Endometriosis, or Endo, has been in the news recently. It is another one of those things that seems to be a taboo, even though it affects 1 in 10 women here in the UK. However, with the recent publicity of the condition, hopefully, it will help people get diagnosed and no longer suffer in silence.
As we know, endometriosis can really interfere with daily life. It can cause you to have to call in sick to work or miss social events with friends. However, there could be some helpful remedies. In this blog, we are going to talk about CBD for endo flare ups.
CBD for endo flare ups – what is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid that is found in the cannabis plant. Despite its connection with cannabis, it will not get you ‘high’. Instead, you will enjoy therapeutic benefits along with all important anti-inflammatory properties.
This cannabinoid is extracted from the plant and made into an oil. This oil can be ingested via a dropper under the tongue.
Could CBD help my endo flare up?
If each month you suffer from chronically painful periods then you are not alone. Worldwide there are 176 million endometriosis sufferers.
Endometriosis flare ups are caused when the cells lining of the womb grow in other parts of the body. These include liver, ovaries, lungs, and bladder. When the cells shred and bleed it has nowhere to go and causes pain and inflammation.
CBD is said to have anti-inflammatory properties. Not only that, it may also help your receptors manage the pain you are suffering. Currently, there isn’t much research into endometriosis and CBD specifically, however, there is on CBD and inflammation and pain, which are symptoms of the condition.
Many women have said the CBD has been an important part of pain management during an endo flare up.
Which CBD should I buy?
There are a few types of CBD oil.
You have full spectrum which contains CBD and terpenes, plus trace amounts of THC. Then there is broad-spectrum (like Our Remedy) which contains CBD and terpenes and CBD isolate which just contains CBD.
Terpenes have their own therapeutic benefits which may help with symptoms of endo. For example, if you suffer from headaches, anxiety and mood swings the added terpenes may give you an added boost.
Our Remedy CBD
Our Remedy CBD is made for women, by women. It is a broad spectrum CBD oil and contains zero THC, so no worries about getting high or the munchies!
For every full priced bottle sold, we donate to the period poverty charity Bloody Good Period.