Great for energy & improved mood, less effective for cramps
I usually feel like a truck has run over me on the days leading up to, and through, my period. Semaine is great for countering my energy sag and helping me maintain a more “normal” energy cycle around period time. The first couple of months I felt like my cramps were less intense and painful taking one dose of two pills per day, but then my cramps came roaring back with a vengeance. I tried increasing the dose (2 pills 2x a day), and while this helped a little with the pain, it boosted my energy like three espressos. I couldn’t sleep. So I could not continue increasing the dosage. I use this now mainly to help boost my energy levels leading up to my period, and for that, it’s great. However, I have not had success with the supplement helping to alleviate period pain and cramps. I would recommend this for energy, but not for painful periods. The green tea component in these supplements will keep you from sleeping if you take up to the eight pills a day recommendation for bad cramps!
Thank you for your review, Simone! It's great to hear about the amount of energy you had from Semaine. Having more energy and a better mood on your period makes all the difference. Semaine supplements don't have any caffeine in them, but I'm sorry they made you unable to go to sleep!