Can CBD oil help with PMS symptoms?
Periods can disrupt our daily lives considerably, but what about the weeks leading up to menstruation? When you consider the symptoms that many of us suffer through before our periods even begin, it’s no wonder many of us dread our monthly cycles.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. CBD oil can alleviate many of the symptoms of PMS, easing you into menstruation and making the entire experience easier to get through.
What is PMS?
PMS refers to premenstrual syndrome and includes a range of symptoms women may experience in the weeks leading up to their period. Three in four women experience PMS symptoms at some stage in their lives, and you’re more likely to notice symptoms if:
- You have a history of depression, including postpartum depression.
- You have a family history of depression.
- Are experiencing high-stress levels.
Speaking of symptoms, here is what the NHS states you could notice during PMS:
- Bloating or stomach pain.
- Changes in appetite.
- Changes in sex drive.
- Feeling irritable, anxious or upset.
- Greasy hair.
- Mood swings.
- Spotty skin.
- Tenderness in your breasts.
- Trouble sleeping or tiredness.
According to Womenshealth.gov, these symptoms could worsen for those in their 30s and 40s or as they enter perimenopause. Can we ever catch a freaking break?
While CBD oil can’t ease all of these symptoms, it can some. So let’s take a closer look.
CBD oil and period pain
We’ve talked about the how and why of this in more depth here, but CBD oil does relieve period pain in a natural, side-effect-free way. CBD oil is regularly used for pain relief and management, so it makes sense that it can work wonders on those stabby stomach cramps, too.
CBD oil and trouble sleeping
CBD oil may not directly help if you’re feeling sleepy, but it can relieve trouble sleeping as it, well, makes you sleepy. So, therefore, you may find that you get to sleep quicker and rest up before those nights of disruption during your period begin.
CBD oil and spotty skin
Urgh, the last thing you want when you’re already feeling pretty crappy is an outbreak of spots! Not to worry though, CBD oil can come to the rescue here, too. Thanks to anti-inflammatory properties, it can help calm breakouts (and the freakouts that go with them).
The thing that sets our CBD oil apart from others is that we mix it with olive oil, which is renowned for its anti-ageing properties and skin moisturisation. Talk about killing two birds with one stone!
CBD oil and mood swings
CBD may relieve feelings of depression, anxiety and, yes, mood swings associated with PMS. So that’s another three PMS symptoms that could be lessened with CBD oil. This list is looking pretty good, huh?
Take control of PMS symptoms
If you’re sick of letting PMS symptoms take over and feel the need to kick PMS’ butt, then CBD oil is a fantastic and natural option. We recommend trying out our Lowkey option if you're just starting.
Otherwise, the choice is yours.We also recommend you look at our dosing information and consult your doctor before taking up a new supplement. Enjoy!