Is it that time of the month…again?!
If menstrual cramps are getting you down, your usual dose of ibuprofen just isn’t doing the trick, and you're seeking a new alternative for the pain, you’ve come to the right place.
Whether you experience severe pain, or moderate pain, or your pain differs from cycle to cycle, you’re not alone. In fact, up to 80% of women are troubled with pain before and during their period and we’re pretty certain that every month we’re all reaching for painkillers and hot water bottles in the search of relief.
But let us introduce you to the next big thing in relief…Inflamade. Read on to discover more about Inflamade and find out how CBD can help you.
What is cannabidiol (CBD)?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, it comes from the hemp plant, is non psychoactive and potentially has healing properties. At Inflamade, once extracted, our products are made with pure CBD and isolated from all other cannabinoids, providing a high concentration of CBD per product.
This active ingredient can be used to:
- Relieve pain and aches
- Improve sleep
- Calm the body
- Ease anxiety
Due to its powers of being able to potentially help reduce inflammation and pain, it might also be able to help reduce menstrual cramps and the other symptoms which arise when it’s that time of the month.
The pain which you experience during menstruation is largely due to a group of naturally-occuring chemicals called prostaglandins. It is these chemicals which cause the uterus muscles to contract further during menstruation leading to that dreaded pain.
CBD can help here by activating your endocannabinoid system to inhibit the production of the enzyme responsible for creating prostaglandins in your body and close down the inflammatory pathways - increasing the blood and oxygen flow to the tissues. Helping you to finally wave goodbye to some of that pain and help you to get on with your day.
A 2019 study concluded that 47% of women who self-managed endometriosis, found “Cannabis, heat, hemp/CBD oil, and dietary changes were the most highly rated in terms of self-reported effectiveness in pain reduction. (Whilst) physical interventions such as yoga/Pilates, stretching, and exercise were rated as being less effective.”
CBD can be a powerful remedy, plus it doesn’t have any of those nasty gastrointestinal side effects which may occur from ingesting non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen.
Try our Inflamade Deep Healing Cream - it’s citrus scent makes it great for anytime use.
In addition to the physical pain that’s occurring in your uterus (ouch!) CBD can also help with inflammation occurring in other areas of your body, in particular body aches, muscle soreness and back pain, as well as any anxiety and stress which you might be experiencing (check out our selection of tinctures for Stress & Anxiety relief here).
If you’re experiencing stress and anxiety in your daily life too, this can have a direct impact on your menstrual cycle as well. By taking CBD ahead of your cycle, you might be able to prevent the onset of menstrual pain before it starts.
Many of our customers have described the joy of discovering CBD as a natural and soothing alternative for relief when experiencing period cramps. Plus, all our products use 100% all natural ingredients, are CannaSafe, clean and paraben free - meaning no hormones or unwanted side effects.