Could CBD help my PMS?

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has taken many hits over the years. People like to make jokes about PMS and often seem to think it isn’t real. But women who have it know it is real and can even be debilitating. PMS symptoms vary in severity from woman to woman, and they can either be physical or behavioral.

Physical symptoms

  • Joint or muscle pain

  • Lower abdominal cramps and lower-back pain

  • Nausea

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue

  • Weight gain related to fluid retention

  • Abdominal bloating

  • Breast tenderness

  • Acne flare-ups

  • Constipation or diarrhea

Emotional and behavioral symptoms

  • Tension or anxiety

  • Depressed mood

  • Crying spells

  • Mood swings and irritability or anger

  • Appetite changes and food cravings

  • Trouble falling asleep (insomnia)

  • Social withdrawal

  • Poor concentration

There are over-the-counter medications that can be used, but those results vary and there are often side effects. In addition, you may need more than one medication based on whether your symptoms are physical or emotional. CBD, on the other hand, can combat almost all the symptoms with one dose. Why? We have an endocannabinoid system with CB1 and CB2 receptors sprinkled throughout our body and brain. Introduce CBD and the receptors respond by helping to balance hormones the nervous, immune, digestive, and the endocrine systems.That means your physical and emotional symptoms are eased.

Research has already shown that CBD can improve mood, promote relaxation and regulate sleep patterns. It also treats inflammation that can cause cramps, headache and other physical symptoms. The important part is the lack of side effects. Once again, as more research is conducted, we’ll probably see more women get relief from PMS.