First major change to tampons in 82 years
A new tampon has been introduced by Callaly, it’s called the Tampliner.
The brand hopes to change periods for the better, by providing a leak-free tampon.
Surprisingly, this is the first major change to the tampon since 1936. The market has seen very little innovation for 82 years.
Callaly has combined a mini-liner with a tampon to provide protection from leaks and stains, the product also has a virtual applicator.
Her.ie reports that Ewa Radizwon, product lead at Callaly said:
“It’s hard to believe that the fem care market is so unregulated when it comes to a product that is put in or close to vaginas, the most delicate and sensitive part of a woman’s body. I’m proud to lead the development of a product that truly puts women’s health first; Tampliners won’t leave fibres inside your body and don’t contain any dioxins, perfumes or dyes.
“Even though there are no laws that require tampons to be sterilised, all Tampliners are always sterilised and manufactured in clean rooms designed for medical devices.”
The developers also hope that, because the product has a visible pad that tucks between the labia, the visibility will stop people forgetting about their tampon and reduce the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome.
When the product launches, you’ll be able to sign up to the monthly subscription service here.
It’s inspiring to see other brands strive to improve women’s lives.
Many people don’t know that periods are the number one cause of iron loss worldwide, and that women of reproductive age need more iron than men.
The NHS recommends that men over 18 need 8.7mg of iron, while women aged 19-50 need 14.8mg a day.
Iron contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and also plays an important role in normal energy metabolism, oxygen transport, cognitive function, immune function and formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin.
However, food supplements are not a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.
You should not exceed the recommended daily supplement dose of iron without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.