Menstruation marks a new and exciting stage in every girl’s life and signals the start of their transition into womanhood. It is a rite of passage that can have a positive impact if managed appropriately. A healthy monthly menstrual period depends on the balance of the underlying hormonal system as well as the health of other supporting organs (bowels, gut, liver).
Many factors play a role in maintaining this cycle, and it is important to educate teens to manage this event naturally and with a deep understanding of what the body is trying to achieve with each process.
The Menstrual Cycle at a Glance
On average, women will have 450 periods over their lifetime, which equals approximately 3,500 days spent menstruating. Once a teen starts to menstruate, it can take up to two years for the cycle to normalise. During this time, there may be some issues surrounding pain and flow, which can be addressed with natural remedies.
The menstrual cycle can be a great indication of health and an opportunity to shed waste and create fresh and enlivened blood for the body. Furthermore, it can be a good gauge of reproductive health and ovulation.
Our Happy Period supplement is designed to work with the brain and glandular system in supporting the body to experience a healthy and aligned menstrual period. Happy Period is recommended for women of all ages and is especially beneficial for teens just starting their period or those beginning to menstruate at a very young age.
Is Happy Period the right Supplement for me?
Are you someone who experiences:
- irregular periods
- painful periods
- heavy period flow
- mood swings
- headaches and bloating around menstruation
- tiredness and fatigue around menstruation
Or are you someone who wishes they could:
- embrace their ‘time of the month’
- work WITH their body and not against it
- not dread when their period comes
- feel well-balanced in each phase of their menstrual cycle
- have a mild to symptom-free period
If your are, Happy Period may be the perfect thing for you!
What are the ingredients of HAPPY PERIOD?
How can we make the journey more comfortable for young women if they are experiencing issues relating to the discomfort, duration, and severity of the menstrual cycle? The Happy Period formulation is a combination of ingredients that have been traditionally used to nourish blood, clear hormones, reduce inflammation and regulate hormones.
Happy Period contains a combination of herbal ingredients and the mineral Zinc to support hormone regulation while also providing some relief to common symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle.
Dong Quai root may help to improve the blood flow to the pelvis, thereby helping to balance hormones and strengthen the uterus. In turn, this eases inflammation, prevents stagnation and stimulates regular periods.
Paeonia has been used to treat dysmenorrhea, muscle cramping, and spasms for more than 1200 years. It is a powerful woman’s herb that nourishes the reproductive organs and works with the brain to regulate hormones due to its adaptogenic effects.
Studies show that Chinese Ginseng alleviates menstrual irregularity, period pain, and constipation due to its tonification effects on the female reproductive system.
The essential nutrients present in asparagus may help prevent depression and fatigue; likewise, it can help women deal with menstrual cramps. In addition, asparagus helps to control blood loss and maintain hormonal balance during menstruation, which is a valuable mechanism of action in conditions such as oligomenorrhoea and amenorrhea.
Melissa is a highly regarded herb recommended for reducing the severity of neurological symptoms, fatigue, and lethargy showed a significant decrease. Therefore, the herb can be administered safely for the management of the systemic manifestations of dysmenorrhea.
Red raspberry leaves contain a constituent called fragarine, a plant compound that helps tone and tighten muscles in the pelvic area. Fragarine may reduce menstrual cramping caused by pelvic muscle spasms.
Passionflower mainly acts on the central nervous system (CNS); it increases the levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, exhibiting potent anti-anxiolytic actions to reduce period pain. These effects extend to helping reduce physical symptoms of PMS, such as pain, spasms, and cramps, as well as anxiety and other emotional imbalances.
A beneficial herb for young ladies, Gymnema aids in reducing blood sugar levels. Balancing blood sugar levels helps to reduce PMS symptoms of cravings while providing nourishing nutrients for the pancreas, as this underlies PCOS, insulin resistance, and weight gain.
Licorice root has traditionally been used to balance female hormones in cases of premenstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms. In addition, it has been studied in women with menstrual cramps due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
The most common wild yam benefits are related to monthly period complications. For example, its antispasmodic property helps with menstrual cramps while nourishing the pelvic organs.
Dandelion tea is known for its detoxifying properties; it helps to cleanse the liver and rid your body of excess hormones, wastes, and inflammation. This can clear out cramps and other PMS-related symptoms (acne, irritability).
This highly nutrient-dense herb has traditionally been used to tonify the reproductive organs and regulate the menstrual cycles.
Maca is a native Peruvian root vegetable that has been used for centuries to promote health and balance hormone levels. It has helped women with conditions like PMS, PCOS, and oestrogen dominance; maca has also helped improve fertility, libido, and stress management.
Zinc is an essential mineral during the menarche phase of a young girl's life. It helps regulate the menstrual cycle by nourishing healthy ovarian follicles, promoting ovulation, and reducing premenstrual mood symptoms.
What are the combined effects of the HAPPY PERIOD ingredients?
HAPPY PERIOD can help:
- Promote reproductive hormone balance and regular cycles
- Support skin health and blood cleansing
- Address PMS symptoms
- Reduce period pain
- Balance blood sugar levels to reduce cravings
- Alleviate nervous system tension
What are some other strategies to improve my cycle?
Maintaining good vitality is the key to healthy hormones; the more healthful daily routines we have to support us, the better.
Here are some things you can include in your daily grind:
- Warm packs
- Emotional support
- Ditch extreme diets (fasting, dieting, calorie restriction) and eat balanced meals
- Reduce inflammation
- Increase consumption of healthy fats and oils
- Stress reduction
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Improve gut health
- Prioritise sleep
- Ensure adequate protein consumption
- Track your menstrual cycle with apps like Flo, iPeriod, or Clue
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a monthly pattern of symptoms that start about a week before your period and tend to go away on the fourth day of your cycle. For many people, PMS causes both physical and psychological symptoms, including dysmenorrhea (painful periods), menstrual cramps, heavy bleeding, PMT (premenstrual tension), amenorrhea, oligomenorrhoea, menstrual headaches, anxiety, bloating, depressed mood, and irritability.
Happy Period, Happy Womanhood!
For many people, PMS is a frustrating monthly ordeal causing tension in the household and poor self-worth for the person affected. For this reason, Happy Healthy You has formulated the HAPPY PERIOD supplement to help manage the outcomes for young women on their reproductive journey.
Many supplements become more effective over time, so allowing Happy Period to work over a couple of months is ideal. It is our goal at Happy Healthy You to reduce PMS symptoms and improve every woman’s relationship with their menstrual cycles. That way, they can breeze through the reproductive stages of their lives and embrace every facet of being a woman.
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