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FAQ

What’s different about Gift Pads?

Here are a few points:

  • They're made in sterile conditions & sealed for freshness
  • The top layer is perforated for breathability and quick absorption
  • Hypoallergenic (Anti-allergy)
  • Free from harmful chemicals and chlorine
  • Anion, Far Infrared Ray from semi-precious mineral (Tourmaline) layer - naturally anti-bacterial, eliminates odours & regulates periods
  • Super absorbent polygel core (SAP)
  • Anti-leak & ergonomic fitting
  • Recyclable packaging
  • Charitable aims. Our pads are donated to women in crisis who do not have access to sanitary pads
Gift pads are more expensive than some other brands? Why should I pay extra?

The main reason why is because Gift pads are made from the highest quality materials, unlike most ordinary brands. Also, the inclusion of the natural tourmaline mineral layer is costly to produce, but the benefits speak for themselves.

You’ll save money in the long term:

Each pack of Gift pads will cost more but you will be saving money in the long term because you won’t need as many. Probably around a third less number of pads per month!

Try the absorption test yourself to see why: Place one of your old pads on a table alongside a Gift pad. Pour 50ml of water into each of the pads. See how the Gift pad remains dry and how the water from your old pad will be leaking all over your table. Now pour a further 20ml – 40ml into the Gift pad – still no leakage.

The average woman will not need more than 50ml but our special polygel core can hold a lot more so you can feel confident with Gift pads and save money in the long run because you will be using a fewer number of pads.

Better for your health:

Once you’ve used Gift pads, you’ll realise that the health and wellness benefits of Gift pads; and how great they make you feel, are worth paying a little extra for.

Better for the environment:

Because you’ll be using around a third fewer pads, you’ll be throwing less away. European and North American consumption of sanitary pads is the highest in the world - more than a third of total worldwide consumption of 45 billion units! All eventually needing to be disposed of somewhere! Every year, in Britain alone, we would need to dig a hole 300 feet wide and 300 feet deep to bury the used sanitary pads and tampons that women throw away. So using around a third less pads will be so much better for the environment.

Also, don't forget to recycle the packaging.

Helping women in crisis:

We’re 100% committed to helping women who, for a variety of reasons may not have access to sanitary pads. Imagine how you would feel if it was your time of the month and you couldn't get sanitary wear? Through foodbanks, women's refuges, homeless and refugee aid charities, were providing pads to women in crisis. So every time you buy Gift pads, remember that you're making a difference to the lives of women somewhere in the world. Almost 500,000 pads have been donated so far, thanks to our customers.

Why does my period seem to be heavier at the start of my period since using Gift pads?

This is perfectly normal.

This shows that the negative ions and far infrared rays green strip is working to improve your circulation, regularise and breakdown the clots of blood and toxins so that it flows more smoothly; therefore, it flows more freely. You may also find that your period is over a little earlier than expected. The longer you use Gift pads and particularly if you use the daily pantyliners between periods; you’ll find that your periods will regularise and most importantly you should feel calm and relaxed but have more energy to get on with life.

Are Gift daily pantyliners safe for pregnant women?

Not recommended. We don’t recommend that pregnant women use our pads because one of the effects of the negative ions and far infrared strip is to regularise blood flow. There is no medical evidence that it would be dangerous or otherwise, but to be safe, we are not recommending it, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy when you need to be extra careful.

Where should I store my Gift pads pack?

In a cool dry place.
Please keep the pack away from direct sunlight and damp places.

What are NEGATIVE IONS (ANIONS)?

Anions are odourless tasteless molecules that are essential for good health. High concentrations of anions can be found in nature in mountain forests, waterfalls and beaches where people feel energized and invigorated. Anions helps relieve stress, alleviate depression, and boost energy. The cleaner the air is the higher the level of Anions.

For over half a century, experts who have studied the relationship between anions and health all agreed that in this day and age, our health is greatly influenced by the quantity and quality of ions, which saturate our environment.

A world renowned authority in the ongoing study of ions Professor A.D. Moore (Michigan University) wrote that ‘the control of anion quantity in the air can induce good effects on the human body, and that the intake of anion-saturated air can be helpful in curing patients’. Therefore, scientists today recognize that the anion is an integral factor in health improvement and sustenance. Among the many ions that constantly float in the surrounding air, the anion (bio-energy) is one of the most active in promoting healthier living.

For how long do the sanitary pads generate anions?

Once opened, the negative ions and far infrared rays in Gift pads generate active oxygen and emit beneficial effects for 10-12 hours.

What are FAR INFRARED RAYS (FIR)?

Far Infrared rays (FIR) are the same kind of heat from our sun or that which our own bodies produce as they burn fuel to keep us warm. Far infrared rays (FIR) have the longest wavelength of any kind of infrared light, and thus are the only kind of infrared light that can deeply penetrate the human body. In fact, panels that produce similar infrared rays are used in hospitals to warm newborn babies. Even NASA has used infrared heat to keep their astronauts warm. Infrared energy has nothing to do with either ultraviolet radiation (which gives you sunburn and damages your skin) or atomic radiation (the kind from nuclear energy).When emitted by the sun or the special strip in our Gift pads, FIR penetrates through the skin to the subcutaneous tissues, transforming light energy into heat energy and is thought to bring about many beneficial effects.

FIR was first discovered through spectroscopes by a German scientist in 1800. Since then, many researchers from Italy, America and Germany have discovered its profound health benefits. Since the 1980's researchers and experts from the USA, Japan, Korea and China have started to accumulate scientific proofs on the contributions of FIR waves to human health. The knowledge and use of FIR waves are more prevalent in China, Japan and Korea and recently numerous research papers on clinical experimentation and application of FIR waves have been published. In depth research by Japanese experts has shown that FIR waves is similar to the average ‘qi’ or ‘chi’ (8 micron) wavelength emitted during ‘qi gong’ therapy which has been practiced by the Chinese for 3000 years. Nowadays, FIR can be found in Far-Infrared Saunas, Far-Infrared Treatment Lamps, Far-Infrared wraps, Far-Infrared clothing, Far-Infrared ovens, and a variety of Far-Infrared and many other treatments.

At its normal core temperature, the human body emits heat energy at a wavelength of 5-15 microns. A FIR energy wave of similar length is emitted when natural stone - such as tourmaline is heated. Some studies have shown that Anion & FIR energy emitted from tourmaline stone can penetrate organic matter 80 times deeper than other heat waves. That’s why we use tourmaline to produce our Anion, FIR strip for Gift sanitary pads.

What is Tourmaline?

Tourmaline is a naturally occurring mineral widely used as a semi-precious gemstone, and it has unique electric properties responsible for many beneficial health effects.

From the scientific standpoint, tourmaline is known to emit far infrared rays and convert moisture in the air to negative ions and is believed by holistic practitioners to emit powerful healing energy.

What are the positive effects of Tourmaline in Gift pads?

Generates Negative Ions & Far Infrared Rays - The tourmaline used to produce negative ion and far infrared rays in Gift pads are thought to improve menstrual health.

Alkalinizes Body Fluids – When worn against the body the Anion and FIR properties of tourmaline used in Gift sanitary pads adjust body fluids to a slightly alkaline pH, which is optimal for health

Fights Bacteria and Maintains Freshness - Tourmaline has been shown to have antibacterial and deodorizing effects when placed in refrigerators and cars. In addition, tourmaline prevents foul smells from being absorbed into a variety of materials and greatly enhancing the effectiveness of Gift sanitary pads

Cleaning Properties - Because of its surfactant (detergent) properties, tourmaline enhances cleaning effectiveness and prevents dirt adhesion, leaving you feeling continuously clean and fresh.

Other benefits of tourmaline:

Suppresses Electromagnetic Fields - In recent years, tourmaline has been closely investigated for its potential to counteract the effects of electromagnetic fields, which are thought to be harmful (for example from computers and phones). Researchers suspect that the Anion and FIR generated by tourmaline suppresses electromagnetic fields in the immediate environment.

Where can I find more information?

Here are some useful links:

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/benefits-of-tourmaline-gemstone/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8406976

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_ionizer (Use of Anions in Air Ionizers)

Wikipedia definitions (Ion, Anion)

Negative Ions Information (myths vs facts)

http://www.earthtym.net/ref-far-infared.htm (FIR report)

http://mypage.direct.ca/g/gcramer/asthma.html (research in atmospheric Ions and health benefits of negative ions)

http://www.nutronix.com/Nutronix/images/products/FIR.pdf (FIR benefits)

Gift Wellness Medical Disclaimer: Gift Wellness Ltd DOES NOT MAKE ANY MEDICAL CLAIMS. If you have a medical condition or questions or concerns please consult with your medical professional before usage.