The unique compound used in the monthly pills would include a combination of Black Cohosh for management of hot flashes, Lion’s Mane to reduce brain fog and Ginseng for increased libido. All three ingredients have been used in parts of the world for centuries as tried and tested methods of managing menopause symptoms. There would also be the option (where legal) of THC which mimics aspects of anandamide, an endocannabinoid that helps regulate body temperature. More can be read about this in our research piece into women’s health here.
3D printing means the ingredients can be tailored not just to the individual, but to the individual batch. It also makes for a completely automated process from data capture and ingredient tailoring through the use of AI through to production and distribution.
As with all of our projects, there is a consideration for sustainability. Leveraging a new manufacturing method call dry-moulding the Luma pills would be packaged in a 100% biodegradable plastic-free blister pack. Made from cellulose, a renewable material collected from wood or bamboo, these pill packs would be delivered in a letterbox friendly shipper each month.
“With the recent 'menopause leave' trial rejected by ministers in England, it’s clear the women going through this experience have been one of the most neglected markets. Our Luma concept aims to support the wellbeing of those women and give them their power back.”
- Jo Barnard, Morrama founder and creative director
Whether it’s for treating the menopause or tailoring vitamin supplements, 3D printing and dosages tailored through data capture and AI/machine learning will inevitably be the next big jump in supplements and medication. Everybody is different, the way bodies respond to things is different and so being able to make doses bespoke to an individual is an exciting future.
For the purpose of the descriptions we have referred to the person going through the menopause as ‘woman’ and ‘female’. However, we acknowledge that that not all persons experiencing menopause will identify this way.
This concept is was formed by Morrama for the purpose of exploring ways that tech could support the wellbeing of those experiencing symptoms during the menopause that impact their quality of life. The IP is property of Morrama, however we would be more than happy to hand this over if we knew the products were going to be developed.