Relieve: Bye Bye Period Pain

At Viv Wellness, we've combined thousands of years of herbal tradition with the best modern research to create formulas that safely, effectively, and naturally improve your period. Relieve is based on a classical herbal formula that has been modernized to improve effectiveness and convenience. This isn't just a collection of herbs that have been shown to be effective for treating period pain, it's a carefully curated formula that we've perfected over 20 years of clinical practice.

You'll note that many of the ingredients below were compared to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).  If you've had period pain, you've probably tried NSAIDs — they include aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen, and mefenamic acid — as the most common treatment for period pain, they're somewhere between 45% and 53% effective. However, a recent review 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. Many of the herbs we've included in Relieve were demonstrated to be as effective as NSAIDs, but without the potential side effects. 

Our Formula and Ingredient Research

Research shows traditional herbal medicine to be especially effective for common menstrual complaints. An industry leading Cochrane Systematic Review of 39 randomized control trials, including more than 3,400 women found that herbal formulas, like the ones in Viv's line, were almost twice as effective for treating menstrual pain as pharmaceutical treatments like over the counter painkillers or birth control pills, all without significant adverse effects. Formulas like ours outperformed other natural treatments like acupuncture or using heating pads. 

Fennel Seed

Cinnamon

Ginger Root

Corydalis

Frankincense and Myrrh

Curcuma Wenyujin Root

Our Proprietary Blend

Viv's formulas are the result of years of clinical practice by board-certified herbalists. Our formulas are based on traditional blends, where herbs are chosen to work synergistically. In addition to herbs above that have been research validated to address menstrual cramping, our proprietary blend includes the following herbs that were carefully chosen to potentiate and harmonize the overall formula.

  • Motherwort has an antispasmodic and relaxing effect on the uterus. It also reduces tension, anxiety, irritability before and during the period. 
  • Cattail pollen is commonly used with the corydalis (see above) to decrease pain associated with menstruation. It is also traditionally used for correcting irregular uterine bleeding. 
  • Lindera root is traditionally used in treating pain in the low abdomen, and is considered especially good for menstrual pain. It is commonly used to reduce bleeding.
  • Nutgrass rhizome and lindera root are frequently used together and complement each other's effect. Nutgrass rhizome has analgesic and sedative, and uterine relaxant effects. 
  • Costus root was chosen for this formula as it improves the digestibility and helps harmonize the formula as a whole. It is traditionally used to treat digestive disorders associated with menstruation, including bloating, abdominal fullness, pain, poor appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. 
  • Himalayan teasel root is traditionally indicated for controlling irregular uterine bleeding. 

It's time to say "bye-bye" to period pain.