Vitanica Slow Flow: Complete Review

What is Vitanica Slow Flow?

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.

Last updated 03/2018

Vitanica Slow Flow: Complete Review

Quick Facts

Company Snapshot
vitanica.com/

Oregon-based

20+ years in business

Customer support

  • 1-800-572-4712
  • inquiries@vitanica.com
  • Effective for those suffering from heavy menstrual flows; results will vary
  • No clinical studies proving product efficacy
  • No money-back guarantee
  • Price (via vitanica.com): $20.95 for a 60-day supply (long-term consumption of one capsule per day)

How Vitanica Slow Flow Works

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 while easing other PMS symptoms.

Vitanica Slow Flow Ingredients

Vitanica Slow Flow Ingredients
Active ingredients

  • Vitamin A - renowned for promoting good vision
  • Vitamin C - essential for the absorption of iron, wound healing, a healthy immune system, etc.
  • Vitamin K1 - functions as a coenzyme that helps with synthesis of proteins involved in blood clotting, bone metabolism, and other functions
  • Calcium - necessary mineral for bone health
  • Bioflavonoids - plant-derived compounds used as stress modulators to reduce anxiety
  • Ginger root - anti-inflammatory herb that is proven to relieve PMS joint and muscle pain and headaches; acclaimed to support uterine tone
  • Yarrow flower - phytoestrogenic herb traditionally used for gastrointestinal issues, such as bloating and gas 
  • Shepherd's purse aerial parts - phytoestrogenic herb with a long history of being used as a uterine tonic
  • Cranesbill root - phytoestrogenic herb traditionally taken to decrease blood flow and strengthen the uterus 
  • Periwinkle aerial parts - traditional herb used to regulate blood loss
  • Life root herb extract - age old treatment as a uterine tonic to maintain normal menstrual flow

Inactive ingredients

Vegetable cellulose and water

This supplement does not contain allergens (lactose, gluten, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, or peanuts) nor preservatives, binders, sugars, starch, salt, artificial colorings, or flavorings.

Vitanica Slow Flow Safety & Side Effects

Vitanica Slow Flow Safety

Women taking Coumadin and Warfarin should not use this supplement as it contains Vitamin K, which interferes with these prescription pharmaceuticals. Women who are pregnant or nursing should also avoid use.

Side Effects of Vitanica Slow Flow

There is no mention of short- or long-term side effects of Vitanica Slow Flow on the company website. However, Amazon users mention side effects such as inducing irregular cycles, decreasing vaginal sensitivity, vomiting, and more.

Vitanica Slow Flow Reviews

Amazon

(130+ reviews – Average rating: 4.0 out of 5)

Reviews from customers who purchased a 60-day supply:

  • Positive reviews mention that Vitanica Slow Flow was able to regulate their heavy periods, especially during perimenopause, and help with mood and overall well-being.
  • Negative reviews claim the product made their period bleeding heavier, didn't work, caused decreased sexual pleasure, and more.

No further sources of reviews present on any other website.

Additional Information

Directions

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.

Where to Buy Vitanica Slow Flow

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.

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Vitanica® Slow Flow™ is a registered trademark.

Anita Myers By Anita Myers, Expert Reviewer | Updated Mar 22, 2018

I am truly passionate about helping others find the path to better health, wellness, and spirituality through yoga. I blog at Anita's Wellness Journey.

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