TELL ME MORE ABOUT THIS HEMP EXTRACT THING
We use full plant hemp extract because for most people, it provides serious pain and inflammation relief without any psychoactive effects - meaning you can’t get high. Hello best ever period work week.
WHAT IS A TINCTURE?
A tincture is an extraction of the healing properties of herbs into a solvent. Kind of like the bitters in your cocktail. Still drawing a blank? Plants are soaked in a solvent, like grain alcohol, for a period of time until the healing properties are extracted into the solvent. This becomes a tincture. The plant material is then thrown away or composted.
WHAT IS A SALVE?
A salve is like a body lotion made with beeswax so it’s a little bit thicker–like Tiger Balm. This makes it easier to massage into the skin.
THE TINCTURE SOUNDS GREAT. SO I CAN CHUG IT ALL DAY, RIGHT?
Not exactly. These herbs are POWERFUL. Most women experience relief of common period symptoms, like cramps and headaches, when they take 2 full droppers (not drops, fill up that dropper cap) a few times a day. Start small and see how it feels for your body. Make sure you shake up the bottle before you imbibe. And take after eating. Also, you may be more or less receptive to the levels of CBD in our products than your home girls.
NOTED. SINCE THESE HERBS ARE SO POWERFUL, IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD BE CAREFUL ABOUT?
Yes! We really want you feeling vibrant and healthy! Please do not take the tincture if you have heart conditions, a blood clotting disorder, breast, uterine or ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are close to surgery. And please, keep out of reach of the kiddos.
I HAVE ENDOMETRIOSIS OR UTERINE FIBROIDS. WHY SHOULDN’T I TAKE THE GO WITH THE FLOW PERIOD TINCTURE?
Our tincture contains Wild Yam Root extract. Wild Yam is known to relieve cramps and also produces a chemical called diosgenin which can mimic estrogen in the body. So if you have a hormone sensitive condition that could be made worse by exposure to estrogen (like endometriosis), it is recommended to play it safe.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN TAKING THE TINCTURE?
First thing’s first. Tinctures come from straight from plants from the Earth and since we don’t use any artificial flavoring, be prepared for a more medicinal taste. Most women say they feel more relaxed and soothed right after imbibing.
HOW EFFECTIVE ARE MOON + LEAF’S PRODUCTS?
For those of you who want to cut to the chase, most women say that their relief is a 7/10.
For those of you interested in the richer, fuller, deeper story - one of the cool things about plant-based products is that all of our bodies respond differently - because diversity. So one scoop of salve might be life-changing for you and leave your friend wanting more. Using Moon + Leaf’s products is an opportunity to learn more about your body and what quantities are right for you. We all have an endocannabinoid system - or receptors to hemp compounds like CBD - and everyone’s system is more or less sensitive. AND your period fluctuates from month-to-moth. So in using these products, you are officially invited to get present with your body and become its best ally.
HOW LONG WILL ONE PRODUCT LAST ME?
For most women, each product lasts 2-3 periods