your practitioner when you’re using multiple tools as part of an overall protocol (whether pharmaceutical or herbal).
Is the grain alcohol gluten free?
Is there any need to take breaks on this formula due to the Vitex?
Will Flow Balance help with estrogen dominance?
Yes, it can be helpful.
Can Flow Balance help with spotting before periods?
Yes, as this is generally hormonally mediated.
I cramp more during ovulation. Would Flow Balance help?
Yes, Flow Balance can help by way of supporting hormone balance.
Can Flow Balance help with fertility by way of improving hormone health?
Flow Balance can be supportive for this by regulating your cycle. However, once you are trying to conceive/once you get pregnant, stop using Flow Balance.
Will Flow Balance help with libido/sex drive?
Yes, Flow Balance can be supportive if the libido changes are hormonally mediated.
Are there any possible side effects of Flow Balance? Any negative symptoms as hormones adjust?
In theory, Flow Balance can exacerbate the follicular (estrogen) or luteal (progesterone) phase, but we do not expect it.