“Women have approximately 450 periods in their lifetime and whilst some are never bothered by their periods, others have periods characterised by anything from unpleasant to very severe symptoms. It is these women who are most affected by the discomfort, that experience those same issues every month, just as I did, who I want to help” says Tracy Wogman, creator of Monthly Calm – the plant based softgel capsules for PMS and Period Pain relief.
Having always had an interest in women’s health and wellness and having suffered with the problems associated with menstrual discomfort all her adult life, Tracy is truly an expert who has experienced these problems first-hand. She realised the need and the demand for a botanical, healthy alternative to the harsh chemicals in prescription or over the counter painkillers and the potential side effects that currently exist on the market as the only option for women.
Three years ago on a trip to visit her sister in America, Tracy read an article in a magazine about the emerging CBD market and its numerous wellness benefits, this piqued her interest and from that day on Monthly Calm began its journey.
Now a bit more about CBD, what it is and why does it work?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is naturally present in hemp leaves and has been recognised throughout the world as possessing calming, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, with none of the intoxicating and addictive elements associated with cannabis. The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving benefits are due to its interaction with receptors in the brain. The uterus is thought to be an area where these receptors are highly concentrated and explains why CBD is so effective for period pains and menstrual discomfort.
CBD works because it interacts with the body’s own endocannabinoid system which is responsible for the normal maintenance of many body functions, homeostasis. There are cells all over our body that can work in tandem with the ‘cannabinoids’ receptors, meaning that you can get the benefits of CBD without noticing a major shift in your body’s functioning. During your period, it can sometimes be an unsettling time so it’s great to know that the natural properties of Monthly Calm encourage a sense of homeostasis.
“My sister lives in California and as I live in London, we decided that we would meet up halfway in New York for a girly week together. I got on the plane, settled into my seat, (not so comfortably it transpired), and started to read the magazines. I ended up reading a few articles about what was then the emerging CBD market and its numerous wellness benefits. When I eventually met up with my sister at the hotel and I complained to her about my sore neck caused by the way that I had been sitting during the airplane journey. she suggested that I try some of her CBD oil that she had found helpful after a minor gym injury. I couldn’t believe the coincidence that I had just been reading about CBD and its benefits on the flight over and then there was the opportunity to try some for myself! The benefit that I received from those not too pleasant tasting drops spurred me on to investigate the correlation between inflammation and periods and how CBD could reduce it. Monthly Calm was born!” says Tracy.
She wanted to create the best possible product for the purpose of supporting the body’s own natural easing response to the discomfort associated with the menstrual cycle. Carefully choosing the highest quality and most effective ingredients, each soft gel capsule contains Cramp Bark, Magnesium, Fennel, Chamomile, Fractionated Coconut Oil and a measured accurate dosage (25mg) of broad spectrum CBD.
These ingredients were specifically picked because they are known to help balance emotions, ease tension and discomfort and in the case of magnesium, reduce food cravings. Having all of these ingredients together in one small softgel capsule means that they all work together to really improve your system and wellbeing.
It is suggested that you take three capsules per day, evenly spaced, three days before the start of your period for a compounded build up in your system and then to continue taking these until the discomfort eases. If you have irregular periods you can start on day 1 and you will still feel the benefits.
The easy-to-swallow soft gel capsule helps the body absorb and use the ingredients more quickly and eliminates any worry about spilling the contents of a liquid tincture or exceeding the recommended daily CBD dosages. It also means that there is no odour and no horrible aftertaste! Having the fractionated Coconut Oil within the capsule increases the rate at which your body absorbs CBD. The fractionating process removes the large fat molecules from the oil leaving the MCT’s. The body can easily break down the MCT’s making the cannabidiol easier for your body to ingest. So, with such an excellent carrier for the CBD, the combination of MCT’s and coconut oil become the perfect natural anti-inflammatory agent.
Monthly Calm comes in two size packages: 18 soft gels – for those that only have discomfort at the beginning of their period and 36 soft gels – for those that have discomfort throughout the whole their period and need an extra helping hand.
The slimline packaging, dispatched in a plain envelope, fits easily through your letterbox and requires no signature. It is also fully recyclable making Create Better Day’s products environmentally friendly and 100% natural.
Monthly Calm is one of the best CBD products on the market catering to women, as well as one of the most environmentally conscious out there.
Their Mission is to help all women, who simply want a better quality of life! Get your Monthly Calm here.