How CBD Can Help with Period Cramps
Dreading your next period and the inevitable wrap-around pain that comes with it? Never fear – CBD has your back, literally. CBD can help ease painful period symptoms like cramps, inflammation and bloating, and increased anxiety. Here’s how it works, and why we always have our broad-spectrum tincture and CBD cream on deck next to our heating pads:
CBD can combat inflammation
CBD is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can be a lifesaver for those of us with painful cramps and bloating. By helping to balance the endocannabinoid system (an internal network of receptors and chemical messengers that helps the body maintain homeostasis), CBD can improve digestion, reduce nausea, and help you get your gut back in check.
CBD can relieve pain
By stimulating our cannabinoid receptors and in turn reducing inflammation, CBD can provide some much needed relief from painful period cramps. We like to massage our CBD cream directly into the affected area and follow that up with a heating pad for a natural alternative to painkillers.
CBD can help with sleepless nights
CBD can even help put insomnia to rest, which around 33% of women say they experience during their menstrual cycle. In higher doses, CBD can have sedating effects, allowing you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer – all without any lingering drowsiness in the morning.
CBD can help you manage stress and anxiety
CBD inhibits the release of the stress hormone, Cortisol, while slowing the breakdown of endocannabinoid Anandamide (more commonly known as the “bliss molecule”). As a result, CBD can help keep you calm and unbothered through all the discomfort that comes with that time of the month.
We recommend incorporating CBD into your daily routine one week before your period starts to allow yourself time to find your body’s optimal dose. Taking CBD every day also allows you to get the most out of it – consistency is key here.
So here’s to better periods! And for a deeper dive into all the ways that CBD can help you feel your best,
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