There's Now A Special Chocolate That Can Cure Your Period Cramps
Women of the world, REJOICE! Someone has made a new chocolate that might be able to cure your hellish period cramps.
Hailing from the pretty country of Switzerland — Lucerne, to be exact — the chocolate is called "Frauenmond," which means "women's moon" in English.
The company behind it, appropriately called "Chocolate With Love," boasts that their latest offering is made from 60 percent cocoa. But how exactly does it help ease period cramps when it's that time of the month?
Well, as creator Marc Widmer explains to Swiss publication, 20 Minuten, the chocolate's ingredient list also contains 17 different kinds of herbs that apparently work together to help soothe the body.
"We want to make the menstruation days of women more comfortable," Widmer says.
He also describes the chocolate as being "harmonizing" and "reassuring," and it even comes in a pretty dreamy wrapper:
But, back to the science: Widmer's special creation (which was inspired by an organic tea blend, called Frauenmond) works by combining the chemicals serotonin and theobromine (found in cocoa) with pain-fighting herbs.
Since we experience a dip in serotonin levels when we menstruate, this combo allegedly helps replenish those levels while also providing cramp relief (and hangry relief, too!).
Chocolate shouldn't necessarily be used as medicine, Widmer says, but it is a step in the right direction for period pain (and, it tastes better than Advil).
Alas, there's one MAJOR problem that needs to be tackled before you can get some Frauenmond for your candy drawer: funds, guys.
The chocolate is still being crowdfunded (you can help support the cause here), with the goal of hitting shelves in Asia — yes, not the US — next year, Widmer says.
Plus, the current price for the sweet treats will set you back about $13 a bar, which is quite expensive for a cocoa fix, if you ask me.
Then again, guys can totally eat the chocolate too. So, even if your boyfriend isn't dying from cramps, he can buy both of you a bar (and pay for the international shipping) when it does become available.
Because sometimes, a box of chocolate is the only thing that can make you feel better.