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
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.
CBD has some side effects too. Image courtesy: Pixabay
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.
I was floored. Not just as someone with intense period pain due to endometriosis, but also as a C-suite-level marketing professional. I couldn’t tell what was worse, the cramps in my uterus or the knife in my back.
One of the products was a patch with only 15 mg of CBD, also called cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis that does not produce a high. Using that to try to manage my pain would be like putting a Band-Aid on a gushing head wound. How do I know this? For starters, I typically consume between 30 mg and 50 mg of CBD in a single dose when I’m taking it to manage my pain. And as much as I feel CBD assists me in my pain management, it’s not my cure-all. I could replace my blood with CBD oil and I would still have intense cramps. If something has only 15 mg of CBD, I don’t have to try it to know it’s not going to cure my PMS. Not to mention, there’s just no science or regulation behind these claims.
If a product hasn’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the brand behind that product cannot legally claim it will cure any ailment. From the FDA itself: ”Unlike drug products approved by the FDA, unapproved CBD drug products have not been subject to FDA review as part of the drug approval process, and there has been no FDA evaluation regarding whether they are safe and effective to treat a particular disease, what the proper dosage is, how they could interact with other drugs or foods, or whether they have dangerous side effects or other safety concerns.”
This is an incredibly personal issue for me because my periods are definitely not normal. I received my official endometriosis diagnosis after a laparoscopy in the summer of 2015. I have been working ever since to manage the painful, frustrating symptoms, which I’ve dealt with unofficially for over a decade. Traditional painkillers barely scratch the surface of my pain, and I had trouble getting doctors to take my level of pain seriously.
Could this really be the magical answer to the burning ball of fiery knives inside my uterus? I thought.