Each woman responds differently to PMS symptoms, and side effects can not only be painful, but get in the way of our daily lives. Cramps, mood swings, and exhaustion don't quite cover the extent of suffering that many women endure. If you’re looking for natural relief, CBD might be able to help.
What Is CBD?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, which is a natural compound found in hemp or cannabis plants. CBD has no THC, so it will not get you high like. CBD usage causes no dependency and has very few side effects, if any. CBD has even been approved by the FDA for certain health issues and they are currently discussing further research into its full benefits.
What Can CBD Do for Cramps and PMS?
Your body contains an endocannabinoid system that regulates certain bodily functions such as mood, sleep, memory and appetite, all of which are affected by PMS. Research is still being conducted into exactly how CBD works with the endocannabinoid system to regulate these functions, but anecdotally, many have said that it helps their body feel balanced and relaxed. For many women dealing with the sometimes horrible effects of PMS, CBD is a good, natural solution to support your body as it cycles through PMS.
CBD for Cramps
Cramps are one of the most annoying and difficult parts of PMS. Abdominal cramps come from extra prostaglandins flooding the uterus causing inflammation and general feelings of discomfort that may cause some women to be unable to perform their usual daily tasks. General pain has been the subject of the majority of current CBD research, and it is thought to support relief in people with cramps because it is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties.
CBD for Low Energy and Fatigue
Many women suffer from poor sleep quality during PMS. Being generally uncomfortable stops us from having a restful sleep, causing us to feel fatigued all day. This low energy and disrupted sleep cycle can cause our creativity, motivation and focus to go right out the window, making it difficult to tackle your mile-long to-do list or show up at work or home as you normally do.
The mood-enhancing and stress-busting effects of CBD can help you get back into your normal rhythm by promoting better sleep and helping you stay focused and calm during the day. When combined with other sleep-friendly botanicals such as Ashwagandha and Valerian Root, CBD’s positive effects are thought to be even greater.
CBD for Irritability and Mood Swings
In many women, PMS can cause or increase mood swings and irritability. CBD has been studied as a healthy and non-habit forming way to relax and chill out, helping to combat increased feelings of stress or tension. This may help you feel more balanced during all phases of your menstrual cycle.
We know feeling better is everything. FOCL can help you feel better so that you can live better.