For Cramps, Mood Swings, and More: The 6 Best Supplements to Take on Your Period


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Real talk: When your uterus decides to throw its monthly rager, it might feel like there's not much you can do except gas up the heating pad and wait out the party biology forced you to chaperone. The fact that so many of us power through cramps, mood swings, sore boobs, back pain, and nausea on a regular basis makes us bona fide superheroes, in my opinion—but that doesn't mean we don't wish that managing PMS symptoms was slightly, well, more manageable.


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There's a good chance you've accrued some strategies to feel better during your period over the years—or maybe you just have a longstanding relationship with Midol. But if you've been curious about taking a more natural approach to some of your period's more annoying side effects, know that there are herbs and supplements that have been proven to help.

This science is the driving force behind a series of new period-centric supplements from Love Wellness, the feminine health brand founded by Lo Bosworth. The herbal blends were crafted with a team of medical experts to tackle PMS-related nuisances ranging from mood dips to bloat. That's why we deferred to one of Bosworth's go-to docs, award-winning ob-gyn Christine Sterling, for her advice on the best supplements to take for every kind of period symptom.

And as always, if your symptoms are truly disruptive to your life, it might be time to consult a doc. Find her picks below.

If your cramps are particularly awful:

If you have bad mood swings:

If your boobs hurt:

If you're nauseous or bloated:

If your digestion is out of whack:

If you're having trouble sleeping:


This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

Victoria Hoff