THC vape juice from a THC vape pen could be very helpful during that certain time of the month for women. Unfortunately, THC isn't legal in many places. A great alternative to THC vape options is a CBD vape pen. CBD vape pens offer the potential benefits of cannabis without the intoxicating effects.
CBD aka cannabidiol is a compound produced by the cannabis plant. It is found in medical/recreational cannabis and in industrial hemp. The CBD products sold globally come from industrial hemp that contains very little (0.2% or less) to no THC and hence does not show up on drug tests. CBD comes in three basic varieties.
Full-spectrum CBD contains everything found in the hemp plant including trace amounts of THC.
Broad-spectrum CBD has everything found in hemp except THC, and have a rgeater terpenes profile.
CBD isolate is 99% pure CD having all cannabinoids, terpenes, and other plant compounds removed.
Consumers around the globe report that CBD has a multitude of different health and wellbeing benefits. Some of the most prevalent of those are dailly relief from debilitating issues inclduing both physical and the mind. With reports like these, many women are asking the question, can CBD help with my period? To answer this, let's take a closer look at the subject.
Menstruation is different from premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Menstruation is oftentimes referred to as a period. The Office on Women's Health says, "Menstruation is a woman's monthly bleeding, often called your “period.” When you menstruate, your body discards the monthly buildup of the lining of your uterus (womb). Menstrual blood and tissue flow from your uterus through the small opening in your cervix and pass out of your body through your vagina."
The NHS says, "PMS (premenstrual syndrome) is the name for the symptoms women can experience in the weeks before their period. Most women have PMS at some point. You can get help if it affects your daily life." As one might imagine, complications from menstruation could impede the daily life of someone. There are medications to help with the symptoms of menstruation. But, like most medicine, it only works for some. Others are left looking for alternatives to help them manage the symptoms of menstruation throughout their period and for PMS leading up to that time.
Symptoms Associated with Menstruation
There are different symptoms for different women during different times of their menstrual cycle. In the week before menstruation most women will start to experience the symptoms of PMS. According to the NHS, typical symptoms of PMS include irritability, mood swings, spotty skin, low sex drive, breast tenderness, and feeling bloated. Once menstruation begins, these symptoms should start to ease up. Within a few days, they will completely be gone, and the menstrual cycle will begin again.
Women will experience the start of their menstrual cycle typically in their early teenage years. This will last until menopause which on average occurs around the age of 51. Once the menstrual cycle begins, the only way it stops is if you are pregnant, have medical complications, or reach menopause. During the average 30 years that women experience a menstrual cycle, they will learn unique ways to deal with their symptoms. A new player on the market offering potential aid to women looking for relief is CBD.
CBD Oil and Periods
CBD oil offers women versatility when it comes to potentially helping aid in the management of symptoms associated with menstruation. The versatility of CBD oil makes it easy to use. It can be added to your favorite food, or beverage, or taken orally. Adding CBD oil to any of these is a great way to help potentially manage feelings of PMS.
CBD Vape and Periods
CBD vape offers a fast efficient way to get CBD in your system. Mood swings and irritability are common symptoms associated with PMS and menstruation. CBD vape pen have been reported to help people calm down effectively relieving irritability and anger. Both can happen rather quickly. This is when having a CBD vape pen in your pocket could be what you need to help keep those frustrated feelings at bay.
Suggestions for Using CBD Oil and/or CBD Vape During Your Period
Only purchase CBD from reputable retailers that carry quality products with certified lab test results solidifying their authenticity (like us). Make sure not to consume too much CBD as you could experience unwanted and unpleasant side effects. Taking too much CBD could result in feelings of restlessness, increased irritability, upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea, and more.
A 100mg of a 1ml CBD vape pen should last an average of a day and a half to two days with heavy use. The FSA suggests only consuming 70 mg of CBD in a 24-hour period unless otherwise advised by a physician. If you're new to CBD, make sure to try low doses and wait an ample amount of time (1-2 hours) to see how it affects you. This can help you avoid any unwanted and potentially unpleasant side effects from products like CBD oil or CBD vape.
This article is authored by Dr Casey Abrahamsmen. Dr Abrahamsmen is a board certified physician with over 13 years of experience in internal medicine and pain management. He practises Palliative care at a hospital in Venezuela and is a strong advocate for CBD and believes CBD has a major role to play towards healthy non addictive pain management habits. You can read more about Dr Abrahamsmen here.
This article was peer-reviewed by Dr M Mansoor Siddique (PhD). Dr Siddique has over eight years of experience working with CBD and CBD products.
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