When we set out to make PMS history, we wanted to find a natural way to help women tackle their biggest PMS problems. Our master herbalists wanted something safe and time-tested, so we started with one of the most widely prescribed traditional formulas for PMS. The base formula we chose is known for its anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects, as well as its ability to address the physical symptoms of PMS like fatigue, insomnia, breast pain, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, and tension.
We also wanted to make sure our formula was strong enough for even the worst PMS. In one study for PMDD, the most severe kind of PMS, the base formula we settled on was effective for more than 75% of women, with 46.7% of women achieving remission according to the HAM-D depression rating scale. 81% of patients at the conclusion of the study no longer met the DSM-IV criteria for PMDD. That sounded like a great place to start, so we set about making our formula the best in the biz.
Brazen's formulas are the result of years of clinical practice by board-certified herbalists. Our formulas are based on traditional blends, where herbs are chosen to work synergistically. In addition to herbs above that have been research validated to address PMS, our proprietary blend includes the following herbs that were carefully chosen to potentiate and harmonize the overall formula.
- Silk Tree Bark: Traditionally used for the treatment of depression, irritability, insomnia, and mood swings. We knew this would be the perfect way to complement our blend especially for the emotional rollercoaster of PMS.
- Polygala Root: The traditional indications for polygala include insomnia, mental stress, pent up emotions, fuzzy headedness, and restlessness.
- Chinese Mint: A bold, strong mint is traditionally used for a variety of stomach issues.