Our team worked with researchers studying nutrition and women's menstrual health at Cornell University. We are continually researching Cramp Bites and staying up-to-date on the latest research in the women's menstrual health space.
We conducted a pilot clinical trial comparing Cramp Bites to a placebo snack. Participants in this study filled out a questionnaire before and after eating their designated snack, and we compared the difference in pain levels between the placebo snack and those who were given Cramp Bites.
We tested our product on both types of period cramps: spasmodic and congestive. Congestive cramps are classified as deep, dull aches, and spasmodic cramps are sharp, sporadic pains.
In these box plots, "PL" represents the placebo, and "PS" represents Cramp Bites. A larger width on the box plot demonstrates a larger decrease in participants' pain levels. The graphs above demonstrate that participants who were assigned Cramp Bites saw a greater decrease in their pain levels for both spasmodic and congestive cramps as opposed to participants with the placebo snack.
While our results are limited, all of the spices we use have had multiple research studies demonstrating their efficacy in treating period cramps. We are currently working on a literature review to outline these articles for full transparency.
Our research was one of twenty research studies selected to present at Cornell University's annual research symposium. This research is what directly led to the development of Cramp Bites.