Why Try Seed Syncing?
Understanding The Nutrition-Based Practice That Can Help Balance Hormones, Naturally
Seed Syncing (verb)
Seed syncing, or seed cycling, is a daily nutrition practice using seeds recommended by naturopaths and nutritionists to help support and improve women’s menstrual cycles. Women eat specific combinations of four seeds depending on which phase of the menstrual cycle they're in.
Each seed had a micronutrient or chemical compound that can help support the body’s ability to naturally modulate the production and elimination of sex hormones, like estrogen and progesterone. Balancing these hormones can help improve a number of period-related symptoms.
Phase 1, Days 1-14
Starting Day 1, you’ll eat a scoop of Phase 1 Moon Seeds daily, combining organic pumpkin and flax seeds, for 14 days.
Phase 2, Days 15-28
On Day 15, you’ll switch to a scoop of Phase 2 Moon Seeds daily, mixing organic sunflower and sesame seeds, for 14 days. Restart Phase 1 once complete.
An Ideal Menstrual Cycle
The problem is that most women's menstrual cycles don't look like this. Our hormonal balance has been thrown off by environmental toxins, pesticides in our food, overexposure to blue light, and our 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. Seeds from an Amazon warehouse or the bottom of the bulk-bin won't cut it. Moon Seeds come fresh from our trusted suppliers.
Freedom + Versatility
Multiple ways to follow the seed syncing practice. Toss seeds into your morning smoothie or utilize the new recipe cards we send each month to make your own energy bites or seed butters.
Monthly or quarterly subscriptions that ensure you always have the perfect amount of seeds. Consistency is key to see the benefits of seed syncing and we'll ensure consistent delivery.
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
Pumpkin seeds are 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
Sesame seeds may be small, but their health-promoting benefits are plenty. Not only are sesame seeds 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 you aren’t getting your period or it’s irregular, start with Phase 1 on the New Moon. Switch to Phase 2 on the Full Moon and so on. The lunar cycle is 28-days and provides a good rhythm for your body to mimic 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?
You’re nudging your body to follow a 28-day rhythm, which is characteristic on an ideal menstrual cycle. 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.
If I have PCOS and/or endometriosis, can I seed sync?
Yes, you’ll likely want to use seed syncing in conjunction with other modalities, but seed syncing is a PCOS- and endometriosis-friendly practice that many women use 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, women 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 in women’s health, in particular menstrual and hormonal health. You can request a copy of our scientific literature review by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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