So, not only is CBD potentially aiding you as an anti-inflammatory, it’s also linked to both muscular and vascular relaxation. As the dreaded monthly cramps are related to the smooth muscle of your uterus contracting, the relaxant properties of CBD could potentially help you out. Cannabinoids’ wide recognition as a relaxant means use of CBD products can help your muscle tissue relax and ultimately help bring that pain level down. As the muscles relax, CBD can also pump up your blood flow, helping to provide relief to your poor, oxygen-starved muscles and work on soothing that gnawing pain.
As well as the introduction of CBD into your pain relief options, here are some of our other suggestions to incorporate into your monthly period routine, with the hope of reducing and easing your period pain:
Exercise may feel like the last thing you want to do when you’re on your period, but even mild forms of exercise release endorphins. These chemicals can relax your muscles, reduce pain and make you feel happier. Perhaps try a steady walk, a simple yoga flow or some light stretching.
Cosying up with a cup of tea can sometimes be the perfect cure. Herbal teas, such as chamomile and peppermint, can help soothe and relieve cramps thanks to their anti-inflammatory capabilities. If you need that extra bit of relief, try adding a drop of your Restore Me CBD to your tea.
Warm Bath or Shower
Taking time for yourself and sinking into a warm bath or shower can help you unwind and ease up those bad cramps.
Putting a heating pad or hot water bottle on your tummy or lower back may also offer some comfort, allowing your muscles to relax and help reduce the pain.
Massaging in a light, circular motion around your lower abdomen may also help alleviate period pain.
Anti-inflammatory painkillers can be an effective treatment for the easing of period pain. NSAIDs (like ibuprofen) not only inhibit the production of prostaglandins and inflammation but are also used in reducing heavy bleeding. It may be suitable for some women to choose hormonal contraceptives, such as the pill or hormonal IUD, to relieve and prevent menstrual cramps, in which case you should consult a healthcare professional.
It is important to remember that every woman is different and so is their period, so not all treatments work the same way for everyone; it’s all about what works best for you and your body. Don’t let your period limit you, find the presence and power in the divine feminine and use it to your advantage to turn inwards, tune in and listen.