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I Tried CBD Products To Help With My Period Symptoms, And WOW

Hi there! My name’s Hannah, and every month, I am visited by my best friend/mortal enemy, Aunt Flo.

Whenever my PMS kicks into gear, I tend to hunker down with my heating pad, some Ibuprofen, and a few of my favorite snacks to get through the madness. But, given the days of cramps, body aches, headaches, and mood swings, sometimes I’m in need of something more.

I decided to try out some CBD products to see if they could help me manage my symptoms.

CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound found in hemp. Though it comes from the same plant as THC, it won’t get you stoned. People consume CBD for a number of reasons, such as improved sleep, anxiety, and some forms of pain relief — just to name a few.

Go Away, I’m Fizzy Bath Bomb from Betoken — $14.95

This luscious bath bomb contained 25mg of full spectrum hemp extract and an essential oil blend with lavender, geranium, and jasmine. It smelled like HEAVEN.

So, I hopped in the bath!

Full disclosure, I’ve only ever used two other bath bombs in my life. I’m usually not a big fan of baths. But, when my PMS cramps hit this month, I knew I had this bath bomb on standby. This was the most relaxing bath I have ever taken. This bath bomb genuinely relaxed my ENTIRE body. I did not want to get out. My aches and pains went away within 20 minutes, and my entire body felt like happy Jell-O. My pain went from about a 6, to totally nonexistent. My cramps were gone for the rest of the day. I could get used to this.

Revive CBD Body Balm, TheraOne by Theragun — $75.00

This balm contains 835 mg of CBD and smells like eucalyptus and peppermint. After years of sitting at a desk in school, then moving to a desk job, it’s no surprise that I have some serious neck and back problems. Of course, these pains are only exasperated during PMS. After a few hours at the computer, I ache from fingers to shoulder blades. I get a lot of tension and burning in my biceps and triceps, so I started rubbing this balm on those sore spots, and it works miracles. It helped my pain go from about an 7, to probably a 3. Those dull aches and tense spots are hard to totally avoid after hours at my desk, but this is a start. I don’t know what kind of sorcery this is, but I like it. I’m obsessed.

Relief, Plz. CBD Patch by Fleur Marché — $6.00

I often put patches on my back to help with the pain, but I had never tried a CBD patch. I decided to put this on my back a couple of hours before bed after a long day of back pain. This was a bad day for my back — so bad that it truly hurt to sit. We’re talking a 9 out of 10 for pain. I felt the peppermint activate within 15 or so minutes. Then, after about an hour, I noticed a substantial decrease in pain. I woke up the next morning with virtually no pain in my back at ALL. I wish I had a hundred of these. It was probably the most effective pain relief patch I have ever tried. If you deal with any severe pain in your back, legs, or arms, I think this patch is worth a shot!

Not This Month PMS Cream from Betoken — $42.95

This stuff kicks cramps right in the ass! It has such a soothing smell, and its super calming to applying. I rubbed a bit on my lower tummy during my most uncomfortable, cramp-filled days. To be fair, I took some Ibuprofen when the pain was super strong, but I do think this salve provided extra relief and relaxation. I tried this on a day when my cramps were more of a pesky dull ache than truly debilitating, but it definitely made my pain go from about a 5 to a 2. I’m really glad to have something so effective with such natural ingredients. I’d be curious to see if this cream could help with other body aches. I tend to get pain in my knees during my period, so next cycle I will try applying this to my knees as well!

Hello Mello Chill Pills from Betoken — $49.95

I took one of these capsules when I was feeling anxious and overwhelmed during one work afternoon. I was worried they would make me feel sluggish or tired, but that wasn’t the case at all. I felt a genuine mood boost, without any accompanying drowsiness. It’s hard to tell if I experienced the placebo effect, or if I really genuinely had a change in demeanor. Either way, they made me feel better during an afternoon where I was emotional and just not my self, so I’m grateful. Next time my time of the month rolls around, I think I will go ahead and pop one of these on my heaviest day (hello, day two!), just to get ahead of my anxiety and potential mood swings.

Nighty Night Sleep Tight Capsules from Betoken — $49.95

So, here’s some honesty for ya — I do have an anxiety disorder. So, sleep doesn’t always come easy for me. I notoriously get in my own head before bed, and it can be really hard to quiet the racing thoughts. This is especially bad during my time of the month when all my emotions are just below the surface. On one particularly anxious night, I tried my first capsule. While I waited for it to kick in, I aimlessly scrolled through TikTok and tried to stay distracted. About 30 minutes later, I noticed that my eyes started to droop and I kept rewatching the same video over and over. I put my phone down and was out like a light. I’ve tried these capsules three other times since, and have had similar results. It’s not something I plan on relying on to fall asleep all the time, but it’s nice to know I have it when I need it.

CBD PMS Stick – H.E.R.S.

Looking for a natural solution for cramps? We’ve combined the pain relieving properties of cannabis with essential oils that knowingly target menstrual pains. Mixing Rose Oil, Ylang Ylang, and Clary Sage with a warming sensation of cayenne is sure to beat the discomfort and get you back to feeling like you again.

  • Available in 1oz roll-on
  • THC Free
  • Sourced from USA grown hemp
  • Third-party lab tested to ensure safety and efficacy
  • For external use only

Ingredients: Grape Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Coconut Butter, Organic Beeswax, Cannabidiol, Rose Oil, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage Oil, Vitamin E, Beet Extract, Cayenne

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H E R S CBD PMS STICK

Looking for a natural solution for cramps? We’ve combined the pain-relieving properties of cannabis with essential oils that knowingly target menstrual pains in our H E R S CBD PMS STICK by mixing Rose Oil, Ylang Ylang, and Clary Sage with a warming sensation of cayenne are sure to beat the discomfort and get you back to feeling like you again.

  • Available in 1oz roll-on
  • THC Free
  • Sourced from USA grown hemp
  • Third-party lab tested to ensure safety and efficacy
  • For external use only
  • Grape Seed Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Organic Coconut Butter
  • Organic Beeswax, Cannabidiol
  • Rose Oil, Ylang Ylang
  • Clary Sage Oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Beet Extract
  • Cayenne

Here at Gruene Cross Health and Wellness, we say YES to everyone having access to pure, clean, cannabis therapies. That’s why our products are super affordable and formulated with the highest quality, hemp-derived ingredients for us all.

Our vision is to become the trusted source for all your cannabis needs. Through education, we hope to remove the modern-day stigma surrounding the cannabis plant and promote health through nature.

The power of Cannabidiol is strong, but we believe the power of the whole plant is stronger. The whole plant helps to promote cellular and whole-body homeostasis. A lot of our products are made from a variety of cannabinoids, terpene, and flavonoid profiles to aid in relieving pain, stress, anxiety, inflammation, and help regulate your sleep cycle. Our whole plant approach is offered in a variety of adventurous products so that you can choose which route of administration matches your lifestyle!

CBD, Your Period & You

It’s that dreaded time of the month again — and no, we’re not talking about rent week. We’re talking about the other week that causes you pain and frustration: YOUR PERIOD WEEK.

Unfortunately, pain and periods go hand-in-hand for many of us. The aches, tenderness, fatigue, cramps and headaches can really put a damper on those dreaded days of the month. And while you can combat some of those symptoms with your preferred drugstore pain reliever, it’s hard to find something that addresses the moodiness and depression that can present during that time, too.

While you might just want to curl up at home with a pint of gelato in one hand and a heating pad held next to your stomach in the other, the sad truth is that you just can’t. The world keeps turning, and you’ve got shit to do. But instead of hauling yourself to the office with a fake smile and a pill bottle as your closest companion, you can make your periods painless with CBD.

Interested, but don’t know where to start? Here’s our recommendation:

If you’re experiencing full body pain as well as the psychological effects of your period, take a pill capsule, sublingual (oil), vape or edible to combat your general symptoms. But if you’re just dealing with physical pain in certain areas, we’d suggest a topical option like a roll-on, cream or patch to target that specific spot. Boom.

But how does CBD work?

Here’s what we know: cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid that has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation. According to a study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (you know, those guys), “In adults with chronic pain, patients who were treated with cannabis or cannabinoids are more likely to experience a clinically significant reduction in pain symptoms.”

The science might sound daunting, but we promise it’s pretty easy to follow. Basically, cannabinoids help you out by affecting the release of your brain’s neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters then fire off chemical messages across your body having to do with physical and psychological functions. Those functions (we’re talkin’ anxiety, pain and sleep) then feel the effects. Short, sweet and to the point.

So now that we’ve “Bill Nye the Science Guy”-d the scientific background of CBD, let’s talk about those symptoms it can help with.

For starters there’s the physical problems you’re probably encountering, things like: breast tenderness, back aches, muscle aches and cramps. Then there’s the psychological: anxiety, moodiness, depression and insomnia. No matter what your period week cocktail of symptoms might be, the one thing that’s for certain is the fact that you’re sick of dealing with them.

Of all the PMS relief products out there, we have to say that CBD is our favorite. Whether it’s a spiked gummy, oil or vape pen, there’s plenty of options to explore so you can find the one that’s perfect for your period. We might be a little biased, but we’ve also felt the natural relief that it provides — and you can too.

Kick those stubborn period symptoms out of your life like they’re a bad partner that doesn’t like your Instagram pictures, baby. You deserve more — and by more, we mean CBD.