There are countless women who experience menstrual cramps every month. Sometimes cramps come and go, other times they can be debilitating. When menstrual cramps hit during a woman’s monthly cycle, she’s typically expected to suck it up and endure the discomfort.
CBD Can Help Ease Menstrual Cramps Without Getting You High
Over-the-counter medication can help, but not every woman wants to take a chemically-manufactured pill to treat her pain. Many women have found that smoking weed can alleviate their cramps, but not all women want to get high.
THC “tampons” have become an increasingly popular option, but not every woman who suffers from cramps lives in a medical marijuana friendly state. And not every women wants to use a tampon, let alone one full of THC.
While there hasn’t been a lot of research on CBD for menstrual cramps (thank you federal government for the Schedule I Classification), women who have used CBD for menstrual cramps are finding it brings the sweet relief they’re seeking.
How Does CBD Work for Menstrual Cramps?
CBD is an easy and effective way to treat the pain associated with menstrual cramps. Shown to be effective in pain management, CBD works with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system to offer relief. CB1 and CB2 receptors are natural present in the uterine walls. It is the contracting of the uterus that causes menstrual cramps, making CBD an effective natural choice to help ease these painful contractions.
CBD is also known to be an anti-inflammatory. Research has revealed that menstrual cramp pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs. Rather than take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory, CBD can offer the same effects.
Using CBD Pills to Alleviate Menstrual Cramp Pain
CBD pills are one of the easiest ways to consume this non-psychoactive marijuana cannabinoid. They are readily available in countless health food stores around the country, and can easily be ordered online. Although the government has proclaimed CBD contains no medical value, this doesn’t stop the fact that people all over the country are finding the pain relief from CBD products they desperately need.
While more research is warranted to further show the effectiveness CBD has on menstrual cramps, several women are taking it upon themselves to do what they believe is right for their own body. If consuming a non-psychoactive compound of marijuana gives them the relief they need, we say more power to them.
Have you used CBD to treat menstrual cramp pain? We’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below.