Cannabis and menstrual pain have a long history. In fact, some of the earliest documentation of cannabis was used by women to help control their monthly menstrual pain and spasms, but when hemp was made illegal, its known uses seem to have been wiped away…
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a role in pain perception through activation of CB1 receptors and cannabinoids like CBD work by binding to CB1 and CB2 receptors, which can offer pain relieving, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic properties, which may make CBD the natural remedy women have been looking for (Atalay, Jarocka-Karpowicz, Skrzydlewska, 2019).
If I have noticed one thing it’s that many people are becoming more aware of the things they ingest and opting for more natural approaches that are more health centered any chance they get.
I mean, shouldn’t that be a priority for us as humans to take care of our own well-being to the best of our ability?
One study concluded that CBD is an alternative treatment and shown to be beneficial for those that experience menstrual discomfort, abdominal cramps, back pain, PMS, headaches, breast pain, and even mood swings (CBD for Menstrual Cramps, 2020).
The best part about it? Taking CBD comes with an array of health benefits, the pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties are just a few of the benefits, and trust me your liver will thank you for this one.
*This information is for educational purposes only. No medical advice or claims are being made.
Atalay, S., Jarocka-Karpowicz, I., & Skrzydlewska, E. (2019). Antioxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Cannabidiol. Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland), 9(1), 21. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9010021
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