A Future of Better Periods

Taboos about menstruation are about as old as menstruation itself, but in the 21st century, it's time for all that to change. Over 80% of women suffer from uncomfortable symptoms before and during their periods. Until now, the response from the medical community, and society as a whole, has been "Well, that's just part of being a woman, deal with it." 

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Viv knows a better way. After years of research, and working with our clinical patients, we developed an effective, all natural line of products to make better periods. Period. We want to start a new conversation about periods. Change is possible. Better periods are possible. We envision a world without period shame, anxiety, and suffering.

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, but we've built the perfect period supplements. Whatever Aunt Flo throws at ya — cramps, pms, breast tenderness, cravings, digestive problems, headaches, fatigue — we got your back.

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All natural, ultra easy,
all better.

Just all natural, effective period relief. No biggie. 

Introducing Viv

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Viv's all natural formulas are based on the thousand year old traditional herbal medicine, and modernized to be used on the go. We've spent decades refining these formulas to be ultra effective and easy to use. They're vegetarian, gluten-free, hypoallergenic, doctor approved, and made in the USA using current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). 

Our products are research backed, so you can be sure that you're getting something that's not just supported by tradition, but by some of the best peer-reviewed science available. 

Click below to read the complete research summaries for our industry leading products. 

Meet our team

20 years of clinical experience + years of research =
A new way of thinking about periods.

Our story

Viv Wellness was founded with a simple mission: Better Periods. Period. We were sick and tired of doctors telling women that PMS and cramps were just par for the course and there wasn't anything they could do about it expect pop some drugs. We brought together a team of both natural and traditional women's health experts  with 20+ years of clinical experience and told them to fix it. Viv has combined years of clinical experience with the best peer reviewed medical research to develop our effective, safe, and all natural formulas. 


Kirsten Karchmer

Founder & CEO

Kirsten Karchmer, MSAOM, is a women’s health expert, health tech pioneer, and the founder of Viv Wellness, a company dedicated to improving women’s periods worldwide. She is also the founder of Conceivable, a technology enabled fertility solution. Kirsten is a certified reproductive acupuncturist and her clinical practice has helped more than 10,000 women over the last 20 years. She has been featured in TechCrunch, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, PSFK, The Daily Dot, and Goop Magazine. Kirsten has presented at SXSW, Health 2.0, and speaks internationally on PCOS, endometriosis, infertility, women’s health, and the future of integrated medicine. 

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Rob Krassowski

Co-Founder, Director of Product Strategy & Research

Rob brings years of clinical and research experience to Viv's team. Formally trained as an acupuncturist and herbalist in both the US and China, Rob holds a Doctorate Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University, the nation’s leading university for natural health sciences. He is also a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM).

Medical Advisory Board

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Dr. Aimee Browne, MD (OBGYN, REI)

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Dr. Francisco Arredondo, MD, MPH