Can CBD help with period cramps?

Yes, I know ladies, you are already getting irritated just thinking about the visit from Aunt Flo. This is something all of us women experience once a month and with it comes the moodiness, the craving for chocolate 24/7, and yes, those horrible cramps. The benefits of CBD are already known but what if I told you that it could help with your cramps and make Aunt Flo’s visit less dreadful?

CBD and other cannabinoids can treat your menstrual cramps in the following ways:

1.       Anti-inflammatory

Cannabinoids have many anti-inflammatory activities, and this will definitely help when Aunt flow is visiting because it will help prevent macrophages from releasing the inflammatory proteins.

2.       Relieves Pain

Yes, we all hate those cramps that you feel you just want to curl up in a ball and cry the whole day. By taking CBD it will target the nerve receptors and this will decrease the sensation of pain.

3.       It will relax your muscles

“Menstrual cramps are exacerbated by contractions of smooth muscle lining the uterus”. The cannabinoids will relax these smooth muscles.

4.       It can also help with vascular relaxing

Your blood vessels are also lined with smooth muscle and the cannabinoids will help the smooth muscle to relax and by doing this the blood flow increases. The oxygen-starved tissue is then helped by the increased blood flow and also decreases your horrible painful cramps. 

CBD period cramps
CBD period cramps

Other natural remedies you can use to help for cramps:

·         You can apply heat

Heat increases the blood flow in the area and as mentioned above the oxygen-starved tissue is then helped by the increased blood flow and then helps your cramps.

·         Magnesium

When Aunt flow is visiting, do you want to eat chocolate like it is going out of style? Well, women who take magnesium supplements during the month have less pain and inflammatory prostaglandin levels. And yes, you guessed it chocolate contains high levels of magnesium. Keep calm and eat your chocolate!

Now we get to the next part, cannabis tampons. Yes, I know this might sound strange but sit back and read on. Cannabis tampons are tampons that are infused with marijuana. It then works to remove the pain that you will feel during that time of your month.

The marijuana tampons include cocoa butter, hemp oil, and coconut oil. This helps and allows the suppository to soften and then melt in your body. What happens next? The cannabinoids like THC and CBD then enter your bloodstream through your lady flower’s mucosa.

How quickly will this work?

CBD period cramps
CBD period cramps

Okay, first of all, how everyone responds to cannabinoids is different. This means how quickly you experience it might not be so quickly for your friend. A study was performed on women to use these tampons during the menstrual cycle and then track their symptoms to determine if it actually works. But there is still no outcome that has been found. But the customer reviews are very positive.

And don’t worry these tampons won’t get you high!  “Foria Relief’s ingredients include a CBD isolate that uses CO2-extracted cannabis oil and organic cocoa butter. Each tampon contains 60 mg of THC, which is a significant amount. However, the 10mg of CBD helps reduce any potential intoxicating effects of the THC. According to Foria, the ‘majority’ of users do NOT experience a psychoactive high.”

There you have it guys, no more dealing with those horrible cramps every month. Now Aunty flow’s visits will be a pleasant one, but don’t worry you can still eat your chocolate!