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With CBD quickly becoming a staple in so many American consumers’ routines, it’s no wonder that more and more women are starting to swear by CBD to help ease painful period symptoms like cramps, inflammation and bloating, and increased anxiety. Here’s how it works, and why female consumers are turning to tinctures and CBD creams for additional support during that dreaded time of the month.
CBD Can Combat Inflammation
CBD is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can be a lifesaver for those of us with painful cramps and bloating. By helping to balance the endocannabinoid system (an internal network of receptors and chemical messengers that helps the body maintain homeostasis), CBD can improve digestion, reduce nausea, and help you get your gut back in check.
CBD Can Relieve Pain
By stimulating our cannabinoid receptors and in turn reducing inflammation, CBD can provide some much needed relief from painful period cramps. Healthcare experts suggest massaging CBD cream directly into the affected area and following that up with a heating pad for a natural way to relieve pain.
CBD Can Help With Sleepless Nights
CBD can even help put insomnia to rest, which around 33% of women say they experience during their menstrual cycle. In higher doses, CBD can have sedating effects, allowing you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer – all without any lingering drowsiness in the morning.
CBD Can Help You Manage Stress and Anxiety
CBD inhibits the release of the stress hormone, Cortisol, while slowing the breakdown of endocannabinoid Anandamide (more commonly known as the “bliss molecule”). As a result, CBD can help keep you calm and unbothered through all the discomfort that comes with that time of the month.
Experts recommend incorporating CBD into your daily routine one week before your period starts to allow yourself time to find your body’s optimal dose. Taking CBD every day also allows you to get the most out of it – consistency is key here.
And for a deeper dive into all the ways that CBD can help you feel your best, check out Associated Hemp’s FAQ and explore some of the clinical trials currently underway here. Then head over to Associated Hemp’s two house brands, GoCBD and Citizens Hemp, to try our premium CBD products that are sourced from U.S.-grown hemp, carefully lab tested, and always THC-free. Here’s to better periods!