Frequently Asked Questions

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On this page you will find our frequently asked questions. Do you have a individual seed cycling or product question? We're happy to help. Please find a list of our frequently asked questions below. If you have a question that we haven't answered here, or you need more information, we would love for you to get in contact.

Can I use The Seed Cycle if I am on the Pill?

Yes! We absolutely recommend seed cycling while on the Pill, the nutrients in the seeds are very beneficial and the prebiotic fiber found in the seeds are great for gut health. While most forms of hormonal birth control stop your normal cycle you can seed cycle with the lunar calendar (new moon and full moon) this is an easy way to mimic a natural menstrual cycle while taking the Pill.

There are many women use seed cycling to help adjust to a regular menstrual cycle when getting off the Pill. This may have already been suggested to you by a Functional Nutritionist or Naturopath. 

Internationally acclaimed hormone expert, nutrition scientist Dr. Jolene Brighten states "Being on hormonal birth control causes hormonal mayhem. Similarly, stopping birth control without supporting your body can also cause severe symptoms. This is why, in Beyond the Pill, I recommend women begin 'seed' cycling when coming off of birth control."

Can I seed cycle if I am pregnant?

While it's not necessary to seed cycle during pregnancy, incorporating the 4 key seeds into your daily diet can still provide a great source of hormone-boosting nutrients. By consuming all four seeds each day, you can enjoy the benefits of their supportive nutrients to promote hormonal balance and overall health during pregnancy. These nutrient-dense seeds can offer the essential vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats necessary for a healthy pregnancy.

Please always consult with a health practitioner for professional advice and support during pregnancy.

Learn more about seed cycling for pregnancy and postpartum here. 

How long before I see results?

While you may see improvements in your first month of seed cycling, it usually takes 3-4 months to see significant changes. It’s helpful to continue seed cycling beyond this to maintain optimal hormone balance.

 All results are very individual. Read one of our amazing customer's seed cycling experience and results here.


Can seed cycling help with fertility?

Yes, nutrition greatly supports fertility and the practice of seed cycling has been found to balance the two main female hormones affecting pregnancy, progesterone and estrogen. Seed cycling can also help regulate your menstrual cycle and encourage ovulation. This in turn can assist with boosting fertility and falling pregnant. 

Always consult with your health care professional, if you are struggling with infertility there may be some major things that need to be addressed.

Can I start anytime?

You can start seed cycling at any time – meaning you don’t have to wait until a specific day to begin with the seed blends.

For example - If you are on day 5 of your cycle, you would take Phase 1 blend for the next 9 days and then move onto Phase 2. Continue taking Phase 2, until switching back to Phase 1 on the first day of your next cycle (which is day 1 of your period).

If your period is irregular, absent or you are in menopause you can follow the lunar moon calendar & cycle starting with Phase 1 on a new moon and Phase 2 on a full moon.


What if I have irregular periods, PCOS or Endometriosis?

Always start by consulting your health care practitioner. If seed cycling is right for you and your circumstances, you can start seed cycling using the moon phases. Find out more about seed cycling with the moon phases here.

Learn more about seed cycling specifically for PCOS here. 


How does seed cycling with the moon phases work?

Historical studies over time have shown that the lunar calendar (moon phases) can be used to regulate a woman's’ cycle and that the moon’s influence on our bodies can include things such as promoting the release of neurohormones, sex hormones and melatonin.

For people without a regular menstrual cycle, PCOS, Endometriosis or if you are in menopause it’s recommended to use the phases of the moon as a guide to cycle dates. Some women may find after a couple month's of seed cycling their menstrual cycle becomes more regular, you can then switch to seed cycling with your own menstrual cycle.


How do I store the containers?

Store The Seed Cycle Phase 1 and 2 containers in a cool, dark place, out of direct sunlight. Be sure to keep the container sealed You may choose to keep the containers in the fridge if you live in extremely hot conditions.

Is seed cycling safe?

To date, there has been no medical research to suggest that seed cycling causes any adverse impact on the body however we always recommend that you speak to your GP or Nutritional Consultant before making any significant changes to your diet or lifestyle. Particularly IBS or any other conditions should be taken into account that may be affected by ingesting seeds.

The seed cycling technique is often recommended by health professionals to support women's health challenges such as acne, PMS, irregular cycle and cramping.

What if I have a seed allergy?

Seed cycling is not recommended for people who have seed allergies to all four key seeds, including flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds. However, there are alternative approaches you can explore. For instance, if you're allergic to sesame seeds but not to the other three seeds, you can still seed cycle by following Phase 1 as usual, and in Phase 2, doubling the dose of the sunflower seeds instead of including sesame seeds. With this modification, you can still experience the benefits of seed cycling and promote hormonal balance naturally.

If you have any further questions or concerns about seed cycling or alternative options, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for support.

Will seed cycling work for me if I am going through menopause?

Yes, many women have reported a decrease in their menopause symptoms when using seed cycling regularly. You can read more about seed cycling and menopause here.

What if I miss a day and forget to take the seeds?

Daily consistency is important but if you do miss a day, don't stress. You can double up the next day.

How do I use the blends?

The easiest way is to add the blends to smoothies, yogurt bowls, salads, and soups.

How do I seed cycle if my cycle is not 28 days?

If you are seed cycling with your natural cycle, you may find that your cycle is longer or shorter than 28 days. It is completely normal. If your cycle is shorter you can start on the next phase on the first day of your period. If your cycle is longer you will await your next cycle, then on the first day of your period you start Phase 1. 

The approximate scoop size is 18g, you may have noticed The Seed Cycle Phases and messaging is based on a 28-day cycle. However, we recognize that menstrual cycle lengths can vary. Each container has 15 days/doses and Bake Mixes have 14days/doses. If your cycle is longer than 30 days, we recommend waiting until your next cycle and beginning Phase 1 on the first day of your period.


How long can I use The Seed Cycle?

Seed Cycling is all natural and can be part of your daily routine long term to support your body as you move through all the stages of life. There is no need to stop or take a break as it is all natural.

Can men use The Seed Cycle?

Absolutely! The seed blends are full of nutrients to support the body and promote prostate health. Men can take both Phase 1 and 2 seeds together or follow the cycle of the moon.

How does the subscription work?

Our Seed Cycle Subscription has been designed with convenience and consistency in mind and ensures that your seeds are delivered to you every 28 days. This ensures that you are able to continue seed cycle with your phases with minimum interruptions or breaks which in turn will provide you with the most consistent and noticeable results.

Whilst it is not uncommon to see some improvements from seed cycling within your first month, the reality is, that to truly begin to realise the benefits of seed cycling usually requires a commitment of at least 3-4 months. Remember – we are trying to naturally and progressively balance our hormones to eliminate issues and problems which our bodies have developed over many months and usually years.

For this reason – we have developed and refined our subscription packages to cater for this and it is targeted at women who truly want to commit to seed cycling to realise its benefits over a sustainable and long term period.

The added benefit of a subscription package is that you receive a monthly discount on your seed purchase, and the shipping to your door step is absolutely free!

Can my order include a subscription and also one-off-purchase?

Yes, absolutely! For example, you can place an order for The Seed Cycle Subscription delivered every 4 weeks along with a single one-time purchase of The Seed Cycle Phase 2 if you are looking at making one of our seed cycling recipes.

Feel free to mix and match your order in whatever way works best for your needs.

How do I cancel my subscription?

A subscription also provides you with full control of your membership through our dedicated customer portal. This private portal allows you to modify your seed selections and gives you the flexibility to pause or cancel your subscription at any time after the 3 month minimum period; as well as updating your postage and payment details.

In order to cancel your subscription, you will first need to long into your account. Click the My Subscription tab, then next to each of the products you are subscribed to is a ‘Cancel’ button. You would use this if you would like to no longer receive this subscription product after the initial 3 month period. You can also put your subscription on hold, please send us an email to simply with a subject line of ‘Put my subscription on hold for XX weeks’.

Can I switch my subscription to the Bake Mixes?

Yes we have a brilliant feature which allows subscription holders to choose how they would like to seed cycle each month. You can do this by logging into your account. Click 'Subscriptions' tab then click 'View' on your active subscription. Click 'Change Subscription' button, select the product and add to cart. Complete the transaction. Your switched products will arrive on your next renewal. Enjoy!

Here is a short video with step by step instructions on how to switch your subscription.

How do I place my subscription on hold?

Heading away on a holiday? Or looking to pause your current subscription after the initial 3 month period? We can assist with this! Please send us an email to simply with a subject line of ‘Put my subscription on hold for XX weeks’.

Let us know how long you would like to put it on hold and we will then arrange to put your subscription on hold for the requested period. By doing this, rather than cancelling, you won’t have to recommit to the minimum 3 month sign up period and can then continue on with your seed cycling journey.

Do you have a referral program?

Yes, we are so grateful that so many of you have been sharing seed cycling with your family, friends and clients. We are excited to launch our program which means by signing up to The Seed Cycle Affiliate Program you can earn commission on product sales.

Is there evidence to support seed cycling?

We totally understand you may need more information to feel confident about trying seed cycling. We understand that the idea of using natural resources to improve our health can be foreign, especially when we're accustomed to relying on traditional Western medicine.

We want to continue to provide you with scientifically-backed information about seed cycling, so you can make an informed decision about whether it's right for you.

If you're interested in learning more about seed cycling science and research including a promising review published in January 2021 on seed cycling for PCOS click here – 

Can I seed cycle post-partum and is it safe while breastfeeding?

Seed cycling can be a simple and highly effective way to support your body during the postpartum period, especially if you're breastfeeding. By incorporating seed cycling into your routine, you can help balance hormones that may be affected by the hormonal changes that occur after giving birth.

These hormonal shifts can sometimes lead to postpartum emotional changes, which can be challenging to navigate. Seed cycling can help by providing your body with the essential nutrients it needs to support hormonal balance and overall well-being.

Learn more about seed cycling for pregnancy and postpartum here


Are your seeds certified organic?

Yes our seeds are Australian Certified Organic. When practicing seed cycling, it’s strongly recommended to use certified organic seeds to ensure that you are consuming seeds that are free from harmful chemicals, pesticides, and other contaminants.

Do your seeds come whole or ground?

Our seeds come ground which we do in small batches to ensure stability and nutrient quality of the seeds. Oxygen absorbers are also used in our Phase 1 and 2 containers.  When seed cycling, it's important to consume ground seeds as opposed to whole seeds for a few reasons.

First, consuming ground seeds makes it easier for the body to absorb the nutrients contained in the seeds. Whole seeds have a hard outer shell that can be difficult for the body to break down, which can limit the amount of nutrients that are absorbed. Ground seeds, on the other hand, have a larger surface area, making it easier for the body to access the nutrients contained within them.

Second, ground seeds are often easier to digest than whole seeds, which can be beneficial for people with gastrointestinal issues.

Do you ship internationally?

We currently ship to Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, UK, and US. We are constantly expanding our shipping destinations, so please keep an eye out for any updates. Free shipping only applies to subscriptions within Australia. All other orders will be charged the relevant shipping fee. For more info head to our shipping policy.

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