CBD & Psychosis

Psychosis on its own is not a disorder but in-fact it is a symptom that can be caused by:
-Schizophrenia
-Dementia
-Brain tumours
-Bi-Polar disorder
-Major depressive disorder
-Trauma
-Postpartum
-Substance abuse/Substance withdrawl

A person displaying psychosis is defined as an individual that has sensory experiences of things that do not exist and/or carries beliefs that have no basis in reality. Some other symptoms can be disorganization, scattered thoughts and speech, catatonia and difficulty concentrating.

There is currently a major need for an alternative way to treat psychosis because current available prescription anti-psychotics all have severe negative side effects. This results in many people experiencing psychosis to be less inclined to medicate. Some side effects from anti-psychotics include:
-Muscle/joint stiffness
-Shakiness
-Low energy
-Weight gain
-Hormonal imbalance causing decreased libido
-Constipation
-Dry mouth
-Blurred vision

Many recent studies have shown that CBD is a promising alternative for treating psychosis. A study was done with over 500 psychosis patients where some were treated with CBD and others with placebo. After the 8-week trial had completed, the researchers found significant changes in the CBD group when compared to the placebo group. Psychotic symptoms had significantly decreased from baseline by the end of the study. Most notably, patients from the CBD group were rated as “improved” by their treating physicians significantly more often than those from the placebo group. Another study was done on several psychosis patients where half were dosed with CBD, half with placebo and then they preformed cognitive tasks under a brain scan. The CBD group showed that brain activity had been successfully regulated in 3 different sections of the brain; the striatum, the medial temporal cortex and the midbrain. While there is still lots of research to be done surrounding CBD for the treatment of psychosis is has been proven that it is helping and CBD as a method of treatment for psychosis is already being recommended by physicians.

RECOMMENDED ORGANA CBD PRODUCTS FOR PSYCHOSIS:
-ORGANA CBD HUMAN TINCTURE
-ORGANA CBD CAPSULES
-ORGANA CBD ISOLATE

CBD+THC and the Herpes Simplex Virus

The Herpes Simplex Virus(HSV) is a widespread virus that can cause ailments such as cold sores, genital herpes, chickenpox and mono. Studies have shown 50%-90% of the population carry either HSV 1 or HSV 2 and as of today it remains incurable. HSV is a retrovirus which means it is able to lay dormant in your body without detection from your immune system. It does this by inserting itself into your DNA. Even though there is no permanent cure, there are ways to suppress the unpleasant symptoms. Symptoms include; swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, headaches, blisters, inflammation, redness, cracked skin, itching and pain.

CBD can help with ALL of these symptoms. CBD is known to be a natural anti-inflammatory. A study by the London school of Pharmacology showed CBD has great capability to fend off foreign pathogens in the body. Applying CBD topically to sores will help decrease redness, itching, pain and cracking skin. Ingesting CBD through tincture, capsule or edible is also beneficial to HSV symptoms, helping with pain, enlarged lymph nodes, headaches and also just getting rid of the general blah feeling that comes with an outbreak.

THC does not suppress the detectable symptoms of HSV but since the first study by the University of South Florida in 1991 many more studies have confirmed that THC lowered the ability of the virus to cause an outbreak by 80%. THC inhibits HSV by targeting the ORF50 protein which is essential for HSV to come out of its dormant state. So while THC does not decrease symptoms during an outbreak, regular use can drastically decrease the frequency of outbreaks.

ORGANA GIFT GUIDE – $25 AND UNDER

You did it again. You got caught up in all the curveballs life brings that you completely ran out of time to research thoughtful gifts for all the loved ones in your life. Oops!

Well, have no fear. Even if you leave your shopping to the very last minute, there are still plenty of no-fail gift ideas you can pick up at Organa. To help get you going, here are 25 last-minute  gift ideas you can count on!

  1. Lavender Lotion – #1 RECOMMENDED

Made in Beautiful British Columbia, Organa’s CBD Infused Lavender Lotion drenches your skin in ultimate moisturization! Formulated with all organic ingredients, this lotion is ultra-moisturizing as well as soothing for the skin. With CBD to help combat irritation and inflammation, this product is perfect for those that suffer from eczema or other skin related conditions!

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2. CBD Infused Blue Dream Bath Bomb

Step into Tropical Blue Waters with this exciting new Organa Bath Bomb created ,with top-quality organic ingredients, in Beautiful British Columbia!

Ingredients & Effects:

Baking Soda – exfoliator, anti-inflammatory

Epsom Salt – skin softener, exfoliator, anti-inflammatory

Pure Lemon Citric Acid – antioxidant, rich in vitamin C

Corn Starch – oily skin treatment

CBD Blend Oil – reduces; anxiety, depression and nausea

Indigo – promotes skin healing

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/organa-cbd-blue-dream-bath-bomb/

3. CBD Infused Rose & Mint Bath Bomb

When two ingredients really love each other, they come together to make a bath bomb so relaxing, it’s irresistible! This sensuous blend of rose and peppermint oil is unleashed the moment this baby hits the water. As it dissolves, its rich, rose scent envelopes you in delightfully calming experience.

Ingredients & Effects

Baking Soda – exfoliator, anti-inflammatory

Epsom Salt – skin softener, exfoliator, anti-inflammatory

Pure Lemon Citric Acid – antioxidant, rich in vitamin C

Corn Starch – oily skin treatment

Beet Root – antioxidant

CBD Blend Oil – reduces anxiety, depression and nausea

Rose – anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, moisturizing, relaxing

Peppermint – reduces; nausea, headaches and stress

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/cbd-infused-rosemint-bath-bomb/

4. CBD Infused Berries

Eat as necessary, great for those who suffer from ; insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain.

Ingredients: Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Gelatin, Raspberry and Blackberry Concentrates, CBD Blend Oil, Citric Acid, Natural Flavours, Caranuba Wax.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/cbd-infused-berry-candy/

5. CBD Infused Cocoa Cookie

Chocolate, Chocolate, and more Chocolate! Plus a little CBD to top it all off. This little goodie is perfection!

Ingredients: Organic Flour, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Butter, CBD Oil, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Egg, Vanilla Extract.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/organa-cinnamon-cocoa-sugar-cookie/

6. CBD Infused Canna Leaf Chocolates

This edible is a great choice for those suffering with anxiety, depression, insomnia or chronic pain. The conveniently sized pieces make for these an easy pain reliever with just one bite!

Ingredients: Sugar, Oil, Milk, Whey Powder, CBD Blend Oil, Soy Concentrate, Salt, Artificial Flavour.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/seasonal-cbd-chocolate-pot-leafs/

7. CBD Infused Instant Coffee

Our CBD instant coffee is formulated to help in the treatment of Arthritis, Inflammation, Chronic Pain, Cancer, Seizures, Anxiety and Depression, IBS, Poor Appetite and so much more. Recommended used is 1 tsp (20mg CBD) every morning to start your day!

10 servings = $2 a coffee!

Ingredients: 200mg CBD hemp, Instant Coffee.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/organa-cbd-instant-coffee/

8. CBD & THC Infused Tea

We have  formulated a cannabis tea to help reduce anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic pain, digestive issues and so much more. This tea is a great choice to help you relax after a long day. We recommend you seperate your tea among 3-4 portions. Steep for approximately 3 minutes before consuming.

Please consume your tea responsibly.

Ingredients: Dried AAAA Cannabis, Orange Pekoe, Peppermint, Chamomile and Black Tea.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/organa-thc-cbd-loose-leaf-tea/

9. CBD & THC Infused Gummies

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these yummy CBD and THC Infused Gummies!

Ingredients: Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Gelatin, Natural and Artificial Flavour, Carnauba Wax, Cannabis Extracts.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/organa-thc-cbd-gummies/

10. THC Infused Sour Key

Ingredients: Sour keys (sugar, corn syrup, corn starch, gelatin, citric acid, artificial flavors.) Organic Cacao Butter, Cannabutter, Organic Coconut Oil, Cane Sugar.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/organa-thc-chocolate-sour-key/

11. CBD Infused Lavender Bath Salts

Ingredients & Effects:

Epsom Salt – skin softener, anti-inflammatory, exfoliator

CBD Blend Oil – acne fighter, reduces anxiety, depression, nausea and vomiting

Vitamin E Oil- nutrient, antioxidant

Lavender – treats insomnia, anxiety and depression

Beet Root – antioxidant

Pour ¼ cup in to your bath, sit back and relax. For best results; stay in bath for 10—15 minutes.

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12. CBD Infused Chamomile Bath Salts

Ingredients & Effects:

Epsom Salt – skin softener, anti-inflammatory, exfoliator,

CBD Blend Oil – acne fighter, reduces anxiety, depression, nausea and vomiting,

Vitamin E Oil- nutrient, antioxidant,

Chamomile – treats insomnia, anti-inflammatory,

Turmeric – anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, antioxidant.

Pour ¼ cup in to your bath, sit back and relax. For best results; stay in bath for 10—15 minutes.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/cbd-infused-chamomile-bath-salt/

13. CBD infused Lavender Soap

Ingredients & Effects:

Coconut Oil – moisturizer, deep cleanser

Lavender – treats insomnia, anxiety and depression

Beet Root – antioxidant

CBD Blend Oil – acne fighter, reduces anxiety, depression, nausea and vomiting

Vitamin E Oil – nutrient, antioxidant

Sodium Hydroxide – forms soap

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/cbd-infused-lavender-soap/

14. CBD Infused Chamomile Soap

Ingredients & Effects:

Coconut Oil – moisturizer, deep cleanser

Olive Oil – skin softener, moisturizer

Chamomile – antioxidant, acne fighter, moisturizer

CBD Blend Oil – acne fighter, reduces anxiety, depression, nausea and vomiting

Vitamin E Oil – nutrient, antioxidant

Sodium Hydroxide – forms soap

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/cbd-infused-chamomile-soap/

15. CBD Infused Coffee Scrub

COFFEE AND CBD help fade sun spots, signal tissue repair, inhibit DNA Damage from the sun, promote blood circulation and  retain hydration. They are powerhouses of antioxidants and protect the skin from free-radical damage.

Uses:

Moisturizer, Skin Softener, Antioxidant, Acne Fighter, cellulite minimizer, Exfoliant, Deep Cleansing.

CBD – Reduces Anxiety, Depression, Nausea and Vomiting.

Ingredients: Coffee, Epsom Salt, Coconut Oil, CBD Hemp Oil, Vitamin E Oil.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/organa-coffee-scrub/

CBD & Pregnancy

 

CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is a compound found within the cannabis plant. Although there is not significant research outlining the beneficial or negative effects of CBD, many people around the world use it for therapeutic purposes. Unlike another common compound found in cannabis like THC, CBD does not provide mind-altering effects. In other words, CBD will NOT get you high.

When a woman becomes pregnant, everything she comes into contact with can potentially affect her fetus. While there are several beneficial products that women can take, such as prenatal vitamins, other substances negatively impact the fetus. These can include certain types of foods, prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and illegal substances.

If you are wondering if you can take CBD oil while you are pregnant, schedule a meeting with your doctor. Although there is limited research on the effects of CBD on a fetus, your provider will be able to determine whether or not you should use CBD hemp oil while you are pregnant. Many women report that they use CBD oil during pregnancy in order to reduce pregnancy-related nausea.

In general, using CBD while one is pregnant is thought to be safer than smoking cannabis itself or THC-rich products.

There is a lack of conclusive data to determine the effects of CBD hemp oil on a fetus. However, it is known that a growing fetus is equipped with an endocannabinoid system, even when the fetus is only composed of two cells. This system is in all humans and even some animals. The endocannabinoid system is a system composed of endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors.

In a study conducted on mouse embryos, researchers found that the compound THC inhibited the development of the embryos which contained less than eight cells. Another natural cannabinoid found in the human body, anandamide, also stopped the embryos from developing. CBD can increase levels of anandamide, so there may be negative effects associated with CBD use during pregnancy. It is important to note that this was a study conducted on mice and the results may not be transferable to human subjects.

CBD & Breastfeeding

Given the lack of relevant research, one of the most significant findings of the last decade in this sphere is the fact that cannabinoids are found naturally in human breast milk. Several studies have confirmed that breast milk contains the same cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant and they are crucial for correct human development.

Endocannabinoids help teach a newborn baby how to eat by stimulating the process of suckling. If these endocannabinoids didn’t exist, babies wouldn’t know how to eat nor would they have the desire.

If you have any questions about using substances or medications while you are pregnant, including CBD, you should always speak with your doctor before trying anything new. Your doctor will be able to determine if the potential benefits of CBD hemp oil and other medications outweigh the risks of using the product during pregnancy.

 

CBD & Children

THE BENEFITS OF CBD IN CHILDREN

So, it’s clear that CBD produces no harmful effects in children. But why are people giving their children CBD in the first place? Are there benefits to using CBD as a medicine or even a regular dietary supplement?

Well, the short answer is yes. CBD can be an extremely beneficial substance, whether used to treat a specific ailment or simply used to enhance an already healthy lifestyle.

Studies have shown that CBD can be beneficial for treating anxiety and sleep issues, both common problems for children. Studies show that CBD is also an extremely potent anticonvulsant and can help manage severe forms of childhood epilepsy (such as Dravet syndrome).

Some studies also suggest that CBD may help calm children suffering from hyperactivity or attention deficit disorders like ADD or ADHD.

Many of these conditions, especially epilepsy, are traditionally treated with synthetic medications, which can produce a wide variety of side effects.

Anti-seizure medications for example, can produce drowsiness, fatigue, behavioral changes, and more. ADD/ADHD medications on the other hand can cause nervousness, agitation, anxiety, sleep problems, nausea, vomiting, and other side effects.

It’s not uncommon for some children dealing with these conditions to use multiple medications at a time, sometimes just to manage the side effects of another medication they may be taking. CBD on the other hand serves as a natural alternative with no side effects.

Thanks to new research into CBD, we now know that the molecule can have a wide variety of beneficial effects. For example, studies show that CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory, and can also help manage symptoms like pain, seizures, and possibly even help fight the growth of tumours.

**Please note that products containing THC are NOT suitable for children**

CBD & Eating Disorders (Anorexia)

According to the Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), a staggering 30 million people across the U.S. suffer from an eating disorder. This statistic applies to all ages, race, and genders, although it is mostly seen in females.

The statistics surrounding anorexia from there do not get any better, and in fact, they are pretty horrifying, with eating disorders holding the highest mortality rates of any other mental illness, it stands to reason that people are now looking to potential alternative treatments for the disease.

CBD can help to treat the worst symptoms of anorexia without causing toxicity, or any other feelings of loss of control that can come with marijuana.

The researchers discovered that CB1 agonists – the scientific term to describe anything that helps trigger the receptor – possess orexigenic effects, which enhance appetite as well as increasing the actual rewarding value of food. It’s important to remember that a person suffering from anorexia doesn’t just not want to eat food, but they lose the positive association we have when we eat food that nourishes us.

When it comes down to it, both CBD and cannabis as a whole can be incredibly effective treatments for anorexia and other eating disorders. However, that being said there are many areas where CBD comes out on top, from psychoactive THC through to affordability and efficacy in the treatment of symptoms.

**THC while being used to combat many of the side effects of anorexia can have a detrimental impact on anxiety, if the individual is already suffering. While it can ease anxiety and depression, it can also make matters worse.**

CBD & Fertility

What is CBD’s Effect on Fertility?

Increasing evidence has shown CBD has
a powerful effect on fertility. This is due to the way it interacts with the ECS. Since
the ECS is a regulatory system, its
primary function is helping maintain homeostasis, or balance, in the body.
When CBD is introduced, the ECS
system can be brought back to balance and be encouraged to work more smoothly and efficiently.

CBD’s Effect on Female Fertility

This powerful cannabinoid affects women and men in different ways. For women, CBD can be beneficial for getting pregnant as well as helping throughout pregnancy and delivery as well. Many women also are turning toward CBD because of its ability to mitigate THC’s effects.

For women trying to get pregnant, promising evidence has shown CBD can help with conceiving. While studies have shown THC may affect implantation, ovulation, and even be linked to miscarriages, CBD has shown the opposite effects. In addition, because CBD has powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, many women opt for CBD during uncomfortable periods of pregnancy and delivery.

A study conducted by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the National University of Ireland Galway, and published in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility, found CBD also may be incredibly effective for reducing uterine contractions during labor and delivery. This is because CBD may act as an antagonist for oxytocin, which is what causes these contractions. This means CBD can help to ease the delivery process naturally.

CBD’s Effect on Male Fertility

Research conducted by Dr. Hans Hatt at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany has found an incredible link between CBD and male fertility. This study found that a receptor previously presumed to be a part of the ECS also is present in sperm cells. This receptor, called the GPR18 receptor, now can link cannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System directly to fertility.

However, the evidence concerning THC and CBD is incredibly different. Studies have shown THC may impact testosterone levels, stunt sperm maturation, and increase the number of abnormal sperm cells, as well as decreasing overall sperm count and mobility. On the other hand, the evidence for CBD is much more promising.

 

CBD & Arthritis

Cannabidiol (CBD) is not psychoactive. One of the most crucially important qualities of CBD is its lack of psycho-activity. In layperson’s terms, this means that cannabidiol wont get you high. Unlike THC, the cannabinoid with the legendary power of producing euphoric sensations, Cannabidiol CBD is inert.

  • CBD derived for the HEMP plant(male cannabis plant) is completely LEGAL, where CBD derived from the Cannabis plant (the female/bud producing plant) is currently still illegal in Canada. Technically speaking, it’s THC, the cannabinoid that gets you high, which is illicit. The rules governing hemp are quite different from the restrictions placed on cannabis. Organa possesses an active business license because all of our products contain the legal amount of THC (0.3% or less per bottle/package).

Cannabinoids, such as CBD, attach themselves to specialized receptors in the brain and immune system. Researchers found that when CBD enters the body it can attach to CB2 receptors. Scientists believe CBD affects the way that these receptors respond to the signals that they recieve, helping reduce inflammation and pain. CB2 also plays a role in your immune system, attacking the tissue in your joints. This relationship tp the immune system could explain why CBD oil works well for Arthritis. In addition, CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects could also help slow down or stop the progression of RA/OA, which causes permanent damage to your joints over time. These effects also reduce several other inflammation-related RA/OA symptoms.

  • CBD relieves inflammation and joint pain
  • CBD slows the progression of joint damage
  • Cannabis-research firm, Brightfield Group, surveyed 2,400 users. This dramatic study found widespread satisfaction with CBD among regular consumers, and even revealed that 42% of those surveyed had given up pharmaceutical drugs in favour of CBD.
  • CBD oil helped reduce inflammatory pain in rats, highlighting that cannabinoid receptors are involved in joint nociception and may be advantages for the treatment of inflammatory pain.
  • A research review published in the European Journal of Neuroscience noted that increasing evidence from preclinical studies supports the therapeutic value of cannabinoids for osteoarthritis management.
  • A study published in the European Journal of Pain found that topical CBD application had therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related inflammation and behaviours.

 

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CBD & Fibromyalgia

Research for Fibromyalgia
General CBD research is in its infancy, so research on CBD for fibromyalgia could be considered embryonic. We just don’t have much to go on right now. A 2016 survey of the literature concluded that there’s not enough evidence to recommend any cannabis-based treatments for fibromyalgia or other rheumatic conditions.

However, this topic is likely to get a lot of future attention, for several reasons.

First, we have a pain epidemic in the U.S., and fibromyalgia is a major contributor to that. Current treatments just aren’t good enough for most of us, so there’s an enormous financial incentive to find something that’s better at relieving our pain and other symptoms.

Second, we have an opioid addiction and overdose epidemic in this country. Numerous studies have demonstrated that when a state legalizes marijuana, the number of opioid prescriptions drops. That’s good news for doctors looking for safer pain treatments, law enforcement agencies struggling to control the tide of illegal opioid use, and lawmakers looking for solutions to the opioid problem.

Third, CBD oil is believed to be effective against pain and inflammation, and, in its pure form, it’s generally regarded as safe.

Fourth, while anecdotal evidence certainly isn’t scientific proof of anything, we have an abundance of it from people with fibromyalgia who say CBD helps them, and you can bet that when patients who have hard-to-treat conditions tell their doctors something works, it piques their interest.

As for the scientific motivations behind further study, consider that CBD is believed to help relieve:

– Pain
– Insomnia
– Anxiety

When it comes to fibromyalgia symptoms, those three are significant.

A 2017 paper published in Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets suggested CBD as a possible way to diminish the activity of brain cells called glia, which leads to central sensitization. That’s a major feature of fibromyalgia and other central sensitivity syndromes such as chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and migraine.

Fibromyalgia also involves something called endocannabinoid deficiency. That’s the system that deals with your body’s natural endocannabinoids as well as cannabis products that you may take in. That makes cannabis products a promising treatment.

A 2016 review published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research found evidence that CBD is effective in migraine and irritable bowel syndrome, which are related to fibromyalgia. It also stated that some cannabis-based treatments appeared effective for fibromyalgia. The authors stated that CBD is often preferable to patients due to the high and other effects associated with THC.

Several studies have suggested that CBD can fight inflammation. Fibromyalgia isn’t currently classified as an inflammatory condition, but research suggests that at least some cases may involve inflammation of a body-wide web of connective tissue called the fascia. If that’s accurate, it could be one more reason CBD should be considered.

SOURCE: https://www.verywellhealth.com/cbd-oil-for-fibromyalgia-4165993

 

CBD and PMS Pain

CBD oil – derived from cannabis plants – is gaining status around the world; but its pain-relieving, mood-boosting properties have serious research to back it up, and could help relieve period-related symptoms.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is making headway in the natural health and wellness world, mainly due to the growing list of health benefits, including relief from PMS. It’s an active compound found in cannabis, but don’t let it’s association with marijuana scare you. You won’t get the mind-altering high because it contains little to none(0.03%) of the psychoactive component, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). Instead, the oil, which is extracted from the cannabis plant and mixed with carrier oils like almond, coconut, and olive, has been shown to help with pain relief. As a result, many women are turning to CBD specifically for PMS symptoms.

What’s more, it can be helpful treating cramps, too. CBD can be immensely helpful in treating the irritability and discomfort that comes during the premenstrual phase of our cycles. Because it has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is also a muscle relaxer, it can help with the overall tension, as well as menstrual cramps that can come later.

So how does it work? The body has its own endocannabinoid system (ECS) and internal cannabis receptors (the body’s internal cannabinoid system was named after the plant, which led to the discovery in the 1980s). There are cannabinoid receptors throughout the body – from the brain and central nervous system to the gut, connective tissues and nerves – and they work with the endocannabinoid system as a homeostatic regulator, meaning that the body is trying to maintain a state of balance in all its cells. In an indication of how that should actually feel, scientists named one of the key endocannabinoids ‘anandamide’ – the “Bliss Molecule”

How does CBD oil fit in to this? Well, interestingly, researchers have found that taking CBD oil promotes the body’s own internal cannabinoids to function more effectively – helping to reduce stress and inflammation within its own cells.

And whilst further research is needed into applications for women’s health specifically, scientists have found that those who suffer from endometriosis also have low levels of cannabinoid receptors, leading experts to suggest that CBD oil could offer relief from the condition.

All this comes with a note of caution that as yet the research into CBD is not complete; while there have been lots of anecdotal evidence around the use of CBD for PMS symptoms, and some preliminary research into pain relief, there have not yet been double-blind, placebo-controlled studies into the topic, and it’s important to check with your doctor, qualified nutritionist or herbal medicine practitioner first that CBD is right for you.

The current research, while not explicitly focused on PMS, certainly seems to suggest that if you’re looking for something natural and effective for your PMS tool belt, it’s worth a shot. Every day, there are more studies about the potential medical and daily wellness applications for CBD (and cannabis in general), whether to treat particular medical conditions or to help improve your emotional, physical, and mental health. Of course, these new studies are often confirming the anecdotal, lived experiences of many cannabis-savvy consumers.