What herbs are in Chica truffles?

Bupleurum root (chai hu/柴胡), angelica root (dang gui/当归), white peony root (bai shao/白芍), white atractylodes (bai zhu/白术), poria (fu ling/茯苓), honey fried licorice root (zhi gan cao/炙甘草), mint (bo he/薄荷), and ginger (shen jiang/生姜).  


How does Chica work?

Chica targets the root of challenging period symptoms by providing the support your body needs for natural hormone balancing mechanisms to function optimally. Chica customers have reported improvements in mood swings, PMS, cramps, acne, and enjoy a more regular blood flow, all of which are markers of a healthier cycle.


What do you mean by my "hormonal cycle?"

The menstrual cycle, a.k.a. the 4ish weeks during which your uterus is preparing for pregnancy and then gets pissed at you because you aren’t and sheds uterine lining into your panties, is governed by the fluctuations in three key hormones: estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. As these hormone levels rise and fall, you experience shifts in health and mood. You can learn more at Hormonology!


When will I notice a difference in my period? 

Some of our customers see a positive difference by the first month! However, every body is different, and it could take you a few cycles to notice changes. We recommend you enjoy Chica consistently for at least 3 cycles. That is why the Chica Box contains enough truffles for 3 cycles of a better period!


Why chocolate?

Ever heard that stereotype about women craving chocolate when they’re on their period? Well, there is a reason for that. First, chocolate literally makes you happy (endorphins, get at me!). Second, the high magnesium content in dark chocolate does all kinds of good things for your body including easing PMS symptoms in many women and increasing energy. So, why wouldn’t we put period herbs in chocolate? We believe that eating delicious, sustainably sourced, organic chocolate is simply a great way to make a happy uterus. Plus, it freaking tastes good.


When do I eat Chica?

We recommend eating two truffles a day in the 6 days before you start bleeding. We advise using a period app to help you track your cycle, and set a reminder to eat your Chica every month!


What if my cycle isn't regular?

If you don’t know when you are going to start bleeding, or don’t bleed at the same time every month, it’s ok! Just eat your Chica truffles during the same week each month. You might even find that your cycle gets more regular after a few rounds of Chica, so you may eventually be able to predict your cycle accurately anyway.


Can I eat these if I don't have a period?

We see you, non-bleeders. We know they’re delicious, and you can’t help yourself. So yes, they are perfectly safe to eat if you don’t personally experience a period, and they might even make you happy too. Did you know that men also have hormonal cycles?

What if I am menopausal? 

There are more diverse formulas to address menopausal symptoms, and our Chica formula is not a panacea. However, Chica is just as delicious and happiness inducing if you are perimenopausal or menopausal.

What if I am pregnant?

Chica is not recommended for pregnant women. Please consult a licensed physician or practitioner if you are concerned about Chica’s effect on your health.  


What if my birth control affects my period?

Even if you have an IUD or are on the pill, and don’t bleed regularly, you can still enjoy Chica. Chica may address challenges you still experience with mood swings, PMS, cramps, acne, etc.  


Is there marijuana in Chica?

Nope. Nada. Zilch. We wish. 


*Please note that we are not licensed medicinal practitioners and cannot guarantee that you will see an improvement in your cycle. All material is for educational purpose only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

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