With all the buzz surrounding CBD and it’s positive benefits, it begs the question, what else can CBD help with? If you’re a woman looking for a solution to the monthly pain and blues, then we may have the answer! We explore the question, can CBD actually help with your period?
A natural option
With so many already available options on the market to help combat period pain, why should you choose CBD?
During a woman’s period, her chemical/hormonal balance can be severely disrupted. Many women don’t want to add further imbalance by taking various medications. CBD is a natural alternative that doesn’t feature harsh and manmade chemicals.
Is pain getting you down?
Painful periods are extremely common in women all over the world. A reported 80% of women experience varying levels of pain during their period!
So how can CBD help with this pain? Period pain typically stems from the contracting of the uterus. This can cause cramps, backaches, bodily aches and more. With the ability to relax muscles, CBD can help to soothe painful cramps and tense muscles. In return, helping to relax the body helps to promote blood flow.
A nice hot bath can also help to relax muscles, combine this with CBD and you’ve got a dream combination, so why not try our CBD bath bomb? Enjoy a nice, hot bath whilst experiencing all of CBD’s benefits.
Want to combat specific problems?
Looking to combat specific period-related issues? We have advice on how CBD can help the following problems;
- Acne and skin problems
- Mood swings
- Stress and anxiety
Want to improve your skin?
A typical symptom of menstruation includes acne and skin inflammation. We understand that changes in your skin can make you feel even more uncomfortable at an already uncomfortable time. That is why we stock skincare CBD products! Perfect for those who love natural and pesticide-free skincare products.
CBD is known for its various benefits including help with inflammation. CBD can have an effect on the receptors found in the immune system which, in turn, helps to decrease skin inflammation.
A human study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that CBD oil helped to prevent activity in the sebaceous glands. Now, if you don’t know what these glands are don’t worry! The sebaceous glands are responsible for providing sebum. Sebum is an oily substance that hydrates a persons skin. An excess of this can cause acne.
Stress? Anxiety? Mood Swings?
Your period can be a highly stressful time. It can cause feelings of anxiety and bad mood swings, so how can CBD help with this? The most commonly used CBD product to help combat anxiety and stress is CBD oil. The oil is simply dropped under the tongue and that’s it!
Want smoother sailing during your time of the month? Don’t we all! CBD can help to calm feelings of anxiety and stress. CBD can help with serotonin which is typically associated with happiness! Serotonin has at least 14 different receptors and CBD specifically binds to the 5-HT1A. 5-HT1A is thought to have the strongest role in anxiety disorders. CBD can help to promote feelings of relaxation and happiness.
Your body naturally produces cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are used throughout the body in the endocannabinoid system. When a person is under stress, this system can become dysregulated. Not good! However, CBD can help to restore your bodies natural balance by preventing overstimulation of your CB1 receptors and helps to boost your bodies production of natural endocannabinoids, thus, helping to stabilize your mood!