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  • Livia is an ‘off-switch’ for period pains
  • Livia is an ‘off-switch’ for period pains
    Joe St. Pierre, Creative Commons (2014) ©

Livia: drug-free relief from period pains

Three-quarters of women suffer from period pains, and while many counter them with a combination of painkillers, hot water bottles and self-pity, 10% get cramps so bad that they’re out of action for three days. Enter Livia, a drug-free solution to switch off pain during that time of the month.

Location Western Asia / Global

Period pains, known medically as dysmenorrhea, are an unwelcome fact of life for three-quarters of women, putting one in ten out of action for up to three days. [1] There are a number of ways to reduce the pain and discomfort they cause, ranging from zinc supplements and chamomile tea, to eating more greens and doing yoga – but a study from 2015 found that 91% of cramp sufferers regularly purchase painkillers during their period. [2][3]

“I get pretty severe period pain... and while I prefer natural remedies for most things, I ...



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