PMS or Pre-Menstrual Syndrome is no joke. Women who deal with the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome know exactly how awful they can be. Period cramps probably rate number one on the list of effects that women loathe about PMS followed closely by mood swings and headaches. For some women, the breast pains, cramping, and emotional strife are so severe that they disrupt work and relationships, and this condition is called Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). PMDD is a severe mood disorder affecting almost 10% of women during their reproductive years, and at least 75% of menstruating women experience mild or aggravating symptoms preceding their periods, marked by bloating, breast tenderness, mood swings, and crying. The good news is that CBD can help with PMS and PMDD.

CBD Can Help With PMS

Research suggests that Cannabidiol (CBD) is an effective treatment for multiple symptoms of PMS, both physical and emotional and that CBD can improve mood, regulate sleep patterns and promote relaxation, while also treating the inflammation of premenstrual syndrome, including cramps and headaches. Cannabidiol is one of more than 60 compounds found in the cannabis plant that belongs to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. The most well-known cannabinoid is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound found in marijuana that creates a high.

Cannabis has a long history as a healing aid. Historical accounts exist from as early as the 11th century detailing the use of cannabis treatments for women’s menstrual pain. It is said that even Queen Victoria used the herb for relief from painful cramping. Incidentally, the cannabis plant itself has been shown to support muscle health during menses.

Your Body’s Endocannabinoid System

The human body contains its own Endocannabinoid System (ECS), with receptors all over the body that regulate the functioning of many systems including the nervous system, the immune system, the digestive system, and the endocrine system that regulates hormones. CBD naturally acts on the ECS’s signals to increase receptor function and flow, with no psychoactive reactions in the body. According to Dr Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD. Co-Founder of Cannabis Patient Consultant, “CBD provides…hormonal balancing effects for women with PMS symptoms.”

Try CBD for Effective PMS Relief

For unbearable cramps, headaches, muscle aches, irritability, anxiety, impatience, and sleep disturbances many women have found that CBD oil has made the biggest difference in their lives. Actually, it’s quite amazing that you are able to help yourself with an all natural substance that is really part of your body’s Endocannabinoid System. You really can reduce pain quickly and your PMS days can become very much more bearable. Some women have even gone as far as to say that there are months when they don’t even feel it.