FAQs - general


Protection

Woman’s body is at its weakest during menstruation and if there are no proper measures of protection taken during this time, the woman’s health could be affected.

Adjustment
The human body is a delicate and complex system. The menstrual cycle is a special characteristic of female maturity that brings both blessings and possible problems for women.

Good mood
A bad mood will effect you during the entire menstrual time. Good sanitary napkins can keep you a good mood.
As such, it is important to correct some misconceptions and wrong practices during menstruation.

Surveys have shown that 73% of the women would feel itchiness and pain on some parts of the skin during menstruation. These are mostly caused by the use of sanitary napkins which are not air permeable. As such, it is of critical importance to choose suitable sanitary napkins to ensure safety during menstruation. Following are steps which can help you make a good choice:

1.    See the expiry date on the package

2.    Check the cover-top, is it cotton or dry weave. Different products suit for different women, say, some women are sensitive to dry weave, some women think dry weave can absorb faster. Some like cotton’s soft feel etc. choose the one you like.

3.    Check the inner package; make sure that the inner package-wrapped film is anti-bacteria packed.

4.    See the surface of sanitary napkin. With good sanitary napkins you can see under first layer that the whiteness is clear and there are no sundries. Sanitary napkins are normally made up of three layers: surface layer, absorbent layer and underlying layer. The choice of sanitary napkins should be based on considerations relating to the materials and functions of these three layers

1. Keeping the sanitary napkin in a dark and wet place like the washing room. Bacteria growth fast in such environments. Of course you also cannot keep it under high temperate and in direct sunshine. Just keep it in a dry storage location

2. Not cleaning your hands before handling a new sanitary napkin: when you open, flatten and place a sanitary napkin onto your underwear, unclean hands may bring many bacteria onto the sanitary napkin.

3. Using the same sanitary napkin all day: when you wear a sanitary napkin for a long period of time, it will collect bacteria through normal activities (e.g. walking) even if the sanitary napkin is relatively dry. There are many factors which need to be considered in determining when to change your sanitary pad. Most regular pads do not lock in liquid and moisture as well as Drion and therefore you need to change the pad more regularly. With Drion you can use the same pad for as long as 6-8 hours depending on the rate of menstrual flow, range and intensity of activities you are undertaking and environmental conditions.

Drion sanitary pads are made up of layers of non allergenic organic material, paper (non-recycled therefore no bleaching), super absorbent organic polymer and is kept together with glue/adhesive that is made from natural starch so is food grade (not made from synthetic chemicals). The pads are 95% biodegradable and compostable under the right conditions, unlike many other feminine hygiene products which have a high environmental impact. They are also free of dyes, artificial colouring, bleaching or chemical additives making them sensitive to your skin. 

Even the release paper in which each pad is individually wrapped is biodegradable. The packaging is made from aluminium foil wrap which is recyclable and does not use any plastic which is also great for the environment.

Almost all ingredients used are either biodegradable or recyclable.

Negative ions and Far-IR have excellent health benefits. The negative ions produce more oxygen which helps kill bacteria and regulate blood flow. Far-IR stimulates blood cells and increases blood flow and hence natural healing of the body.

Due to the effects of these two we would recommend that a pregnant woman does not use Drion in the early stages of pregnancy (1st trimester). This is a period of major development for the embryo/foetus and the mother especially when the egg/embryo is establishing itself within the uterus. A mother may use the patches instead (e.g. placed on lower back) if they need to benefit of negative ions during this time. After the 1st trimester, it can be suggested that pads will in fact have a positive effect on the foetus and the pregnancy in general but there has not been enough medical research conducted in this area so we would recommend to consult a medical expert prior to use.

FAR-IR is an abbreviation for Far Infrared rays. FAR-IR was first discovered by German scientists in early 1800s. Since then, many scientists have proven that it helps to promote health.

The light spectrum humans can see ranges from violet (short wavelengths) through blue, green, yellow to red (long wavelengths). Infrared have a longer wavelength than red light and is invisible to humans. If the wavelength of a ray is short, most of the ray will be reflected from the surface of a substance. However, if a wavelength is long, the ray is able to penetrate into the surface. Far infrared rays are infrared rays with an even longer wavelength (25 or more) and therefore have the ability to be deeply absorbed by the body. It stimulates the cells by producing gentle vibrations (over 30 times per second). These vibrations create warmth.

This heating action dilates capillaries, stimulates the blood cells and increases the circulation of blood which in turn increases metabolism in tissues and cells.  It also promotes elimination of waste matters and harmful heavy metals out of human body as well as decreasing acidity levels in the blood and increasing the blood's oxygen count.

In addition, the far infrared rays have an effect on diaphoresis, pain relief, sound sleep, prevention of fungi propagation, moisture removal and air purification. These properties have led to far infrared rays being used in housing, building material, utensils, textiles, clothing, bedding, medical equipment and fomentation rooms. Panels producing infrared rays are sometimes used in hospitals to warm newborn babies. Even NASA has used infrared heat to keep their astronauts warm.

The FAR-IR waves are the safest and the most beneficial electromagnetic energy sources available.

The atom is a basic unit of matter consisting of a positively charged protons, negatively charged electrons and electrically neutral neutrons. The protons and neutrons form the central nucleus of the atom which is surrounded by a cloud of negatively charged electrons.

An ion is an atom where the number of electrons is not equal to the number of protons, giving it a positive or negative electrical charge. An anion is an ion with more electrons than protons. This gives the anion a negative charge which is why an anion is also referred to as a negative ion. The word anion comes from the Greek word "anο" which means "up". Conversely, a cation (or positive ion), from the Greek word "kata", meaning "down", is an ion with a positive charge as it has more protons than electrons.

It is therefore a fitting parallel that anions (negative ions), which comes from the Greek word meaning up, are believed to make you feel better, raise your health, raise your immune system, increase your energy levels and in general uplift your spirits. Negative ions are found in abundance in environments such as near waterfalls, mountains, beaches, forests and even after a lightning storm.

Cations (positive ions), from the Greek word meaning "down" make you feel tired, depressed, irritable, and in general make you feel down which has a lowering effect on your immune system. High levels of positive ions are generated from computer and TV screens, fluorescent lighting, common air conditioning systems, and modern building materials.

Drion packets are made from thin foil wrap and are re-sealable. This means that once the packet is opened, it can be sealed again to ensure that bacteria and other germs cannot get into the packet especially if stored in the bathroom or in a handbag.

Also, every Drion pad and pantiliner is individually sealed unlike almost all of the competition. Again, this ensures each pad or pantiliner remain sanitary until opened. This is again extremely important for women who need to carry pads in their handbag or who store them at home in the bathroom which due to high moisture levels becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. Unsanitary sanitary pads can cause serious health problems for women not just within and around the reproductive tract but also can result in high fever, headache, abdominal pain and other symptoms.

By not using plastic in the packaging materials, Drion pads are kept sanitary for longer compared to the competition. Plastic does not breathe and therefore becomes a perfect environment for bacteria to grow.

In comparison to almost all other pads on the market, Drion pads are incredibly absorbent.

For example, Drion Sanitary pads will absorb up to 150mls of liquid and still feel dry to touch on the outside. This is a key issue when it comes to hygiene as excess moisture promotes the spread of bacteria. Its super absorbent capabilities have allowed women to use the pads in some cases for incontinence and post natal leakage as well menstruation. The competition absorb 50mls of liquid but do not lock in the liquid so feels wet and moist. You can see this in a demonstration on YouTube by clicking here “Drion Negative Ion Pads Demo”. The ability to absorb more liquid means that less pads are used and therefore less pads are disposed of. Another plus for the environment and you save money too.

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