Fem-Aid takes our #2 spot as a recommended menopause-support supplement because it satisfies our ingredient requirement. However, this formula uses the traditional and less efficient capsule delivery method, does not come with an unconditional money-back guarantee, and does not offer 24-hour customer support.
First, Fem-Aid impressed us with its formula because they used all-natural herbs without any unnatural ‘fillers’ in their capsules. Unfortunately, even without fillers, the capsule delivery method does not absorb as completely and efficiently as liquid supplements.
This is the only other formula that included an adaptogen, Siberian Ginseng. While this isn’t our preferred adaptogen, and there are other options that may be better suited for menstrual support, it’s a great step in the right direction and shows they did their homework.
What we didn’t like about the formula: Fem-Aid contains St. John’s Wort, an ingredient that’s thought to boost certain neurotransmitters in the brain, and it comes with a long list of possible interactions and serious side-effects. Before you take anything with St. John’s Wort, we urge you to read about these negative side-effects and interactions and always consult a medical professional before taking it.
The formula also includes Passionflower and Chamomile, which both have a mild sedative effect. For those who need to take their menstrual support supplement during the day, this effect might cause problems.
Fem-Aid does come with a money-back guarantee if you return the product unopened within 14 days, which means you can’t try the product and return it if you’re unsatisfied. The benefit of an unconditional money-back guarantee is that it offers you a chance to try multiple products risk-free, but if you must return the product unopened, it defeats the purpose.*
While Fem-Aid failed to meet our standards with regards to customer satisfaction and service, it does have a fairly comprehensive formula. If you prefer capsules to liquids for whatever reason, and are aware of St. John’s Wort’s potential risks and side effects, this might be the product for you.
False Unicorn, Wild Yam, Chasteberry, Lady’s Mantle, Squaw Vine, Blessed Thistle, Red Raspberry, St. John’s Wort, Dong Quai, Chamomile, Passion Flower, Shepherd’s Purse, Blue Cohosh, Siberian Ginseng, Cramp Bark, Sarsaparilla, Cayenne, Bladder Pod.