Remember all those times you had to call off your beach plans because of periods? Ughh! They are probably the last thing women desires. Imagine shedding just the perfect amount of blood with no stains, no cramps, no headaches, and no mood swings. It almost sounds like a fairytale, right? The worst of them all are the horrifying period cramps. Yes, life is hard but at THE HEALTHY COMPANY, we have got your back! Here’s how. We all are well aware of the salutary effects of green tea on weight loss. But it can also work wonders on period cramps. Green tea qualifies among the top 10 edibles to have on your periods. Thanks to the numerous health benefits it offers. Our experts recognize these and we have come up with our organic green tea products with added benefits of Spirulina!
Period cramps primarily occur due to strong contractions of the uterus to expel out it's endometrial lining in the form of blood and mucus. Hormones like prostaglandins have stimulatory effects on uterine contractions. Thus an increased in their levels leads to stronger contractions manifesting muscle fatigue and cramps. Green tea aids by relaxing these muscles by increasing blood flow and flushing out the accumulated waste metabolites in muscles which cause pain. Let’s take a sneak peek into how the constituents of green tea assist in curbing the unwanted menstrual effects.
• Theanine: It is an amino acid which is quite specific to green tea. It stimulates GABA neurons which relaxes smooth muscles. Research shows that it offsets the stimulatory effects of caffeine in tea. Also, it elevates dopamine levels indirectly. Thus exhibiting an anti-stress effect. • Folic acid. The loss of blood during menses results in iron deficiency. This is the reason almost 60% of teenage girls during their menarche develop anaemia. Folic acid is required for RBC production and maturation. It also reduces the chances of neural tube defects in a young foetus. • Spirulina: The added spirulina makes our green tea stand out! It is a cyanobacterium which has packed with multiple health benefits. It is therefore also labelled as ‘Power Food’. The iron content helps with preventing anaemia. It is also proven to increase muscle endurance and strength. Its anti-cancerous effects are also commendable.
• Antioxidants: Its all said and done. Green tea has for long been known for its anti-oxidant properties. It prevents the formation of free radicals thus restricting cell damage. • Talking about green tea as a warm beverage, the warmth causes vasodilatation, increasing blood supply to uterine muscles. Thus also has soothing effects on muscular contractions. Heat also alters pain perception arising from the overactivity of muscle. At THE HEALTHY COMPANY, we understand that menstruation is a part and parcel of womanhood and it must be embraced. So sit back and relax for we are here to serve and pamper you with our products. Happy Chumming!