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The Power Of Menstrual Blood On the Skin.

Period blood has components that support the natural balance of the human body. scientists have discovered that human menstrual blood contains antibacterial hemoglobin peptides.

What are peptides?

Peptides are short chains of amino acids that act as building blocks of proteins such as collagen, elastin, and keratin. These proteins are the foundations of your skin and are responsible for its texture, strength, and resilience. Without peptides, our skin is less intact which can lead to a loss of firmness, the appearance of wrinkles, a change in texture, and less ‘bounce’.

What do peptides do to your skin?

When applied topically to the skin, peptides act as little messengers, triggering skin cells to perform specific functions such as building collagen and elastin, encouraging the skin to look and act younger.

Extensive scientific research has proven that peptides can support your skin on multiple levels, for example firming, soothing, and hydrating the skin.

Extensive scientific research has proven that peptides can support your skin on multiple levels, for example firming, soothing, and hydrating the skin.

Many brands like, Paula's choice skincare and drunk elephant cosmetics use peptide combinations on their skin.

Period blood contains sterile antibacterial properties that help regulate our body during discharge, and work as bacteria-killing machines, though not all bacteria are bad. The genius genetic structure of naturally produced antibacterial properties in the vagina helps maintain a healthy balance of vaginal flora (vaginal health) versus products produced in a lab that can disrupt our natural homeostasis.

One of the biggest offenders our periods protect us against? E. coli.

While E. coli is actually a vital part of a healthy intestinal tract. Some, however, can potentially cause illnesses and ailments. E.coli in the vagina can lead to urinary tract infections, vaginitis, and other disruptions.

Stem cell research- an invaluable field of study in the treatment of a myriad of different diseases, injuries, and ailments can also utilize the powers of period blood.

Stem cell therapy has helped countless people in their healing journeys. The issue is that it often comes from invasive sources like bone marrow, fat tissue, and umbilical cords. Period blood on the other hand? Our bodies naturally shed that every month. Stem cells found in period blood, while they have somewhat different properties, were found to potentially help in the case of wound healing, and other specific diseases. This is thanks to their ability to form clones (clonogenicity) and migratory properties so that they can move to specific locations.

Not only that, their abilities may even be enhanced when in inflammatory environments. Hence their ability to help heal wounds.

Our feminine structures such as our vaginas, contain this special property called “Lactobacilli”, which many probiotic products contain, you might just have this in your fridge. Well, this gut-friendly microbe is naturally occurring within the vaginal canal. Lactobacilli bacteria help to regulate pH levels by producing hydrogen peroxide and lactic acid, keeping the vagina at a healthy, acidic range.

Another property our vagina has is the ability to cleanse all sorts of junk from our system, including pathogens. Pathogens can enter our vaginas in a number of ways. Anything that you potentially put up there, from a penis to a toy, to period products, can potentially introduce harmful bacteria to your vagina. Even things like wiping wrong, or wearing too tight of clothes can drag these bacteria from the anus upwards.

Menstruation acts as natural protection against this. Through this cleansing process, our bodies are able to protect themselves, and keep our reproductive tracts healthy and nourished.

Every month we are blessed with the abilities to cleanse, clear and regenerate, to show up fully as ourselves.

Our bodies are nothing short of magical. It makes you realize just how interconnected the organisms of this planet are, and that they work in harmony to support the cycle of life.

“When we mend our relationship with our cycles, we mend our relationship with ourselves and pave a healthier inner voice for our daughters and our sons about what it means to be a woman who bleeds.”

Written By Estefany Rodriguez


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