CBD continues to draw attention in the natural health and wellness space due to it’s growing list of health benefits, of which include being able to help with the symptoms of PMS! In this article we’re going to help you understand a little more about what exactly CBD is, where it comes from and also how CBD can help with PMS symptoms, and add many other benefits into your daily life.
What is PMS?
PMS stands for premenstrual syndrome and it’s the symptoms that happen before the menstrual phase. PMS symptoms usually begin to develop after ovulation, within a week or so before menstruation.
It’s still not understood exactly why the change in hormones triggers both psychological and physical symptoms, but it’s though that it’s due to the link between estrogen and serotonin production in the brain. The entire menstrual cycle is a rollercoaster of hormones, each one taking their turn to rise up before crashing back down again. All of this is a well-choreographed dance designed to prepare the body for falling pregnant.
What is CBD?
CBD is also known as cannabidiol, which is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Unlike other elements found within the plant, CBD doesn’t get you high and is not psychoactive. This is what makes it safe and legal to take in the form of your choice. You can find many different forms of CBD available to help with pain, such as oils and gummies.
It does this, as well as providing a host of other beneficial effects, by promoting homeostasis within the body. This is essentially a healthy balance of all the elements needed to promote healthy living in humans.