How To Reduce Period Pain and Bloating?
Is it THAT time of the month again? THAT time of the month when your uterus starts throwing a tantrum and you feel like someone punched you hard in the stomach many times!
Are you curled up in your bed fighting that pain, feeling bloated, emotional, tired, and uncomfortable from all that heavy bleeding?
Yes?? We understand you Sister! Periods cramps are the worst thing ever!
Period cramps are not a part of a woman’s existence. It should not come every month to disrupt her daily routine, sometimes affecting her performance at work, school, and college.
Women take pain killers to suppress the pain ASAP, knowing how harmful they can be if taken every month.
You must be wondering if there is a way to get rid of the symptoms, pain, and never take those painkillers again. Just like many health problems in the world there is SAFE, NATURAL REMEDY for the above problem! There are natural ingredients and nutrients which can help you deal with the period symptoms by:
Improving mood swings
1. Reducing cramps
During periods, the uterus contracts to get rid of its thick cushion lining of blood and tissue. The lining is literally torn down and sent out of the body. A woman experiences unbearable period pain when she is deficient or low in the nutrients required for muscle tone/ contraction. Below are some ingredients which can help deal with this pain:
It is a nutrient required for strong and healthy bones. It is also known to reduce menstrual pain because it can help maintain muscle tone.
Shatavari contains special components called saponins that control Estrogen quantities in the body. It acts as a muscle relaxer and helps alleviate menstrual cramps and blood loss.
2. Reducing bloating
During periods, a woman feels like she has swelled up or gained weight. Right before she gets her period the quantity of Estrogen and Progesterone hormones change in short phases during the cycle. High levels of progesterone make your digestive system lazy and work slowly (causing gas, bloating, diarrhea).
There is a drop in metabolism, or the body produces energy slowly from food. High levels of estrogen make a woman’s body retain water and feel like she has ballooned overnight. Here are some ingredients which can make the digestive system work faster and in turn bring down bloating.
Ginger is shown to reduce water retention, improve digestion/ metabolism and reduce bloating. It is also known to reduce period cramps.
Pepper contains a special component called Piperine which tells the stomach to produce Hydrochloric acid. This acid can help break down proteins in food. This eases digestion and bloating.
It helps boost metabolism and provides energy from the food we eat. This up in metabolism reduces bloating.
3. Improving mood swings
The Estrogen and Progesterone hormone levels in the body decrease right before menstruation starts. These changes reduce the quantity of Serotonin (happy hormone) in the body. These fluctuations in hormones cause mood swings and irritability. There are some ingredients that can help deal with that grumpiness:
Magnesium can tell the body to make Serotonin from a component called Tryptophan. This will in turn help balance mood.
Vitamin B6 also helps the body maintain a healthy nervous system. It makes the body produce more progesterone which helps in increasing happy hormones on the body and boosting your mood.
Wondering where you can find all the above ingredients?
Checkout &Me’s Happy period cramp relief drink and how it has benefitted women. It is a preservative free mango drink that provides the right nutrition for period care. Each drink contains 9 Vitamins, 5 Minerals and 5 Ayurvedic herbs known to provide care during periods.