Whether you’re going through menopause or it’s that time of the month (or really anytime of the month!), we can all use a little more balance, calm, and peace in our lives. Particularly during menopause or premenstrual syndrome (PMS), women often experience mood shifts, fatigue, cramping, aches, poor sleep, and more symptoms.
CBD’s incredible benefits may help ease these symptoms and keep you feeling your best — no matter where you are in your cycle. In fact, research from the University of Albany found that a sample of menopausal women experienced relief from joint and muscle discomfort, irritability, sleep issues, and depression with cannabis1.
We’re breaking down how CBD may impact these common menopause and PMS symptoms:
Eases Mood Swings & Anxiety
As a result of hormone fluctuations, women may experience more anxiety, depression, and irritability during both PMS and menopause. Estrogen and progesterone affect certain neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin, that are linked to mood. Research shows that CBD may help activate serotonin receptors2, which may ease anxiety and positively impact mood. Additionally, more research shows that CBD may help manage anxiety3 and depression4. CBD can also help restore balance to the endocannabinoid system, which regulates mood.
CBD may also ease aches and pains that are associated with PMS. Research demonstrates that CBD helps reduce inflammation in the body5, which is linked to soreness and aches. Studies also show that CBD can help inhibit pain transmission and lower sensitivity to pain6. CBD may also project joints against inflammatory damage, which is particularly important during menopause7.
PMS and menopause can sometimes come with restless sleep and fatigue. CBD helps optimize your body’s natural sleep cycle. Studies show that CBD may help improve sleep quality, sleep stability, and total sleep time through its ability to balance the endocannabinoid system8, 9.
Helps Prevent Breakouts
Breakouts are a common side effect of PMS. A 2016 study in the journal Experimental Dermatology found that CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects may help reduce breakouts and soothe dry skin10. Translation: clear and glowing skin any time of the month.
The ALTWELL PMS Kit includes some essentials you need — period! It contains:
• Balance Gummies Mixed Flavor 10pk
• Balance Tincture 10mg Pineapple Flavor
• Facial Serum