CBD, a Great Alternative for Addressing Menstrual Symptoms
Standard treatment today for addressing the symptoms of a woman’s monthly cycle include over the counter medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs are used to help address headaches and cramping, but the side effects of these medications can be detrimental to our health. These medications have a negative impact on human health, including heart attacks (MI), gastrointestinal problems, bleeding, ulceration, Stroke (CVA), and chronic use of these medications negatively impact our liver and kidney health (Cavner, Smith, Gray, 2019).
Being that NSAIDS are bad for our health, this leaves women with limited options to address PMS side effects. These side effects include headaches, mood changes, abdominal pain, back pain, and uterine cramping and typical over the counter medications do not offer psychological support (improved mood) like CBD does.
Studies show that CBD was able to offer relief from the uterine cramping, headaches, emotional and mental symptoms by improving mood and decreasing anxiety, and reducing menstrual pain and inflammation (Cavner, Smith, Gray, 2019).
CBD was shown to outcompete over the counter medications by offering a wider range of relief of side effects, while also improving mood and decreasing anxiety, which over the counter medications were unable to do (Cavner, Smith, Gray, 2019).
So, ladies, if you are looking for something natural, health promoting, and something that can address the side effects of PMS, I would highly recommend CBD. Choosing full-spectrum products will give you the edge because THC in low doses has pain relieving and mood enhancing properties (Cavner, Smith, Gray, 2019).
The tons of other health benefits that come from CBD use is just a plus. It is literally a win win for your health and addressing those monthly times that make you feel yucky.
CBD for the win again! Cheers to these amazing plant compounds!
Cavner, J. P., Smith, F., & Gray, B. (2019, November 19). Is CBD a viable option for menstrual symptoms? Iris Publishers. Retrieved June 14, 2022, from https://irispublishers.com/ojcam/fulltext/is-cbd-a-viable-option-for-menstrual-symptoms.ID.000548.php