Frequently Asked Questions

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About the Product

Product Name: Khapregesic® for Period Pain

What are the ingredients in ‘Khapregesic® for Period Pain’?

There is only one active ingredient in ‘Khapregesic® for Period Pain’, the stem bark from Khaya senegalensis, an ancient traditional medicine plant.

Our one ingredient packs a punch with 3 powerful actions. <1> It’s a potent, gentle to the stomach anti-inflammatory with pain relieving factors. <2> It is high in antioxidants and <3> has pre-biotics for gut health.

At BioActive Natural Health our customers expect the most natural ingredients which is why our khaya is also Certified Organic and grown in Australia’s Tropical North, which many people believe to be the most pristine agricultural land on earth.

We are also focused on purity which is why ‘Khapregesic® for Period Pain’ is vegan friendly and contains: No added artificial flavourings, colourings, or preservatives. It is also Free from gluten, wheat, dairy, lactose, corn, cereals, eggs, nuts, and yeast.

Is ‘Khapregesic®’ TGA approved?

Yes, Khapregesic® is TGA approved. A world first!

BioActive Natural Health are the first company in the world to have researched, grown and granted regulatory approval for the active ingredient in Khapregesic®, the tree known by its botanical name: Khaya senegalensis. This approval was granted in 2018.

The period pain product formulation known as  Khapregesic® was TGA approved as a low risk Listed Medicine and entered into the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) in 2019.

For a fuller explanation of the difference between a Listed Medicine and a Registered Medicine click on this TGA link:

How do I say ‘Khapregesic®’?

Say it like this:   Cap-rra jee-sic

The name ‘Khapregesic’ is made up from:

  1. ‘Kha’ the traditional medicine botanical ‘khaya’
  2. ‘pre’ for prevent, and
  3. ‘gesic’ which is a short form of analgesic, referring to pain relief.

What’s in it & where does it come from? 

Khapregesic for Period Pain contains a medicinal plant called Khaya senegalensis (pronounced: Ky-yar sen-ee-gal_en-sis), also known as Khaya (pronounced: Ky-yar). Khaya is the active ingredient, and comes from sustainably-grown, Certified-Organic Australian plantations. Khapregesic for Period Pain is 100% Made in Australia with NO offshore processing.


What are the main benefits of Khapregesic for Period Pain?

In addition to its pain-relieving action during menstruation, recent clinical case studies have revealed that Khapregesic for Period Pain can ease mild anxiety, and other associated symptoms such as abdominal cramping, bloating and diarrhoea. Many patients also reported an easing of PMT/PMS symptoms and a significant improvement in sleep patterns.

(PMT/PMS – Pre-Menstrual Tension / Pre-Menstrual Syndrome)

Are there any other benefits or uses for Khapregesic for Period Pain?

Apart from easing period symptoms, it has been reported by many women to be effective in easing the pain and discomfort of mid-cycle ovulation.

How fast does it work?

Khapregesic for Period Pain has been reported in clinical tests to work within one hour. Anecdotal customer feedback has it working as fast as 15 minutes for some women.

But remember as everyone is different the effects may be quicker, delayed or not at all depending on your individual circumstances. Also ensure, if symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

How does it work?

Like many medicinal plants the active ingredient in Khapregesic for Period Pain, Khaya, has many medicinal properties. It is scientifically proven to be a strong anti-inflammatory, with high levels of anti-oxidants and pre-biotics. A long history of traditional medicine and recent clinical case studies have proven Khaya’s pain-relieving and calming qualities for pre-menstrual, menstrual and mid-cycle symptoms.

Can I take it with other medicines and supplements?

Yes, Khapregesic for Period Pain is safe to use with other medicines and supplements, but always follow the directions on the bottle or the written directions from your practitioner and remember, if symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

How should I take it?

Simply with a glass of water just like any other medication or supplement. Remember to always follow the directions on the bottle or as directed by your practitioner and if symptoms persist talk to your health professional.

How long should I take it?

It is recommended to be taken 2 or 3 days before your period for 7 days. Always follow the directions on the bottle or as prescribed by your practitioner and remember, if symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

Does it have any side effects?

Side effects are rare. In a recent clinical case study of 24 patients, 1 person reported mild polyuria (weeing a little more than usual) and another person who was coming off a course of antibiotics reported nausea for the first few days. No other side effects have been reported.

In traditional medicine texts using the straight bark extract the side effects of flatulence and vomiting have been recorded.

Always follow the directions on the bottle or the written directions from your practitioner and remember, if symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

Are there any contraindications?

Khapregesic for Period Pain is not to be used if pregnant or likely to become pregnant. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women. Always follow the directions on the bottle or the written directions from your practitioner and remember, if symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

Where can I get more product information ?

To get more general information click here. For Practitioner-only information click here.

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