A healthy menstrual cycle can be considered a fifth vital sign, as it is a critical factor in maintaining optimal overall health. When hormones become imbalanced, a plethora of symptoms can arise and make women dread the onset of their period. A vibrant period is such an important aspect of female reproductive health, which is why Happy Period has come to fruition.
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!
Herbal Application of Happy Period
When the female reproductive system is in balance, there is an intricate dance of hormones that regulate and maintain homeostasis within the body. Happy Period contains a unique blend of female-specific ingredients that support hormone modulation and reproductive wellness at a foundational level.
It includes a comprehensive selection of premium quality ingredients, such as Paeonia lactiflora, Asparagus racemosus, Glycyrrhiza uralensis and Angelica polymorpha, which have been traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to support a regular menstrual cycle and relieve period pain. Happy Period also includes Panax notoginseng, used in traditional Chinese medicine to reduce heavy periods and Melissa officinalis, traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve indigestion, bloating, and mild anxiety.
Let’s briefly share why each herb is so fundamental to this formula.
Dong Quai (Angelica polymorpha)
Consider this your ‘female ginseng’ or tonic. Dong quai nurtures healthy blood flow to help with a smooth menstrual flow each month. Traditionally, this herb is considered a blood tonic and can help relieve cramps. Also known as a harmonizing herb, Dong Quai pairs beautifully with other female reproductive herbs to elevate their actions.
Paeony (Paeonia lactiflora) & Licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis)
The combination of Licorice and Peony acts on the ovaries by promoting the activity of aromatase enzyme, increasing the synthesis of estradiol from testosterone. It also stimulates pituitary dopamine receptors, an action responsible for the gradual improvement of LH/FSH ratio.
Chinese Gingseng (Panax notoginseng)
Chinese ginseng works to improve microcirculation which means it helps the delivery system within the body. Microcirculation ensures essential nutrients and oxygen reach the areas of the body that need them.
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
Shatavari is an Ayurvedic herb that is also an ally to the female reproductive system. It is helpful in menstrual disorders and acts as a uterine tonic. Stress is a leading cause of hormonal imbalances, and Shatavari fits beautifully in situations like this as it acts as an adaptogen.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Lemon balm's role in this formula is to help improve mood, indigestion, and cramping. Lemon balm also has actions that help to reduce stress and restlessness, making for a better night's sleep.
Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus leaf)
Raspberry leaf tea acts as a uterine tonic, which means it helps strengthen the uterus and the pelvic area. Due to this, raspberry leaf may help relieve premenstrual cramping pains.
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
Passionflower has a very gentle yet powerful effect on the hormonal system. Acting on the nervous system, passion flower reduces the stress level in the body, which negatively affects the glandular balance when in high concentrations. By assisting in lowering the levels of stress hormones, passionflower aids both sleep and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre)
You know those pesky sugar cravings you may notice around period time? Gymnema can help! Gymnema helps modulate blood sugar levels which indirectly helps with hormonal balance as a whole.
Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa)
Wild yams contain a high concentration of antioxidants as well as a steroid-like constituent called diosgenin, which is a precursor to progesterone. In addition, wild yam has anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and cholagogue properties (stimulates the flow of bile from the gallbladder) which traditional herbalists have used for a variety of conditions.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Dandelion root has an influence on liver function and has been traditionally used as a liver tonic. The liver plays a vital role in hormone metabolism and any improvement in liver function available assists with hormonal balance. Dandelion is used to help increase urinary output, thus creating relief in fluid retention–a common symptom associated with PMS. It also contains significant amounts of minerals, including potassium, which may help to replenish deficient levels.
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Red Clover is primarily nutritive and a rich source of isoflavones. Isoflavones have an oestrogen-modulating effect, which helps to regulate the menstrual cycle.
Maca (Lepidium meyenii tuber)
Maca's main action is on the adrenal glands and hypothalamus to control and balance cortisol levels. By managing cortisol levels (stress hormone), other reproductive hormones, such as progesterone, come into balance. Maca is also highly nutritive, which is why it gets its name as a superfood. Rich in B vitamins and minerals, Maca has a reputation as an aphrodisiac.
Zinc (as zinc citrate dihydrate)
Zinc helps regulate the menstrual cycle by nourishing healthy ovarian follicles and promoting ovulation. Zinc also inhibits prostaglandin levels and improves circulation to the uterus, which is fantastic for period cramps.
It’s time to start being happy about ‘period time’.
While this formula is not an overnight magic bullet, Happy Period works hard over time to provide lasting support when taken regularly. Time to back your health and restore your connection with your menstrual cycle!