The Mcup Menstrual Cups Are FDA Cleared!

imageThere are tons of menstrual cups on the market now-a-days, which is awesome! Problem is very few menstrual cups go through quality testing, inspections, or a lengthy process to become FDA cleared. You may not think this is important, but it is, and it should be something on your radar when searching for a new menstrual cup. If a menstrual cup is less than $20 and has not been FDA cleared, you could be putting your health (and pants) at risk.

Cheap menstrual cups may be attractive, but many of them have not been put through rigorous quality testing. For this reason, there’s a greater risk the cup may split at the seam. A properly tested cup would very very rarely have this issue.

Still interested in a cheap menstrual cup? Make sure you fully research the cup before buying and find out what the manufacturing process and materials are. Remember, menstrual cups should only be made using medical grade silicone or another material that is approved for medical use.

Often cheap menstrual cups have not been approved by any facility that protects our health. This is important because these organizations ensure the quality and composition of a medical device is up to par and safe for our bodies. By not going through this process, there’s no telling if there will be adverse reactions when using the product. In addition, it is illegal to sell menstrual cups in the US without registering with the FDA.

We go through FDA inspections every year which focus on quality control, manufacturing process, storage, and tracking system for product safety.

Don’t risk your health by purchasing a cheap menstrual cup. Part of the price consumers pay is for safety, and you don’t want to risk that when it comes to a medical device.

FDA clearance means that we went though a long process of testing, inspections, and approval of material, chemical composition, manufacturing process, storage and packaging process.

In order to become FDA cleared, we first submit a form called 510(k) which is;

A 510(k ) is a premarket submission made to FDA to demonstrate that the device to be marketed is at least as safe and effective, that is, substantially equivalent, to a legally marketed device.

Once the application and form has been approved, we must next go through an intense round of testing. To ensure the product safety, our MCup went through numerous biocompatibility testing including toxicity testing, sensitization testing, and bacterial mutation study.

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Cleaning and Storing

During menstruation wash your Menstrual Cup with water each time you empty, before reinsertion. While on your period, there is no need to sterilize your cup between uses. After emptying, wash your cup with warm water. Avoid fragranced soaps that may alter the pH of your vagina.

If this isn’t possible, or you are in a public bathroom then just rinse with bottled water, or wipe clean with tissue. Make sure to wash your cup with water at least once a day. At the end of your period, your cup must be sterilized before storing each month. Rinse your cup, and immerse in a pan of water. Boil for 5 minutes. After disinfecting, dry and store your cup, ready for next month.