Flow Balance18 Reviews
- Our PMS rescue formula supports a healthy flow month to month
- Encourages healthy cycles
- Aids in the support of monthly complaints
- Supports hormone balance
- PMS rescue
- Contains regulating herbs
- Aids smooth cycle
- Supports hormone balance
Flow Balance is our “PMS rescue” formula that supports overall hormone health and aids monthly complaints. It is a normalizing and balancing formula (which does not happen overnight), so this blend is designed to be used for 3+ months in order to effect a lasting change. Flow Balance is designed to be taken daily (rather than only for acute relief) to ensure a healthy flow month to month. Daily usage helps to slowly and gently support hormone balance.
Along with herbs such as Vitex and Dong Quai traditionally used for healthy hormones, Flow Balance contains Cramp Bark, Garrya Leaf and Wild Yam to aid smooth muscle during that time of the month. Oregon Grape Root is included for liver detoxification support, and Nettle Leaf aids with the balance of water in the body. Flow Balance also supports a healthy mood each month, although like Natal Nourish, is not a magic bullet. Everyone is different and some may require more time with the formula than others.
If you’re planning to get pregnant, Flow Balance can be taken for several months to support overall balance, but should then be discontinued when you are ready to conceive (as it’s not suitable during pregnancy or breastfeeding). Once you discontinue and are TTC or pregnant, you can replace with Natal Nourish.
HOW TO USE (ADULTS): Take 1 full dropper (30 drops) under the tongue or in juice/water 1-3x per day or as directed by your health professional.
The super-herbs in our blend include:
- Chaste Tree Berries Leaf – supports hormone balance.
- Dong Quai – has a regulating, normalizing action and supports female hormone health. Supports uterine health and strength.
- Wild Yam – supports women’s reproductive health, often used by herbalists for cramping.
- Cramp Bark – support follicle health, rich in calcium and magnesium among other vitamins and minerals.
- Garrya Leaf – supports healthy muscle relaxation.
- Red Raspberry Leaf – tones and supports the uterus
- Licorice Root – drects and enhances the formula.
- Oregon Grape Root – liver support, indicated for healthy hormone balance.
- Nettle Leaf – provides micronutrients such as calcium and magnesium which are important for smooth, healthy cycles.
1. Is Flow Balance something you must take every single day?
Yes, Flow Balance is designed to be taken daily (rather than only for acute relief) in order to ensure a healthy flow month to month. Daily usage helps to slowly and gently support hormone balance.
2. Will Flow Balance help with postpartum hormones?
Yes, Flow Balance supports overall hormone balance which includes post-pregnancy. Note that it is not recommended during breastfeeding.
3. Is Flow Balance breastfeeding safe?
No, we do not suggest using Flow Balance while breastfeeding.
4. Will Flow Balance help with hormonal acne?
Yes, Flow Balance can be quite helpful if the underlying cause of your acne is related to hormone imbalance (chin/jaw/cheek acne is often indicative of this). Keep in mind there are other underlying causes of acne that may also be involved, which I cover in my YouTube video here.
5. Can you take Flow Balance in conjunction with the birth control pill?
Generally, the hormonal birth control pill is stronger and will override what the herbs want to do. If you plan to be on birth control long term it may be somewhat pointless as the BC is already mediating your hormones. However, if you’re trying to get off of birth control and want to regulate your cycle naturally, take Flow Balance 1-2 months before getting off and then for 3+ months more thereafter. Note that Flow Balance does not prevent pregnancy and is not a birth control substitute.
6. Can I take this for hormone balancing benefits even if my cycle is regular?
Yes, you can use Flow Balance even if your cycle is regular for additional hormone balance support (such as for acne, moodiness, etc).
7. I know Flow Balance is meant to help with painful or absent periods, but what about heavy periods and short cycles?
Yes, Flow Balance helps with both sides of the imbalance.
8. Would Flow Balance still be useful if you’re taking artificial (or even bioidentical) hormones?
To some degree Flow Balance could still be useful if you’re taking artificial hormones. However, this blend helps with how the body uptakes hormone (and helps with hormone receptors) in a natural way so it will generally help more with endogenous hormones.
9. Would Flow Balance help with PCOS?
Flow Balance can be supportive as it’s hormonally exacerbated, however we would like to create a PCOS-specific blend for the future./span>
10. Is Flow Balance safe when trying to conceive?
Flow Balance can be taken for several months to help balance hormones, but should then be discontinued when you are ready to conceive (as it’s not suitable during pregnancy or breastfeeding). Once you discontinue and are TTC or pregnant, you can replace with Natal Nourish.
11. Will Flow Balance help with anxiety during PMS?
Yes, Flow Balance can offer support if it’s hormonally mediated.
12. What would be the best protocol in terms of using Flow Balance to get off hormonal birth control?
Flow Balance can be used 1-2 months before getting off of birth control and then for 3+ months more thereafter. Note that Flow Balance does not prevent pregnancy.
13. Would Flow Balance help with endometriosis?
Flow Balance can be supportive as this is a hormonally mediated condition.
14. After 3+ months as hormones are improved, can you stop taking Flow Balance or will you need to do several months on several months off?
It depends. For some, 3-6 months is enough. For others, Flow Balance may need to be taken regularly. Other individuals may need to repeat in an on/off pattern like the one above. There are many mitigating factors, especially in terms of lifestyle and diet.
15. What age can women begin taking Flow Balance?
Women can take Flow Balance as soon as they have their menstrual cycle, and it can even be taken for acne issues if one is of cycle age.
16. Can Flow Balance help with ovarian cysts or fibroids?
Flow Balance can be supportive although everyone is different.
17. Can Flow Balance temporarily make acne worse?
It’s possible but not expected.
18. Can Flow Balance help with anemia?
No. Mane Magic would be more supportive in terms of anemia and iron absorption.
19. Are there any conditions contraindicated with the use of Flow Balance?
We don’t suggest taking Flow Balance if pregnant or breastfeeding.
20. Is Flow Balance helpful for pre-menopausal women? Peri-menopausal? Menopause?
The Flow Balance blend is for pre-menopausal and peri-menopausal women.
21. I have a normal period and would only need cramp relief, would this be a good option?
Yes, Flow Balance contains Cramp Bark and Garrya for this purpose.
22. Can Flow Balance help with menstrual headaches?
Yes, Flow Balance can be supportive if the headaches are hormonally mediated (i.e. if they’re cyclical and come around the same time each menstrual cycle).
23. If Vitex alone has made me break out in the past, will this be different since it’s a more balanced formulation?
We don’t imagine it would have same effect as the Flow Balance blend is balanced. I’m not a fan of using Vitex alone without a well-rounded formulation because it’s quite strong on it’s own.
24. Would this help regulate increased frequency of periods (i.e. 3 periods in 2 months?)
Yes, Flow Balance can be supportive and regulating.
25. Can this be taken during the days you actively have your period?
26. Can you take Flow Balance and Natal Nourish at the same time?
Yes. However, when you’re actively trying to conceive (rather than trying to balance hormones), discontinue Flow Balance and stick with Natal Nourish alone.
27. Can this be taken if you have a hormonal IUD?
We don’t suggest using Flow Balance with hormonal birth control such as an IUD as the hormones often override what the herbs are trying to do.
28. Will Flow Balance help with mood swings and emotional highs/lows around your cycle?
Yes, Flow Balance can be supportive for mood swings if hormonally mediated.
29. Can Flow Balance be taken with Mane Magic?
Yes it can be taken with Mane Magic.
30. Will hormones stay in a more balanced state after the 3+ months of use?
Yes, that’s our expectation. Depending on lifestyle factors, some may need to use it for longer or stay on it regularly.
31. Are there any herbs that would interact with Flow Balance?
No. However, we always ask that you talk to your practitioner when you’re using multiple tools as part of an overall protocol (whether pharmaceutical or herbal).
32. Is the grain alcohol gluten free?
33. Is there any need to take breaks on this formula due to the Vitex
34. Will Flow Balance help with estrogen dominance?
Yes, it can be helpful.
35. Can Flow Balance help with spotting before periods?
Yes, as this is generally hormonally mediated.
36. I cramp more during ovulation. Would Flow Balance help?
Yes, Flow Balance can help by way of supporting hormone balance.
37. Can Flow Balance help with fertility by way of improving hormone health?
Flow Balance can be supportive for this by regulating your cycle. Once you are trying to conceive/once you get pregnant, stop using Flow Balance and start using Natal Nourish.
38. Will Flow Balance help with libido/sex drive?
Yes, Flow Balance can be supportive if the libido changes are hormonally mediated.
39. Are there any possible side effects of Flow Balance? Any negative symptoms as hormones adjust?
In theory, Flow Balance can exacerbate the follicular (estrogen) or luteal (progesterone) phase, but we do not expect it.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for creating flow balance!!! I have suffered from irregular cycles since my cycle started as a teen. I was on BC last year and that helped, but I hate taking pills so once it was over, I never went back on. I got my cycle for about 3 months with no meds, then it stopped. Last cycle I had was in March. I started Flow Balance in the beginning of May and took it 2x a day, as recommended, for like 6 days straight. Then I fell off for about 3 days, and started It again. So in total I only took it for about 8-9 doses/days and every time I would feel slight cramps. In the beginning of June, it finally came!! It was insane to me that with just about a month of taking the product, I got my period! My cycle wasn’t long either, and wasn’t too heavy. I’ve followed you for YEARS since before you had a whole line of products, starting with Immune Shroom and have been a firm believer in you ever since! Thank you so so much for all you do to help us all get in better health. You’re amazing!!!!
I have had very, very irregular periods for about 8 years, since I got off the pill. I have been taking Flow Balance twice a day for about a week, and I’m so surprised! This is the first time since Aug/Sept 2018 that I have had a period 2 months in a row. And on top of that, my second one started within 3 days to an exact month of my last one. I also can tell my emotional PMS was not nearly as bad (I’m pretty sure I have PMDD). I wish Flow Balance came in gallon size. I’m trying to get my hormones in order because my husband and I have been unsuccessful in our 2yrs of not, not trying to get pregnant. :Fingers Crossed: I can use Natal Nourish at some point! Thank you Olivia!
I love flow balance. Since I got my first period I was always I. Horrible pain and I always felt sick and just gross. I have been taking flow balance for 2 months and my period this time was seamless. I had no pain what so ever my flow was easy and not blah. This is the beat product out their for any one suffering from horrible periods.
Hi Olivia and team, flow balance is working wonders for my period. I no longer have extremely bad cramps. I no longer need ibuprofen. I been taking it for a month now. Even my flow is different in a good way. My period is even becoming more regular. Thank you so much Olivia for this product and continuing to provide natural solutions.
Where do I begin talking about my period? It’s irregular, I get moody, extremely hormonal and I also get EXCRUCIATING cramps. My cramps are so intense that sometimes I have to call off work and other times I’ve thrown up from the pain! It feels like I’m going through labor every month (I have a 7 year old). My period lasts about 4 days and it’s nothing but pain all throughout those days, and sometimes even prior to it. It’s nothing but crying when my period comes (because of the pain) I HATE IT. I’ve considered getting pregnant again just so I won’t get a period. I’ve tried everything, even acupuncture. The only thing the doctors offered me was birth control, which I never took because I was not comfortable taking. Ibuprofen is about the only thing that calms my pain. I take ibuprofen every couple hours to keep my pain down. I didn’t wanna keep taking ibuprofen every month, so I bought Flow Balance 3 weeks before my period. Sadly, I still had cramps and still called off work. I wasn’t as moody and tired though. I’m still taking it daily and I hope it alleviates my cramping eventually. 😢🤞🏻
Dear Olivia, I got my first period when I was 11 years old (I’m currently 27) and every single month since that day my period has been excruciating. I’ve missed school, had to call off of work, missed parties, events, unable to walk or speak because of how bad the pain has been throughout the years. My grandma has had to wake me up with alcohol under the nose because I’ve passed out from the pain. I’ve been taking prescribed 800mg ibuprofen for the past couple of years every month for days. I’ve even wished menopause on myself just so that I don’t have to deal with my period anymore. Lol ANYWAY, enter your Flow Balance formula that I’ve been taking for three weeks. I got my period today and not to be dramatic or anything but IT’S A FREKEAN MIRACLE!! I actually got scared because I felt nothing. Just blood. I CAN’T believe this actually works. You’ve changed my life forever and I simply can’t thank you enough. Please, please, please don’t you ever doubt yourself and your work. You’re God sent. ❤️
Hey Olivia! It’s been about a month and a half that my girlfriend has been using products such as mood juice and flow balance and I can honestly say I have never before been more convinced of the benefits of organically including essential nutrients in your every day diet as I am now. My girlfriend has always been relatively healthy (opts for organics, keeps up with vitamins, etc.) but as much as I love her, she has always had quite an attitude on her! 🙂 However lately she has actually been apologizing in the moment before going off the deep end! I think the greatest of all is she got her period yesterday (usually an anxiously anticipated event) and there was no attitude at all. Aside from the clear benefits on my end, she has also mentioned feeling less irritable lately and that she has hardly experienced any cramps when she is usually in agony on her 1st-2nd day. Anyways, thank you for doing your research so well that results like these are easily accessible to the rest of us. I (a person who doesn’t even take daily vitamins as I should) am now also looking forward to trying your products. -Sincerely, A very pleased significant other.
I’m a fan of the Organic Olivia supplements, between my husband and I we use 6-7 regularly now but we are all bio -individual and this product is a miss for me personally. I was waiting for it to come out and so hopeful it would help with my painful moon cycles. Began taking this three weeks ago. Got my period about a week later and instead of lasting the normal 4 days it was around 8. I’ve been steadily losing weight the past six months I had gained due to my chronic illness, recently about 8-10 lbs a month and since I started taking it despite my best efforts my weight loss ground to a complete halt. Around the same time I started to lose hair around my hairline and top of my head which was pretty alarming, it was thinning rapidly. I couldn’t figure out for the life of me what was going on. Finally a light bulb went on the other day *this* was the only change I have made supplement wise or nutritionally or environmentally in the last month. I researched all the ingredients and as it turns out, chaste berry also known as vitex can cause both weight gain and hair loss. I post this not to be negative about the product, I think for a lot of women it’s probably a good one, but as a warning to just watch for any side effects in case anyone else is experiencing what I did. Herbs can be very powerful. I hope that by discontinuing this product my hair will start to regrow and weight loss will get back on track. I’m going to continue to take my liver juice and work with my functional med doctor to get a Dutch test to work on my hormones in a more controlled setting.
Just purchased this a week or so ago and have only taken it a handful of times. My periods are usually regular however I do get some hefty cramps the first day or 2, and pretty raging mood swings. I got my period today and started feeling the cramps coming on so I took a dropperful of the tincture and my cramps went away almost immediately! I’m very impressed. I will say I’m pretty used to “herbaly” tasting supplements, and this one is potent and even has me making a face when I take it..whew!! However I think it’s worth it and I’m excited to see how it will help long term. Thank you so much Olivia!!
Flow Balance is the BEST herbal formula I have come across for my symptoms: persistent chin and jaw cystic acne regardless of what point of my cycle that I’m in, extreme lightheadedness the day before and day of my period, a very heavy flow with clotting, painful cramps and heightened anxiety at different stages of the month. I have been taking this tincture for 3 weeks and I am over the moon with my results. I have not had ONE cystic acne breakout or spot, which is unbelievable for me because I haven’t seen my skin this clear since I was 12. Now my skin texture is able to heal and improve. I also had the best period of my life! No lightheadedness the day before or day of my period, I had a smooth consistent flow (no clotting), felt calmer and had ZERO cramps! I wish this stuff came in a bigger bottle! 😄 I noticed that Dong Quai is in this formula, my herbalist tutor told me that Dong Quai is an excellent strengthening female herb and particularly very healing for those who have dealt with emotional trauma. Every herb in this formula has a special role and it shows what a wonderful and thoughtful herbalist Olivia is to have selected them. Thank you so much Olivia!!! ❤
I’m sure this product would work wonders with me but unfortunately due to the nasty taste it’s very hard to even mix with any drink.
Wow! I absolutely love this stuff. I no longer wake up with sweaty feet and hands. My acne on my jawline has chilled out a lot! I’m overall impressed with flow balance! I think this and liver juice has really changed my life in a positive way! Thank you Olivia!
I didn’t expect this product to work as quickly as it did. In fact, I know it’s not supposed to be a quick fix, but I don’t know if I can chalk this up simply to coincidence. My period cramps have been anywhere from a 6 to 8 on a scale of 10 throughout my life, and my cycles have always been a little longer than average, but still mostly regular. Since September last year, my cramps have reached a FULL blown 10. I’ve been spending the first day or two of my period every month nearly fainting and throwing up from the overwhelming intensity, with the pain radiating throughout my abdomen and entire lower back and down my legs – unable to comfortably sit, stand, lie down, or walk. I don’t know what caused this extreme shift; all I know is I’m sick of eating pain killers like they’re candy, and tired of being legitimately terrified at the thought of my upcoming cycles. To add to things, I ended up not getting my period at all this April – could have been due to a few different reasons (minus the chance of being pregnant), but still it was unusual. So, I started Flow Balance this past Saturday. My period came YESTERDAY. Minimal cramps, lighthearted mood, did four loads of laundry and helped unload groceries, aka this is my first period since September where I’ve been able to go about my day like a normal person. I’m beside myself. Coincidence or not, I know this product will only continue to help in the coming months. Olivia’s products have all been improving my health in immense ways, it’s hard to describe my experiences without absolutely gushing praise.
I bought this thinking it might help my skin. I don’t have bad cystic acne, but I do have very congested skin. Small raised bumps under the skin all around my mouth, especially on my chin and and starting to creep up onto my cheeks. I don’t eat dairy, caffeine or gluten and I maintain a very good skincare routine. I never knew the cause of these bumps and thought I would be stuck with them forever, until I tried Organic Olivia’s Flow Balance. I’ve only been taking this for about 2 weeks, but WOW, I can see the difference in my skin already. I haven’t had any new spots appear, and the bumps are diminishing progressively. I’ve never felt the skin around my mouth and chin this smooth before. Ever. I’ve been taking Liver Juice as well, and I do take pre and probiotics everyday, so that is definitely helping as well, but I didn’t really start seeing the difference until I’ve incorporate Flow Balance into my routine. It tastes nasty as hell, but the results are a million percent worth it and I will never be without this!! Besides the skin improving, I’ve noticed an improvement in my period as well. I used to have to lay curled up in a ball with a heating pad, crying in pain, while downing a bottle of Advil, but this time I didn’t even notice that I had even gotten my period. I’m usually bombarded with cramps right before it starts, but this time, nothing! I didn’t take any pain medications throughout my entire period. This is a game changer for me. Thank you Olivia for making this magical juice!! xo
I’ve been to numerous doctors in the past two years. Back in 2017 my periods started to be abnormal. I would go months without a period to month with a period. Then in 2018 my period started in June after not having it for 4 months. From June all the way to October I had my period. I was in and out of doctors appointments without any answers to what was going on. I met with 3 different doctors and all they could do was recommend me birth control. I refused the birth control and have been suffering through ever since. Then in February my OBGYN had me go in for a D&C because my endometrial lining was not shedding and my doctor was scared it would turn into something more severe. Since my D&C I have not had a period but I have all the systems like if I was on my period. The acne, lower abdomen pain, headaches, fatigue and so on. Since taking Flow Balance I have started to spot, my acne has cleared up, my lower abdomen pain has since gone away and my headaches are not as severe. I will continue to use this product in hopes it will help.
ok here’s the truth behind my desperate need for some assistance in the hormone balancing/PMS department – I’ve been struggling for years with irregular period! Years! And when I say irregular, I mean there have been years where I would only get my period 4-5 times. This improved over the past few years by a tiny bit , but I was still far from normal (my period was always unpredictable and months apart). I’ve been taking the liver juice and recently added the flow balance to my Olivia collection. Not sure which tincture to thank for the improvements I’m seeing (I have a feeling it was the combination of both) but for the first time in my life I have had a cycle that didn’t leave me exhausted and in excruciating pain! Until now, I did not know that being functional and not bedridden was possible at this time of the month! I’ve also made it through without a single painkiller – something I would not have been to do years ago. Thank you Olivia for bottling your knowledge and thank you for sharing them with the world! If my story sounds like something you have experienced I STRONGLY recommend this tincture – you’ll just have to get over the taste (it is my least favourite of all the tinctures in my collection). Despite the taste, strongly recommended!
I like what it’s supposed to do but so far the taste is just so strong I haven’t been able to take it more than 2 times , I think I may be returning.
Alright y’all. This product is actual magic and Olivia is an actual wizard. I suffer from PCOS and hypothyroidism. In an attempt to really heal those issues from the root causes, my ND and I made the decision that I should come off of birth control. I had been on the pill for 11 years. Every period for the last year has been beyond excruciating. I would leave work because the pain was so bad I couldn’t control my screaming. I would throw up from the pain, even pass out from the pain. As my ND explained to me, this is a hormonal imbalance issue, and I’ve been trying everything to correct it. No dairy, no sugar, no gluten, seed cycling, taking prenatal to replenish the nutrients I lost on BC, CBD oil to help the pain etc. When none of those things worked, my ND, who was now living in another state, suggested I go see a doctor. The OBGYN was traumatizing. Either I get back on BC, or I take copious amounts of ibuprofen to fix the pain. AKA bandaids. I was devastated, thought I’d have permanent damage to my kidneys after so much ibuprofen. Then FLOW BALANCE!!!! I received it and was excited to use it for a month and see where it took me. I used it for three days before getting my period. Mind you, the main emotion when my period approaches now is FEAR because the pain is that bad. After just three days of Flow Balance, my cramps were COMPLETELY TOLERABLE. I sat through a movie and slept through the night. I didn’t double over in pain. I could not believe it!!! If you are like me, and you have severe dysmenorrhea and no doctors can f***in help you, then do yourself a favor and get this product. I cannot WAIT to see the results in a month, three months, etc. Thank you, Olivia from the bottom of my heart! AH!!!!