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Did you know that your menstrual cycle is more than just your period?
Every month your menstrual cycle transitions through four different phases; Menstruation, Follicular, Ovulation & Luteal.
During this time estrogen and progesterone can have large fluctuations, which can cause PMS symptoms like moodiness, cramps, cravings, sore breasts, and hormonal acne.
Want to learn more about the four phases?
so how does seed cycling help?
Your body is more efficient at processing nutrients from real food, thats why seed cycling is so beneficial. It makes sense to get your vitamins and minerals through food rather than pills.
Seed cycling uses food (flax, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower seeds) to work with your body to support your hormones and menstrual cycle. As you move through your cycle, your curated seed blends will help your body receive micronutrients to counteract your PMS symptoms.
Check out our infographic below to see how each seed blend impacts your cycles phases.
The Follicular Phase: Days 1-14 of your cycle
During this phase, the Nurture blend is crafted to support you through menstruation and the follicular phase. The Nurture blend contains Omega 3’s for inflammation support, magnesium for mood and estrogen detox support, zinc for egg growth, and ovulation support, and iron for menstrual replenishment support. Additionally, flax is packed with phytoestrogens that support optimal estrogen & may even help with vaginal dryness.
Seeds in Nurture:
Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, which aids in progesterone production and supports healthy testosterone levels. They’re also rich in antioxidants, which help protect your ovaries, eggs, and reproductive system as a whole.
Flax seeds contain lignans, which aid in estrogen release, meaning they bind excess estrogen and help eliminate it to support ideal estrogen levels. Both flax and pumpkin seeds are rich in omega-3 fats, which encourage uterine blood flow and maintain healthy cell membranes.
The Luteal Phase: 15-28 of your cycle
During this phase, the Radiate blend is crafted to support you through your luteal phase. The Radiate blend is packed with Vitamin E & Vitamin B6 which research has shown to be a PMS-busting combination, again magnesium for mood and estrogen detox support and zinc for immunity support! Fun fact on average you burn 100-300 more calories per day and this blend is slightly more nutritious for this reason!
Seeds in Radiate:
Sesame seeds are rich in zinc, which aids in progesterone production. They also contain lignans, which help block excess estrogen, and they have a slew of other benefits, including the ability to lower inflammation.
Sunflower seeds contain selenium, which helps improve liver function and remove excess estrogen. They also contain vitamin E, which stimulates progesterone production.
SO HOW do I EAT IT?
Funk It seeds, are delicious in smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, granola, or any way you like. We have tons of recipes that we know you will love!
Our seeds are 100% Organic and made in small batches here in the United States by a female-owned manufacturer. Funk It seeds are research-backed, dietitian developed, women-owned, and period approved.