The female cycle explained in a simple way

The female cycle is much more than the complex interaction of different hormones: it marks the rhythm of your life, the captain at the helm of your mood and the basis for the emergence of a new life. We think it's cool, impressive and cause for celebration. What nature has invented is a true miracle. But miracles don't just have to happen to us, do they? It is important to know your cycle and be able to listen to it. That is why we are explaining the 3 phases of the cycle that a woman experiences each month.


Phase 1: Menstruation

Honestly, we don't have to explain much more here, do we? But what many do not know: the cycle begins (mathematically) on the first day of menstruation. That's why the start of the trackle cycle is marked in red in the app. It's not very subtle, but it's easy to remember.

Phase 2: "Follicular Phase" - for all

The FSH hormone causes the egg follicles to mature and this increases the level of estrogen in the blood. Your body begins to prepare for pregnancy. When there is enough estrogen in the blood, the hormone LH kicks in and triggers ovulation. In this phase, your fertility is at its highest point: the egg is on its way and can meet the sperm that are already waiting for it or just delivered. Sperm can survive in the body for up to five days, so the fertile phase is much longer than the time around ovulation.

Phase 3: "Luteal phase" - strange word, spectacular effect

This is the optimal use of leftovers: the follicle from which the egg has burst becomes an important element in the menstrual cycle. It produces progesterone, which raises core body temperature and prepares the uterus for the potential newborn. What if there are no newcomers in sight? Then the unnecessary mucous membrane comes off again.