This Chocolate Company Swears It Can Cure Your Period Cramps, But Is It Real?

Have you ever dreamed of candy solving all of your problems? Well, this product may just come close. It’s a bar of chocolate that claims to alleviate menstrual cramps. I think we can celebrate any possibility that we can suffer less, but this one seems particularly promising.

This company claims this chocolate can cure period cramps.

Hailing from Switzerland, this company claims to be making women’s dreams come true. They say that it can not only help period cramps but cure them. It advertises itself to be chocolate just for women. Some people before have claimed that chocolate in general can help with periods but never that it can cure them. That’s one powerful chocolate. No wonder why it’s so expensive, coming in at about $12 a bar.

The chocolate is called Frauenmond.

Frauenmond translates to “women’s moon.” It sounds a lot nicer than how we traditionally think of periods, which is something like “the blood won’t stop, I want to kill everyone, and ow why do I hurt so much.” I like their name, it’s cuter. Marc Widmer was the founder of this glorious creation. The name came from when he met a farming family who made an organic tea called “Frauenmond.” I guess he stole (borrowed?) the name!

The components make it work.

The lovely bar contains 12 Swiss mountain herbs that together can ease pain from periods. It’s also 60% chocolate. There’s a touch of mandarin as well. Widmer said “We want to make the menstruation days of women more comfortable,” and he did this by using this mixture in order to soothe the body. According to their website, you can even get a great whiff of the herbs before tasting.

The science behind why it works is interesting.

For starters, apparently, theobromine and serotonin are contained in cocoa. Next, I guess the herbs that are mixed into the chocolate have a pain-fighting effect. Women experience a dip in serotonin levels during menstruation, so it makes sense that having doses of it would help. The chocolate is said to replenish those levels and provide relief from the cramps. Even if this chocolate doesn’t do what it says, it must help in some ways, so it seems worth it!

Widmer admits it’s not a medical product. 

While there are science-backed benefits, it’s not a replacement for other medical options. It’s only supposed to help in addition to other things like maybe heat pads and ibuprofen. For some lucky women, though, the chocolate may be enough alone to keep the cramps at bay.

It even comes in dreamy packaging.

The packaging is a lovely lady sitting on a moon. She has stars all around her and a beautiful mountain at the bottom. The colors are shades of blue, yellow, and black. They did a good job marketing to their audience because it’s got a girly feel. It’s true to the name, too, as the woman in the picture looks as if she’s claiming her moon. I don’t know, I think I’d buy it.

Money is a problem here. 

It’s quite an expensive chocolate bar. It’s certainly more expensive than just taking some ibuprofen. Further, who knows if the chocolate is going to stick around. Widmer is actually crowdfunding to keep it on the shelves. I guess you’ll have to decide for yourself whether or not the chocolate is worth the money. If you decide to go for it, you’ll be helping keep their budding business afloat.

Chocolate of any kind is a woman’s best friend during menstruation.

Is it just me or is chocolate something that most women crave during their periods? I think I’m not alone in this matter— chocolate has been used by women for a while to ease their suffering. Although for most of this time we thought that it was just because it tasted good. We weren’t aware of how chocolate could truly have a science-backed improvement to our menstrual symptoms.

A woman from Kotex said that chocolate can help alleviate cramps. 

According to an expert at Kotex, “Eating a small amount of high-quality chocolate (typically that which has 65% or more “cacao”) may actually help alleviate cramps and PMS.  This is said to be because chocolate contains magnesium, endorphins, and flavonoids. The magnesium is what can ease cramping, endorphins can elevate mood, and flavonoids have a positive impact on health. Who knew chocolate had so many benefits?!

There are some alternatives to help period cramps.

If this chocolate isn’t your thing, there are some other options that are said to relieve menstrual cramps. Apparently one of them is simply water. Just hydrating can keep those cramps at bay. Green tea is said to help alleviate cramps. Hummus and pineapples do the job, too. Bananas are said to alleviate cramps, but it’s a good idea to eat them ahead of time, anticipating when you may get them.

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