We want to support you in being an educated buyer, so we created this list of questions that we are asked the most. Please reach out to us with any additional concerns or curiosities!
What herbs are in Chica truffles?
Bupleurum root (chai hu/柴胡), angelica root (dang gui/当归), white peony root (bai shao/白芍), white atractylodes (bai zhu/白术), poria (fu ling/茯苓), honey fried licorice root (zhi gan cao/炙甘草), mint (bo he/薄荷), and ginger (shen jiang/生姜).
How does Chica work?
Chica targets the source of your challenging periods by supporting the organs in your body, your liver and spleen, that are responsible for the balance and regulation of your hormones. Chica customers have reported improvements in mood swings, PMS, cramps, acne, and enjoy a more regular blood flow, all of which are markers of a healthier cycle.
What do you mean by my "hormonal cycle?"
Your hormonal cycle is how your hormone levels change over the course of your menstrual cycle. The term, "menstrual cycle" refers the 4ish weeks during which your uterus prepares for pregnancy, ovulates, and sheds uterine lining into your panties. How you feel throughout this cycle is governed by the changes in three key hormones: estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. As these hormone levels rise and fall, you experience shifts in energy and mood. You can learn more at Hormonology!
When will I notice a difference in my period?
Many Chica customers see a positive difference by the first month! However, every body is different, and it may take you a few cycles to notice changes. 93% of existing Chica customers experienced a better period after their second month eating Chica. We recommend you enjoy Chica consistently for at least three cycles. That is why the Chica Box contains enough truffles for three months of a better period!
Ever heard that stereotype about women craving chocolate when they’re on their period? Well, there is a reason for that. First, chocolate literally makes you happy (endorphins, get at me!). Second, the high magnesium content in dark chocolate does all kinds of good things for your body, including easing PMS symptoms in many women and increasing energy. We believe that eating delicious, sustainably sourced, organic chocolate is simply a great way to make a happy uterus. Plus, it freaking tastes good.
When do I eat Chica?
We recommend opening your bag of twelve Chica truffles 7-10 days before you start bleeding, and eating two truffles a day for six days in a row. Using a period app is very helpful for tracking your cycle (we love Clue), and you can set a reminder on your app to let you know when to eat your Chica every month!
If your cycle is irregular, a fun trick is to start eating Chica on either every new moon or every full moon.
What if my cycle isn't regular?
If you don’t know when you are going to start bleeding, or don’t bleed at the same time every month, it’s ok! Fortunately for you, nature has a built in cycle that you can follow, and you can start eating Chica on either the full moon 🌕 or new moon 🌑 every month.
Can I eat Chica if I don't have a period?
We see you, non-bleeders. We know Chica is delicious, and you can’t help yourself.
What if I am not bleeding due to birth control?
The herbs in Chica will help to nourish and support your underlying menstrual cycle, even while you are using a hormonal birth control that stops your bleeding. Eating Chica while on birth control can help your body to adjust back to its natural cycle more easily if you ever decide to stop using your hormonal birth control. Chica will not impact the effectiveness of your birth control.
What if I am menopausal?
Chica can be very supportive for your shifting system when you are perimenopausal. While the herbs in Chica will be safe for anyone in menopause to eat, our particular formula is not intended to support changes in your menopause experience.
What if I am pregnant?
Chica is not recommended for pregnant women due to the strong warming and blood invigorating herbs in our formula. Please consult a licensed physician or practitioner if you are concerned about Chica’s effect on your health.
Is Dong Quai bad for endometriosis?
Dong Quai is one herb in the Chica formula that is known to increase blood circulation. This increase has been considered bad for endometriosis, due to fear that this will cause the endometrial tissue to further spread and become aggravated. However, Dong Quai actually introduces fresh blood to your uterine system, allowing your body to naturally cleanse by removing excess tissue growth, healing tissue damage, and limiting the formation of scar tissue. Encouraging this circulation is considered to be supportive for reducing pain and inflammation for those with endometriosis.
If you have any hesitations around any of the herbs in Chica, we encourage you to check in with your consulting medical practitioner.
Is there marijuana in Chica?
Nope. Nada. Zilch. We wish.
*Please note that we are not licensed medicinal practitioners and cannot guarantee that you will see an improvement in your cycle. All material is for educational purpose only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.