Frequently Asked Questions
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How to take PMS & Period Support
To get the most of all the supportive goodness in PMS & Period Support, you should start taking it 1–2 days before you start bleeding or as soon as your PMS symptoms start.
You can open up the capsules and sprinkle them into your smoothie, yogurt or juice.
Start as soon as you can and keep taking all 7 days of pills even if your period stops before then.
If you are using birth control pills, start your 7-day course of PMS & Period Support when you switch over to the placebo pills for 7 days. Or if you use something like the NuvaRing, start Semaine when you take the ring out.
If you occasionally bleed or have PMS symptoms with your IUD, start taking PMS & Period Support as soon as either starts.
If you use an app, or track your cycle, we recommend starting PMS & Period Support 1 or 2 days before your period begins. If you don’t know when your period is likely to start, begin PMS & Period Support on the first day of your period.
Take 2 pills in the morning and 2 pills in the evening for 7 days. If your period is shorter or longer than 7 days, that’s okay. Taking the pills for 1 week ensures you get a steady dose of goodness to support a healthy inflammatory response right when your body could use the boost. You can also increase up to 2 pills 4 times a day on your worst days.
We recommend taking PMS & Period Support with food to aid absorption, but we’ve formulated our pills to be super bioavailable. That means we’ve taken an extra step to make sure that it causes as little upset to your stomach as possible, so you can take it without food.
Yes. PMS & Period Support is meant for the time of the month you experience the most pain. If that’s during ovulation, start taking the capsules as soon as you feel pain.
Don’t stress, just double up at the next meal and take your 4 pills at once. PMS & Period Support works best if you spread it out during the day, but if you take a double dose one day, it still helps support a healthy inflammatory response when you need it.
Just pick up where you left off and continue taking 4 pills each day for 7 days (even if your period ends before then).
PMS & Period Support was developed with this sensitivity in mind, which is why we make sure our ingredients are easily digestible and bioavailable by wrapping them in phytosomes. A phytosome is a fat (sunflower lecithin) wrapped around each molecule of our ingredients to make sure it is easier on your stomach, and you absorb more of it.
If you are currently pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding, please check with your doctor before you add any new supplement to your regime, including PMS & Period Support.
Does it work?
As your body enters menstruation, one of its tasks is to shed and expel your uterine lining. It does this by creating molecules called prostaglandins that trigger inflammation and cramping. This process is stressful, and if your body is stressed going into your period, that can mean more inflammation and worse cramps. PMS & Period Support helps your body and supports your natural response to inflammation.
We’ve all heard that bloating is caused by water retention during our periods, but another contributing factor is inflammation. When our pelvis feels more inflamed, that adds to the red-hot, stretched feeling of being bloated. Each of the 9 plant-based ingredients in PMS & Period Support work together to support a healthy inflammatory response, which helps to decrease your bloating.
There are a lot of different reasons that your body might have a lot of inflammation and make your periods worse—some that are in your control and some that aren’t. For example, people with diseases like endometriosis or adenomyosis have worse inflammation linked to their disease. Some inflammation can also be caused by lifestyle: stress, diet, too much exercise, or too little.
Nope! PMS & Period Support specifically helps to support your body and promotes a healthy inflammatory response. We all have inflammation during our cycles, but our hormone levels are very different for each of us.
Your body experiences a really large spike in inflammation right before and during your period. PMS & Period Support helps you during that spike while fitting into your life. We know how inconvenient it is to take a pill every day, and PMS & Period Support provides you with the biggest dose of anti-inflammatories when you need it the most. Our bodies do not have the same level of inflammation throughout our cycle, so we don’t need to take the same dose every day.
PMS & Period Support's plant-powered approach helps reduce cramps and bloating for most users during their first month, but many people experience even better results taking the supplements from cycle to cycle. In many clinical studies using the ingredients in PMS & Period Support to evaluate how they can improve bloating, cramps, and PMS symptoms, participants experienced a gradual improvement over several months. Ninety percent of our beta testers experienced a reduction in bloating and cramps during their first month on PMS & Period Support, but other improvements may take time.
There is a loop between inflammation and estrogen where they feed on one another to boost both inflammation and estrogen levels. High estrogen leads to high inflammation, which in turn leads to higher estrogen, which leads to higher inflammation. This has been extensively studied. Supporting your body's healthy inflammatory response could help it deal with this better in the long run.
what's in pms & period support?
We use 9 bio-available, plant extracts and minerals: Ashwagandha, Boswellia, Curcumin, Green Tea catechins (caffeine-free), Quercetin, Resveratrol, Silymarin, and Vitamin D3. For more details on what each ingredient does, the science and clinical trials behind each one, and our sourcing, check out our Ingredients page.
Non-active ingredients are vegetable cellulose (capsule), rice flour, calcium palmitate, silicon dioxide, and chlorophyll.
Supporting your body so it can deal with inflammation on your period is a complex issue. Rather than just trying to take a hammer and provide megadoses of a single supplement, we believe it is important to support multiple aspects of your body's natural inflammatory response. By addressing multiple parts instead of just one, your body can be better supported and heal faster. The different ingredients in PMS & Period Support have been clinically shown to address different parts of the immune system and support your body's response to inflammation in different ways, and by working in tandem to do more than just one ingredient could. Not all plant-based ingredients work along the same pathways. For instance, curcumin helps support mood and a response to inflammation, while green tea catechins help with oxidative stress, and quercetin helps ensure support your body balancing histamine levels. Having multiple ingredients to support your health in different ways is a holistic approach to support a healthy response to inflammation.
Yes it is! We wanted to make sure that PMS & Period Support fits into your lifestyle whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or just plant-curious. Everything from the capsules to the ingredients was carefully sourced to ensure it fits into a vegan lifestyle.
All Semaine supplements are regulated by the FDA but not approved by it, just like any supplement on the market. Our pills are manufactured in an FDA-regulated facility, and we rigorously test not only the initial supplements we receive from suppliers, but the final pills as well.
We’ve devoted a lot of energy to sorting through the science of how your body absorbs supplements. Many plant extracts aren’t very water soluble and have a hard time getting absorbed as they travel through your intestine. So we’ve tracked down the highest-quality ingredients that are encapsulated inside sunflower lecithin (a kind of fat). These are from our European suppliers, and encapsulating the supplement in a liposomal-like structure helps you to absorb up to 30 times more of each supplement. These are a lot more expensive than the materials used in most supplements you see on the shelf at your grocery store, but we formulated PMS & Period Support to be absorbed in your body so you can get the most from each little green pill.
Sourcing the best ingredients for Semaine was our most important mission when we started our formulation. We wanted the highest-quality supplements that can be absorbed by your body, so we tracked down the best versions from around the world. Six of our ingredients are sourced from Italy, two from the U.S., and one from India. Details on all our suppliers can be found on our ingredients page.
Yes it is! Most of our users also take multivitamins in addition to PMS & Period Support. We make sure to publish the amounts of each ingredient in the capsules, however, so if you are concerned about getting too much of a specific supplement, you can check the dosage.
The capsules are good for two years from the manufacturing date marked on the bottom of the jars. Even after two years, they don't go bad right away, they just slowly loose their efficacy.
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Yes we do! And if you order over $100 worth of Semaine, your shipping is free.
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