Frequently Asked Questions
What are Viv's products? How do they work?
We started our company Viv Wellness because we believed that women deserved an effective, natural way to combat PMS and cramps.
Most women with pain and PMS just get told to take NSAIDs — they include aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen. However, a recent study of NSAID use for dysmenorrhea (painful periods) concluded that "women using them need to be aware of the substantial risk of adverse effects." Common adverse effects of NSAIDs include: stomach problems (bleeding, ulcer, upset stomach), high blood pressure, fluid retention and swelling, kidney problems, heart problems, and rashes.
At Viv, we believe in pain relief, without the potential for severe side effects. Herbal supplements, like the ones in Viv's line, have been shown to be almost twice as effective for treating menstrual pain as NSAIDs, but without the potential side effects.
It took us nearly 20 years, but after hundreds of hours of research, thousands of clinical patients, and a whole ton of blood, sweat, and tampons, we've built the perfect period supplements. We combined thousands of years of herbal tradition with the very best medical research to make a product that’s not only all-natural, but is also safe and effective. And while you’ll probably recognize most of the ingredients in our products, we’ve gone ahead and done all the hard work so that you can just take them and feel better.
Are the herbal formulas safe?
All of our formulas are proudly produced in the USA following current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards. Our manufacturers are highly trained professionals tasked with seeking out the cleanest, highest quality and most environmentally friendly products on earth. All of our ingredients are tested for heavy metals, groundwater contaminations, pharmaceuticals, radiation, pesticides and sulfur dioxide. Always talk to your doctor prior to starting any supplement or wellness program.
Are your formulas organic? Vegetarian? Gluten Free?
We use organic ingredients whenever possible, but our all-natural formulas are not completely organic. Don't worry, we're always looking for new sources for organic materials and all our herbs are tested for contaminants like pesticides. All formulas are vegetarian (sorry vegans, Unwind contains herbs prepared with honey). All our formulas are gluten free and do not contain common allergens like soy, corn, wheat, or dairy.
I have allergies, are the formulas safe for me?
Some of our formulas contain potential allergens such as citrus. If you have allergies, please check the list of ingredients for the formulas you are taking. That said, all of our formulas are gluten-free and don’t contain common allergens like wheat, corn, soy, dairy, eggs, or potato starch. Always talk to your doctor prior to starting any supplement or wellness program.
I’m already taking a medication from my doctor, are Viv's formulas safe for me?
Always talk to your doctor prior to starting any supplement or wellness program.
How do I take them?
The standard dose of our formulas is 2 dropperfulls, three times per day. To repeat: 2 dropperfulls, not 2 drops! A standard dropperfull is approximately 30-40 drops. Just squirt your formula into the mouth and swallow, no need to hold them under your tongue or anything fancy like that.
What if I forget a dose?
No biggie, just get back on track as soon as possible. You don’t need to double your dose to make up for it.
I'm pregnant, nursing, or trying to become pregnant — is Viv right for me?
We don't recommend Viv for the actively procreating or nursing. If you're trying to get pregnant, you might like our sister company Conceivable instead.
Who's behind Viv?
Viv was started by a group of board-certified reproductive Acupuncturists who believe that women deserve an all-natural option for better periods. Our formulas are based on 1,000's of years of herbal tradition and have been used in our clinic with more than 7,000 patients over the last 15 years. We're proud to be able to offer these time-tested formulas to women everywhere.