Hummingway is founded by actress Ashley Greene (best known for her role as Alice in the Twilight series) and her sister-in-law, Olivia Khoury. The company’s mission is to deliver solutions for menstrual discomfort using science-based backed research and natural ingredients.
What It Is: Adhesive Patches
What It Does: Helps with period cramps/general discomfort
Active Ingredients: Hemp derived CBD, Vitamin E, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Chinese Ginger Essential Oil, Black Pepper Essential Oil, and Menthol
Verdict: I’ll be honest, I was somewhat skeptical that these patches would actually work for me because I’ve always suffered from very debilitating cramps to the point that there are days where I can’t do anything but stay in bed the whole day. Sometimes, even painkillers haven’t been enough (which I started taking when I got my first job cause obviously, I couldn’t take sick leave every month).
For optimal results, you should put the Cycle Soother on prior to your period starting or at least prior to symptoms starting. Now, obviously, I never follow directions so I actually put the patches on after some slight cramps had already started but hadn’t gotten that bad yet so I figured I was still in a good window of time for it to work. Usually, with painkillers you have to wait 30-45 minutes or so before you get some relief, however, I was surprised that these patches actually worked within a few minutes. The awesome thing is that they last for 24 hours and you don’t have to worry about them coming off at any point during the day (even in the shower) as they’re very adhesive.
Apart from giving relief from cramps, these patches also help with bloating (at least for me). So if you’re looking for an alternative to painkillers and wanting to use something with natural ingredients (that in the long term are better for your body), then I absolutely recommend this as it is efficient and delivers on its promise.
Price: $29 (4-patches per pouch)
Where To Buy It: https://ourhummingway.com/product/cycle-soother-patch
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