Oona PMS 1 - 90 Tablets
Since women can experience either psychological or physiological symptoms, or both types, Oöna Health has developed two different formulations that may be taken separately or together. Oöna PMS1 is taken throughout a woman's cycle and works with her body to help balance production of certain hormones; the correct balance can mitigate the onset of PMS.
- Mood swings
- Mild depression
- Breast tenderness
Staying within Oona's philosophy of keeping formulations simple, Oöna PMS1 contains two tablets - a daily tablet and an additional "bonus supplement". Each daily tablet consists of a very fine chaste tree berry extract that is standardized to its key active compound. Oona PMS 1 is also formulated for younger women who may not remember to take their herbs throughout the day - so one tablet contains a mighty 275 mg. of chaste tree berry-- all that should be required. (check with your health care professional) Most products on the shelf contain only 60 mg. or less of a lesser quality extract. Since many women forget throughout the day to take the tablet or tincture, this often means they do not get enough chaste tree in their system and later wonder why it didn't work. The daily tablet also contains black cohosh. Neither black cohosh or chaste tree berry contain hormones or hormone-like substances; however the herbs do influence hormonal activity through the pituitary gland and hypothalamus.
Next, Oona has added a "bonus supplement" of passionflower for women who need a little extra relief. Taken just after ovulation ends, passionflower extract is a great complement to chaste tree berry for women who feel especially irritable and depressed just prior to menstruation. Passionflower has historically been used as a calming agent, and is particularly helpful when physical or mental strain results in stress. It is not a strong pain reliever but does have a lasting and refreshing effect on the nervous system.
PMS 1- Chaste Tree Berry with Black Cohosh
The product in the green tin is their “hormone balancing” product. It’s designed to work with your own body to help regulate your hormones; this in turn helps those symptoms listed on the front of the tin. This product does not add any hormones. One loose tablet is taken daily. Then, two weeks before your period or about the time you ovulate, add one tablet of passionflower (in the blister pack) daily along with the loose tablet. The blister pack of passionflower is included inside the PMS 1 tin. Full relief can be felt after 60 days (the entire tin) “60 days till better days”
OönaPMS1 is formulated with herbs to help regulate production of hormones and, in turn, the menstrual cycle. OönaPMS1 daily tablet is comprised primarily of chaste tree berry with added black cohosh. Neither black cohosh or chaste tree berry contain hormones or hormone-like substances; however the herbs do influence hormonal activity through the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. In part, chaste tree berry has been shown to stimulate the brain to produce more of the luteinizing hormone (LH). Greater production of LH in turn signals the ovaries to produce more progesterone and thus balance the ratio of progesterone to estrogen. This leads to relief for many women who may find themselves irritable, depressed, and bloated right before their period. Chaste tree berry has also been used successfully for menstruation related acne.
Another benefit of chaste tree berry is its ability to lower prolactin levels. (another hormone released through the pituitary known for its role in breast milk) Elevated prolactin levels have been associated with PMS symptoms such as breast tenderness. The lowering of prolactin concentrations in turn also raises progesterone levels. It is this hormone balancing combination of lower prolactin and greater LH production that not only offers many women significant PMS relief but also a side benefit of achieving more regular ovulation. While chaste tree can do wonders to normalize a the menstrual cycle, OonaPMS1 should not be taken or stopped immediately if you think you may be pregnant.
The black cohosh in OönaPMS1, a great counterpart to chaste tree berry, also helps to normalize hormone production via the pituitary gland. Although the herb is known mostly for its aid of the symptoms of perimenopause, it has also been shown to help alleviate PMS symptoms such as anxiety, tension, and depression. One noted mechanism is that black cohosh helps regulate estrogen levels in part by binding to estrogen receptors. Another indicates that it runs interference with neurotransmitters. Although more research is needed to determine the complex way in which this herb works, black cohosh has long-established benefits for women’s hormonal health.
Finally, an added “bonus supplement” of passionflower for women who need a little extra relief. Taken just after ovulation ends, passionflower extract is a great complement to chaste tree berry for women who feel especially irritable and depressed just prior to menstruation. Passionflower has historically been used as a calming agent, and is particularly helpful when physical or mental strain results in stress. It is not a strong pain reliever but does have a lasting and refreshing effect on the nervous system. Although scientists do not know the exact compound or group of compounds that give passionflower its medicinal value, it is clear that the flavoniods such as vitexin play an important role. In Europe passionflower is required to contain no less than .4% total flavonoids calculated as vitexin. This is the same standard is applied to OönaPMS1.
About Oöna Health
Women's well-being is at the heart of Oöna Health. Founded by Valerie Otto and based in New York City, Oöna Health provides important products and information that address women's needs.
Begun in 1995 as Becoming, Inc., Oöna Health started as a mail order fashion house offering elegant clothes and accessories for women diagnosed with cancer, especially breast cancer. The smart, chic and tailored fashions, geared to answer the specific fashion needs of these women, also helped them regain a sense of dignity and self-worth. Within a few short years, it had evolved into one of the largest businesses of its kind.
Upon that solid foundation, the company has expanded into other areas of women's health. Through her familiarity of the needs of women undergoing cancer treatment, Otto, who earned her masters in business from Columbia University, had long questioned the value of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women dealing with the difficulties of menopause. In response, her research and investigations led to an all-natural herbal alternative—used safely in Europe for more than half a century—that relieved menopausal symptoms.
With her company, Otto developed and formulated that herbal option into Oöna, a product manufactured under strict guidelines for efficacy and potency to give women a proven, safe alternative to HRT. Not incidentally, a growing number of reports in medical journals and in the national media during the past two years have detailed the dangerous potential of drug treatments, underscoring even further the importance of Oöna's presence in the marketplace.
Such has been the success of Oöna, which translates as "the one" or "unity" from Celtic, the company was renamed Oöna Health, Inc. Oöna has also branched out further into its line of herbal supplements targeted to the needs of women. In 2004, Oöna is introducing two new products designed to alleviate premenstrual symptoms: Oöna PMS1 treats general symptoms such as bloating and tension, while Oöna PMS2 provides relief from cramps.
Behind it all is Oöna Health's reliance on education and outreach to communicate with women, of all ages and from many walks of life, and the medical community. Bringing together science, nature, efficacy and sensitivity, Oöna Health stands ready to continue and expand its service to women.
The Oöna Health Philosophy
At Oöna Health, it is their passion to make sure that their formulations are not only safe but also deliver on their promises. Women who use their products do so confident that the thoughtful combination of herbs is backed by contemporary science -- science developed specifically to establish their safety, purity and effectiveness. Oöna Health is tireless about procuring the best quality herbal extracts while looking for simple synergies. Simple, yet effective and proven synergies.
Why? It is vital that a woman know what is or is not working for her. Further, in order for an herb to be effective, it must have strong scientific and/or historical support, be developed with the highest grade raw botanicals (using the correct part of the plant) and undergo superior manufacturing and testing. They ensure that these processes are in place during every stage of production in order to create a superior product.
There are two main approaches to using herbs. One is that the buyer use single herbs, usually in liquid form called tinctures. Tinctures are taken on their own or in specific formulas that are specific to you. These are most often recommended by a homeopath or naturopath. The second one is herbal products that are already mixed formulations - some in tinctures and others in powdered or gel cap form. These products tend to have a lot of ingredients in varying strengths.
Oöna Health place themselves somewhere in the middle. their product line is a high quality basis that not only works exceptionally on its own but is also easy to work with. They use two to three herbs in concentrations and amounts that they believe hold the greatest amount of synergy to provide the body what it requires to re-balance itself. As a result, symptoms are mitigated or alleviated. If more relief is needed, it is easy to add to the product line due to the simple formulations.
It is Oöna Health's mission is to provide women with the solutions to improve her wellness. As part of that mission they report on information and resources that are useful or insightful. They are continually researching effective herbs while keeping abreast of the important women's health news -- and they make it their responsibility to offer those highlights on their website and in their monthly newsletter. In the end, please know that Oöna Health is a company that continually works hard every day to address your health concerns most responsibly, to encourage a lifestyle of wellness and to try and make you smile.
Women, be well.