I know there are some women out there who don’t get cramps, mood swings or back and breast pain *eye roll* but the rest of us, mere mortals, do suffer from period pains. And, since literally no woman ever particularly enjoys a painful period, I bring you the shinning goldmine of a solution: CBD.
This standout trend soothes PMS –very annoying- symptoms like cramps, anxiety, sleeplessness, mood swings, increase in appetite …the list is endless. Too good to be true, right? Well, I kid you not, it actually works. This gold star of drugs promotes muscle relaxation, reduces stress, inflammation and swelling, which leads to pain. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, analgesic and neuro-protectant. Also, CBD targets the TRPV (vanilloid receptors) –which control temperature-, desensitizing pain nerve fibers.
The wonderful properties of CBD are such that it can actually soothe women struggling with severe cramps, suffering with endometriosis and menopause symptoms. From reducing nausea to supplanting the estrogen lack, Cannabidiol is truly a miracle worker.
What’s great about CBD –for some – is that you won’t get a high out of it. Yes, you heard it right. The compound that will actually take you for a ride is THC not CBD, and at Carmen’s, we produced THC-free CBD-infused products; full of therapeutic goodness.
Oh and the icing on the cake, CBD will prevent or help get rid of period-acne. Shocking truly. Who isn’t tired of hormones going crazy every month and filling your face, and other body parts, of acne? Well, CBD regulates the sebaceous (acne-producing) glands, slowing their activity and calming down the body’s inflammation receptors. Talk about benefits!
Now, you might be wondering how to integrate it to your routine. Easy, try and try ‘till you find what works for YOU. Tinctures are always a good choice because you can just add a droppeful to your drink of choice or a few drops under your tongue. Not a fan of ingesting it? No problem, topicals are great because you can actually rub your abdomen –or whatever hurts- calming the discomfort and pain. What about edibles? I mean, we already get super hungry and crave chocolate anyways, so why not kill two birds with one stone.
Personally, I’d do anything to achieve a less-painful period. So, CBD, where have you been all my life?! Honestly, you won’t go back once you try it because cannabidiol infused products are actually a godsend *tears up*.
You’re welcome world.