Why Try Seed Syncing?
Understanding How to Help Balance Your Hormones, Naturally
Seed Syncing or Seed Cycling (verb)
involves the consumption of specific combinations of four seeds during different phases of menstruation.
This daily nutrition practice is often recommended by naturopaths and nutritionists to help support and improve menstrual cycles.
Each seed contains a micronutrient or chemical compound that can help support the body’s natural ability to modulate sex hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone. Balancing such hormones can help alleviate a number of period-related symptoms.
Phase 1 (Days 1-14)
Pumpkin + Flax
Starting on the first day of your period, eat 1 scoop (2 tbsp) of Phase 1 Moon Seeds everyday for 14 days.
Phase 2 (Days 15-28)
Sunflower + Sesame
On Day 15, switch to 1 scoop (2 tbsp) of Phase 2 Moon Seeds everyday for the next 14 days.
Once complete, start again at Phase 1!
An Ideal Menstrual Cycle
The problem is that most menstrual cycles don't fit into perfect 28-day periods. Our hormonal balance has been thrown off by environmental toxins, pesticides in our food, overexposure to blue light, and high-stress lives. Seed syncing can help support your body get back in balance.
Benefits of Balanced Hormones
After being on the pill for 15 years and then not having any bleeding for 7 months, I finally had my first natural period. As an athlete and fitness enthusiast, seed syncing makes me feel empowered. My health is in my own hands and it is beyond exciting to effectively manage symptoms naturally.
I have been off of birth control for almost 2 years. Immediately after getting off of it my hair fell out in clumps, my skin broke out, had high testosterone, low progesterone, and my libido was non-existent. Fast forward about a year, I started seed syncing, and I now see maybe 10-15 strands of hair fall out daily, I do not experience hot flashes, my skin is glowing, my libido is high and my blood test results are in the normal range again. Seed syncing is the real deal!
After being on hormonal birth control for almost 18 years, I wanted a holistic way to aid my body as I planned to transition off the Pill in July 2018.
It’s been four months since I’ve been seed syncing and my new blood test result shows that my hormone levels increased significantly!
When I stopped taking hormonal birth control I stopped getting a period. I waited a few months to see if it would come back, but when it didn't, I started seed syncing in hopes it would help my period come back naturally... And after 161 days it came back!
I started using Food Period because my cycle length kept getting shorter (22 days). Seed syncing has lengthened my cycle, drastically helped my skin, and my cramps are very slight (only on the first day of my period). I barely notice my period these days and I never thought that would happen!
Why Choose Moon Seeds?
Quality + Freshness
Quality seeds are important for seed syncing to be effective, which is why our organic Moon Seeds come fresh from our trusted suppliers.
Freedom + Versatility
There are numerous ways to follow the seed syncing practice. Toss seeds into your morning smoothie, or utilize the recipe cards we send each month to make a variety of delicious treats!
Monthly or quarterly subscriptions with consistent delivery ensure you always have the perfect amount of seeds. Consistency is key to see the benefits of seed syncing!
Organic Flax Seeds
Flax seeds contain nearly 100x more lignans than other lignan-rich foods. When ground and consumed, the lignans in flax can help alleviate period-related breast pain and detoxify the body of excess hormones. Flax seeds are also a great source of Magnesium, Zinc, and Vitamin B1. →
Organic Pumpkin Seeds
Rich in Magnesium and Zinc, both of which have been shown to alleviate PMS symptoms from reduced cramping to minimized menstrual migraines. →
Organic Sesame Seeds
They may be small, but their health-promoting benefits are plenty. Not only are sesame seeds also rich in cancer-fighting lignans, they are a great source of Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Zinc. →
Organic Sunflower Seeds
These powerhouse providers of Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, and Zinc have micronutrients that can help alleviate breast pain, period cramps, and menstrual migraines.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I'm not getting a period?
If your period is irregular, or if you aren't getting a period at all, look to the night sky! Start with Phase 1 on the New Moon. Switch to Phase 2 on the Full Moon. The lunar cycle is 28-days and provides a good rhythm for your body to mimic, especially if you’re experiencing amenorrhea (missed periods for 3+ months) or super irregular cycles.
What if my cycle isn’t 28 days or I don’t ovulate on Day 15?
Always start Phase 2 on Day 15, immediately upon finishing Phase 1, even if you don’t ovulate that day. After you finish Phase 2, immediately restart Phase 1— even if your cycle is longer than 28 days and your period has yet to come. You’re nudging your body to follow an ideal 28-day rhythm for your menstrual cycle.
If I have PCOS and/or endometriosis, can I seed sync?
Yes! Though you’ll likely want to practice seed syncing in conjunction with other modalities, this practice is PCOS- and endometriosis-friendly. Many menstruators seed sync to help balance hormone levels and improve PCOS and endometriosis symptoms. However, always talk to your doctor before implementing a new practice.
Can seed syncing still benefit me if I use the pill/IUD?
Definitely, one of the best use cases for seed syncing is supporting your transition off using hormonal birth control. However, many subscribers see symptom improvement while on birth control or having an IUD.
Can I seed sync if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
We don’t suggest seed syncing while pregnant, but it can be a great tool postpartum to get your cycle back on track. Share the ingredients with your doctor or healthcare practitioner for their approval when breastfeeding.
Can seed syncing help if I'm perimenopausal?
Yes, subscribers have reported lessened perimenopausal symptoms from seed syncing, easing the transition into this new life phase.
How long until I see improvements?
Natural solutions aren’t an overnight fix, so continue seed syncing for at least three full cycles. Most subscribers see full benefits by six months. Eating healthy, exercising regularly, and managing stress well can help you see improvements sooner. If you have PCOS or endometriosis, be more patient with your body and continue seed syncing for 6-12 months.
Is there any science behind seed syncing?
Although scientific research into natural practices like ours aren’t as robust as we’d like— we can talk about the role of Big Pharma on scientific research topics another time— there are interesting studies that correlate and seeds and/or their micronutrients or chemical compounds with benefits particularly in menstrual and hormonal health. You can request a copy of our scientific literature review by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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