CBD for PMS
CBD has a unique set of properties that offer incredible healing effects.
Interestingly CBD seems to treat a number of issues that only affect women. One issue widely experienced among women is PMS or Pre Menstrual Syndrome. 75% of women who experience PMS find it to be incredibly stressful. Women dealing with symptoms of PMS know that extreme cramps, irritability, headaches and sleeplessness can manifest singly or as a powerful group; presenting debilitating problems. For the 3-8% of the population that suffers from Premenstrual Dysmorphic Disorder, the symptoms can be even worse. It is common to take prescribed antidepressants to battle PMS. Most times these don’t work as they do not address the cramps and headaches. Some prescribed meds can even make symptoms worse.
How CBD Works To Relieve PMS
The good news is that evidence suggests CBD to be an effective treatment for multiple symptoms of PMS, both physical and emotional. Research shows that CBD can improve mood, promote relaxation, and regulate sleep patterns. CBD also treats the inflammation associated with menstrual cramps and headaches. CBD is proven to be 60-100 percent more effective than ibuprofen. It has none of the health risks associated with ibuprofen. If a woman takes 800mg of ibuprofen for cramps, the same results could be accomplished with a 15mg dose of CBD.
While researchers are discovering more about the specific mechanisms that make CBD an effective treatment for PMS, many women are doing their own research in their own homes, and are successfully treating their PMS symptoms with CBD.
CBD is a Cannabinoid that is extracted primarily from the Hemp plant. Unlike its sister the Cannabis plant, the Hemp plant contains little to no amount of THC, which is the substance that creates what is often referred to as a “high”. CBD will NOT create any psychoactive effect as it contains no THC. It is non-addictive and does not build up in the body’s system. In fact there is evidence that CBD may help in the withdrawal from hardcore addictive drugs. Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that CBD had no health risks.
Research studies have used doses from 15mg to as high as 600mg. Typical CBD supplements provide 20mg to 25mg. When taking CBD for PMS, dosing can vary widely depending on the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing. One goal to consider is to use CBD to supplement or possibly replace pharmaceuticals you might be taking. CBD is an all-natural alternative that does not build up in your system and cannot be overdosed.
May we suggest trying one of our CUBED Hemp based CBD Tinctures. Available in 1200mg or 3600mg concentrations,
mixed with our exclusive Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy or NYS-sourced sunflower seed oil.
Our Graduated Sprayer makes it simple to dose properly.
It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement program. Most prescribed medications cannot and should not be stopped all at once.
It has been suggested to start with a dose of 10mg to 15mg of CBD twice a day. After a few days, you may want to reduce prescribed meds incrementally while increasing your CBD dosage the following day. Steps of 10mg are suggested to help monitor changes. Monitor your symptoms; be aware of how you feel. Don’t hurry the process. Wait 2 to 3 days between changes. This will allow you to determine the dosing that your body requires to meet your goals, while documenting how your medications interact.