FAQ Womensync Body Lotion and Body Wash
Do the products contain phthalates?
No, they do not contain phthalates.
Do the products contain PFAS, BPA or parabens?
No, they do not contain PFAS, BPA or parabens.
Do the products contain sulfates?
No, they do not contain sulfates.
Do the products contain microplastics or mineral oils?
No, they do not contain microplastics or mineral oils.
Do the products contain dyes?
No, they do not contain any dyes.
Are the products vegan?
Yes, they are vegan.
Are the products hypoallergenic?
Yes, they are hypoallergenic.
Are the products fragrance-free?
Yes, they are fragrance free.
Why don't the products contain essential oils instead of perfume?
The products are completely fragrance-free and do not contain essential oils instead of perfume because essential oils contain the same chemical allergens as perfumes. It is a common misconception that essential oils are safer or better than perfume oils. Perfume oils can contain both natural extracts from nature or synthetic fragrance molecules, but it is basically exactly the same molecules in essential oils and perfume oils. In essential oils, however, there are many more, a whole host of molecules. In a perfume oil that has been mixed and produced by a perfume manufacturer, you know exactly what is included and in what concentrations. There is also a common misconception that perfume oils are only synthetic which is not true.
Is the plastic in the packaging non-toxic?
Yes, it is non-toxic.
FAQ Chicca Roast
What is Chicca roast?
Chicca Roast consists of 100% ground, roasted and spray-dried chicory root. It is an organic, aromatic drink that is naturally caffeine-free and an excellent alternative to coffee. The drink has roasted, nutty notes reminiscent of coffee in the taste with soft hints of chocolate and sweetness.
What is Chicory?
Chicory root is an herb with light blue flowers that belongs to the dandelion (dandelion) family. Chicory has been used for thousands of years in cooking and also in some traditions for medicinal purposes.
How is Chicca Roast made?
Chicca Roast is made from the roots of the chicory plant, which are first washed and then chopped into smaller pieces and then dried and packaged. After that, it is roasted to get the roasting, coffee-like flavor and spray-dried into a finely ground quick-dissolving powder.
Where is Chicca Roast produced?
The chicory is grown, cleaned and dried in France/Belgium and then roasted and spray-dried in Switzerland.
How do I cook Chicca Roast?
Mix approx. 2-3 tablespoons (5g) together with approx. 1-1.5 dl of hot water, depending on how strong you want it and stir. Drink as is or with milk of your choice. For an extra luxurious variation, serve with skimmed milk such as Chicca Roast Latte or Capuccino. Chicca Roast can also be used as a coffee substitute in, for example, baked goods.
Does Chicca Roast contain caffeine?
No, Chicca Roast is naturally completely caffeine-free. It is fine to drink Chicca Roast both in the morning and in the evening without affecting the quality of sleep.
Can I drink Chicca Roast when I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Chicca Roast is a herbal product. Do not use herbal products when you are pregnant or breastfeeding without first talking to your midwife or doctor. Read more at the Swedish Food Agency or consult your doctor or midwife.
Is Chicca Roast gluten free?
There is no gluten in our Chicca Roast, however there may be traces of gluten. This is what the process looks like:
- Chicory is produced in the same premises as grains such as rye and barley. During the production process at our producer, the ingredients are first extracted, which means that the different raw materials are filled in different vessels that are connected to each other, which are then covered with hot water. Gluten remains as a residual product and, in other words, is not included in the extract that is released.
- The next step is that the chicory is spray-dried and in that process does not come into contact with gluten.
So in summary, there is no gluten in the product, that is, no prolamin and glutamine which together create gluten. What the producer describes is that there could possibly be grain left in the residue during the extraction of ingredients. In various analyses, gluten has not been found, but according to the Swedish Food Agency's rules, it cannot be completely ruled out that there could be traces of gluten left.
In these cases you should not take chicory:
You should not consume chicory in excess. Chicory is a powerful herb with several active substances. In these cases you should avoid taking chicory:
- Chicory is a herbal product. Do not use herbal products when you are pregnant or breastfeeding without first talking to your midwife or doctor. Read more at the Swedish Food Agency or consult your doctor or midwife.
- Chicory is related to cruciferous vegetables, marigolds and daisies, so if you have an allergy to any of these, it can trigger allergic reactions, likewise for you with a pollen allergy.
- A large intake of chicory (over 20 g/day) can cause constipation, stomach cramps and diarrhoea.
- If you have gallstones, too much chicory can make the problem worse, so talk to a doctor before use.
FAQ Collagen & Womensync Collagen
What is collagen?
Collagen makes up 30-35% of the body's protein, which makes it the largest and most abundant protein in the body. Collagen is found in skin, hair, nails, muscles, tissues, cartilage, ligaments, connective tissue and intestines. In addition to that, it is found in organs such as the heart, liver and lungs.
Collagen is sometimes called the body's "glue". It affects the structure and constitution of muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments. Collagen also contributes to keeping skin, hair and nails firm/durable and hydrated.
Doesn't the body produce collagen itself?
Yes, it is true that the body itself can produce collagen. As we get older, the breakdown of collagen becomes greater than the new formation, which among other things causes the skin to age and become wrinkled.
What are the main factors that reduce collagen in the body?
- Aging causes less collagen to be produced
- UV radiation from the sun
- Air pollution
Can we get collagen from the food we eat?
Yes we can. Collagen is mainly found in foods such as bone broth, heart, liver and tendons. Today, not as many of us eat these types of foods in our regular diet, which means that you may get small amounts or no collagen at all through food.
If you choose to eat dietary supplements in the form of collagen, it is important that dietary supplements are only used as a supplement to a varied diet. Also remember not to exceed the daily recommended intake.
What does it mean that Womensync Collagen is hydrolyzed?
Proteins consist of amino acids. When you hydrolyze proteins in the production of collagen, you break up these connections. This also happens when you eat, that is, when you break down proteins through digestion.
Hydrolysis is a chemical process that involves splitting a molecule into two parts by adding a water molecule. Hydrolyzed collagen protein is therefore partially broken down collagen, which can provide more efficient absorption through the intestinal mucosa.
How is hydrolyzed collagen produced?
Collagen is hydrolyzed (a molecule is split into two parts after a water molecule is added) enzymatically into low molecular weight peptides, to ensure optimal absorption in the body.
Can you take collagen supplements if you are pregnant?
Yes, it's fine, collagen is found naturally in foods such as bone broth, liver, heart and tendons.
How much collagen supplements can you eat?
The daily recommendation is 1-2 tablespoons (2500 mg). In drinks such as tea, Chicca Roast or coffee, we recommend approx. 0.5-1 tbsp.
How can I take the Womensync collagen?
The collagen supplement has no taste and is suitable for use in hot drinks, baked goods, smoothies, chia pudding, porridge, soups and stews.
What type of collagen does Womensync collagen contain?
Our collagen supplement mainly contains type I collagen and a small amount of type III collagen. Collagen type I occurs mainly in skin, hair, nails, bones, joints, ligaments, teeth and organs, and collagen type III occurs mainly in skin, muscles, liver and blood vessels.
Collagen type I: Occurs mainly in skin, hair, nails, bones, joints, ligaments, teeth and organs.
Collagen type II: Occurs mainly in joints and tendons.
Collagen type III: Occurs mainly in skin, muscles, liver and blood vessels
What does it mean that Womensync Collagen is "bioactive"?
Our collagen is "bioactive", which means that the collagen is broken down into very small peptides that should make it faster and easier for the body to absorb and use it.