CBD for period pain: does it work?

CBD for period pain

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Many women who are on their periods say they have benefited from CBD for menstrual pain relief, and we could all use some extra comfort during this time of the month, right? 

We suspect you are here because your menstrual cycle can be a little strenuous unlike the lucky few who get through their periods without major problems.  

CBD can help relieve uncomfortable menstrual-related symptoms such as cramps, nausea, and anxiety. If you'd like to try it for yourself (in addition to the obligatory hot water bottle and a mug of lactose-free Ben & Jerry's, of course), we've highlighted eight ways CBD can be used to relieve menstrual cramps. 

Add drops to your drink 

The pure CBD Oil is the perfect natural remedy for period pain. And you can feel good about it too! As you know, we only use CBD isolate, which is made from 100% GMO-free hemp and is made with no unwanted pollutants or chemicals. Since our carrier, hemp seed oil, has a high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids and a low proportion of saturated fatty acids, it is also one of the healthiest CBD oils available in Germany. 

A few drops of this oil can help relieve cramps by reducing inflammation, which is the main cause of pain. 

Topical application 

If you're not a fan of the CBD taste, 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 when you want to relieve painful areas that are causing discomfort during your period - like the abdomen, groin, or lower back - as it works directly on the affected area. CBD can also help you say goodbye to your hormonal acne as it is excellent at reducing sebum production, a leading cause of acne. Just put a few drops in your moisturizer and apply it (remember to cleanse the skin beforehand!) 

In a warm bath 

Research has shown that CBD can moisturize and heal the skin. A bath containing CBD can reduce inflammation and improve blood circulation in the uterus, resulting in less menstrual pain. Add a few drops of CBD oil to your bathroom along with soothing essential oils and fragrances, light a few candles, and put on your favorite Spotify playlist. Your uterus will thank you later. 

In chocolate brownies 

What if we told you that it is possible to satisfy your chocolate cravings while relieving your period pain? There are many delicious recipes for chocolate containing CBD - why not a few drops of pure CBD oil or CBD flowers in our delicious hemp brownies or omega-3-rich hemp protein brownies? So you have a tasty snack and period pain relief in one bite. 

As a suppository  

CBD suppositories are small, round, or cone-shaped objects that you can insert into your vagina, where they dissolve, releasing CBD oil, which is then absorbed by the body. CBD suppositories are ideal for relieving period pain, as the CBD is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and does not first have to pass through the gastrointestinal tract. 

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 taking CBD, especially for targeted relief from period pain. 

In a tampon 

CBD tampons are also great for relieving menstrual pain. When inserted, they activate the cannabinoid receptors in our vagina and reduce the inflammation that causes menstrual pain.  

Through vaping 

Another efficient way to get CBD into your bloodstream is through inhalation. When you need quick pain relief, using a vape pen is a great alternative to other methods - you will feel all the benefits in seconds. When you inhale CBD, it is absorbed by the entire body, not just a specific area - this means you can enjoy all of the benefits of CBD, including its stress and anxiety relieving properties. 

Before trying this method, make sure that you purchase good quality cartridges that are "solvent-free" to reduce the risk of contamination from evaporation. Or, ask your doctor if they recommend a calibrated vaporizer that will allow you to closely control the dose of CBD. 

In a lubricant 

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 during your period by reducing tension in the pelvic floor and relieving pain from cramps or penetration. Other sexual benefits include increased sensitivity, relaxation - which can lead to stronger orgasms! - and in some cases an increase in sex drive. Here we go! 


We hope these all-natural methods of relieving menstrual cramps with pure CBD oil will make your time of the month that little bit better - whether you sip it, bathe in it, or, well, have sex with it! 

Disclaimer: CBD oil may not be enough to relieve severe menstrual pain or Endometriosis pain to alleviate. If you need more pain relief, please speak to your doctor. 

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