Vitanica® Slow Flow™ is a menstrual flow support supplement that uses astringent herbs to help women maintain a healthy menses by supporting uterine tone and decreasing excessive menstrual bleeding.
20+ years in business
Effectiveness 4 of 5
Over 100 positive reviews of Vitanica® Slow Flow™ on Amazon
/ Effective for those suffering from PMS symptoms. Results will vary.
No clinical studies proving product efficacy
Safety 3 of 5
Does NOT contain allergens (lactose, gluten, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts) nor preservatives, binders, sugars, starch, salt, artificial colorings or flavorings
No mention of short- or long-term side effects
Women who are pregnant or nursing should avoid use
Cost-benefit 3.7 of 5
Good cost benefit: considering price and product quality
Homeopathic supplement that has been on the market for over 20 years; created by a reputable naturopathic physician
Price around $20 for a 2-month supply on Amazon (assuming the supplement is taken daily and not short-term; if taken short-term, around 9-12 capsules are needed per day to see results)
Score: 3.6 out of 5.0
My overall impressions of the supplement are relatively neutral. To begin with, the language of the website was rather repetitious, stating that various vitamins and nutrients present in the supplement “support healthy menses” without going into exact actions of HOW. As mentioned above, there are no clinical trials for these PMS supplements; mainly positive reviews on Amazon help speak for its effectiveness. Moreover, women who are trying to relieve other PMS symptoms are better off looking elsewhere as this supplement is mainly to help slow heavy menstrual flows. When purchasing, keep in mind that this product may be fulfilled in an alternative package. Needless to say, all the ingredients are completely natural (including the inactive ingredients), making this a recommendable product for those searching for heavy flow relief.
Check out Vitanica's website for further information here: www.vitanica.com
Active: Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K1, calcium, bioflavonoids, ginger root, yarrow flower, shepherd's purse aerial parts, cranesbill root, periwinkle aerial parts, life root herb extract
Inactive: Vegetable cellulose and water
According to the company website, Vitanica® Slow Flow™ includes a blend of astringent herbs that support tone in the uterus. Several vitamins - vitamin A, C, and K - and nutrients, such as the bioflavonoids, found within the blend also help maintain a healthy menstrual flow, easing symptoms.
For short-term management, take three capsules as needed every three to four hours during your period. If you wish to take the product long-term, take one capsule daily. Keep in a cool, dry place out of reach of children.
There are no side effects on the company website for Vitanica® Slow Flow™; however, Amazon users mention side effects such as inducing irregular cycles, decreasing vaginal sensitivity, vomiting, and more. Women taking Coumadin and Warfarin should not use this supplement as it contains Vitamin K, which interferes with the drugs.
Vitanica® Slow Flow™ can be purchased online from the company's official website. It is also available for purchase at independent health food stores and health food store chains, such as Whole Foods, as well as through health practitioners. As always, purchasing through Amazon is another option.
By Anita Myers, Expert Reviewer | Updated Mar 22, 2018
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