Did you know hemp oil can help you get rid of period cramps naturally?
If you are looking for an all-natural period hack for those dreadful cramps then try hemp oil for instant relief.
Hemp is a real hit with period cramps. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
CBD for PMS? Sounds like a crazy idea doesn’t it? But my friend, we are just advising you to take a tad bit of it for the benefits. Basically, what we are recommending here is hemp for period cramps. Also known as CBD, this herb is the wonder medicine for those gut-wrenching menstrual cramps and hence one of the best period hacks.
We know that hemp has a ‘bad reputation’ when it comes to its after-effects. But if studies are to be believed then hemp is a powerhouse of therapeutic properties that are known for relieving pain.
This is how exactly hemp seeds help in curing period cramps
The cold-pressed oil extracted from hemp seeds contain THC or cannabinoids. THC is basically a chemical with mind-altering properties that divert your attention from the pain by giving you a mild high.
According to a study published in the journal of Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, the chemical compounds present in hemp aka CBD can stop inflammation in the body, which is also one of the major causes of worsening of period cramps. Having said that, medical supervision is required before you pop a hemp supplement.
Hemp oil is the secret ingredient to help you naturally relief chronic pain. Image courtesy: Shutterstock.
Thankfully, there are many hemp-based oils that are readily available in the market that you can use topically. All you have to do is just take a few drops of hemp oil, massage gently on your abdominal area and then use a heating pad for 5 to 10 minutes.
Ta-dah! Believe it or not, after a while you will hardly feel any discomfort and pain and can continue with your daily chores without any hassle.
Here are some other PMS solutions that hemp oil can provide
PMS is not just about cramps. Rather, different people experience different problems like sleeplessness, headaches, and excessive stress. To fight all these and more, hemp oil can be your knight in shining armour. And research called “A Cross-Sectional Study of Cannabidiol Users” conducted in 2018 ratifies these claims.
In fact, according to this study CBD can also be used for the treatment of anxiety and depression as well.
But it’s important to take a note of the side effects of hemp too
Excess usage of hemp can lead to some side-effects as well. The biggest of them all is that if you are on any medication then before consuming hemp oil you need to talk to your doctor. There is a possibility that hemp might react with your medication and make the situation worse.
CBD has some side effects too. Image courtesy: Pixabay
Too much of hemp can also lead to organ damage as well as mood swings, loss in appetite, and gut issues. So, knowing the dosage is very important.
The point is if taken under guidance then hemp oil is the natural and better way to get rid of painful period cramps. So, drop those aspirins and what not and take a shot of hemp.
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8 Ways To Try CBD For Period Pain Relief
We’re guessing you’re here because, unlike the lucky few whose periods pass them by with little trials and tribulations, your menstrual cycle can be somewhat draining.
CBD may help reduce unpleasant period-related symptoms such as cramping, nausea and anxiety. If you’d like to give it a try yourself (in addition to the obligatory hot water bottle and tub of non-dairy Ben and Jerry’s, of course) we’ve highlighted eight ways in which the Good Hemp community has used CBD for period pain relief.
1. Adding Drops to Your Drink
Good Hemp’s pure CBD oil happens to be the perfect natural remedy for period pain. And you can feel good using it, too! As you know, we only use CBD isolate that’s extracted from 100% non-GMO hemp and is produced without any unwanted nasties or chemicals involved. Since our carrier, hemp seed oil , is high in omega 3 fatty acids but low in saturated fat, it’s also one of the healthiest CBD oils available in the UK.
A few drops of this potion can help alleviate cramps by reducing inflammation, which is the root cause of pain. Consider yourself a mixologist? Our original , citrus and peppermint-flavoured CBD oil drops make a great addition to your morning coffee, anti-PMS smoothies or even that well-earned after-work mocktail.
2. Applied topically
If you’re not a fan of the taste of CBD, you can also add our pure CBD oils to topical rubs or balms that you can massage directly into the skin. This is a popular option if you wish to soothe any achy areas that are causing discomfort during your period – such as your abdomen, groin or lower back – as it gets to work directly on the affected area. CBD can also help you say goodbye to your hormonal acne, as it is great at reducing sebum production, one of the main causes of acne. Just add a couple of drops into your moisturiser and apply (remember to cleanse first!)
3. In a Warm Bath
In addition to research suggesting that CBD can moisturise and heal the skin, drawing a CBD-infused bath can help reduce inflammation and improve blood circulation to your womb, resulting in less period pain. Add some drops of CBD oil to your bath along with soothing essential oils and fragrances, light a few candles and press play on your favourite Spotify playlist. Your womb will thank you later.
4. In Chocolate Brownies
What if we told you it’s possible to ease your chocolate cravings and ease period pain at the same time? There are plenty of indulgent recipes available for CBD-infused chocolate goodness – why not try adding a few drops of pure CBD oil to our mouthwatering hemp brownie balls or omega 3-rich hemp protein brownies ? You’ll have a tasty AF snack and period pain relief all rolled into one bite.
5. As a Suppository
CBD suppositories are small, round or cone-shaped objects that you can insert into your vagina, where they dissolve and release CBD oil which is then absorbed by the body. CBD suppositories are super effective for period pain relief as they allow the CBD to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream instead of working their way through the gastrointestinal tract first.
Fun fact: did you know that the pelvic region has one of the highest concentrations of cannabinoid receptors ? Another reason why inserting CBD suppositories is one of the most effective ways of CBD intake, especially for targeted period pain relief.
6. In a Tampon
Similarly, CBD tampons are brilliant for period pain relief. When inserted, they activate the cannabinoid receptors in our vagina, reducing the inflammation that causes menstrual pain.
At Good Hemp, we’re a big fan of Daye ’s CBD-infused tampons. They come in sustainable packaging, are sanitised for safety, and give you the right dose of CBD where you need it. This is how Daye cares for you as well as for the environment – a combination we love .
7. By Vaping
Another efficient way to get CBD into your bloodstream is to inhale it. If you need quick pain relief, using a vape pen is a great alternative to other methods – you’ll start to feel all the benefits in seconds. When you inhale CBD it’s absorbed into your entire body, instead of one targeted area – this means you’ll get to experience all the benefits of CBD , including its stress and anxiety-relieving properties.
Before trying this method, be sure you purchase high quality cartridges that are “solvent free” to reduce risk of vaping contamination, or ask your doctor to recommend a calibrated vaporiser, which will help you accurately control the dose of CBD you’re taking.
8. In a Lube
Because just because we’re on our period, doesn’t mean we don’t want to have fun! CBD can help you enjoy sex more when you’re on your period by reducing tension in the pelvic floor and relieving pain from cramps or penetration. A few sexier benefits (you’ll be pleased to know) can include increased sensitivity, relaxation – which can lead to stronger orgasms! – and in some cases, a boost to your sex drive. Let’s go!
If your time of the month is pretty pants, we hope that these natural period pain relief methods using pure CBD oil will make it a bit better – whether you want to sip it, soak in it or, well, have sex with it!
Disclaimer: CBD oil might not be enough to relieve severe period pain or endometriosis pain. If you need more severe pain relief, please talk to your doctor.