As you have read from the title, this is about women and our dreaded monthly cycles, so if this is not a topic you want to read about, I highly recommend clicking the X, to close this post now:) You’ve been warned!
PMS has never been fun, and I don’t think any woman can say they enjoy their time of the month. It’s a time for me I dread and wish it wouldn’t come. Major migraines, excessive cramping, tiredness, bloating, chocolate cravings(although I’m not sure I would say this is bad), and every other symptom that comes along with our menstrual cycles. Back in 2007 a grapefruit sized cyst was discovered on my right ovary. Surgery was needed to remove this huge mass, and biopsies to check for cancer. Luckily, surgery was a success and no cancer was found, but one thing has been at its worst since that cyst was removed, my monthly cycle. The cramping is excessive, my moods can be unpleasant and you can count on me lying in bed due to headaches and discomfort. When I found out about At Last Naturals, a line of all, natural products for women – developed by a woman – who are experiencing the bothersome symptoms of PMS and even perimenopause or even menopause, I was a little more than thrilled. Heck, PMS support and other products that may help with all those bothersome symptoms we experience, you can count me in.
I was sent a line of At Last Naturals products to try out, and have been using them for a while now.
At Last Naturals Wild Yam Cream
This natural cream is rich in diosgenin, a plant compound derived from wild yam that is structurally similar to those found in the body that can naturally help support women gently and effectively during times of imbalance. This, together with its exceptional moisturizing properties, the Wild Yam Cream assists the body in fighting hot flashes, mood swings and other menopausal, perimenopausal and PMS related issues. Suggested retail price: $16.95
Wild Yam Extra Strength Gel
Formulated for women experiencing more bothersome symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood swings and other menopausal, perimenopausal and PMS related issues, the extra strength gel offers a higher concentration of diosgenin (derived from wild yam). At Last Naturals Wild Yam Extra Strength Gel assists the body in fighting more severe symptoms related to menopausal, perimenopausal and PMS. Suggested retail price: $21.00
At Last Naturals Wild Yam Vaginal Gel
The non-irritating, water-based gel formula with Vitamin E provides naturally soothing relief for vaginal dryness and to help restore a women’s natural lubrication. Use every day, during sexual activity or as frequently as needed. Suggested retail price: $8.95
At Last Naturals Wild Yam Meno-Herbs
An all-herbal tablet formulation containing not only diosgenin, a plant compound derived from wild yam, but also a proprietary blend of key botanicals, such as red clover, dong quai, black cohosh, raspberry, chaste tree berry and other important herbs for women. It works synergistically to help balance and support the female system. Suggested retail price: $16.00
At Last Naturals Meno-Herbs2 (with Protykin)
An all-herbal, proprietary tablet formulation made with 10 botanicals, as well as Protykin®, a standardized Trans- RESVERATROL high potency 200:1 extract of Polygonum cuspidatum (root). This powerful antioxidant and cardioprotectant contains 50% phytoestrogens (natural plant estrogens). As a phytoestrogen, Protykin® helps provide natural menopause relief by helping maintain normal estrogen activity, reducing hot flashes, balancing mood swings and promoting healthy bone density. Derived from the root of Polygonum cuspidatum, an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, Protykin® contains more than 1,000-times the amount of the same antioxidant ingredient in red wine that is believed to promote cardiovascular health and reduce the effects of premature aging. In addition, the formula contains red clover, black cohosh, dong quai, wild yam, raspberry, chaste tree berry and other important herbs for women that work synergistically to help balance and support the female system. This unique, extra-strength herbal combination provides a rich source of isoflavins and natural plant estrogens. It can be taken alone or as a safe and effective adjunct to the entire At Last Naturals® topical line.Suggested retail price: $24.50
At Last Naturals Equigest Progesterone Cream
This external cosmetic progesterone cream is applied to specific areas of the body to deliver just the right combination of quality ingredients to help maintain a healthy hormonal balance. At Last Naturals® Equigest® Progesterone Cream contains USP micronized progesterone (the process of micronization allows for steady, even absorption). USP classifies the progesterone as the highest quality available. It is formulated in a cream base that also contains vitamin E, vitamin A and pure aloe vera. Suggested retail price: $26.00
I have been using the At Last Naturals Wild Yam Cream, Wild Yam Gel, and the Progesterone Balancing Cream. Although, I haven’t seen any”major” changes yet, I’m not going to stop using the products. I did notice the crabiness didn’t last as long, as usual, and I felt like I could function which was great. The products are easy to use, where you gently massage a small amount onto your belly, thighs, arms or any other soft areas on your body. I’m hoping this next month I’ll see some changes and the mood swings will diminish more. That would be nice for everyone I am in contact with at the beginning of the month, when my monthly cycle hits. I gave my mom the menopause products, because she has all the symptoms of menopause and has been looking for products she can use with her medications. She spoke to her doctor who said give them a try since they are natural. My mom was just given the thumbs up to use the products, but she has told me she has noticed a difference already. Her hot flashes are less frequent and she actually gets cold now(this never happens.) She is thrilled to have products that may help her with her menopause symptoms and feel “normal” again! The products are paraben free and contain healing wild yam; a natural ingredient that works with your body to help counterbalance what hormonal changes have taken away.
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Disclaimer: This is a review based on my opinion only, yours may differ. I was sent products and information to help facilitate my review, no other form of compensation was received. All opinion are 100% mine. Please consult your doctor before using.