Can CBD Oil Help with PMS?

What is PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)?

PMS is a group of symptoms and body changes which women feel one or two weeks before their periods. Almost 90% of the women have reported that they feel some PMS related symptoms every month. The symptoms of PMS can be very severe for some women but some women usually feel milder symptoms. The exact causes of PMS are not known but according to some research studies on women suffering from PMS symptoms, depression, stress, anxiety, and personal history can be significant causes of PMS. The symptoms of PMS are different for different women according to their personality and state of mind but generally, women can experience two types of symptoms. Emotional or mental symptoms and physical symptoms.

Emotional symptoms include, 

  • Hostile Behavior
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Tiredness
  • Mood Swings
  • Disturbance in sleep
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tension
  • Anxiety

Physical symptoms include,

  • Swelling in breasts
  • Constipation
  • Irritating behavior
  • Cramping
  • Headache
  • Gassy feeling

Can CBD Oil help with PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)?

CBD Oil is the chemical extract of the Hemp (Cannabis) plant and it is completely non-psychoactive and non-toxic as well. CBD Oil can be helpful in many physiological conditions such as pain, inflammation, and insomnia, but can CBD Oil help with PMS? Well, a little information is available about the effects of CBD Oil on the hormones in women but some independent research studies have reported that Using CBD Oil for PMS has many benefits. We are discussing some of the major benefits which CBD Oil can provide in the treatment of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). CBD Oil provides these benefits by alleviating some major symptoms of PMS.

ü CBD Oil is very effective in relieving stress and anxiety:

Stress and anxiety are the two major symptoms and causes of PMS. CBD Oil found to be effective in relieving both these symptoms. CBD Oil is considered as a very strong non-allosteric modulator. The term non-allosteric modulator is given to CBD Oil because it acts as an inhibitor of certain activities in the brain indirectly. CBD Oil interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system and stops the brain to generate stress and anxiety trigging signals. The relation of the endocannabinoid system and CBD Oil has been proved by some independent researches.

ü CBD might be helpful in mood swing:

Mood swing is another big symptom of PMS. Cannabidiol might be effective in treating mood fluctuations. Serotonin is the chemical that is responsible for mood changes in the body. CBD Oil interacts with the receptors of Serotonin and relive mood swing, anxiety, and bad feelings. CBD Oil also helpful in relieving depression by interacting with Erotogenic receptors.

ü CBD Oil has very strong pain-relieving properties:

CBD Oil might be very effective in pain relieving, that is why it can be used to treat headaches caused by PMS. CBD Oil alleviates pain in the body. CBD Oil does so by blocking the signal pathways of pain reception in the CNS (Central Nervous System). Recent researches have reported that CBD oil might be very effective in the treatment of joint pain like pain in Osteoarthritis. CBD Oil is also helpful to prevent muscle aches caused by PMS symptoms.

ü CBD Oil has strong Anti-inflammatory effect:

Inflammation and swelling in the breast are other major symptom of PMS. CBD Oil might be helpful in reducing this inflammatory load during PMS. Inflammation is a complex immunological process of the body that acts as a defense system against pathogens. CBD Oil blocks the process of inflammation production by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system. It is just remarkable to know that CBD Oil was found to be very effective in relieving inflammation in the joints of rats.

ü CBD Oil Alleviate Cramping and muscle tension caused by PMS:

Muscle cramps and tension is a usual symptom of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). CBD Oil alleviates both these symptoms by interacting again with the endocannabinoid system. The Endocannabinoid system is actually additional to the immune system of the body. It controls many important functions of the body such as emotions, memory, pain reception, inflammation production, and learning. CBD Oil interacts with the receptors of the Endocannabinoid system in the body and reduces muscle spasms. CBD might be effective also in preventing uterus cramps and spasms in PMS.

How to take CBD Oil for PMS symptoms?

You can take CBD Oil in various ways. You can place 4-5 drops of CBD oil under your tongue and it will be automatically dissolved with your saliva and enter into the bloodstream. You can take CBD oil by mixing it with your drinks or sprinkling it on your food. Both these methods are best in case if you don’t want to taste it. CBD also available in the form of capsules in the market but it requires much more time to react with respect to a liquid form of CBD Oil. For setting a dose, you should consult with your doctor. If you want to start CBD Oil now, you should start with a low dose and increase it when you think it is beneficial for you.

Conclusion

PMS is Premenstrual syndrome present in women and appears before two to three weeks of periods. The symptoms of PMS can be alleviated by using CBD Oil which is proven by some independent medical researches. CBD Oil can alleviate pain, inflammation, anxiety, and depression. Taking CBD Oil in liquid form is the best method of taking CBD Oil for treating PMS.

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