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Do you cancel all plans, call in sick, and curl up in a ball with a hot water bottle every 28 days? Are you impossible to live with, moody, anxious, and paranoid every time you menstruate and for the week or so before that? If your life is derailed because of PMS and menstrual cramping, despite trying all the over the counter medication and granny’s home remedies, it’s time to find out how CBD oil can relieve PMS and menstrual cramps.
What Happens To The Body When Women Menstruate?
An increase in estrogen results in a build-up of endometrial tissue in the uterus. After ovulation, an increase of progesterone plumps the endometrial tissue with arteries and the uterus prepares to welcome the embryo.
Once the body realizes that there isn’t going to be an embryo, progesterone levels drop, the inflammatory chemical prostaglandin increases, and the body starts removing whatever it can from the endometrium. Tissue shrinks, arteries are strangled and the suffocated endometrium dies and sloughs off, resulting in bleeding and cramping pain.
The fluctuating hormones play havoc on a woman’s body and mind, and although some women manage to get through this time without too much difficulty, The US Department Of Health and Human Services states that up to 90% of women experience PMS symptoms that interfere with the basic function of the female body and mind.
How Does CBD Oil Relieve PMS And Menstrual Cramping?
A few days before, and during menstruation, a woman can experience various feelings, emotions and even debilitating pain. CBD Oil has been proven to provide relief for the following symptoms:
- Breast, lower back, and abdominal tenderness.
- Feelings of stress and anxiety.
- Mood swings and “brain fog”
- Sweet cravings
- Abdominal cramping and bloating.
CBD Oil For Breast, Lower Back, And Abdominal Tenderness
By regulating the vanilloid receptor (that perceives moderate pain,) CBD Oil is a natural cure for inflamed areas like the lower back, breasts, and stomach. Gently massaging the oil into the affected area is known to bring relief to uncomfortable symptoms.
CBD Oil Relieves Stress And Anxiety
CBD contains anti-anxiety properties. By decreasing the release of the stress hormone Cortisol, and slowing down the breakdown of the endocannabinoid Anandamide, (the bliss molecule) you will find that any other symptoms you experience bother you a lot less than they otherwise would. For the quickest result, your dose of CBD Oil would be taken sublingually, (under the tongue.).
Using CBD Oil To Combat Mood Swings And “Brain Fog”
Hormone imbalances can be blamed for the mood swings and “brain fog” that most women experience. Brain fog causes the woman to feel anxious, and anxiety results in bad sleeping patterns, the woman is then tired all day which then enhances the mood swings. By interacting with the endocannabinoid system and ensuring that the endocrine system (responsible for hormone regulation and production) runs smoothly, there is less hormonal imbalance, emotional responses are minimized and sleep patterns are restored. CBD can be taken orally or sublingually in these instances.
CBD Oil Relieves PMS Headaches
Due to the positive effects of cannabinoids on Serotonin in the central nervous system, CBD Oil relieves headaches and migraines. CBD Oil can be taken orally or sublingually, before and during menstruation, for headache relief.
CBD Oil For Acne
Acne is also a result of hormonal imbalance and with CBD ensuring that the endocrine system runs smoothly, acne is reduced. CBD also has antibacterial properties. Applied topically, CBD oil helps in the prevention and treatment of acne.
CBD Oil helps Prevent Sweet Cravings Before And During Menstruation
When Cortisol increases, the body thinks its in danger and goes into “survival mode” by increasing the intake of high energy foods like sweets. CBD Oil, taken orally or sublingually, decreases Cortisol while increasing Serotonin the feel-good hormone, and sweet cravings are reduced.
CBD Relieves Abdominal Cramps And Bloating
CBD Oil reduces inflammation on the uterine muscle resulting in less pain during menstruation. It also improves digestive functions that will reduce the bloated feeling women get before and during menstruation. To help with symptomatic relief in these areas, CBD Oil can be taken orally or sublingually a few days before and during menstruation.
There is historical evidence showing that Queen Victoria used cannabis to alleviate menstrual cramping. In fact, 16th Century Chinese medical text refers to the usage of cannabis in the treatment of menstrual cramping. There is continuing research into the many benefits of CBD Oil for PMS and menstrual cramping, and at Miracle Balance part of our mission is to continue to research, learn and share. Contact us and allow us to assist you to make “that time of the month” a non-event.