Can CBD Really Help With Menstrual Pains?
Or is it all just one big fad?
Despite no official study into whether cannabinoids reduce the production of prostaglandins – the inflammatory molecules that contribute towards menstrual cramps – women across the globe continue to use CBD products to alleviate their period pains. Hemp-infused products have been proven to suppress nausea, headaches, inflammation and other symptoms of menstrual pains, but the relief of cramps in particular remains ambiguous.
Although CBD oil is the most commonly used product, edibles have also proved beneficial, despite having reduced absorption. CBD oil is directly absorbed into the blood vessels whereas edibles must first pass through the metabolism, so are probably not the best option if you’re searching for immediate relief. Vaping CBD acts as a more immediately effective option for quick but short-term relief.
CBD is believed to support the endocannabinoid system – the network of chemical messages and receptors that help maintain an optimum level of homeostasis – that’s a stable condition to you and me – in the body. This means that CBD can provide relief for a wide range of conditions and ailments and boost overall wellness. Also, CBD is one of the best organic sleep aids in the market that is known to soothe menstrual pain during sleep.
Worth a try, we think.