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cbd for period pains

Are periods a pain? CBD for period pain

This article has been medically reviewed by Doctor Ramlah Tariq FCPS on/gyn, RMP, MBBS, BSc. You can read more about our medical review policy here.

80-90% of women suffer from painful periods at some point in their lives.

According to a research, at least, 1 in 4 women have painful periods which may require the use of medication.

This pain can be so intense that it causes sick days from work or falling behind at school due to days off. 

CBD for period pain is used by women all over the world, to help make the monthly visitor a little more welcome. 

For us women, periods are part of life, but does the pain need to be? If you’ve read The Period Repair Manual then you will know that periods shouldn’t be painful and there are many natural remedies to get the pain in check.

If you feel like you have tried everything, from exercise to over the counter drugs to no avail, then it might be time for CBD oil. 

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What is CBD oil?

CBD oil comes from the cannabis plant. It is extracted into a distilled oil which can then be ingested by humans and animals. It is non-toxic and non-intoxicating. Unlike the cannabinoid THC, CBD will not get you high. CBD oil has been around for thousands of years as an alternative remedy for various conditions. In fact, Queen Victoria is said to have used CBD oil for menstrual pain. 

Our Remedy is broad-spectrum CBD oil. This means that it contains terpenes as well as CBD. The terpenes can help to ease other symptoms related to your period or daily issues. Broad-spectrum CBD doesn’t contain any THC, so if you are concerned about it showing up on a drugs test then you will be absolutely fine with this product.

How does CBD for period pain work?

We’ll try and keep this really simple, stay with us! If you don’t want to read this video gives you a quick over view.


CBD may have the power to relax smooth muscle tissue. Smooth muscle tissue is the type which lines your uterus. During your period this smooth muscle contracts and exacerbates menstrual cramps, leaving you longing for that hot water bottle.

CBD has been recognised to relax this type of muscle, which could be a Godsend during your period. 

It also works with your prostoglandin hormone. This is the hormone that controls pain and inflammation in your body, and the hormone that triggers your uterus to startcontracting. It’s released after ovulation, and before your period starts. cbd for periods

People with higher levels of the prostoglandin hormone usually have worse period pains. 

There are lots of researches on how CBD might alter this hormone. One is that it works the same way as ibuprofen, stoping your body producing the hormone. There is still much more research to be done on this, as the discovery of our endocannabinoid system is still so new

CBD also is said that it may interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors. This interaction may impact the way in which pain is perceived, helping it to be reduced.

It isn’t only the cramps which CBD may help to ease. Other annoying symptoms which go alongside your monthly cycle may include:

  • Headaches
  • Cravings
  • Anxiety
  • Mood changes
  • Insomnia

CBD has been suggested that it may help with all of the above.

Real Review on CBD for period pain

I started using this CBD oil for heavy periods after I came off the pill, I’d been on it for years and decided I needed a break. They were brutal and I needed something to help the pain, this makes the pain manageable and I now don’t have to take time off work for a period! I’ve recently found out the doctors think I have endometriosis, I’ve been struggling the most with back pain and discomfort etc. but taking this everyday makes it bearable. Worth every penny!!

Our Remedy Customer

How else can CBD help with period pain and other symptoms

We know that periods can do more than cause pain. Our monthly cycle can cause PMS, hormone imbalance, anxiety, insomnia, migraines and unleash a carb and chocolate craving beast. Read more about that here. 

PMS, mood and sleep

cbd for period pains

If you are someone who suffers from PMS then you may be keen to hear how taking CBD every day through your cycle may improve your mood. CBD has been thought to help encourage your body to use its serotonin, helping to enhance your mood.

Not only that but using the cannabinoid could also reduce feelings of stress, helping you to relax. This could also help you get some sleep during period insomnia.


cbd for painful periods

CBD could help with menstrual migraines according to research. There are ongoing studies into how it works, however, we hear some great anecdotal evidence from people who have tried the cannabinoid for menstrual migraines. 

The Wellbeingblogger wrote: “The discomfort doesn’t go away completely, but I can at least function properly and finish my working day without feeling strongly nauseated and sick. That is already a massive big win because menstrual migraines are incredibly horrible and debilitating!”

We have a whole blog on the topic of hormonal headaches, including help on how to beat menstrual migraines.


cbd for painful periods

Do you have bouts of anxiety during your period? This is tied to changes in hormones. CBD has been considered as an alternative therapy for helping with anxiety.

In one study, the group were split into two for a blind test. Group one was given a placebo, group two were given CBD. They then had to undertake a public speaking task. Those who had the CBD said they felt much less anxious than the group who had the placebo.

Don’t suffer on the sofa – try CBD for your period

If you have tried all the drugs, but are looking for a more natural way to ease period pain, then check out CBD from Our Remedy.

It has no adverse side effects and is easy to take in oil drops under your tongue.

We suggest that you enjoy a few drops of CBD every day throughout the month, not just during your period, for best results. 

There are no known interactions between CBD and ibuprofen or paracetamol. You can take the cannabinoid alongside these if needed. You can read more about this on our blog.

Why chose Our Remedy for period pain?


cbd for periodsInfused with clary sage and peppermint, this helps with the CBD flavour

  • We offer plastic-free refills and give you £5 off for opting for the capped bottle!
  • Made by women, who understand what you are going through
  • For every full price bottle sold we are donating to Bloody Good Period, a period poverty charity
  • We are 100% vegan and cruelty free – ALWAYS!
  • We use recycled packaging and print using soy ink (find out why this is important)
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