Cool, Calm, Collected: Find Relief for PMS With CBD Flow Tincture
Bloating, insomnia, nausea, breast tenderness, acne, mood swings…These are but a few of the many PMS symptoms that affect as many as three in four women.
While they can vary in intensity, most women have to contend with a variety of up to 150 different PMS symptoms for several days every month. Luckily, there are ways to treat these premenstrual syndrome symptoms. And they’re a lot more effective than curling up in bed with a hot water bottle.
This CBD Flow Tincture combines evening primrose oil (EPO) and cannabidiol (CBD) for optimal PMS support.
But how exactly does this Flow Tincture help? And what evidence is there to support the use of CBD for PMS? Keep reading to find out the answers to these questions and more!
CBD Flow Tincture Ingredients Offer PMS Support
Broad-spectrum cannabidiol and evening primrose oil are the star ingredients of this CBD Flow Tincture. But, it also includes other calming and mood-boosting essential oils. Let’s take a closer look at some of these ingredients to see how they can offer PMS support:
Cannabidiol is one of the main cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. But unlike the psychoactive cannabis compound, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD won’t get you “high.” Instead, CBD regulates your endocannabinoid system. This, in turn, helps the body maintain a state of homeostasis.
As a naturally-occurring substance, CBD offers effective relief from a range of issues. Since PMS symptoms vary and can include all these issues, there’s a lot of compelling evidence in favor of using CBD for PMS.
CBD research shows that it has potential for treating anxiety disorders. Such findings suggest that using cannabidiol could help to reduce the anxious thoughts that may be associated with PMS.
CBD also increases feelings of calm and general well-being. This is due to its reputation as a mood-stabilizer. These properties make CBD helpful for those whose PMS symptoms include mood swings.
Additionally, CBD can promote happier mornings. Because poor sleep and insomnia are two common PMS symptoms, introducing CBD can help you unwind before bed — restoring your body’s natural ability to relax and fall asleep. This effect works in combination with CBD’s ability to target pain and stress, which can result in an inability to sleep. As such, CBD can help you achieve a more sound every night.
Although the severity can vary, almost all women experience PMS period cramps at some point. This can sometimes coincide with nausea, vomiting, and intense pain. Due to its interaction with the endocannabinoid system, CBD can act as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and muscle relaxant. These properties make CBD a powerful aid for period cramps and the resulting weakness and fatigue.
And what about those irritating breakouts that PMS can cause? CBD oil can help here too! Cannabidiol’s proven anti-inflammatory properties reduce sebum production, which can stop hormonal acne in its tracks.
Evening Primrose Oil
Long-standing research into evening primrose oil for PMS support shows it to be effective at managing several PMS symptoms. These include depression and low mood, bloating, and breast tenderness.
Researchers believe that one of the contributing factors behind PMS symptoms is the sensitivity some women have to the protein prolactin. EPO can help thanks to the gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) it contains, which stops prolactin from triggering PMS symptoms.
What’s more, unlike most omega-6 fatty acids, the body converts GLA into anti-inflammatories. This supports recommendations for using EPO to treat symptoms such as PMS period cramps and breast pain, as well as bloating caused by hormonal fluid retention.
A 2010 study found further evidence for the anti-inflammatory benefits of EPO as a treatment for the PMS symptom of breast tenderness. Here, researchers suggested that daily doses of EPO could reduce the severity of cyclical breast tenderness and pain by inhibiting prostaglandins.
Evening primrose oil is also an effective treatment for hormonal acne. Offering a balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, EPO helps balance hormones and reduce skin inflammation. As a result, PMS symptoms like breakouts and skin lesions are less likely.
Lavender is well-known for its ability to relax the body and mind. Because of this, many sleep aids use it to fight insomnia. Lavender can also help reduce blood pressure, soothe anxiety, and treat headaches.
As such, lavender offers added support in the management of various symptoms when combined with CBD for PMS relief.
A 2014 study also found that the simple act of inhaling lavender oil was enough to reduce PMS period cramps (dysmenorrhea) to a significant level.
Ginger is a powerful ingredient that can help with PMS support by reducing symptoms like nausea. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory. This makes ginger effective at reducing the inflammation and irritation that can cause menstrual cramps.
The Flow Tincture also includes lemon balm. This ingredient offers a wealth of PMS support, including the reduction of menstrual pain and period cramps.
Like ginger, lemon balm helps with nausea. It’s also effective in the management of common emotional PMS symptoms. In fact, research into lemon balm has found it very helpful for cutting feelings of stress and low mood.
Using CBD Flow Tincture for PMS Symptoms
As this in-depth analysis of the key CBD Flow Tincture ingredients shows, such a powerful and targeted combination has a lot of potential for effective PMS support.
Of course, there’s no need to only take this natural treatment for PMS support. Instead, you should consider this Flow Tincture the perfect pick-me-up for any time of the month.
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