CBD For PMS, also known as premenstrual syndrome, is a combination of both emotional and physical symptoms that women can experience during their menstrual cycle.
Over 90% of females will experience symptoms of PMS during their reproductive life, which is considered the time between their first menstrual period and menopause. That’s 9 out of every ten women! What most women don’t know is that PMS encompasses a lot more than just mood swings. PMS is a combination of both emotional and physical symptoms. There are actually over 200 different symptoms that women can suffer experience! Some of the most common symptoms are:
- Hot flashes
- Bloating, Cramps
- Swollen and tender breasts
- Muscular pain, Back pain
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Mental fogginess
- Anxiety, Depression
- Sadness/ Anger/ Irritability
- Insomnia,Trouble concentrating
- Reduced libido
Benefits of CBD Oil for PMS
One of the most effective ways CBD oil can help reduce the effects of PMS symptoms is by reducing pain. Pain associated with the symptoms can leave you doubled over and unable to function. According to this recent study, cannabidiol has shown great success for pain reduction. Alleviating pain from symptoms of PMS is a huge step, and one of the main benefits of CBD oil for PMS.
Another symptom that CBD oil can help with is acne. Once your pain is under control, you still may get annoying blemishes. A study, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, investigated how the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil can help reduce the effect and symptoms of acne. This is yet another way CBD oil can help reduce the effect of PMS symptoms.
Manage the effects of hormonal fluctuations
Hormonal fluctuations during PMS or mood disorders include anxiety and depression which can be debilitating issues. Treating these disorders in a pharmaceutical way can create its own set of debilitating side effects that actually make PMS even worse. Luckily, many studies have documented the beneficial effects of CBD oil on mood disorders, anxiety, and depression also noting the harmful side effects of traditional medicine.
The best way to use CBD oil to help with symptoms of PMS is to combine it with other health treatment options. Taking CBD oil orally or using our menstrual roll on, along with other vitamins, will deliver the best results and effectively manage symptoms associated with PMS.
Recommend lifestyle changes such as healthy diet, exercise, yoga, the use of heating pads, smoking cessation, and decreased alcohol consumption. Incorporating vitamins into your daily routine is very helpful. Magnesium not only helps reduce menstrual cramps, but Magnesium also helps to promote a healthy gut, helps to decrease hot flashes, helps to decrease headaches/migraines, helps to decrease anxiety, and helps to combat insomnia.
Another great vitamin is vitamin E oil. As many women know, breast tenderness is a common PMS symptom. Taking vitamin E oil daily can help to alleviate some of this breast tenderness. Lastly is supplementation. Supplements are very effective and have minimal side effects. CBD oil is a great option for women suffering from PMS.
How CBD Helps
Your endocrine system regulates much of what occurs during the menstrual cycle. The endocrine system is responsible for many of the hormonal changes that occur in a female’s body. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) has a significant impact on the function of your endocrine system. It may surprise you, but cells found in the uterus, reproductive system, and endocrine system all have endocannabinoids. This intimate connection between your endocrine system and ECS explains why CBD oil could benefit those suffering from PMS.
Much like menopause estrogen levels have a significant impact on PMS symptoms. Estrogen stimulates the ECS. As levels of estrogen change, so does the response of the ECS. As estrogen levels decrease and progesterone increases symptoms of pain, mood swings, fatigue, and bloating may occur. Taking a CBD supplement appears to help balance the ECS, in lieu of the hormonal changes. When the ECS is balanced a healthy mood, sleep-wake cycle, stress response, and energy levels are also promoted. CBD adds balance to the body’s systems.
How Much CBD To Use?
For cramps, apply a small amount of our CBD Menstrual Roll on to the lower abdominal region for pain relief.
Most women will find that a serving of 5-100mg should be sufficient for PMS relief and our oral Vanilla flavored CBD oil taken daily works well. Remember as estrogen levels change, so may your serving size. Start slow, monitor your symptoms, and be patient. Every month we receive positive feedback on using our Blackbird Creek Farms CBD for women’s health.