Alright ladies, we all know that dreaded time of the month. The cramps set in, kinda moody or maybe really moody, just wanting to lay on the couch and eat all the snacks. You know what I’m talking about ? Maybe you reach for Tylenol, Advil, Midol, Pamprin and nothing really seems to really work. What if I told you to stop using those and reach for CBD instead? I mean, that’s why you clicked into this blog post right?
CBD products may reduce inflammation and help with other symptoms of menstrual pain. Menstrual pain is also called period pain or dysmenorrhea. Symptoms of menstrual pain may consist of lower abdominal pain, back pain, vomitting, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and nausea. Women may also suffer from headaches, tiredness and irritabilty. Menstrual cramps are typically common, with approximately 75% of women experiencing cramps during their periods. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the name of a group of symptoms that may start a week or two before a person gets their period.(Medical News Today).
A 2019 review of studies into CBD as a treatment for PMS showed that cannabis may be helpful with chronic and acute pain relief, and cannabis and CBD may provide relief for similar symptoms. Additionally, a 2020 research review concluded that it is not possible to definitively state that CBD is solely responsible for reducing pain symptoms, as many products used in studies on this subject contain delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While there are limited data focusing specifically on using CBD for menstrual cramps, CBD’s anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties may help provide relief, according to a 2015 animal study with rats (Medical News Today).
As we’ve seen recently, CBD products are becoming a very popular option for pain relief. The research of the effectiveness is still limited but here’s to being optimistic that will change soon.
To use CBD products for your menstrual pain, we would recommend using tinctures, topicals and gummies. To shop our PG Organix CBD products, click here. We have CBD drops, gummies, topicals available and even a bath bomb for added relaxation. If you have any questions, just ask!
Hope you feel better soon, ladies!