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Have you ever had a period where the PMS was so severe your cramps, and mood swings made everything harder to do? You may have premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD. Luckily, CBD hemp oil may be able to help.

What Is PMDD?

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is like having PMS on steroids. Your cramps can get insanely painful, your mood swings can turn you into a different person, it can make you feel exhausted and lazy, and you can feel like you are walking around like a beached whale from all of the bloating. Between 20 and 40% of women have experienced this disorder, and 8 to 10% of those women have reported that this condition is getting in the way of their life.

How Do You Get PMDD?

We don’t really know what causes PMDD, researchers and scientists are still trying to figure that out. What they hypothesize is that it may be a lack of serotonin because of the brain’s reaction to the change in hormones during her period. Women who have experienced depression, postpartum depression, or mood disorders are more likely to experience PMDD, so it very well could be caused by a neurological issue.

How Do You Treat PMDD?

Common treatment plans for PMDD are antidepressants, certain contraceptives, and using cognitive therapy. While those options have proven beneficial to people in the past, we are in a new time where using natural remedies like cannabis are showing to be just as beneficial if not more.  

How Can CBD Help With PMDD?

CBD For Pain

One of the worst parts about periods is the cramps. Some women get them so severe they can’t even get out of bed in the morning. CBD oil may be able to help by reducing your sensitivity to pain. By elevating an endocannabinoid called anandamide, CBD hemp oil helps to regulate your neurological functions including your sensitivity to pain.

CBD For Mood Swings

One thing women hate to hear is men asking if they are on their period every time they are upset. Especially when it’s true. If your mood swing has you acting like a different person, CBD oil may be able to help. By elevating the endocannabinoid talked about earlier, anandamide, CBD hemp oil can do more than just reduce your sensitivity to pain.

This endocannabinoid binds to the CB1 receptor which mediates all the neurological functions in your brain. This includes pain, sleep, appetite, and your mood. By taking CBD oil, you may be able to help regulate your mood so you can handle what the day constantly throws at you.

CBD For Fatigue

Having a body that can make humans is exhausting. Especially when it is flushing itself out to create a new nest. Considering that a poor mood can also bring down your energy levels, some women have the hardest time being out and about when they are experiencing their time of the month.

CBD oil acts as a wake-promoting agent in small doses, which can help you feel a burst of clean natural energy. It can also help you sleep better at night by promoting the REM stage of sleep, making you feel more rested. By uplifting your mood, it may also be able to get rid of the gray cloud that is making everything so hard to do.

Talk To Your Doctor

If you want to take CBD hemp oil for your PMDD, talk to your doctor first. If you are on any other medication, the CBD oil could interfere making it less effective. Your doctor can also monitor your body and mind making sure that this is the right route that you need to take. When you are ready to get healthy, stop by our shop and pick out the best product for you!

For first time users, be sure to check out our Beginner’s CBD Guide so that you know what to do!


Sarah Potts

Sarah Potts has been writing about the wonderful benefits of cannabis for CBD Instead since 2017. Medical cannabis has changed her life and her goal is to show others how it might help them as well.


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