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The vH essentials Line of Products

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to become pregnant, you should ask a healthcare professional before using any of the vH essentials products.

If you are concerned about using any of the vH essentials products with other medicine, you should check with your healthcare provider before use.

Stop use and ask a doctor if you experience any discomfort or symptoms that you suspect may be related to use of any vH essentials product. Please see the product packaging for more detailed information.

Questions of a medical nature should be taken up with your doctor. If you have any other questions or need information about a vH essentials product that cannot be found on this web site, you may call our Toll Free Number 1­-800-­635­-3696 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm US Central Time Zone.

Homeopathic Vaginal Odor Treatment

Some women may notice a discharge while using the vaginal inserts and therefore choose to wear a panty liner. If associated with the product, the discharge will subside within a few days of completing the treatment. If any abnormal discharge continues more than a few days after completing treatment, however, you should consult a doctor.

For best results, it is recommended that you do not use the vaginal inserts while menstruating.

In this situation, it is recommended that you stop treatment when you get your period and then resume treatment near the end of your period when your flow has become very light and has almost stopped.

For best results, it is recommended that you do not engage in vaginal sexual activity until the full 6­-day treatment is complete and your odor symptoms have resolved.

Stop use and ask a doctor if you experience any discomfort or symptoms that you suspect may be related to the product. Please see the Warnings in the Product Information Brochure and in the Drug Facts box on the product package for more detailed information.

Questions of a medical nature should be taken up with your doctor.

Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry Feminine Health Supplement

Probiotics are “friendly bacteria” that can offer a variety of health benefits including support of digestive, immune, and feminine health. A woman’s body needs beneficial bacteria for a number of things, including maintaining vaginal health and freshness.

A healthy vaginal flora is comprised of many different species of healthy microscopic bacteria. When balanced, these microorganisms create an acidic, low pH environment that is protective and helps to maintain feminine health. Unfortunately, many factors can disrupt a healthy balance and render a woman vulnerable to unwanted vaginal symptoms. Probiotics, like those found in vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry Feminine Health Dietary Supplement, can help support the microbial balance needed to maintain feminine health.

Many factors can disrupt a healthy balance including menstruation, sexual activity, antibiotics, contraceptives, smoking, stress and menopause, just to name a few.

While probiotics are live organisms intended to introduce new healthy bacteria into your body, prebiotics are ingredients known to support growth of those beneficial bacteria that already live in your body.

Many lifestyle factors can disrupt your protective microbial balance including menstruation, sexual activity, antibiotics, contraceptives, smoking, stress and menopause, to name a few. Prebiotics, like those found in vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry Feminine Health Dietary Supplement, can help support growth of your body’s beneficial bacteria and promote the balance you need to maintain feminine health.

vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry contains a clinically studied whole cranberry extract believed to support urinary tract health by reducing bacteria adhesion to urinary tract walls. By helping to flush the urinary tract to maintain cleanliness, vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry can help support complete feminine tract health.

The recommended dosage for vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry Feminine Health Dietary Supplement is two capsules daily. The goal of supplementation with this product is to maintain an optimal bacterial balance and support urinary tract health. Because of the many lifestyle factors that can disrupt a healthy balance and based upon clinical studies of vH essentials cranberry ingredient, continued supplementation at the recommended dose is desirable.

No, vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry Feminine Health Dietary Supplement is a daily dietary supplement—it is not a drug or a medicine.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Prebiotic Suppositories

Yes, the product may offer several benefits to women in menopause and beyond. vH essentials Prebiotic Suppositories soothe while supporting freshness and balance, and help protect against vaginal odor that some women experience in menopause.

For maximum benefit, it’s recommended that you do not use the Prebiotic Suppositories during your period.

We suggest you stop using the Prebiotic Suppositories when you get your period, then resume use near the end of your period when your flow has become very light and has almost stopped.

Some women may notice a discharge while using the suppositories and therefore choose to wear a panty liner. If associated with the product, the discharge will subside within a few days of completing the treatment. If any abnormal discharge continues more than a few days after completing treatment however, you should consult a doctor.

It’s fine to use the vH essentials Vaginal Odor Treatment and Prebiotic Suppositories at the same time. Preferably, however, the two products should not be applied simultaneously. Rather, it’s recommended that odor treatment be applied at night before bedtime and the prebiotic suppositories be applied during the day. Because some women notice a discharge while using these products, you may want to wear a panty liner.

The prebiotic suppositories can be used as often as desired – to promote vaginal freshness and balance, and help protect against embarrassing vaginal odor. For example, you can use the suppositories daily, every other day, or less often… it’s really up to you and what feels best. Although the product was designed for an initial use of 15 consecutive days, there are women who choose not to use the product daily because they don’t find it necessary.

PMS

Premenstrual syn­drome (PMS) may be described as one or more symptoms linked to the menstrual cycle. PMS symptoms occur 1 to 2 weeks before a woman’s period starts and typically stop after menstrual bleeding begins. PMS can affect women of any age and the effect is different for each woman. Most women experience normal PMS characterized by fairly mild symptoms that do not require medical treatment. However, even normal PMS can interfere with life at work, school, and home and have a significant negative effect on a woman’s quality of life, most notably her personal relationships.

There is no single cause to which PMS can be attributed; rather it is thought several factors may be involved. Changes in hormones during the menstrual cycle seem to be an important cause. Stress and emotional problems do not seem to cause PMS, but they may make it worse. Chemical changes in the brain related to hormonal fluctuations, including reduced levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin, may also be involved.

Normal PMS complaints vary from woman to woman and can include both physical and emotional symptoms. Complaints about emotional symptoms are common, especially irritability. Of particular concern is the toll emotional symptoms can take on personal relationships. The most common PMS complaints are summarized in the table below.

Emotional/Behavioral Symptoms Physiological Symptoms
Aggression Difficulty concentrating Abdominal bloating
Anger Fatigue Back pain
Anxiety Food cravings or overeating Breast pain
Changes in sexual interest Forgetfulness Tenderness and/or swelling
Confusion Irritability Headache
Crying and tearfulness Loneliness Muscle aches
Decreased self-esteem Mood swings Weight gain
Depressed mood Tension Insomnia

Experts estimate that 85 percent or more of menstruating women have at least 1 PMS symptom as part of their monthly cycle. Normal PMS symptoms, experienced by the vast majority of women, are fairly mild and do not require any special medical treatment.**

PMS Facts
An estimated 43–55 million women experience some uncomfortable symptoms during the premenstrual phase of their cycles
50% of women respond positively if directly asked, “Do you think you have PMS?”
PMS affects women throughout the reproductive years:

  • Occurs most often in women in their late 20s to early 40s.
  • Also significant in adolescents.
  • Average age of onset is 26 years.
PMS symptoms tend to worsen over the course of the reproductive years.
Approximately 12–25 million women have premenstrual symptoms that interfere with their daily lives

Over -the­-counter (OTC) medicines are widely available for managing physical symptoms of PMS (cramps, bloating or backache), but they are not indicated for the management of emotional disturbances associated with PMS. vH essentials PMS Daytime Symptom Relief is different. It is a dietary supplement that has been clinically shown to help improve the emotional and appetite problems associated with normal PMS.

** A small percentage of women experience symptoms that can be debilitating and require medical intervention. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a more serious form of PMS that requires a doctor’s diagnosis and treatment.

PMS Daytime Symptom Relief

PMS Daytime Symptom Relief is clinically tested dietary supplement formulated to naturally support emotional wellbeing and normal appetite during PMS. More specifically, vH essentials PMS Daytime Symptom Relief works with the body to help reduce mood swings, ease irritability, improve concentration and curb sugar and starch cravings often associated with PMS.

vH essentials PMS Daytime was developed by Judith Wurtman, Ph.D, whose research on the connection between food, behavior and the brain showed how modification in food intake can enhance control over behavior and mental performance. Her award­ winning research led to the formulation of vH essentials’ proprietary ingredient blend.

vH essentials PMS Daytime Symptom Relief contains a patented blend of simple and complex carbohydrates designed for quick absorption and maximum duration, as well as Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Magnesium & Calcium.

No, vH essentials PMS Daytime Symptom Relief is taken only on days you are experiencing PMS symptoms.

The directions for use recommend consuming twice daily on an empty stomach during PMS: once late morning and once late afternoon. A third drink may be consumed in the evening if needed. If your PMS symptoms start in the afternoon, take the first drink in the afternoon and a second drink in the evening following dinner.

No, this is not recommended. vH essentials PMS Daytime Symptom Relief is not a meal replacement and should be used in accordance with the product labeling.

In accordance with the Supplement Facts, a serving size is 1 scoop (25 grams) of vH essentials PMS Daytime Symptom Relief powder which you are instructed to mix into only 1⁄2 cup (4 oz.) of water. However, if 1 scoop does not produce the desired results, you are encouraged to experiment with the amount of vH essentials PMS Daytime Symptom Relief powder to find what works best for you, making sure to maintain a 1 scoop powder to 1⁄2 cup water ratio (using too much water may diminish effectiveness.)

Based on reports by women in clinical studies, the effects of vH essentials PMS Daytime Symptom Relief are felt within 30 minutes of consuming and last up to 3­-4 hours. Maximum effects were reported around 90 minutes after consumption.*

Women with PMS who took vH essentials PMS Daytime Symptom Relief reported greater improvement in mood and more significant reduction in feelings of anger and irritability compared to women who drank placebo beverages. Similarly, women who took vH essentials PMS Daytime Symptom Relief reported reduced cravings for sweet and starchy carbohydrates compared to women who drank placebo beverages*.

There’s only one way to know for certain if vH essentials PMS Daytime Symptom Relief will help you — give it a try. But there are some things you can do to help ensure the best results:

  • Be sure to drink vH essentials PMS Daytime Symptom Relief on an empty stomach (2­-3 hours after eating)
  • Consume the entire drink quickly (within 5 – 10 minutes)
  • Maintain a 1 scoop powder to 1⁄2 cup water ratio (using too much water may diminish effectiveness)
  • If 1 scoop does not produce desired results, experiment with the amount of PMS Daytime Symptom Relief to find what works best for you. You may try:
    • 1 1⁄2 scoops in 3⁄4 cup (6 oz.) of water
    • 2 scoops in 1 cup (8 oz.) of water

No, vH essentials PMS Daytime Symptom Relief is a dietary supplement – it is not a drug or medicine.

Improvements reported by women in clinical studies are based on a 47.5 g (2 scoop) serving size.

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

PMS Nighttime Sleep Formula

PMS Nighttime Sleep Formula is a dietary supplement formulated to naturally support emotional wellbeing during PMS by supplementing melatonin levels and helping to promote restful sleep.

As many as 7 out of 10 women with PMS have difficulty falling or staying asleep, while others report that their quality of sleep is greatly reduced during PMS.

Although the answer to this question is unclear, some studies suggest that impaired sleep during PMS is related to cyclical fluctuations in melatonin levels.

An overwhelming and growing body of evidence shows that our ability to be emotionally resilient and function optimally in all aspects of life is highly dependent on restful, restorative sleep patterns. Our emotional wellbeing is in jeopardy anytime we don’t get enough restful sleep. During PMS, when many women are already experiencing emotional turmoil, diminished sleep can be especially problematic. By supporting sound and restful sleep, vH essentials PMS Nighttime Sleep Formula can help you be more emotionally resilient during the day.

During PMS, or anytime you are having trouble falling or staying asleep, take two vH essentials PMS Nighttime Sleep capsules before bed to help maintain melatonin levels and promote restful sleep.

vH essentials PMS Nighttime Sleep Formula contains a proprietary Stress Reducing Complex Blend of ingredients that works to calm and relax you. vH essentials PMS Nighttime Sleep capsules also contain a Resiliency Enhancing Sleep Blend to help maintain melatonin levels and promote restful sleep.

No, vH essentials PMS Nighttime Sleep Formula is a dietary supplement—it is not a drug or a medicine.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Homeopathic Medicine

The practice of homeopathic medicine, or homeopathy, has existed for more than 200 years and is based on the Principle of Similars, loosely translated as “like cures like”. This principle asserts that pharmacologically­ active ingredients producing a characteristic set of symptoms at a higher dose can relieve or cure similar symptoms when given at a much lower dose.

Homeopathic medicines attempt to stimulate a response by the body’s own healing mechanisms. In other words, homeopathic medicines harness the power of the body’s own immune system by imposing a gentle stimulus, and then letting your natural defenses do the rest.

Homeopathic medicines are derived from natural botanical, mineral or biological substances and are classified as either over­-the-­counter (OTC) or prescription (Rx) drug products. After demonstrating conformance to established safety and efficacy criteria, approved homeopathic medicines are listed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) where they are indicated for relief of specific symptoms at specified OTC and Rx dose potencies.

In contrast to conventional medicines, homeopathic medicines are believed to be more effective when they are diluted. The potencies of homeopathic medicines are specified in terms of dilution, i.e., 1x (1/10 dilution), 2x (1/100 dilution), etc.

Homeopathic OTC medicines are available in numerous product and dosage forms. Homeopathic medicines may be delivered to the body in the form of capsules, creams, eye drops, gels, granules, liquids, lozenges, nasal sprays, ointments, pills, tablets, suppositories, and syrups.

OTC homeopathic products, like other drug products sold over-­the­-counter, are indicated for treatment of self­-limiting conditions with recognizable symptoms amenable to self-diagnosis. On the other hand, homeopathic and other drug products indicated for conditions that are not self­-limiting and amenable to self­-diagnosis require a prescription and consultation with a healthcare provider.

Because homeopathic medicines deliver very small amounts of active ingredients, they are widely considered safe for use. Despite extensive marketing history, very few side effects have been reported in association with the use of homeopathic remedies. However, as with all other medicines, the user should read the product label carefully prior to taking any homeopathic medicine, comply with all instructions for use, and consult a healthcare provider or pharmacist with any special health-related questions or concerns regarding potential drug interactions.

Homeopathic products are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and classified as drugs under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Homeopathic medicines must comply with FDA labeling requirements and be manufactured in accordance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). Manufacturers of homeopathic products are required to register with the FDA and are subject to FDA inspections.

These statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practices. They have not been reviewed by the Food & Drug Administration.