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How CBD can help you relieve menstrual pain or dysmenorrhea

The menstruation It is synonymous with pain for many women. According to data from the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine, between 30% and 50% of women suffer from dysmenorrhea.

What is CBD?

CBD or cannabidiol is related to marijuana, but It’s not a drug.

The cannabis plant (better known as marijuana) has more than 120 components, known as cannabinoids. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of them. It is obtained from hemp, a form of the sativa plant that only contains small amounts of THC, according to Medialineplus.

Their interest has skyrocketed in recent years and they have found that it has therapeutic properties anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-nausea, antioxidant, neuroprotective and anxiolytic.

This therapeutic potential, its adverse effects and possible addiction were the subject of study by the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence of the World Health Organization in 2017.

It was concluded that CBD is not addictive, has great therapeutic potential and is not a psychoactive substance, that is, it does not get high.

How can you help?

CBD influences the entire body at a systemic level and has therapeutic effects on both a physiological and psychological level, making it an alternative for treating menstrual pain.

The inflammation and the action of prostaglandins that cause uterine contractions are the main causes of dysmenorrhea. And it has been shown that CBD can inhibit cyclooxygenase, the enzyme that catalyzes the production of prostaglandins. Furthermore, it acts in the uterus as analgesic and anti-inflammatory.

This question has been addressed by neurologist Ethan Russo, who in his study, Cannabis treatments in Obstetrics and Gynecology: a historical review, discovered that the use of cannabis dates back to 16th century China. At that time it was supplied as a remedy for menstrual cramps.

Furthermore, as anticipated Cosmopolitanthis is possible because CBD targets the muscle tissue receptors, relaxing them, which results in pain relief. As if that were not enough, this substance is capable of regulating the endocrine system, making hormonal imbalance not have as much of an effect.

Ways to consume it

If you are wondering how to consume it, we tell you that it is very simple. CBD is found in oil and is taken orally, placing some drops under the tongue and it is important to keep in mind that its effects are not immediate.

Today, many women take CBD to prevent the symptoms of menstruation and also, according to Antena 3, as extra help to cope with stress and fatigue that prevents them from resting properly at night.

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