Conscious Period’s Dual Giving Program for Menstruation

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The GirlU Blog has covered global menstruation issues and the team decided to do a little research to see what was happening in the United States to help women who are struggling economically or who are homeless.  What we learned was pretty shocking…not much is going on to help these women at all!

We also learned that menstrual supplies are not covered by food stamps and are taxed in 40 of 50 states.  Homeless shelters and “midnight run” charities don’t typically include menstrual supplies as part of their collection drives.   We’ve read about young girls and women using mud, grass and leaves to collect menstrual blood in countries like Africa and India, but right here in the US, homeless and economically fragile women are also in a real jam when dealing with menstruation.

Through our research we found two women who are attempting to do something about this. Annie Lasco and Margo Lang are the founders of Conscious Period, purveyors of organic tampons with a dual giving model.   They are so close to their Indiegogo goal, please check it out here.

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Conscious Period will sell organic tampons and with each box sold, they will donate a box of organic pads to women in need in Los Angeles, where they are based.  As we have written about here, there are some concerning chemicals and ingredients in tampons.  Scarily enough, there is no regulation requiring tampon manufacturers to disclose the ingredients in tampons.  And to quote from the Conscious Period Indiegogo campaign, “women spend over 100,000 hours of their lives with a tampon in contact with some of the most sensitive and absorbent skin in the body.”  Makes you think!

Part two of the Conscious Period giving model mirrors what is going on in India and Africa.  Part of the campaign will fund the set up of a cottage industry in Los Angeles to produce pads domestically for women in need.  This will provide jobs and hygienic supplies!  The model is working beautifully in India and with these two dynamic women leading the cause, chances for success close to their home seems pretty high!

Please check out the Conscious Period campaign today.

The GirlU Difference

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GirlU is the all-natural way to support your uninterrupted life!

When it’s that time of month, and you’re feeling down, you want fast relief guaranteed to get you back to your life ASAP.   GirlU goes above and beyond to give you that relief. If you’re wondering what makes us different from the rest, you’ll want to take a gander at these reasons we take pride in what we offer:

  • Simple, stylish, discrete packaging. GirlU comes in a cute, easy-to-open compact that you can carry with you wherever you go and access right away—not like those bulky bottles the other gals use.
  • Convenient quantities. A one-month supply means eight tablets—great for giving GirlU a try without having to commit to 30-180 pills all at once, like many other PMS medications.
  • Choose your dosage. You know your body better than anyone else, and GirlU lets you take only what you need to feel better fast. GirlU goes to work within 15 minutes and lasts up to 12 hours. You can take it when you need it, as long as you need it. Depending on your unique needs, that could mean just 4-8 tablets per full menstrual cycle. Our competitors often want you to take a pill every 4 hours, sometimes for an entire month. What a hassle!
  • All-natural ingredients. The proprietary blend of Griffonia Seed Extract, Green Tea Extract, Red Clover, Chaste Tree Berry, and Saw Palmetto go straight to work on your serotonin receptors, enhancing mood and promoting relaxation without drowsiness.
  • Made in the USA. GirlU is made in a lab with over 40 years of experience crafting the best nutritional supplements, with GMP certifications from both NSF International and NPA. Bonus: GirlU is organic, too!

Our goal is to make you feel better naturally and quickly, so you can get back to your amazing life. Try GirlU today and enjoy the natural difference!

Girl Uninterrupted Launches New Look

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Girl Uninterrupted is now available from Amazon.

On September 17, Girl Uninterrupted officially debuted its new look, along with its Amazon.com page, where it’s available for purchase.

Produced by Magpie, LLC, a wellness company founded by women for women, Girl Uninterrupted is an all-natural supplement designed to work quickly to relieve symptoms associated with menstruation, like cramps, bloating, and irritability. It contains five herbal ingredients:

  • Griffonia seed extract, a natural source of 5-HTP, an amino acid that affects serotonin receptors in the brain and allows for a sense of relaxation without fatigue;
  • Green tea extract, which contains antioxidants and relieves bloating by working as a light diuretic;
  • A blend of red clover, chaste tree berry, and saw palmetto, each of which support estrogen in the body and help balance female hormones.

A lifelong health enthusiast with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certification from Cornell, Magpie, LLC founder Mayling Kajiya wanted to create a supplement to deal with the symptoms of PMS without using acetaminophen and caffeine.

“For a syndrome that affects almost every woman at some point in her life, it’s about time for a product that doesn’t just numb the discomfort of PMS with the same medicine one would take to get rid of a headache or sore throat, but rather, one that provides relief in a safe, effective way by using all-natural ingredients,” said Kajiya.

Girl Uninterrupted is for women who can’t afford to have their lives interrupted by PMS symptoms every month.

Available on Amazon.com, Girl Uninterrupted is sold in a 1-month supply package of eight tablets for $14.99 and a 3-month supply of 24 tablets for $24.99.