VIVA Fem™ was designed to help with a woman’s needs. It is a unique combination of nutrients and herbal factors that support the feminine natural processes.
VIVA Fem™ provides a balance of nutrients and herbs known for their individual and synergistic effects and are well supported by long-term nutrition and herbology history for their safe use.
Note: Women who plan to become pregnant, or are pregnant or breastfeeding, should consult with their physician before taking herbal products. Please consult your physician if you have any medical condition and are taking any pharmaceutical drugs, including blood thinners and birth control pills, as many herbs can interfere with these medications.
Directions: Take two (2) tablets twice daily.
Serving Size 2 Tablets
Amount per 2 Tablets
% Daily Value
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopheryl succinate)|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)|
Evening primrose oil
Black cohosh root extract (root)
Grape seed extract (seed)
Dong quai extract (root)
Chaste tree berry extract (fruit)
Wheat germ (seed)
* Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate.
This product contains soy and wheat.
No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives added.
STORAGE: Keep bottle tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry place.
Keep out of reach of children.
Please consult your physician before taking supplements if you are pregnant, nursing, taking prescription drugs or are under medical care for any existing illness or condition.
What do these ingredients do?
- Promotes cardiovascular health
- Helps reduce occurrence and severity of hot flashes
- Reduces oxidative stress related to premature aging
- Reduces breast tenderness
- Promotes cardiovascular health
- Supports synthesis of neurotransmitters and neurohormones for brain health
- Contributes to energy functions
- Calms PMS symptoms
- Aids in antibody formation
- Supports proper digestion
- Strengthens nerves and muscles
- Reduces irritability
- Necessary for proper water balance
Contains phytoestrogen isoflavones to support optimum daily intake.
- Blocks harmful effects of xenoestrogens (toxic synthetic estrogen substances)
- Reduces estrogen link-up to receptor cells
- Antioxidant protection from free radical damage
- Boosts levels of the body’s own antioxidants
- Blocks enzymatic catalysts responsible for unhealthy cellular growth
- Promote healthy, normal cholesterol balance
- Reduces hot flashes
- Helps support healthy bone formation and density
Evening Primrose Oil:
Evening primrose oil contains gamma-linolenic acid that easily converts into prostaglandins, which are hormone-like chemicals helpful in supporting:
- Cardiovascular health
- Immune system health
- Nervous system health
- Skin health
- Reproductive health
Black Cohosh extract:
- Helps relax muscles
- Relieves hot flashes
- Helps reduce stress and tension
- Improves personal lubrication and moisture
- Supports bone formation and strength
- Reduces fatigue
- Reduces mood swings
- Regulates menstrual flow
- Reduces night sweats
- Supports a positive mental attitude.
Dong Quai extract:
- Increases synergy and effectiveness of other herbs in the formula
- Helps reduce hot flashes
- Regulates the menstrual cycle
- Improves personal lubrication
- Increases vitality and energy
- Balances body systems
- Relaxes uterine muscles
- Promotes calmness
- Strengthens reproductive system
- Fatty acids, minerals and vitamins B12 and folic acid support cardiovascular health
Chaste Tree Berry extract:
- Potent flavonoid antioxidant properties reduce free-radical damage
- Helps normalize activity of hormones
- Helps reduce hot flashes
- Promotes clear skin, reducing acne flareups
- Helps regulate the menstrual cycle
- Has a balancing effect on estrogen and progesterone ratio
- Moderates menstrual flow
- Reduces anxiety
- Promotes restful sleep
- Supports balanced mood
- Increases production of leutenizing hormone (LH)
- Decreases follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
- Natural source of B vitamins and vitamin E
(See above benefits under Vitamin E and vitamin B6)
- Antioxidant power supports neurological health
- Acts to protect the body against damage from oxidative stress
- Supports memory and cognitive function
- Promotes good vision and eye health
- Strengthens collagen
- Source of vitamin C, manganese, iron and niacin
- Tones pelvic muscles
- Relaxes and strengthens the uterus
- Normalizes hormones
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Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar, Simon & Schuster/fireside, 1993.
Herbal Tonic Therapies by Daniel B. Mowrey, Ph.D., Keats Publishing, 1993.
Therapeutic Approaches to Menopause, Protocol Journal of Botanical Medicine, spring/96
Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Tori Hudson, ND, NTC/Contemporary/Keats, 1999.
“All About Soy Isoflavones and Women’s Health”, Victoria Dolby, MPH, Avery Publishing, 1999.
“The Woman’s Book of Healing Herbs”, Harrar and O’Donnel, Rodale Press, 1999.
“Women’s Health Wisdom, 2002”, Oxmoor House, Inc.,. 2002.
“Prescription for Herbal Healing”, Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, Avery-Penguin Putnam, NY, 2002.
“The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine”, Daniel B. Mowrey, Ph.D., Cormorant Books, 1986
“Healthy Healing”, 10th Edition, Linda Rector Page, N.D., Ph.D., Healthy Healing Publications, 1996.
Anderson, JW, et al. “Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Soy Protein Intake on Serum Lipids.” New England Journal of Medicine; 333:276-282, 1995.
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Chenoy, R., et al. “Effect of oral gamolenic acid from evening primrose oil on menopausal flushing.” Brit. Med. J.;308:503-506, 1994.
Khoo, S.K., et al. “Evening primrose oil and treatment of premenstrual syndrome.” Med. J Aust. 153:189, 1990.
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American Heart Association Scientific Advisory: HRT and Cardiovascular Disease. July, 2001.
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The information contained herein is for nutritional information only and shall not replace any appropriate, professional medical care.
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.