Women’s Health and CBD
CBD has reported benefits for inflammation such as that from menstrual symptoms.
How can CBD potentially help Menstrual Symptoms?
Menstrual cramps are characterized by lower abdominal pain that can be intense, throbbing or dull and ongoing and can radiate to the lower back and thighs. You can also experience bloating, nausea, bowel changes and mood swings, among other symptoms. These symptoms can start up to a few days before your cycle and can cause discomfort that interferes with your daily life.
And if you’re like most women, you’ve probably tried a lot of remedies including pain medicine like non-steroidal anti-inflammatories; applying heat, cold, or even some yoga poses have been known to help. Finding the right remedy could be a challenge. However, you may be surprised to know that the use of cannabis to treat menstrual symptoms has its roots in Chinese medicine going back to the 16th century.
CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid extracted from hemp is an excellent candidate when it comes to reducing menstrual symptoms. It can work by bringing balance to your body during your time of the month
More and more women are turning to CBD for menstrual symptom relief and here are a few reasons why.
Inflammation: Cramps, achy lower back...oh no, another visit from Aunt Flo. CBD has been shown in lab studies to reduce inflammation with the potential to reduce pain.
Mood: Ugh...moody, irritable, emotional. More period symptoms. No worries, CBD has been used for decades for anxiety and other psychological issues by inhibiting excess cortisol and regulating the brain receptors that balance mood and stress response.
Digestive issues: Your monthly visitor can also bring on stomach pain, diarrhea or constipation. Good news, studies have shown that CBD can help with reducing inflammation in the digestive tract that can bring balance and reduce nausea and other symptoms.
Rebalance: Overall, CBD works with your endocannabinoid system to bring balance to your different body systems. It works on the hormonal level, interacting with neurotransmitters to get you feeling better (and better equipped for Aunt Flo’s (hopefully) short visit.)
Beauty: Sometimes your period can bring on facial acne, puffiness or redness. Consider adding CBD to your beauty regimen with CBD-rich beauty products. So many products are available on the market including serums, creams, lotions and CBD-rich bath bombs and Epsom salts. Be selective and make sure your products are tested by a third-party and come from a legitimate source. Most of all, feel better and let your natural beauty shine.