Our hormones play countless important roles throughout our body—and should they fall out of balance, our health and wellbeing pay the price in many ways.
As the topic of hormonal health (especially women’s hormonal health) becomes a more prominent conversation, more and more people grow interested in finding alternative, natural ways to support their hormones and feel their very best. Additionally, more and more supplements formulated to promote hormonal health are are being created.
Whether you want to support a more balanced menstrual cycle or maintain a sense of calm in the face of stress, there’s a supplement out there for you. Here are some of the most popular, currently available at The Vitamin Shoppe.
This unique product is formulated specifically to support women’s health. A few of its star players include DIM, which supports estrogen metabolism, the powerful antioxidant glutathione, folate for mood and reproductive health, and alpha lipoic acid and chromium, which both promote healthy blood sugar, says The Vitamin Shoppe nutritionist Karen Cooney, C.N., C.H.H.C. It also features myo-inositol to promote metabolic and reproductive health.
Best for: Women who want to promote metabolic and reproductive hormonal balance, specifically healthy mood, weight, and fertility
When stress comes knocking, Mood Balance supports a sense of calm and well-being. Made with a powerful trio of Sensoril Ashwagandha, Relora, and Pharma GABA, this supplement is formulated to support your ability to respond to stress, feel relaxed, and get the rest you need. Consider it a hug for your adrenals.
Best for: Those dealing with chronic stress, sleep issues, and burnout
This powerhouse of adaptogenic herbs features Maca, burdock root, holy basil, ashwagandha, cordyceps mushrooms, and vitamin C. These herbs work together to help your body adapt to stress and maintain hormonal balance, while vitamin C supports healing, healthy skin, and collagen production—all of which can be impacted by stress.
Best for: Anyone experiencing stress who wants to find hormonal harmony and promote healthy mood, libido, energy, and a clear complexion
Around the time of menopause, many women experience undesirable symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and changes in mood and energy. New Chapter’s Estrotone combines black cohosh, evening primrose oil, and chasteberry with ginger and rosemary to support the body through this time of transition with a boost of powerful antioxidants and hormone-balancing herbs.
Best for: Women experiencing side-effects related to menopause
In this women’s health formula, a blend of herbs like black cohosh, alfalfa, dandelion, red clover, sage, and St. John’s Wort shine. Together, these herbs offer relief from some of the ills related to hormonal health issues in women. For menstruating women, this supplement can support a positive mood, cycle regularity, and balance, says The Vitamin Shoppe nutritionist Roseanne Schnell, C.D.N. For women going through menopause, meanwhile, it helps smooth out symptoms.
Best for: Women looking to promote a healthy menstrual cycle or those going through peri-menopause or menopause
This daily liquid supplement from Barlean’s offers a unique combination of organic flaxseed oil, non-GMO soy isoflavones, and organic evening primrose oil to boost women’s hormonal health—both during their menstruating years and after—and keep hair, skin, and nails healthy, says Schnell. Since it’s a liquid, you can take it straight or incorporate it into salad dressings or smoothies.
Best for: Women dealing with cycle issues such as irritability, cramps, and irregularity, as well as women in menopause
The full-spectrum CBD in Winged’s products assists the endocannabinoid system, which plays a crucial role in maintaining body-wide balance, says Schnell. People love CBD for supporting a sense of ease and ability to rest amidst stress, and this particular Winged formula packs a 1-2 punch by incorporating evening primrose oil for hormonal and skin health.
Best for: Women dealing with stress or hormonal imbalances resulting in cycle issues