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CBD & Your Lady Cycle

May 13, 2021 | Hemp + Heart Journal

Are you spending hours on the hunt for relief from your lovely menstrual cramps? Girlfriend, you are not alone! The forever search for the proper relief during our lady cycles at times can feel hopeless, and we may even find ourselves curled up on the couch anchored in with a heating pad, tissues in one hand, and a pint of emotionally purchased ice cream in another, again, you’re not alone.

PMS experience can range from mild to the sassiest sharpest tongue on the block backed with streaking mascara down our cheeks, again, you are not alone, Sister! Either way, we as women are constantly hunting for a silver lining to ease our PMS-related symptoms. Can CBD be that little glimmer of hope? After all this non-psychotropic (meaning it won’t get you high,) plant has earned itself a plethora of noteworthy reviews when it comes to aiding PMS like symptoms such as; headaches, mood swings, anxiety, inflammation, digestive discomforts and more.

Continue reading to learn more about the relationship between CBD and your monthly cycle:


Menstrual Cramp Relief

Let’s start off with the most common symptom of menstruation. No matter if you’re 14 or 35, menstrual cramps can debilitate you from doing normal activities depending on their severity. There aren’t many scientific studies on CBD for menstrual pain, however, anecdotal evidence proposes a strong case for CBD as an amazing pain relief when it comes to those glorious cramps.

You can select your method of use, ranging from oral consumption with tinctures to topical application with pain relief sticks or balms. Whether you’re dealing with internal or external inflammation, CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties work their magic on the areas that need it most. This compound works with your endocannabinoid system to bring balance to your body in the midst of chaos.



Premenstrual syndrome is a group of symptoms that occur in women between their ovulation and period. Mood swings, bloating, tender breasts, fatigue, and irritability are all signs of PMS. The cause of these symptoms isn’t fully understood, but is likely due to changes in hormones during the menstrual cycle. PMS effects 75% of menstruating women and, to be quite frank, it totally sucks!

The good news is that CBD may offer quite a lot of relief in this department, especially when it comes to inflammation, mood swings, and irritability. Studies show that CBD works with our neuronal tissue endocannabinoids that are directly responsible for the release and regulation of monoamine neurotransmitters. These are key players in mood regulation and emotional well-being.



Hormones are known as your body’s chemical messengers. These powerful chemicals are produced in the endocrine glands and travel throughout your bloodstream. They help control and direct several of your body’s major processes, such as reproduction and metabolism. Hormone imbalances occur for several reasons: medications, injuries, stress, pregnancy, and more. Your symptoms depend on which hormones or glands are not working properly.

Now, how can CBD impact your hormones? The endocannabinoid system influences major hormones including insulin, cortisol, and melatonin. By taking CBD, it works with both your endocrine system and your endocannabinoid system as a natural treatment option for hormonal imbalances.


Last Note:

While CBD is a wonderful tool to help us cope with PMS, it’s always a good idea to check in with your doctor if your hormonal imbalances continue to worsen through the months. It’s highly unlikely this is related to CBD, but good to understand why you are experiencing hormonal imbalance to begin with, the root of your PMS discomfort could be out of the ECS and your CBD’s hands.

In the eyes of many women, CBD = MAGIC when it comes to our Lady Cycles and the anecdotal evidence keeps rolling in! Make sure to always shop organic, clean, and transparent CBD products like that of FoCo Organics—transparency from Seed to Shelf™.

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