17. March 2011 06:20
A Ladycare magnet is a small, discreet plastic magnet. It is a tear drop shape similar to the size of a desert spoon, which you wear all day and night, attached to the front of your underwear, just below the tummy button. We know that many women find them very helpful in reducing menopausal symptoms after about a month of continuous use.
In a trail of 508 women between 50-67% found a reduction in their anxiety, weight gain, mood swings, vaginal dryness, insomnia and breast tenderness. Also a 33% decrease in hot flushes, loss of libido, memory lapse and aching muscles.
But how does the magnet work? I’ve always thought it must be using a similar system to the wrist magnets you use to help motion sickness. But a recent piece of research shows more clearly how it works. A trial of 35 British police women measured the levels of the two parts of the nervous system before and then after wearing the magnets for a month.
The first part of our nervous system is our ‘fight and flight’ system and secondly, our ‘rest and digestion’ one. We know that it is the first system that gets fired up when we get hot and sweaty. This trail showed that after wearing the magnet for a month there was a significant increase in the ‘rest’ nervous system compared to the ‘fight’ system being stimulated. So this looks like a plausible explanation as to the way the magnet might be correcting your menopausal symptoms.
To celebrate this new piece of research we’re offering the Ladycare magnets at a special price of £18.95 until April 30th!