A. Regular sanitary pads are made using various chemicals, polymers, synthetic materials such as rayon, plastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene, chlorine bleaches. These release toxic dioxins, skin irritants and chemicals which can easily enter the blood stream. Women suffering from skin allergies, irritation, soreness and itching may find their symptoms are worse during their menstrual cycle due to contact with synthetic and plastic ingredients in most sanitary products.

A. The synthetics and plastics used in most sanitary pads create a humid microclimate in which germs and fungal infections such as thrush can easily breed. The natural and breathable qualities of cotton eliminate this issue.

A. It provides Anti-fungal and Anti- Bacterial action. Experiments show that silver ion is capable of eliminating 99.9% of bacteria exposed in no more than 1 hr. Women have very little time to change pads - silver ion eliminates the bacteria and other pathogens that develop due to moisture. In addition silver adapts well to body temperature and is anti-static which promotes good circulation and comfort. Chemical anti-bacterial agents used in regular sanitary products are can lead to allergies and growth of drug resistant super bugs.

A. Ideally a pad should be changed every 3 to 4 hours on a heavy flow day. But on light days due to Nurture's Silver Ion protection and cotton surface you could change every 5 to 6 hours.

A. On an average, 8 to 14 teaspoons of blood during the course of the entire period is normal. However,this may vary from person to person. If there is a dramatic change then you should see a doctor.

A. Increase your intake of green vegetables, have herbal tea (without milk), place a heating pad on the stomach, exercise moderately and rest.

A. It is ideal to avoid coffee, tea, alcohol, sugar, processed food, refined food, artificial flavourings and colourings, meat, milk and milk products.

A. It can range from anywhere between 2 to 7 days. As long as there is a fixed pattern it is fine. If there is an inconsistent pattern or you go beyond 7 days then you should consult a doctor.

A. This is generally due to water retention. You could eat less salt, exercise, eat small meals every 2 hours to feel better in this condition.

A. It is perfectly okay to feel tired during your period. It could be because you have a busy and active schedule. Take time to rest and pamper yourself!