As women, we have many problems to deal with, and heavy menstrual bleeding and pain shouldn’t have to be one of them. We all know the temptation to pop pain killers like they are tick tacks when Aunt Flo is making life a misery, but wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to take a more natural approach to treat menstrual pain?
The Salome range, launched in 2020 by South African pharmaceutical company 3Sixty Biomedicine, addresses common women’s health issues. The current product range offering over-the-counter treatment options is based on herbal extracts to help manage heavy menstrual bleeding, menstrual pain, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and infertility linked to PCOS.
But, the brand’s innovation doesn’t stop there as later in 2021 3Sixty Biomedicine is looking to expand its offering to include a product that assists with managing the symptoms commonly associated with menopause and another product for the relief of minor symptoms in the days before menstruation (premenstrual syndrome).
Even prior to the presence of Covid-19, there was a growing trend by consumers to explore more natural alternatives to allopathic medical treatments. Now, it’s become more important than ever for consumers to know what they’re putting into their bodies, which has been the driving force over the past two years for 3Sixty Biomedicine’s product development of the Salome range.
Common women’s health conditions that can cramp your style
Primary dysmenorrhea, the technical term for period pain without the presence of other conditions such as endometriosis, is the most common gynecologic problem in women of all ages with the menstrual cramping being severe enough to interfere with daily activities, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Salome Menstrual Pain is based on herbal extracts of yarrow (Achillea millefolium) which has antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory & analgesic effects, which may provide relief for spasms associated with menstrual periods known as dysmenorrhoea. What is great about Salome Menstrual Pain is because it contains natural ingredients, females from as young as 13 years old who suffer from menstrual pain can use it to manage painful menstrual cramping without worrying about unwanted side effects.
Another common problem experienced by women is menorrhagia (heavy menstrual flow and prolonged bleeding). 3Sixty Biomedicine created their Salome Heavy Menstrual Bleeding product to help alleviate this problem. The product also draws on herbal extracts from Capsella Bursa-Pastoris, a medicinal plant also known as Shepherd’s purse, as an active ingredient to assist with the reduction of heavy menstrual bleeding in women with regular menstrual cycles. The medicinal benefits of this plant have been scientifically proven to have smooth muscle stimulant effects. As an added bonus, Capsella has antioxidant features that improve uterine tone, meaning that it will facilitate the regulation of menstrual blood flow. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can have a positive impact on the management of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB).
The ABCs of PCOS
Although 8 – 13% of women suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) — it is still a condition that many people are unaware of and often goes for years without being diagnosed and treated. Salome Polycos assists with the management of symptoms commonly associated with PCOS by helping to decrease testosterone levels, increasing progesterone levels in women with irregular or absent periods and thus regulating the menstrual cycle, as well as reducing blood pressure levels. It also plays a role in increasing insulin activity in women diagnosed with PCOS, as many suffer from insulin resistance. Due to these hormonal imbalances women living with PCOS often battle with acne, irregular periods, male pattern hair loss, or experience excessive body hair growth (hirsutism). Salome Polycos’s main active ingredient is D-chiro-inositol (DCI) which is a natural extract obtained from the carob tree.
In cases where infertility can be linked back to the hormonal imbalances caused by PCOS, patients who make use of products like Salome Fertility that contain Myo-inositol and D-Chiro-inositol have seen an increase in their ovulation, a reduction in their hyperandrogenism and in the oxidative stress in their follicular fluid. The efficacy of the product lies in it containing the correct ratio of Myo-inositol and D-Chiro-inositol that have been extracted from the pod of the Carob bean tree. Case studies have shown that these natural extracts are instrumental in helping manage the regulation of ovarian function in PCOS patients.
There is a solution!
The full Salome range that contains natural herbal extracts is available online at Takealot.com, from the 3Sixty Biomedicine website, as well as over the counter at most pharmacies nationwide. The products are recognised and can also be reimbursed by medical aids.
This women’s month, WomenStuff has partnered with Salome to celebrate the journey of every woman from all walks and every stage of life – because #yourjourneymatters. The journey of womanhood is not always easy, so to celebrate your womanhood and self-care in style enter the competition below to stand a chance to win one of two stylish Salome and Lou Harvey hampers valued at R2209 each!
The hamper contains an exclusive Lou Harvey tog bag and box cosmetic bag, as well as a discounted voucher for a Salome Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Salome Menstrual Pain pack. To stand a chance to win simply fill in the entry form below:
One entry per person, please. Competition ends on Monday 30th August 2021 at midnight. Please read our full competition terms and conditions here.
Salome Competition Standard Terms and Conditions
- This competition is organised by WomenStuff and 3Sixty Biomedicine and is specific to the Salome Range.
- You acknowledge that by submitting your entry into the competition you have been given the opportunity to understand these terms and conditions before entering the competition and you agree to them.
- By entering, you understand that you stand a chance to win a Salome hamper.
- The prizes are not transferrable and are not eligible to be exchanged for cash or anything else.
- The competition begins Monday 16 August 2021 and closes Monday 30th August 2021 at midnight. It is your responsibility to enter the competition within this time period.
- You are eligible to win this competition if you are 18 years or older and do not work for 3Sixty Biomedicine.
- Upon completing the online competition entry form, you will be automatically entered into the competition.
- The two prizes consist of a Salome Hamper consisting of 1 x customized Lou Harvey tog bag, 1 x customized Lou Harvey box cosmetic bag, and a discount voucher on 1 x Salome Heavy Menstrual Bleeding pack and another discount voucher on 1x Salome Menstrual Pain pack valued at R2209.99 each.
- Please note that the image of the Lou Harvey tog bag and box cosmetic bag displayed here is not the same pattern/design as the customised version that you will receive.
- We have done our best to ensure the prize is of good quality, but we do not give any warranties about the prize or experience you have – by entering the competition you agree to accept the prize ‘as is’ and indemnify us against any damages that anyone may suffer as a result of the prizes.
- The winner will be drawn through a random draw on the 2nd September 2021.
- We will notify the winner within 2 days. The winner must respond within 7 working days to receive their prize.
- As South Africa is in lockdown, delays are expected in prize delivery, but the winner will receive the above-mentioned hamper and prize no later than 4 – 6 weeks after the draw and being notified.
- Any additional costs for the prizes will be the responsibility of the winner.
- After the winner is selected, 3Sixty Biomedicine will enter into no further correspondence regarding the prize and the winners chosen, unless deemed necessary.
- If the winners fail to comply with these rules or terms of acceptance of the prize, 3Sixty Biomedicine will consider it a rejection of the prize and without prejudice remedy the situation with another choice of prize winner.