Fight Period Pain Naturally with Herbs and Electrolytes
Menstrual cramps no longer have to interfere with your life, thanks to this all-natural solution formulated by a Master Herbalist
This blog reveals:
- What menstrual cramps are, and when they happen
- How to stop menstrual cramps, and reduce your abdominal period pain
Let’s face it. Being a woman sure isn’t easy.
Whether we’re stay-at-home Moms or jet-setting businesswomen, there are plenty of unique challenges our gender has to face.
One set of obstacles that reportedly affects around 80% of females are menstrual cramps.
Also known as uterine cramps or period pain, this sensation can range from mild discomfort to agony so severe it starts to interfere with our daily activities.
So, what exactly is this pain? And, more importantly… How do we make it go away?
What are menstrual cramps?
Menstrual cramps, also known as dysmenorrhea, are caused by a muscle contraction in the uterus.
The uterus is a muscle, and just like any muscle, contractions are to be expected.
The issues occur when a particularly strong contraction causes the uterus to start compressing neighboring blood vessels.
This can briefly halt oxygen from reaching the uterus, which leads to a throbbing sensation in your lower abdomen.
When do menstrual cramps happen?
These uterine cramps are an entirely normal part of a woman’s menstruation period.
However, they are also potential side effects of:
- Adenomyosis | The resulting condition of your uterus grows into a neighboring muscle
- Endometriosis | The resulting condition of your uterus lining starting to grow on the uterus exterior
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease | A nasty infection that results from bacteria in the uterus
- Uterine Fibroids | Non-cancerous growths on the uterus
How do I stop menstrual cramps?
While menstrual cramps represent an entirely natural part of our lives, that doesn’t mean we have to simply tolerate the pain.
The good news is that, as the uterus is a muscle, these cramps can be treated in the same way other muscular cramps can.
That’s why we recommend Muscle Ease™ as an all-natural solution to these period pains, formulated by award-winning Master Herbalist and Mom, Stacey Littlefield!
Relax your menstrual cramps with these 2 electrolytes
Stacey built Muscle Ease™ on a foundation of 2 key electrolytes. The first is magnesium.
A muscle contraction is caused by calcium surrounding your muscle fibers. If there is too much calcium around these fibers, your muscle will continue to hold tension.
Stacey explains that magnesium allows your muscles to relax by proverbially “cutting in front” of the calcium, and thus preventing it from stiffening your muscles.
Magnesium is also a wonderful tonic for relieving the symptoms of PMS!
Magnesium-rich foods include whole-wheat bread, cashews, and spinach.
The second electrolyte is potassium.
Potassium plays a key role in maintaining the electrolyte balance in our body, but it also has a role in managing muscle relaxation.
Sudden muscle cramps have been shown to occur much more frequently when potassium levels are low.
Potassium-rich foods include bananas, artichokes, and sweet potatoes.
Herbs to reduce abdominal period pain
Stacey knew Muscle Ease™ wouldn’t be complete without two antispasmodic herbs: angelica root and white peony.
Both of these herbs have a rich history of being used within Traditional Chinese Medicine!
They each can alleviate cramping and pain in your abdominals, whether the issues stem from digestion or menstruation!
How to take Muscle Ease™
Stacey encourages women to take note of when their cramps typically show up in their menstrual cycle.
“If you know it’s coming, begin taking Muscle Ease™ 2-3 days beforehand to start getting magnesium and potassium into your body.”
This incredible formula doesn’t just help with menstrual cramps. It can also:
- Fight against irritating muscle twitches by calming your nervous system.
- Help restore energy to fatigued muscles, allowing you to build strength.
- Relax muscle tension, helping you avoid muscle spasms.
Life is hard enough for women without the inconvenience of menstrual cramps. Get your day back on track with Muscle Ease™!
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