The symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, can be debilitating. Including mood swings, food cravings, bloating and pain, there are over 100 different symptoms that can be attributed to PMS. The major categories for PMS include cravings, depression, anxiety and fluid retention. Fortunately, CBD is growing in popularity as a way to help relieve symptoms of PMS. Here at GeovanaCBD.com we sell CBD PMS tea specifically to ease and comfort you during PMS. Here are some ways that CBD can help with your PMS symptoms.
For years now, CBD has been shown to help with pain management for a variety of problems. It also helps with anxiety, depression, and mood regulation. CBD works with your body’s endocannabinoid system and your internal cannabis receptors. This means that your body reacts to CBD in a similar way to the THC in cannabis. However, unlike THC, CBD does not have the psychoactive properties that make you feel high. Because of this you are able to reap the benefits of the hemp/cannabis plant without the potential downsides.
1. Ease Pain from Cramps
Cramps that occur during PMS and menstruation can be abated with CBD. Not only is it a known pain reliever but the calming effects may also relieve the muscle spasms in the uterus that cause cramps. Try drinking a calming PMS tea and having a warm bath when you are having cramps to help ease pain and tension.
2. Regulates Mood Changes
There is no current research specifically about CBD and PMS related mood swings, but CBD is known for helping other mood related symptoms. This suggests that CBD can also help with mood changes related to premenstrual syndrome. Studies show that CBD helps to treat both anxiety and depression as well as mood issues related to bipolar disorder. Because it is known to help with these symptoms it is likely that CBD can also help with mood swings related to PMS.
3. Calms Anxiety
Anxiety related to PMS can be debilitating. The anxiolytic effects of CBD helps relieve anxiety, stress, tension, and depression. Additionally, CBD does have the mind-altering effects of THC, which means CBD is less likely to cause the anxiety associated with using THC.
4. Relieves Nausea
Although nausea may only affect some women experiencing PMS, it can be a symptom that can ruin an entire day. Having to leave school or work due to nausea and vomiting can be a frustrating and embarrassing situation. CBD has antiemetic properties which produce biological reactions that ease nausea and vomiting.
CBD has been growing in popularity in the last few years as an alternative to pain and anxiety medicine. Based on various studies, it makes sense that there is a CBD PMS connection. CBD will calm the pain of your cramps and help with anxiety and mood changes associated with PMS.