Period pain — it’s horrible. Sometimes debilitating. Exhausting.
According to Women’sHealthConcern.org, a whopping 8 out of 10 women experience period pain at least at one stage in their lives — with 5 to 10% experiencing cramps so bad they can’t function throughout the day.
And here’s why…
During your menstrual period, your uterus contracts to expel its lining. Prostaglandins, hormone-like substances, cause this to happen. The higher the level of your prostaglandins, the more severe your cramps.
If you regularly suffer from severe cramps, it can be the result of more serious problems such as endometriosis, uterine ﬁbroids, cervical stenosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, or adenomyosis.
So Where Can CBD Come Into the Picture?
A growing number of women are turning to various forms of CBD as an alternative to ibuprofen (Advil/Midol), acetaminophen, naproxen, and opioids (for severe cases).
It’s all about the endocannabinoid system…
After several decades of research, scientists have discovered that cannabis is happily received by the “endocannabinoid system (EC).” The EC system is situated throughout the brain and the body and plays an important role in how you feel, move and even react to things.
As you can see in the following diagram, there are several receptors in the abdomen — and this is very signiﬁcant where your period cramps are concerned.
How CBD Balms, Rubs & Tinctures Help
Balms and rubs can be applied directly to the skin in the abdominal area, on the lower back, and whenever pain may radiate. This includes pain that may radiate into the hips, down the legs, and even into the feet.
When high-quality full-spectrum CBD rubs and balms are applied directly to the affected areas, the endocannabinoid receptors welcome the CBD and reduce inflammation.
Full-spectrum CBD oil, on the other hand, is ingested under the tongue. It goes into the bloodstream and hits the entire endocannabinoid system.
Depending on the severity of your cramps, you may consider using a combo of a topical and CBD oil. By making full-spectrum CBD a part of your daily routine, you may be able to reduce inflammation throughout the body, while applying CBD topicals to a targeted area can provide nearly instant relief.
How Be You CBD Helps Women with Cramp
At Be You CBD, we’ve developed products that our customer report are making a huge difference. We’ve been trying to have a bit of fun with the topic and have branded our balm Grumpy Bitch Balm.
All fun aside, we are conﬁdent that our formula is powerful. Many of our customers have tried several different balms and keep coming back to us because they say it helps so much. And honestly, our two founders used themselves as test case scenarios in the product development phase.
- Grumpy Bitch Balm is full spectrum.
- Our formula contains lots of oil (500mg = small jar & 850mg = large jar. [[[You can’t expect the same results from formulas that aren’t full spectrum or are considered “CBD infused.” When you see a product that is “CBD infused,” this is short for a brand using a very small amount of CBD in a much larger mixture of lotions, shea butter, cocoa butter, and other ingredients.]]]
- Our formula contains arnica and frankincense. Both of these ingredients have been proven throughout history to reduce inflammation and pain.
- Ingredients are non-GMO, pesticide-free, and our batches are small. You can always be ensured that our balms, rubs, and oils are fresh and always potent.
Thinking about giving non-psychoactive full-spectrum CBD a try for your period, but want to ask a speciﬁc question before making the investment? Drop us an email at [email protected]. We’ll get back to you ASAP.