It can happen in a split second – one minute you’re laughing at an adorable dog video on Tik Tok and the next your uterus starts raging and you’re down for the count. We know it’s almost impossible to do anything when those unbearable period cramps strike.
While using a heating pad or taking over-the-counter medicine are customary choices for relief, CBD has also been another popular option to tackle the discomfort. If you deal with horrendous period cramps every month, read on to learn more about how CBD might bring you relief from your period cramps.
Can CBD Ease Period Cramps?
For many women it can! While we’re still waiting for clear answers regarding the relationship between CBD and period cramps, data suggests some interesting connections between the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and your time of the month.
As you may already know, studies show that we have cannabinoid receptors in our reproductive tissue and the ECS regulates balance across systems, like the reproductive system and nervous system. Since CBD can mirror our own endocannabinoids (natural internal compounds) and transmit messages to the cannabinoid receptors in the ECS, it’s likely that CBD can support the ECS in aiding those systems in running smoothly during your period when your body is feeling out of whack. CBD has been commonly associated with alleviating swelling and tenderness so it may ease your suffering when you need it most.
Even though the jury is still out on whether or not CBD can help period cramps, what we do know is that quite a few women in our community use CBD for managing period cramps and have reported success with doing so.
4 CBD Products To Try for Period Cramps
Since each woman’s body and experience differs, we recommend connecting with one of our Dosage Specialists to individualize your routine. Here are some ideas to get started if you’re interested in using CBD to help your period cramps:
Slather your body in our luscious all-natural fan favorite for period cramps. The shea butter and coconut oil base allows for silky smooth skin. Our premium 500mg of full-spectrum CBD along with arnica, menthol, lavender, and rosemary deliver refreshing and reinvigorating relief. Bonus this Relief Balm smells heavenly!
Rapid Calming Melts
When heating pads just aren’t enough, reach for our Rapid Calming Melts as your defense against discomfort. These discreet minty tablets bring the relief in as little as 5 to 10 minutes and deliver effects for around 3 to 6 hours. With each 5mg Melt packing a small and mighty dose, they’re great for extra support when you need it at a moment’s notice.
If you find yourself tortured by period cramps for hours, you may be interested in a long-lasting option like our Daily Softgels. Consider taking a Daily Softgel with a snack containing healthy fats to boost absorption. Due to it’s slow and long release, you can get support from 6 to 8 hours.
Mindful Mineral Soak
One of the most soothing activities when you’re writhing from period cramps is a hot bath. It’s like a warm hug – the near instant relief from the heat magically melts the tension away. Now imagine the relief you can feel if you add our Mindful Mineral Soak to the mix. Boasting just 6 ingredients, our Mindful Mineral Soak contains 200mg of CBD infused into Mediterranean Sea salt, Dead Sea salt, and Dendritic salt paired with coconut oil and fragrances of jasmine and gardenia.
Learn more about period cramps with Noelle
When you’re agonizing from your period cramps, we know there are very few things to help. CBD might be one of the tools that can bring relief and help you feel like you again. If you need some assistance with getting started using CBD, get in touch with our Member Education team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to answer your questions and provide you with guidance to find a routine that fits your body and needs!
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