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New chocolate bar claims to relieve menstrual pains


A Swiss chocolatier is looking to alleviate women’s menstrual discomfort by offering a new variation of the universally acclaimed sweet treat.

Marc Wildmer, who heads Lucerne, Switzerland-based Chocolate With Love, has come up with “Frauenmond” (rough translation: women’s moon) chocolate bar, which supposedly could make that time of the month a little less agonizing for women.

The chocolatey treat is made up of 60-percent cocoa solids and 17 Swiss mountain herbs, according to T he Independent.

The product’s soothing properties reportedly coms from the herbs and the serotonin found in cocoa, whose combination produces a calming effect on the body.

“We want to make the menstruation days of women more comfortable,” Wildmer described his company’s product in the report, adding that the bars were “reassuring, harmonizing and at the same time very delicious.”

Despite its pain-relieving capabilities, the chocolate manufacturer warned that his bars should not be treated as medicine, since it’s highly more expensive than the typical pain relievers. Frauenmond is sold around 12.50 Swiss francs (P600) per 100 grams.

Prior to its release, a separate study published in the journal “Annals of Endocrinology” revealed a link between women’s chocolate cravings before menstruation and its actual mood-boosting effects.

Wildmer, meanwhile, said that the chocolates can also be consumed by the opposite sex.

“Of course, men can also eat the chocolate. I myself have already tried [it],” he said. Khristian Ibarrola

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