Muhwezi cites its absorption capacity which is allegedly five times better than normal pads. It reduces cramps that are characteristic of menstrual periods and infrared that allows stimulus of blood circulation and micro circulation by raising the body temperature of a woman.
At a cost of 15,000 shillings, women can now buy themselves magnetic sanitary towels from China.
This is compared to the average 3, 500 shillings pads or less that are already in the market.
Muhwezi Francis, a director at Longrich East Africa, says they Longrich superbklean magnetic sanitary towels come with three advantages which include high absorption, infrared and anions.
He cites its absorption capacity which is allegedly five times better than normal pads. It reduces cramps that are characteristic of menstrual periods and infrared that allows stimulus of blood circulation and micro circulation by raising the body temperature of a woman.
It’s also alleged that friction during menses can prompt the chip in the sanitary towel to release anions which can purify the vagina environment and prevent menses from breeding anaerobic bacteria so as to eliminate odor and itching.
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Currently girls begin to menstruate when they are about 10-14 years until they reach the age of menopause. Women’s immunity during menstruation is reduced making them vulnerable to many infections during this delicate period.
The magnetic sanitary towels allegedly prolongs life, enhances the vitality of cells, speeds up the discharge of toxins during periods, increases bio enzymes in the vagina among others.
Muhwezi also says their product has anions which is acclaimed as vitamin of life and guards the human body. They can purify the air and increase the amount of oxygen as well as moisture.
The sanitary towels come with a test card for self-testing the vaginal environment for toxins.
However, Ugandans need to know that while Longrich boosts of importing high quality standard pads from China, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards says they do not have any information about these magnetic sanitary towels.
Muwhezi had earlier told journalists that they got clearance from UNBS to import and have now proceeded to submit more of their products for further testing. He also said that UNBS currently does not have the technology to test the standard of the towels.
Barbra Kansiime, the UNBS spokesperson, tells URN that since they have no data regarding the sanitary towels, they shall re-test the towels and this will be done in any certified government laboratory to check its standard.
Health experts argue that a good pad should be able to absorb blood, be accessible, cheap, and clean and it should be disposed off easily. A good pad must contain cotton and not synthetic fiber which is common in the Ugandan market thus causing reactionary complications for women.