What is fenugreek?
Fenugreek, or trigonella foenum-graecum, is a plant from India and the Mediterranean. It has been used by generations of women to promote breast milk production.
I’ve heard fenugreek gives off a maple syrup odor, is that true?
The fenugreek herb has a natural maple scent. When taking a fenugreek supplement, a maple syrup odor may occur in perspiration or urine. But don’t worry – the scent does not need to be present for Milkflow to be working!
What is blessed thistle?
Blessed thistle is a plant found in the Mediterranean region of the world and is related to asters and daisies. It many places, it’s considered a noxious weed. (Fortunately, we know better!)
Is there a difference between blessed thistle and milk thistle?
Yes! While both plants are in the aster family, they are distinct from each other. Blessed thistle has yellow flowers surrounded by spiny leaves. It grows primarily in the Mediterranean region from Southern Europe to North Africa and in Western Asia. Flowers, leaves, stems and roots have been used in folk medicine, homeopathy, and, more recently, in pharmaceuticals.
The blooms of the milk thistle plant are purple. While milk thistle originated in Europe, it is now found throughout North America. The leaves and stems contain milky white sap. The seeds contain active beneficial compounds and are used to create extracts and powders.
Blessed Thistle is a known galactagogue, recognized for its ability to help increase breast milk production. Milk thistle is known for its liver-protective qualities and is used to treat liver and gallbladder problems.
What is the difference between UpSpring Milkflow Fenugreek Blessed Thistle Drink Mix and UpSpring Milkflow Fenugreek Gummy?
The drink mix, which comes in three flavors (Berry, Citrus, and Chocolate), is a convenient way to get your fenugreek while staying hydrated. For days when you are on the go and don’t have access to a glass of water (or milk, for the chocolate flavor), or don’t have a minute to mix a drink, the gummy formula provides an easy way to get your fenugreek.
When should I start taking a Milkflow product?
Take it any time you want to boost breast milk production after your baby is born. (Do not take this product during pregnancy.)
How long does it take for Milkflow Fenugreek + Blessed Thistle Drink Mix to work?
Metabolisms vary but you may see a difference within the first week.
Can I mix Milkflow with liquids other than water?
Sure! You can also mix it with juice, sparkling water, or even soda water. Just add 6 to 10 ounces of your favorite beverage. We think it tastes great in smoothies, too. In fact, you can find a great recipe on our blog: http://www.upspringbaby.com/blog-milkflow-fenugreek-lactation-smoothie. Follow us on Facebook.com/UpSpringBaby for more great ideas.