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A Detailed Guide to Seed Cycling

Seed cycling is an easy and functional way to get nutrients in the body to help women rebalance their hormones. Let’s get into the details… 

There are many benefits of seed cycling. It balances hormones, provides nutrients to support the body, decreases PMS and Perimenopause symptoms such as cramping and mood swings, improves complexion, and regulates the menstrual cycle. It can also improve PCOS, fertility issues, and menopause symptoms.

The routine includes adding four seeds to the diet, daily, in two different phases. The phases correlate with what phase of the menstrual cycle the woman is in- follicular or luteal. 

Phase 1 (Follicular- Day 1 of period to Ovulation on Day 14 ): 

1 tbsp Flax Seeds 
1 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds

Phase 2 (Luteal- Ovulation to Day 1 of next period): 

1 tbsp Sunflower Seeds
1 tbsp Sesame Seeds 
These seeds in this combination provide the body with the essential nutrients needed to regulate Estrogen and Progesterone levels.

Flax Seed Details:

  • Thiamine (Vitamin B1): Reduce mental and physical symptoms of PMS. 
  • Omega-3’s: Improves collection, cell membrane function, and lowers risk of other diseases.  
  • Fiber: Improves gut health and serotonin function. Stabilizes appetite. 
  • Lignans: Production of Progesterone and breakdown of “bad” estrogen. 
  • Magnesium: Aids mood, PMSs, Estrogen clearance, cramps, osteoporosis, and sleep.

Pumpkin Seeds Details:

  • Vitamin K: Improves bone health in post menopausal women. 
  • Phytoestrogens: Menopause symptom reduction.
  • Zinc: Reduces hot flashes, increases blood flow, stimulates FSH for ovulation, and clears skin. 
  • Antioxidants and Vitamin E: protects cells against free radicals and repairs damaged skin. 

Sesame Seeds Details:

  • Omega 6: Promotes healthy cell membrane function and reduces PMS, bloating, and headaches. 
  • Vitamin E:  Protects cells against free radicals and repairs damaged skin. 
  • Calcium: Reduces PMS, regulates mood, and improves long term bone health. 

Sunflower Seeds Details:

  • Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6): Breaks down estrogen. 
  • Linoleic Acid: Improves vascular tone, skin elasticity, and cell membrane function. 
  • Iron: Replenishes iron lost during menstruation. 
  • Folate: Increases fertility, pregnancy health, brain health, and nervous system function. 
  • Vitamin E:  Protects cells against free radicals and repairs damaged skin. 

Here are some frequently asked questions about the process: 

How long does Seed Cycling take to work? Expect to see positive results in 3-6 months. 
What do I do if I miss a day? It is important to strive for daily consistency, but If you miss a day, double up your intake the next day. 
Can Seed Cycling be used with hormonal birth control? Yes, it can help support the effects of birth control. Seed cycling can also help the body adjust to a regular menstrual cycle when getting off birth control.
Can I Seed Cycle during menopause? Yes, many women have reported a decrease in their menopause symptoms while seed cycling regularly.
What if my cycle is irregular or I don’t have one? Sync up with the phases of the moon! Begin with Phase 1 on the New Moon. Switch to Phase 2 on the Full Moon. 
How can I eat the seeds? Put them on anything! Our favorites are oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt bowls, salads, and soups. Just make sure you don’t want to cook with them because the heat can destroy those amazing nutrients. 

If you read all of this and are wondering how to get started- good news. Moon Cycle Seed Company makes seed cycling easier than ever! We grind and blend the seeds and deliver them to your doorstep (or a farmers market near you). All you have to do is mix 2 scoops per day with food, and start owning your flow.