Now We No is the campaign that is informing men and women all over the world about the harmful effects that some of today’s sanitary napkins and tampons may have on women’s bodies. It is the brainchild of Nspire Network’s founders and is consistent with the philosophy of being mission-driven people. The Now We No movement has partnered with women’s organizations and awareness groups to host 5k walks, bike rides, and basketball games to bring awareness to this potentially life-threatening issue.
Did you know that in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require companies to list the ingredients contained in sanitary napkins and tampons, yet the average woman uses more than 15,000 sanitary napkins, or has a tampon inside of her, for more than 100,000 hours over her lifetime?
Internationally, it’s more alarming. At least 500 million girls and women globally lack adequate facilities for managing their periods, according to a 2015 report from UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). In most schools, girls have to trek to the nurse’s office to ask for a pad or tampon, as if menstruating is an illness rather than a natural function. In some parts of the world, girls simply drop out of school once they start menstruating.
The manufacturing process of these menstrual aids has been known to cause serious damage to the environment. The toxic byproducts of producing tampons include poisons like dioxin and furan. In fact, conventional sanitary pads can contain the equivalence of about four plastic bags! Synthetics and plastic restrict air flow and traps heat and dampness, potentially promoting yeast and bacterial growth in a woman’s vaginal area. Conventional sanitary pads can also contain other potentially hazardous ingredients, such as odor neutralizers and fragrances.
Nspire Network™ is proud to offer Cherish Premium Sanitary Napkins to the world as a safer, more comfortable option than what is currently available on the market today. Nspire is committed to developing first-class nutritional and wellness products, while simultaneously creating an awareness and a mission that educates individuals to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.
Once our women (and men) know better, they can now say NO!
Conventional tampons contain pesticides: a whopping $2 billion is spent annually on pesticides to spray cotton crops.
Dr. Joseph Mercola (NY Times Best Selling Author); Women Beware: Most Feminine Hygiene Products Contain Toxic Ingredients; May 22nd, 2013
Studies have shown that the chemicals dioxin and chlorine are cancerous when they come in contact with the human skin and more especially the tender part at the woman’s genitals. Obviously not immediately, but the cancerous effects may be cumulative. Because paper cannot absorb the woman’s flow during her cycle, a plastic paper is placed in between or under the pad for fear of leakage when a woman is bleeding. This plastic placed in between the pad prevents circulation of air in the woman’s system. In other words, as the woman is having her flow wearing a traditional pad, no air enters the woman’s system and because of this, warmth develops between the pad and her vaginal area, with the moisture from the blood this area becomes a breeding ground for germs, fermentation takes place; hence, the reason the pads may have unpleasant scent when removed after use.
World Health Organization, (www.who.int), Fact Sheet: Dioxins and Their Effect on Human Health, October 2016
Tampons and pads with odor neutralizers and artificial fragrances are virtually a chemical soup, laced with artificial colors, polyester, adhesives, polyethylene (PET), polypropylene and propylene glycol (PEG), contaminants linked to hormone disruption, cancer, birth defects, dryness and infertility. Tampons and pads with odor neutralizers and artificial fragrances are virtually a chemical soup, laced with artificial colors, polyester, adhesives, polyethylene (PET), polypropylene and propylene glycol (PEG), contaminants linked to hormone disruption, cancer, birth defects, dryness and infertility.
Investigations have since proved that most menstrual sanitary pads available on the market are produced from recycled paper materials containing print ink and other chemicals which are later bleached with harmful chemicals like dioxin and chlorine.
Dr. Latronica Fisher, This Can Potentially Save Your Life: Now We Know Ladies! Part 2, Health and Wellness, Journals
A World Health Organization report indicates that within two hours of a woman putting on traditional pads, about 107 different germs develop per cubic centimeter on the surface area of the pad. When pressure is applied on the pad through sitting, because paper is not absorbent enough, the pad allows a “back flow” of the blood into the woman’s reproductive system with all the germs that may have developed and the chemicals mixed with the blood possibly causing infection to the woman’s reproductive system. Not knowing what to do nor what may be happening, the woman simply takes this as normal menstrual discomfort.
Some of today’s most popular sanitary napkins have been found to emit chemicals, like styrene, chloroethane and chloroform. The World Health Organization classifies styrene as a carcinogen. And the EPA says short-term exposure to high concentrations of chloromethane can have neurological effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says high levels of exposure to chloroethane can result in lack of muscle coordination and unconsciousness.
Nadia Kounang, CNN, What’s in Your Pad or Tampon?, November 13th, 2015
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My best friend is extremely allergic to pads. She discovered that she had become allergic after her second baby. She has tried everything, but even the organic pads caused a terrible reaction. She just had her 4th baby and of course, was dreading after because she is out of options as to what she can use. I sent her a couple of Cherish pads to try out and she was completely WOWED! She did NOT have any reaction!
She is so happy that finally there is a safe product that she can use, that she is not allergic to and that keeps her comfortable and dry for so long! She said she believes in this product and will be a customer for life!!
Ok…I’ll try to keep this short and not too detailed!! Last weekend, I had the honor of trying the new Cherish Sanitary Napkin and it did not disappoint!!
Just a little background…my cycles are usually swift, but memorable. Day 1 is the intro, Day 2 the flood gates open, and Days 3 and 4 are usually the wrap-up. My cycles are usually accompanied by a migraine, painful cramps, or both!! I’ll just admit it…on Day 2, I’m usually on bed rest.
Now, fast forward to last Friday…
Day 1… I kept with my regular routine of things as far as activities and protection. The only thing I did not do was take anything for the cramps to ensure they would be there on Day 2. Crazy, I know!!
Day 2… The floodgates opened, the cramps were intense and now it was time for Cherish!! They were comfortable…not too thick, not too thin, and almost undetectable. Then, after about an hour and a half of wearing…the cramps went away!! Now, I’m amazed…what in the world? I then continued my Saturday as a normal day, without any problems (Not On Bed Rest). Did I mention that they are super absorbent as well?
On my heaviest day, I used fewer Cherish Napkins than I normally would with another brand, without an uncomfortable feeling of moisture.
What more can I say, I’m nSpired…Now To nSpire Others!!
Ladies…Don’t knock it ‘til you try it!!
I am the mother of five daughters. My youngest daughter has suffered symptoms of extreme pelvic pain, cramping, and projectile vomiting, that has resulted in us taking her to the emergency room several times over the past year. After numerous tests, examinations, and visits to different medical specialists, the final conclusion was that she was suffering from a rare case extreme severe cramps.
They prescribed her a powerful narcotic to help with the pain which I was not happy with at all. I felt totally helpless when I had to watch my daughter suffer. I literally prayed for a solution. I received a link to a video that caught my curiosity so I watched it. The information on that video was literally the answer to my prayer. Everything it covered made sense and explained the possible source to my daughter’s suffering. I was able to get samples of the product back in March and I immediately disposed of the product she was using. The first day of her cycle she was in pain as usual but she used the Cherish pad. By the end of the day she came to me and said “Mom, these pads really work. My pain is barely noticeable.” The second day she had NO pain. And she has been pain-free since. Cherish has truly been a God-Send for me and my daughter.
I am 48 years old and sharing my own testimony or experience about the cherish pad. For me my first two days are heavy, but the Cherish absorbed the flow even though I would check because it was the norm for me, but I remained dry. I couldn’t believe it myself. Also, I’m a 7-day cycle girl and been that way pretty much throughout my years of having a cycle but with Cherish, it was an amazing 4 days. I wanted to cry. If you only knew!! Also, my breast was not tender like normal which can be so uncomfortable. One last thing it felt like I didn’t even have one on. I truly want to thank God for putting together a phenomenal nSpired executive team who cares about the health of the women around the world.
THANK YOU JESUS
For as long as I can remember, I have had very painful periods and sometimes have had to take up to six to eight painkillers a day. In addition to the pain, I usually have a heavy flow and have had to wear a tampon and pad or two pads at a time, resulting in one pack being finished in one and a half day. After multiple visits to the OB/GYN, an ectopic pregnancy, a diagnosis of endometriosis and two surgeries to remove endometrial deposits and being told I might need to do another surgery (bear in mind I had a C-section twice, resulting in four surgeries in my lifetime of over 30 years), I decided enough was enough.
The first time I wore one of the Cherish pads, I felt like I was high. I was literally skipping around the office singing “The Sound of Music.” It felt like I was not wearing anything and at one point, I practically forgot I had my period. By the end of the first day, I was sold. Having had issues with leaking during the nights and having had to sleep on my side to prevent any mess, I decided to try the pad overnight. When I woke up the next morning and went to the bathroom, even though the pad was full, there was no leakage and no mess…and to think I didn’t even wake up during the night! I had one of the most peaceful and restful sleep during my cycle that I’ve had in years! On top of that, I felt very little pain and discomfort and only ended up taking two painkillers during the entire cycle (compared to over a dozen).
These Cherish Premium Pads are an answer to my prayers! If only these existed from when I had just started my period. I can only imagine the stress, embarrassment, and pain I could have avoided all these years. Now that I know I have a healthier and better alternative, I can say NO. NO more pain, NO more embarrassment, NO more mess or leakage, NO more, because NOW I NO! My mission is now to help spread the awareness and help save others from going through what I’ve been through. I guess you can say I’m NSPIRED!
When I wore my pads I was very pleased to find that I did not mess up my clothes for the first time!! Also, I could barely feel it on. More importantly, I didn’t have any pains like I’m used to having. I’ll never go back to anything else!
Since the launch and having the opportunity to purchase Cherish Sanitary napkins, I have not used any other Sanitary napkins. I am in love with the product. It has helped with my cramping in my stomach and legs. Has shortened my cycle from 7 days to a 4-day cycle. I have one day of a heavy flow and then the next 3 days are light days. No longer have to feel itchy and irritated which is one more reason I hated wearing Pads.
The cherish pads are amazing! All the other pads don’t make me feel better, I still witnessed my fever and throwing up with the store bought pads but with CHERISH BY NSPIRE, my cramps weren’t bad at all! My headaches stopped and after I put on the cherish pad I didn’t throw up anymore my fever went away, for me that’s amazing because on my first day of my cycle I have to leave school on a medical because my cramps are so bad and the throwing up. With cherish I won’t have to go through such a horrible time! I’ll be able to have a normal day without having to worry about changing my pad every hour because I’m bleeding so heavy. I’ll be able to change every 6 or so hours! On my first day I was wearing an always pad I had it in for about on hour and I was bleeding so heavy that I had to change 30 minutes after putting it on and I was cramping so bad that it was hard to walk my mom picked me up at 7 a.m when we got home I put on the cherish pad and after about 15 minutes or so I felt completely better! The second day I had the cherish pad on I wore it from 5:43 a.m – 4:30 p.m I didn’t feel the blood at all and the cramps were barely there! I am excited to be a part of Cherish.
P.S. my mom took out the negative ion strip from the cherish pad on my lower stomach where’s I was having the most pain at and also on my head because I had a headache!
My pain definitely went away within 5 minutes or less.
Hi, my name is Brian Jenkins and I am a 260 lb bodybuilder.
My testimony as a man is almost embarrassing to talk about. I’ve been holding this in for a long time now but, here goes..
Every day at 4:00 in the morning I get up to go to the gym. I’ve been personal training for almost 30 years. During one of my workouts, I hurt my neck to the point where I could not turn my head. As time went on throughout the day it got worse.
When I came home, I fell asleep on the couch sitting straight up and when I awakened, the pain had gotten a lot worse. Every step that I took, I felt the pain in my neck. My wife suggested to open up one of our Cherish pads and to remove the negative Ion strip and to put it on my neck.
I thought that was the craziest Idea that I’d ever heard to put a strip from a maxi pad on my neck. I told her that she better not tell anyone in life.
After pulling the Ion strip out of the Cherish pad, she placed it on my neck but, because there is no adhesive it would not say on my neck so we had to figure something else out. My wife then went into the medicine cabinet and pulled out a box of bandaids and used a couple of them to tape the Ion strip to my neck.
I swear to you, I was hoping that it didn’t work because of how weird I felt with having something like this on my neck. This is where I thought that I was losing my mind is when within 30 seconds of having a maxi pad strip on my neck; I started getting chill bumps all over my body. I didn’t want to show any type of reaction to my wife so Zo didn’t say a word about what was happening to me.
I told my wife that I was about to take a nap for a couple of hours. I was still feeling a lot of pain when I took my nap. I woke up about 2 1/2 hours later and believe me when I say this, I didn’t feel any pain at all. I was shocked and amazed of what I experienced. I called my wife into the room and I gave her the biggest hug and all I could say after that was thank you. I love these Cherish pads.
I’ve been using the Cherish pad for four months now and the first thing I noticed was that my cramps went away. I wasn’t as uncomfortable during my cycle. There was also no smell.
Cherish is the answer to my prayers! From the time I started my period at age 9, I’ve always had horribly painful periods that have gotten progressively worse over the years and unfortunately, as my family & friends can attest, the crampier I was, the crankier I was toward everyone around me. That’s embarrassing to admit, but true. I don’t know how these work, all I know is what a difference these pads have made in my life … my excruciatingly painful cramps are GONE so I’m FAR LESS cranky now (which my family & friends greatly appreciate!). Plus, the pads are so soft and keep me so much drier that I don’t get that awful post-period rash anymore. And as if all that wasn’t enough of a blessing, my period is 2-3 days shorter than usual by using these pads! HALLELUJAH!!! All I can say is … Periods no longer interfere with living my life to the fullest. I LOVE these Cherish pads and I will NEVER use anything else ever again!!! Thank you SO MUCH for making the most comfortable sanitary pads in the world … I just can’t stop telling everyone about these!!!
I’ve been in bed all weekend. Since Friday Sick with a headache, sneezing, coughing, body aches, stomach pain, neck hurting even knees started hurting yesterday. I have taken Tylenol 500 mg x 2 and Nyquil. NOTHING HELPED. I worked Monday and Tuesday SICK. DREADED GOING IN THIS MORNING…..So Last Night I REMEMBERED I HAD A CHERISH PAD in my Fanny Pack. I Stripped it APART DESPERATE FOR RELIEF…..OMG!!! I Applied the Anion Negative Ion Strip to MY ACHING HEAD…THEN MY NECK…THEN MY STOMACH…..THIS MORNING…….NO PAIN. I SLEPT LIKE A BABY…SO REFRESHED. WE HAVE SOMETHING HERE! I LOVE YOU CHERISH & Nspire. So Excited to Share so others can BENEFIT.
I started my feminine flow when I was 13 yrs of age and did not like it at all but a strange part of me was kind of excited because, to me, it made me feel like I was one of the “big girls”. But then the cycles came and went and I was like, ugh! It was and has always been such a depressing, anxiety filled and overwhelming time of the month for me. Never did I ever think or believe I’d be this excited to get my feminine flow.
So, I purchased my Cherish premium sanitary napkins, waited for mother nature to take its course and it was truly an Amazing experience. My flow is a full 6-7 day, always heavy, with clots included. My cramps are severe, backaches, headaches and I am EXTREMELY MOODY, a time in my life I never look forward to. I got up one day and aunt flow was here and boy was I elated!! I showered, put on my underwear and a cherish daily and I cramped for about an hour. I cramp severely the first two days but I’m also a mom of three so, no matter how I am feeling, I have to keep on pushing. I get to work and after an hour I felt something outside of my cramps going on. It was weird- sort of an outer body experience if you will. I can’t really explain it but it was something I had never experienced before.
Shortly thereafter, my cramps had subsided and subconsciously, I go to the bathroom to check myself because I’ve been conditioned to do so and to my surprise, not enough flow to change. I literally had my Cherish daily napkin on from 9 am -9 pm and the only reason I changed it was because I had to shower, SERIOUSLY! My second day was a very light flow and I only had used one cherish daily napkin. No cramps just smooth sailing! I’m like, I can get used to this!! Relaxed state, hormones seem to be balanced, not moody at all, I have witnesses!! It was amazing!! The third day, flow was a little heavier than the first two but I only used two cherish daily, so no complaints. The fourth day was the end of the flow mode and I was blown away!
On average, I go through 7-8 “Unsanitary napkins” daily. I wore one cherish daily on my fourth day, for the entire day and BOOM!
Feminine flow over………. A four-day flow beats a seven-day flow, any month. Thank you so much nSpire Network for giving the women of nSpire a voice and a platform to tell our stories. We will no longer suffer in silence. I AM nSpire!!
OK So we all know that The Time of the Month (TTOTM) is the worst, it’s when our ovaries feel like they’re being mutilated by a cheese grater.
Before trying this brand I struggled with Primary Dysmenorrhea for several years. I use to take medication (Mefenamic x2 and Tranexamic X1) 4 times a day for the 7 days, as TTOTM caused severe cramping, discomfort and pain.
When I tried these Premium Sanitary Napkins, I immediately felt them working. They got rid of the cramping, nausea and other symptoms by the second day. By Day 2 I no longer needed ANY medication. The feminine flow got lighter and by the 7th day I was completely finished.
These Premium Sanitary Napkins are so soft and absorbent; I can’t even feel them when I wear them. I absolutely LOVE this product and what it has done for me.
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