High + Flow
Kicks PMS to the curb. Leaves cramps and inflammation in the dust. Makes bloating a thing of the past. Shows pre-menstrual acne to the door. Gives the boot to fatigue. It's a bird, it's a plane, it's High + Flow!
Our ingredients are chosen because they have shown efficacy in clinical studies. What you won't find on our ingredients list are any added sugars, artificial sweeteners or animal-based vitamins.
Each box contains 30 sachets, equivalent to 1 month's supply.
It also supports carbohydrate metabolism. This is super important, as you need complex carbs to support your mood and energy. Thiamin is involved in neuromuscular and central nervous system activities. This means it regulates uterine muscular contractions, better known as cramps.
Riboflavin helps your body convert food into energy. It also helps other vitamins do their job including folate, vitamin B6, niacin, iron and vitamin K.
Biotin is a B vitamin known to support healthy hair, skin, and nails. Biotin acts as an essential cofactor, which allows enzymes to work efficiently - critical for gene expression, cell growth, and metabolism.
Vitamin B6 supports mood and emotional well-being. It’s needed to convert tryptophan into serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates your mood. And since serotonin levels tend to fluctuate just before your period—causing low mood and anxiety.
Folate helps your body make energy, DNA, and neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin. This regulates your mood and emotions. High & Flow uses 5-MTHF (methyl-folate) which has been shown to be more bioactive than folic acid in most individuals.
Along with thiamin and B6, B12 is necessary for supporting a healthy nervous system. These nutrients work together to aid cognitive function. B12, like other B vitamins, is needed to make red blood cells. This is critical for replenishing blood during your period, especially if you have heavier flow.
Iodine has also been shown to help with heavy or irregular periods, as well as breast tenderness
Vitamin D is both essential to the absorption of calcium but is also a hero ingredient in its own right. Alongside reducing inflammation, low levels of vitamin D are associated with depression and low mood.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps support your immune system and maintains cell membrane integrity, which basically means its brilliant from your skin.
Zinc supports the reduction of inflammation and prostaglandins, which is how it supports relief of period pain. Zinc works for skin by blocking androgens, killing bacteria, and reducing keratin production.
By relaxing the smooth muscles in the uterus and reducing prostaglandins, magnesium helps to prevent cramps. Magnesium also supports the reduction of the production of cortisol, the stress hormone.
Selenium has a number of benefits, including being essential to thyroid hormone metabolism, activating vitamin C in the body, acting as an antioxidant and immune system support.
Whole Food Nutrients
Acerola cherries have one of the highest vitamin C contents of any fruit, and in a potent and bioactive form. Plant sources of vitamin C tend to have natural occurring compounds that improve vitamin C bioavailability. Acerola Cherry's antimicrobial properties help your skin to heal from acne breakouts, protecting your skin from bacterial build-up that causes more acne and giving it a healthy glow.
Broccoli Powder creates a compound called diindolylmethane (DIM ) when digested. DIM plus its critical co-factor Glutathione is a powerful duo for detoxification on a cellular level. Improved elimination of toxins and hormones are beneficial for hormone-related breakouts and acne. Broccoli has multiple vitamins, minerals, and is made of several sulfur-containing phytonutrients that support the liver, microbiome and digestion.
Ginger fights period pain by suppressing the production of prostaglandins (which trigger muscle contractions that help the uterus to shed its lining) giving it anti-inflammatory properties.
Curcumin, the bioactive compound found in turmeric, has demonstrated both anti-inflammatory and neurologic effects, supporting the reduction of cramps, anxiety and PMS related mood-swings.
We use beetroot powder to give High & Flow a gorgeous pink colour. Beetroot powder contains a unique combination of compounds not found in many other foods. Beetroots have been linked to a number of benefits, importantly in supporting cardiovascular health and blood sugar levels already within normal range.
PCOS, a relative cause of infertility, affects 10-15% of women. myo-inositol, found naturally in citrus fruits, seems particularly effective in treating some of the symptoms of PCOS. It does this by supporting the regulation of a number of hormones and also acts as an insulin sensitiser.
Angelica root is an antispasmodic (which is a fancy way of saying it relieves cramps), balances oestrogen levels, and supports your nervous system to ease anxiety and boost energy.
Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb classified as an adaptogen, means that it helps your body to manage stress.
Cramp bark has traditionally been used as a pain treatment for cramps, particularly menstrual cramps. It has also been known to help soothe even severe cramping that is associated with nausea, vomiting, and sweaty chills.
Prebiotics feed Probiotics, the live bacteria in your gut. A gut lined with probiotics prevents inflammatory toxins from leaking through into the bloodstream, supporting the reduction of inflammation that causes acne and restoring the skins moisture barrier.
Inositol, Acerola Cherry Extract (17% Vitamin C), Magnesium Citrate, Dong Quai Powder, Vitamin E (DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Inulin, Broccoli Powder, Zinc Bisglycinate, Cramp Bark 4:1 Extract, Ashwagandha 10:1 Extract (5% Withanolides), Ginger Root 20:1 Extract, Nicotinamide, Turmeric Extract (95% Curcuminoids), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol – from Algae), Black Pepper 25:1 Extract (95% Piperine), Thiamine Hydrochloride, Calcium L-Methylfolate, Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin), Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite, D-Biotin, Natural Forest Fruits Flavour.
Zinc, DIM and Acerola Cherry, which contains vitamin C, banish hormonal acne by blocking androgens, killing bacteria, promoting collagen production and detoxifying at a cellular level. Vitamin C is said to enhance capillary strength, helping to protect and repair skin. It gives your skin a healthy glow, and more even tone, by fighting off infections and free radicals that lead to sunspots, age spots, and redness. The antimicrobial properties of the Acerola cherry protect your skin from breakouts and blemishes. The high concentration of vitamin C also promotes collagen production and increases your skin and hair’s ability to heal itself. Studies have also shown that calcium plays an important role in supporting pre-menstrual acne.
Last but not least, the gut. Digestive issues contribute to inflammation and sensitive skin. A daily dose of 2+ Billion probiotics from all 3 categories will nourish a good gut-good skin axis.
Tiredness, migraines and premenstrual depression
Magnesium plays a role in serotonin production, the mood-boosting hormone, and has been effective in preventing menstrual migraines. Vitamin B6 regulates the two mood-boosting hormones, serotonin and norepinephrine, reducing a broad range of PMS symptoms, but one of the more notable ones is premenstrual depression.
A study has shown that calcium reduced fatigue, appetite changes, headaches and depression in women with PMS. Vitamin D is both essential to the absorption of calcium, but is also a hero ingredient in its own right. Alongside reducing inflammation, low levels of vitamin D are associated with depression and low mood.
Natural hormone balance
We've added Dong Quai to support the balance of oestrogen levels, ease anxiety, support energy and provide anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory relief. Elevated oestrogen levels, particular in relation to progesterone levels during the two weeks leading up to menstruation, can exacerbate PMS symptoms and has been linked to heavy periods, PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis and hormone-dependent cancer.
The liver plays a large role in eliminating the build-up of excess hormones such as oestrogen. Turmeric and antioxidant hero’s vitamin C and E support detoxification and encourage healthy liver and blood flow. Iodine also promotes healthy oestrogen metabolism by the body and is particularly beneficial for easing breast pain.
Vitamin B6 supports the body in producing progesterone, which helps to recalibrate the body’s natural hormonal balance post ovulation.
Stress, anxiety and sleep
Anxiety and stress lead to a greater production of cortisol, which can impact progesterone and thyroid stimulating hormone and in turn play havoc with the body’s natural hormonal rhythm. This also leads to poor sleep quality, worsening the emotional symptoms of PMS. Ashwagandha, an Ayurvedic herb, strengthens the endocrine and nervous system by helping to balance the production of cortisol from the adrenal glands.
Better quality sleep is a result of the body’s ability to manage anxiety.
Painful periods and cramps
There are a host of natural anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxing ingredients to support the body through those painful first few days of menstruation. Dong Quai is an antispasmodic (which is a fancy way of saying it relieves cramps). Magnesium also plays a role in helping the muscles in your uterus to relax, relieving the menstrual cramps caused by uterine muscle contractions. Turmeric and ginger are powerful anti-inflammatories and support the body to reduce any deep-seated inflammation. Cramp bark has traditionally been used to soothe severe menstrual cramping associated with nausea, vomiting and sweaty chills through its ability to block muscle spasms.
Bloating and constipation
Fluctuating levels of oestrogen and progesterone just before menstruation can have an impact on bowel movements, often resulting in constipation. To encourage a healthy gut biome, we have included a blend of [2+] billion probiotics. These hormones are also the culprits behind the water and sodium retention that leads to bloating. Studies have shown that magnesium can relieve symptoms such as bloating and fluid retention.
Appetite changes and cravings
When cortisol (the stress hormone) levels are high, the body turn on its fight-or-flight response and appetite is stimulated. This leads of an increased intake of carbs and fat to fuel the response. Combined with a drop in serotonin (the happy hormone) levels in menstruators with PMS, this can often lead to cravings for chocolate and sweets as the body uses these as a serotonin quick fix.
Magnesium, vitamin B6, calcium, vitamin D and Ashwagandha are our hero’s in supporting the body to lower cortisol levels and boost serotonin, and in the process lowering stress, boosting mood and keeping cravings at bay.