Period Pains? No Problem! How Full Spectrum CBD Can Help
Ladies, listen up! Period problems can be no fun, we know this! From terrible mood swings, painful cramps, pounding headaches and aching backs, sometimes these symptoms can be unbearable. A whopping 75 – 90% of women who menstruate report that they suffer from at least one of these PMS related symptoms; whether it’s butt-kicking cramps, sleep issues or a combination of the two (or more)! If you’re more of a believer in “au naturale” ways (herbal teas, heating pads and lots of water) to combat the aches and pains or you consistently keep up with your Midol intake when it’s that time of the month, we’ve all been there, done that and tried some way of lessening these uncomfortable instances. What if we told you there might be a way to pummel the pill popping and banish the bad moods for good? Before you curl up in the fetal position and cancel all your daily plans, let us magically relieve you of your period pains with these three simple words; Full Spectrum CBD!
If any of the above instances sound like you, let us impart our wisdom and share with you this awesome and all natural pain relief that just might be the answer to your period woes that you’ve been looking for!
What Is It?
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is one of the most prevalent compounds of the cannabis plant. Full spectrum CBD is the good stuff; the cannabinoids are extracted from the stalks and stem of the hemp plant and contains CBD, other beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes. THC is oftentimes present, but in such a low dose (less than .3%) that you aren’t receiving any psychoactive effects. So, what does all this have to do with period problems? Great question!
CBD Oil Benefits for Women
A ton of research in the past couple years has been done on the health benefits of CBD oil. Not only is this oil great for certain high level medical issues like helping to treat, shrink and prevent the spread of certain cancer cells and its anti-seizure benefits, CBD is also great for women’s health! Full spectrum CBD has been shown to help women who suffer from:
- Aches and pains in their muscles and joints
- Mood swings, depression, stress and anxiety
- Abdominal cramping
- Breast tenderness
- Extreme fatigue and tiredness
- Hormonal imbalances
- Weird food cravings
- And even digestive issues like constipation!
For women experiencing menopause, CBD can be useful for:
- Memory loss or confusion
- Trouble falling asleep or sleep disruptions
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Aches and pains
- Mood swings
- Osteoporosis (bone loss)
- And symptoms of genitourinary, which can include a variety of different things like uncomfortable urinary symptoms (urgency) or any dryness, burning or irritation down there
What Causes the Dreaded Period Cramps and How Can CBD Help?
Menstrual cramps are caused by contractions in the uterus. Prostaglandins, or a fancy way of saying hormone-like chemical compounds, control processes in everyone’s bodies like inflammation, blood flow and the formation of blood clots. They act as a signal at the site of tissue damage or infections, causing inflammation and pain, as part of the body’s natural healing process. In the female reproductive system, these compounds are involved in controlling ovulation, the menstrual cycle and the induction of labor. AKA, the formation of these prostaglandins are the cause of those nasty and painful cramps. So, where does CBD come into play?
Full spectrum CBD oil interacts with receptors in our Endocannabinoid System, or ECS. Not quite sure what your ECS does? Let us explain; our Endocannabinoid System has been called the “most important physiological system involved in establishing and maintaining human health”. So, why have we never heard of it? It was only just discovered in the 1990’s and only really by accident because scientists were studying how THC affects the body. In performing this research, they accidentally discovered the complex system of cannabinoid receptors in the human central and peripheral nervous systems!
Back to our ECS; this system regulates the endocrine functions in our body and is crucial for homeostasis (your body’s need to reach and maintain a state of balance). It is made up of endocannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) and enzymes that synthesize and break down these receptors. CB1 and CB2 act almost like locks and CBD is the key! When CB1 receptors are unlocked or “activated” by taking CBD, that’s where all these amazing benefits (like easing painful period cramps) come into play!
Everything Else You Need to Know About CBD!
Now that you understand what CBD is and what it does in the body all the wonderful benefits it has for a woman during that time of the month, you’re an expert! Well, not quite. Here’s a few more factors to consider when choosing the best CBD option for you:
- Depending on where you live and how your state governs THC use, your CBD oil should contain no more than .5% THC
- Look at the added ingredients in your CBD product. Is there a whole list of additives you can’t pronounce? Probably best to pass on this product
- How was it extracted (CO2 is best!) and where was the hemp sourced from?
- What type of CBD is being used in this product? CBD Isolate? Full Spectrum? Broad Spectrum?
- Amount in each dose
- The form the oil comes in. Capsules, tinctures, etc.
- Reputation of the company
- Organic vs. all natural vs. non organic
- Not all CBD oils are created equally! Remember to look at value, price and quality!
Here at Green Angel CBD, we pride ourselves on offering our customers an extensive range of high quality, organic CBD products made from the flower only. Our products contain no added nasties, like preservatives, and we use the highly effective CO2 method for extraction. Based in NYC, we are a US company that provides freshly prepared and 100%, entirely organic CBD products!