It seems like CBD oil is tailor made to women’s monthly episodes of PMS. PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, is part of the cycle of ovulation and menstruation. Unfortunately it also can mean mood swings, anxiety, and occasional joint or muscle pain, followed by cramps that accompany the period itself. Some women even call in sick on these days, or drown themselves with anxiety drugs or pain medication. CBD oil is an alternative solution that alleviates anxiety, stress, pain, and inflammation.

How It Works

Fact, we produce our own version of cannabinoid in our body. These naturally produced cannabinoids are received through receptors by our own endocannabinoid system. The system is concentrated in the nervous and immune system. Given this fact, then why do we still experience anxiety, pain and depression, not to mention inflammation? There are a million reasons why, and enumerating them would take most of the space and reading them would also be too much a waste. The important thing is we now know that the efficacy of cannabinoid in CBD is due to the fact that our body responds better to the treatment because it is not an alien chemical to our systems unlike pharmaceutical drugs.

Research and development are in full swing on the efficacy of CBD when applied to different disorders, diseases, and chronic ailments such as PMS. Research show the cannabis compound increases the levels of anandamide and adenosine. These two neurotransmitters play key roles in pain and inflammation. Serotonin, on the other hand, is a neurotransmitter that regulates our moods. CBD works by increasing the amount of anandamide produced by the brain to reduce pain as well as boost adenosine level in the body to regulate inflammation. The oil also triggers the production of serotonin and floods the brain with it to keep anxiety, stress, and depression at bay.

So, at the onset of PMS, the right dosage of CBD oil, as is or in other forms such as edibles, helps reduce or completely eradicate symptoms. For cramps, the oil or CBD-infused ointments or lotions works when the skin absorbs the organic substance and works directly on painful area. Taking a few drops or a gum or candy will stop the pain too.

How to Choose the Right CBD Product for PMS

Because of the boost in popularity of marijuana-extracted products, it is hard to determine which product would benefit you more during a bout of PMS. First of all, you have to determine which you think will work well for you. There are two main compounds in hemp or marijuana, THC and CBD. THC has the psychoactive natural chemicals that give the effect of being “high”. CBD, on the other hand, has less than 3% of the psychoactive compound so you don’t get the sensations and feelings at inappropriate times such as when operating heavy machinery, doing office work or house chores. In other words, it does not interfere with your daily routine. Choose a CBD product that you feel would be convenient and effective for you such as oil concentrate, edibles such as chocolates, candies, and beverages, skin and beauty products such as salves, ointments, and lotions.

Now, you don’t have to suffer as you go through your monthly menstrual cycle. CBD oil and hemp-derived products are now available to help you through this period.

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