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Does CBD Help Menstrual Cramps?

Hemp has a storied history in traditional medicine that goes back many centuries. In ancient China, hemp and its derivatives were seen as a potent curative for pain and fatigue as well as innumerable other ills. For one, they even believed that hemp could treat menstrual cramps. Today, modern science has enabled us to understand that many of these benefits may be rooted in the compound cannabidiol. An outpouring of scientific research seems to support many of the beliefs that past civilizations held in this regard.

The Science Behind CBD

In the 90’s, researchers in Japan discovered the existence of something they named the endocannabinoid system. Since then, studies have shown that the endocannabinoid system has a broad influence across the human body. It appears to influence pain, inflammation, anxiety, and many other physical and mental conditions. Cannabidiol (CBD) seems to interface with this system in a way that can regulate and support the healthy functioning of the human body.

A number of animal studies and some human studies have gone to illustrate specific potential benefits of CBD, such as considerable anti-inflammatory effects. Early studies into the potential of CBD to treat menstrual cramps and endometriosis pain are underway, as well.

Does CBD Help Menstrual Cramps?

Overall, there’s still not a clear-cut answer to the question of whether or not CBD can help menstrual cramps. When a team of researchers studied applying CBD to endometriosis patients, the complexity of the pain that the women suffered was a major obstacle. However, they did find that CBD appeared to help many patients manage aspects of their endometriosis pain. It’s possible that cannabidiol can help this condition, as well as generalized menstrual cramps thanks to the way it interacts with inflammation.

Anti-inflammatory agents may help women with their menstrual cramps and premenstrual symptoms. The link between menstrual pain and inflammation has not yet undergone thorough study, but a team of researchers found concrete evidence of the link itself in this study. Given that CBD could potentially be anti-inflammatory, it makes sense that many women use CBD to ease their menstrual symptoms. If you want to try it for yourself, check out Betoken’s Not This Month Cream, or our PMS + Chill bundle.

Betoken CBD for PMS

If you’re interested in trying CBD for menstrual cramps, one of our most popular options is the Not This Month CBD cream which contains Broad Spectrum Hemp, CBG Isolate, Cramp Bark, Chamomile, Ginger, Rose and wild-harvested Maine seaweed.

When you’re in the mood for PMS relief, look no further than Betoken CBD. If you have any more questions, get in touch with our team and we’ll help you find the right product for your needs.

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