When a woman is unreasonable, it’s easily tagged as “that time of the month”. It can often be unfair, especially because there is more to this than what the men in their lives like to assume.
Women’s period cycles span almost an entire month and every few days, something changes in their body. Hormone levels can change dramatically, depending on where they are in their cycle. That’s why there are days when they feel like they can do anything and days when they just want to stay home with a bag of chips and Netflix.
Here’s a short break down of what happens during a woman’s period cycle:
- Days 1-2: The first day of your cycle is the first day of your period. Tissue and blood lining your uterus is the blood otherwise known as your period. Estrogen is low and women often experience fatigue and cramps. They might not feel like it but these days would be good days to exercise. Their mood might not be so great and your energy level is low.
- Days 3-5: Estrogen begins to increase towards the end of your period. This hormone helps boost endorphins or their brain’s “feel good” chemicals. The same one that is released during exercise. Their energy also rises along with the rise in estrogen and ultimately this is why they feel more upbeat at this time.
On Top of the World
- Days 6-9: With their estrogen up, they are sure to feel more beautiful and energetic. And it’s no wonder because their skin is glowing and their face looks more symmetrical. Testosterone also rises during this time and they are most likely to feel unstoppable and on top of their game.
Bringing Sexy Back
- Days 10-13: They are now approaching their ovulation which means they are feeling sexiest. They are most fertile during these days and women who want to become pregnant have the best chances of conception when they try at this window until ovulation day. Their orgasms are more intense and are attainable during sex. Estrogen levels are at the highest and women feel best emotionally and physically.
- Day 14: For most period cycles, ovulation happens on this day. Ovulation is when an egg is released from the ovary. This egg lives for 12 to 24 hours. There is also a sudden hormone change during ovulation, which may intensify your emotions and tiredness.
Watch What You Eat
- Days 19-22: Estrogen level begins to drop while testosterone surges if they are not pregnant. Their skin might be producing more oil than usual. This means they might be experiencing breakouts or sensitive skin. This is a good time for them to eat healthy.
Ending the Cycle
- Day 23-28: If they are not pregnant, their estrogen and progesterone levels continue to drop. They may begin to experience bloating and sluggishness. The quick change in their hormones is also responsible for their quick changes in mood. This is a good time for their to boost your serotonin levels through exercise and to cope with breast soreness. They should also reduce your intake of sugar, make sure to stay hydrated, and reduce their caffeine intake. An unfertilized egg will soon leave their body together with the uterine lining that their body created in preparation for possible pregnancy. Oncetheir period begins, they go back to Day 1 in the period cycle.
Jeunesse Anion pads help with the cramping and dysmenorrhea through the anions released by the strip. These anions “bind to the positively charged ions (of the body) which restricts the movement through the ion channel,” says the research result of Yasmin Endañol, UP Diliman Institute of Chemistry. “If there are no ions available for movement, the channels will remain closed, and signals will not be transmitted. Thus, pain felt by the user during dysmenorrhea is lessened to a minimum.”
This year, Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liner wants to help women and all the men in their lives understand what happens during the 28-day cycle. #PeriodStory is a short series with 4 can’t-miss romantic comedy videos that’s sure to relate with all the women who’ve encountered mishaps because of their monthly visitor—and the men who’ve had to learn a thing or two about being a woman!
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