Menstrual Cups

US MeLuna Cups Vs MeLuna cups sold elsewhere

MeLuna published an interesting article on their site – http://meluna-usa.com/index.php/blog/14-us-version-cups-vs-rest-of-the-world-cups

“In Europe menstrual cups are considered a hygiene article and therefore do not have to meet medical device standards. In the US however the cups are considered a medical device. This is in large part because they are inserted into the body and have prolonged contact with mucus membranes. MeLuna cups sold in the US have to meet FDA standards which include being made from all medical grade materials.”

“The TPE that is used in the US cups even in the clear version is slightly different to meet FDA standards of ‘medical grade’.
The even more noticable difference though is in the colorants. Colorants for the non-US MeLuna version are food colorants and not medical grade. US colorants are medical grade.

We offer different colorants here in the US because the US version is made from medical grade colorants made specifically to fuse permanently and without leaching with the raw material.”

While I assume this article is intended to make the US versions sound safer and better, to me it does raise an interesting point about the safety of the non US versions then….  If they acknowledge that the medical grade colourants don’t leach…. doesn’t that then mean that the food-grade colourants used in the non-US cups might?

Someone posted a comment about the glitter from their cup coming loose as well.

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February 1, 2018 - Posted by | news | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Thank you for this information. That’s quite concerning. I was considering getting a Fleur Cup under the impression European standards were similar to US ones, but now that I know they are not I’ll be sticking with brands that have passed FDA standards. Yikes.

    Comment by Cassie B. | February 5, 2018

  2. Hmm. I think I will stick to FDA listed cups. I really do not want glitter in my baby hole. I thought European cups were similarly regulated to U.S. cups but apparently that is not so.

    Comment by Jess | May 3, 2018


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