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Eat Chica: A delicious no brainer!

5 Days to an Easier Period: Day 2

First, we want to let you know that your craving for chocolate around your period is validated! Chocolate contains the mineral magnesium, a mood stabilizer, which is very helpful when you are approaching your period.

While dark chocolate offers magnesium (and milk or poorly sourced chocolate likely has no magnesium at all), Chica Chocolate also includes our Chinese herbal formula that helps to balance your hormones and nourish your circulation, which can ease your period.

What’s in Chica Chocolate’s Chinese herbal formula and why?

Licorice, White Peony root, and Mint balance hormones by nourishing your liver, the organ responsible for balancing your hormones. 

Ginger, Bupleurum root, and Angelica root support healthy circulation, helping your uterine lining shed more easily and with less discomfort. When your bleeding is eased, your abdominal muscles don’t have to kick in to help which reduces painful contractions and cramps.

Poria helps decrease bloating, and works with White atractylodes to support balanced mood.

In Chica Glow, we add Moutan Peony bark and Gardenia fruit to help flush excess heat and toxins from the blood, relieving you of hormonal acne flareups.  

Now that you know what’s in Chica, we’d like to share a bit more with you about eating Chica as a part of a comprehensive plan for loving your amazing body and the hormones that rule it. 

Here is what Chica isn’t: 

  • A quick fix – we recommend 3 months to give your body time to respond to the herbs
  • A pain reliever like acetaminophen or an NSAID – most of our clients report a decrease in pain and many experience a reduction in pain their first month of eating Chica, but it doesn’t manage pain acutely like pain medicine.
  • Candy – it’s delicious, but Chica is not candy. Chica is first and foremost a unique and delicious way to get the benefits of our Chinese herbal formula, so while they are yummy, for best results, please don’t gobble them willy nilly. Follow the recommended protocol of 2 Chica a day for 6 days, 7 – 10 days before you expect your period to start. 

What Chica is, is a choice to love and support your amazing body, hormones and all! Chica is making the choice to work with your body rather than forcing it to submit. While forced submission, such as what occurs while on the pill, can bring temporary relief, that choice can come with its own set of side effects.  

That said, one thing we firmly believe is that everyone who bleeds has a right to choose what is best for their body. If you are currently on the pill or considering it to ease difficult periods, that choice is between you and your doctor. And, pill or no pill, we invite you to eat Chica as a part of a comprehensive and gentle strategy to feel good every day.

Don’t miss this step for an easier period! Get your Chica! We’re offering Chica to you for 20% off, just use the code 5DAYS at checkout.

Poria

Fungus & Root

Scierotium Poriae Cocos / Fu Ling / 茯苓 Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos / Fu Shen / 茯神

Poria calms the heart and soothes nerves, helping with anxiety and insomnia. Additionally, Poria drains dampness, an excess of moisture that the body collects in the wrong places and makes us feel heavy and fatigued (hello moodiness).

Chinese Salvia

Root

Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae / Dan Shen / 丹參

Salvia root nourishes the blood and heart, and calms the spirit. Salvia works with Schisandra and Zizyphus in Chica Chill to help relieve insomnia.

Rehmannia

Root

Radix Rehmanniae Preparata / Sheng Di Huang / 熟地黄

Rehmannia root is your Yin nourisher, supporting calm and cold in your system. With its additional ability to help cool blood, increase fluids, and clear heart fire; Rehmannia is a star herb for soothing and preventing heat flashes.

Polygala / Thin-Leaf Milkwort

Root

Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae / Yuan Zhi / 元志

Polygala root nourishes the Heart, and helps soothe nerves and restlessness.

Schisandra / Chinese Magnolia

Berry

Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis / Wu Wei Zi / 五味子

Schisandra berry is famous for featuring all five flavors of Traditional Chinese Medicine: bitter, sweet, salty, sour, hot. This means that Schisandra is completely energetically balanced, promoting overall health and vitality. Schisandra helps relieve night sweats, insomnia, and hormonal imbalances. Schisandra is also rich in antioxidants that are thought to protect from free radicals and other toxins in the environment that may cause cellular damage. 

Platycodon / Balloon Flower

Root

Radix Platycodi / Jie Geng / 桔梗

Platycodon root is a neutral balancing herb, meaning it is not especially Yin or Yang. Platycodon is nourishing for the lungs, which in TCM, is the organ that supports Qi and fluid flow throughout the body.

Scrophularia / Figwort

Root

Radix Scrophulariae / Xuan Shen / 玄參

Scrophularia root nourishes Yin, drains fire, and cools the blood. Scrophularia is particularly soothing for irritability.

Ophiopogon / Dwarf Lilyturf

Tuber

Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici / Mai Men Dong / 麦门冬

Ophiopogon tuber works with Asparagus to nourish Yin and clear heat throughout the system. These plants also provide moisture and relieve restlessness.

Stemona

Root

Radix Stemonae / Bai Bu / 百部

Stemona root is a balancing herb in the Chica Chill formula. Stemona is nourishing for the lungs, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is the organ that supports Qi and fluid flow throughout the body.

Licorice

Root

Radix Glycyrrhizae / Gan Cao / 甘草

Licorice acts as a unifier, balancing the formula and amplifying the properties of the other herbs.

Zizyphus / Sour Jujube

Seed

Semen Zizyphi Spinosae / Suan Zao Ren / 酸枣仁

Zizyphus seed nourishes the heart and calms the spirit. Zizyphus helps relieve insomnia, irritability, and anxiety.

Ginseng

Root

Radix Ginseng / Ren Shen / 人参

Ginseng root, one of the most famous herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is known for its ability to strengthen Qi and support life vitality. Ginseng nourishes the Heart and calms the spirit, helping reduce anxiety and insomnia.

Acorus / Grassleaf Sweetflag

Rhizome

Rhizoma Acori Tatarinowii / Shi Chang Pu / 石菖蒲

Acorus helps relieve internal heat and is a favorite herb for reducing frequent insomnia.

Eucommia / Chinese Rubber Tree

Bark

Cortex Eucommiae Ulmoidis / Du Zhong / 杜仲

Eucommia bark balances the Chica Chill formula by offering Yang properties. Eucommia is also nourishing for the heart, and has been featured in research in Western medicine for its ability to help lower blood pressure.

Angelica / Dong Quai

Root

Radix Angelicae Sinensis / Dong Quai / 当归

Angelica root is sometimes described as the “female ginseng,” due to its fame for supporting a healthy and regular menstrual cycle. Angelica root strengthens blood and energizes circulation. In Chica Chill, Angelica root balances the herbal formula with its Yang properties.

Biota / Arborvitae

Seed

Semen Platycladi / Bai Zi Ren / 柏子仁

Biota seed benefits memory and promotes restful sleep by nourishing the heart and calming the spirit.

Chinese Asparagus

Tuber

Tuber Asparagi Cochinensis / Tian Men Dong / 天门冬

Asparagus root works with Ophiopogon to nourish Yin and clear heat throughout the system. These plants also provide moisture and relieve restlessness.