PMS Supplements

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Why you’ll love Pixie Balance:

Made in the USA

Vegan

Non GMO

Gluten Free

100% Herbal

How to use:

Take 2 capsules daily

The best results will be seen after two menstrual cycles! Most women begin to notice a difference after the first month of taking our capsules.

Customers Reviews

Allysha L.

“I took these for TWO MONTHS before I chimed in with my opinions.

Look – I’m the first to be hesitant about taking a supplement. But I trust Pixie Cup so I committed to taking them throughout my cycles.

As a person with endo, I have painful periods that leave me feeling like I’m on death’s door. And these supplements genuinely seemed to help!

I haven’t had any breakouts in the last two period cycles. My skin feels good! I also notice that my PMS cramps before bleeding starts have definitely been easier to manage

It’s not a miracle drug, but it’s helping me feel more confident and comfortable while I’m bleeding. That makes this a 5-star review from me.”

Magnesium Glycinate

Magnesium, also known as the “miracle mineral for periods” is a mineral needed for hundreds of biochemical reactions in the body. In fact, every cell in the body needs magnesium to function properly. You can get magnesium from the foods you eat, but many people don’t get enough.

What it does: Magnesium is necessary for proper muscle function. Low levels of magnesium can lead to muscle twitches, tremors, and cramps. Yep, that includes those dreaded menstrual cramps. When taken daily, magnesium can help relax the muscles of the uterus and ease period cramps.

Traditionally Used for:

Menstrual cramps

PMS migraines

Stress relief

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Regularly taking magnesium supplements can also help prevent menstrual migraines. If you’ve ever had a menstrual migraine, you know just how debilitating they can be. There’s nothing worse than lying in bed all day because any light, smells, sounds, or movement make you completely nauseated.

Magnesium also calms the nervous system and helps reduce stress and anxiety, which can in turn lead to better menstrual health and overall health. Stress can throw your hormones out of whack, leading to weight gain, missed periods, mood swings, and other health issues.

How much magnesium should I take for PMS?
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for magnesium is 310-320 mg for healthy adult women. Try to get most of your magnesium from your diet, as high doses of magnesium from supplements can cause digestive issues such as diarrhea and cramping. Dark leafy greens (like spinach and kale), legumes, nuts, seeds, and even dark chocolate are all good sources of magnesium.

Pixie Balance contains 12mg of magnesium per serving, or 3% of the RDA.

Warning: Talk to your doctor before taking magnesium supplements if you have kidney disease.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is a water-soluble vitamin found in many foods. It’s needed for many processes in the body, including helping the body turn food into energy. It’s also important for a healthy brain and a strong immune system. Because water-soluble vitamins are not stored in the body, they must be replenished daily.

What it does: Vitamin B6 helps regulate mood, and may improve symptoms of depression. That’s because vitamin B6 is needed to create neurotransmitters. Studies have shown that low levels of vitamin B6 are associated with depression.

Traditionally Used for:

Mood swings

Cravings

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B6 supplements may help with a wide variety of PMS symptoms, especially when taken with magnesium. One study found that magnesium combined with B6 significantly improved symptoms such as depression, crying, irritability, anger, insomnia, brain fog, breast tenderness, bloating, headache, acne, and muscular pain.

How much vitamin B6 should a woman take daily?
The RDA for women between the ages of 19-50 is 1.3mg; however, it is safe to take up to 100mg daily. Pixie Balance contains 20mg of vitamin B6, which is 1176% of the RDA.

Warning: Long-term supplementation of more than 200mg can cause nerve damage. Check dosage of any multivitamins or other vitamin B supplements to ensure you remain within recommended limits.

Chaste Tree Fruit Extract

Chasteberry, AKA Vitex agnus-castus or monk’s pepper, is the fruit of the chase tree, which is native to parts of Asia and Europe.

What it does: Chasteberry may help balance hormones, and has been traditionally used to treat many hormone-related gynecologic conditions.

Traditionally Used for:

Hormonal acne

Mood swings

Breast tenderness

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Chasteberry is well-researched, especially for its ability to relieve PMS symptoms. Research on chasteberry suggests that it lowers levels of the hormone prolactin, which in turn helps balance levels of estrogen and progesterone, two key hormones involved in the menstrual cycle.

In one study, 93% of women who took chasteberry for three menstrual cycles reported that their PMS symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and cravings improved or completely went away. And, none of the study participants experienced any negative drug reactions. 

Another study found that women who took chasteberry reported improvements in irritability, mood, anger, headaches, breast tenderness, and bloating.

For best results, take chasteberry in the morning. That’s when the pituitary gland is most receptive to its effects. 

Warning: Chasteberry is not recommended for individuals taking fertility medications or those under the age of 18. Talk to your doctor before taking chasteberry if you have PCOS. Wait three months before taking chasteberry after discontinuing hormonal birth control.

Dong Quai Root

Also known as Chinese angelica root, dong quai is a fragrant plant related to carrots and celery.

What it does: Dong quai has been used in traditional herbal medicine for more than 2,000 years. It’s also referred to as “female ginseng” due to its purported ability to relieve symptoms of PMS and menopause, including depression and painful periods

Traditionally Used for:

Cramps

Muscle pain

Depression

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Dong quai contains a compound known as ferulic acid, which appears to relax the uterus, leading to less cramping and muscle pain.

Warning: Dong quai is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Maca Root Powder

A plant native to Peru, maca is related to broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. It has been used medicinally in Peru for centuries.

What it does: Maca has long been used to balance hormones, enhance fertility, and increase energy, but more research is needed to confirm these claims. Some small studies have shown that maca may help improve symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, sleep disturbances, and mood swings.

Traditionally Used for:

Energy

Mood swings

Sex drive

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Maca has also been used traditionally to enhance sexual function and desire. Some research supports these claims, with small studies showing improvements in sexual dysfunction or sexual desire in healthy menopausal women or healthy adult men.

Warning: Maca is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women, individuals with thyroid disorders or hormonal disorders, children, or individuals taking blood thinners or birth control pills. 

Lemon Balm

A lemon-scented herb from the same family as mint, lemon balm has been used medicinally for more than 2000 years.

What it does: Lemon balm is a well-researched plant that may be useful for alleviating a variety of PMS symptoms, including stress, cramps, headaches, and digestive issues.

Traditionally Used for:

Cramps

Digestion

Stress relief

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A 2015 study involving high school girls found that those who took lemon balm for three months experienced an improvement in physical, social, and psychological PMS symptoms.

Other studies have found lemon balm effective in promoting a sense of calmness, reducing anxiety, improving memory and concentration, relieving insomnia, and relieving digestive issues such as nausea.

Black Cohosh

An herb native to North America, black cohosh goes by many names, including black bugbane, black snakeroot, or fairy candle.

What it does: Black cohosh has long been used in traditional medicine to help with menopause symptoms, PMS symptoms, and hormonal balance. Most of the scientific research on black cohosh has focused on its ability to relieve menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes and sleep disturbances.

Traditionally Used for:

Mood swings

Cramps

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Black cohosh contains phytoestrogens (plant estrogens), which are natural estrogen-like substances that bind weakly to estrogen receptors. This can help protect against the ups and downs of stronger forms of estrogen or toxic xenoestrogens (“foreign” estrogens) from endocrine disrupting chemicals. Phytoestrogens also speed up estrogen metabolism.

Some studies suggest that black cohosh can help with hormonal imbalances, anxiety, and depression.

Other research shows that black cohosh may have antinociceptive properties, which is a fancy way of saying it may help block pain signals to the brain. This could explain why black cohosh has traditionally been used to alleviate menstrual cramps.

Warning: Black cohosh is not recommended for individuals with a hormone-related condition, a history of blood clots or stroke, or those taking medications for high blood pressure.