CBD products for PMS symptoms

Today we are going to look at some of the most common symptoms associated with PMS and what CBD products we recommend for treating them!

CBD Tincture is a product that will be beneficial in treating all the symptoms listed below so if you experience severe PMS Symptoms, CBD Tincture is the place to start! But if you are looking for some added relief keep reading to see what other products we would recommend to treat specific symptoms.

  1. Abdominal Pain and Headaches

Abdominal pain and headaches are some of the most common symptoms women experience with their period. CBD edibles can be a life saver when it comes to this. Edibles may take the longest to kick in, but they also last the longest making it a perfect solution to get you through the day if you are experiencing bad cramps or a painful headache! Try the Organa PMS Pain Pack for pain during PMS.

  1. Sore Breasts and Back Pain

Breasts often become tender during PMS which can make everyday things quite uncomfortable to accomplish – like wearing a seatbelt! It is also common to experience lower back pain during PMS. If this is something you experience, try our CBD Infused Salve. This topical pain reliever can take care of all your worst aches and pains!

  1. Acne

A lot of women experience breakouts around the time of their period, which can be frustrating since confidence levels seem to always be lowered at this time of month anyways. To prevent and/or treat breakouts try Organa’s CBD Infused Lotion. Perfectly formulated to keep your skin looking it’s best!

  1. Mood Swings and Insomnia

Feeling extra anxious, sad or irritated while on your period is something almost all of us experience. While tincture is the best route for this one, adding a CBD Only Vape to your purse can be life changing. Because a vape is discreet, small and effects begin quickly it is the perfect form of CBD to keep with you on the go.

CBD & Hair Health

What Causes Hair and Scalp Issues?

Your hair starts growing in the root of your follicle. This root is made up of cells and proteins that promote hair growth. Blood vessels supply the root with food for your scalp. As your hair is pushed through your skin, it passes an oil gland that adds oil to your hair. Because hair follicles don’t all grow hair at the same time, you will lose approximately 50-100 hairs per day. After a hair falls out, this follicle will take a break and not immediately re grow a new hair. Oiliness, dandruff, and scalp irritation are the main contributors to thinning, dry, and gray hair. This is because it hinders the productivity of your hair follicles by weakening them and clogging them up.

How can CBD help?

CBD can help keep your hair from falling out as well as promote regrowth because it makes your hair follicles healthier and stronger. Here’s how it works:

Vitamin E

CBD is known to condition your scalp and your hair. Together Vitamin-E and the fatty acids in CBD oil can work as an emollient meaning that they stop water loss while offering a softening effect on your hair. Vitamin E helps to get rid of dandruff that clogs your hair follicles especially the oily, waxy, and dry kind.

Fatty Acids

The fatty acids in CBD promote growth. This is because fatty acids are proteins much like what the roots of our follicle produce. These fatty acids help feed the follicle and allow the hair to continue growing.

Omega Vitamins

CBD has omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9 which improve scalp tissue. The stronger your scalp tissue is, the faster follicles expand and grow.

Linolenic and Gamma Linolenic acid

These acids help sustain normal hair growth. This means that instead of your hair stopping growing after a few months, CBD will help it grow for longer amounts of time.

Pigment Cells

Because CBD contains fatty acids and Linolenic acid and Gamma Linolenic acid, it helps keep cells healthy. These acids are food for your scalp cells. As you use CBD oil on your hair and scalp, cells are strengthened including pigment cells within the hair follicle preventing the destruction of pigment cells, therefore preventing greying.

Normalizes Your Scalp

Things like straightening your hair, blow drying your hair, washing, and even putting hairspray in your hair all throw the balance of oils on your scalp off. The things we do to our scalp and hair daily can wreak havoc on our hair follicles thus contributing to an increase in hair loss, dandruff and greying.

CBD has been known to add to hair growth in several different ways. The reason for better hair growth is the content of omega-9, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acid. These ingredients are very important when it comes to cleansing hair and stimulating hair growth.  They help to balance your body’s natural scalp oils and keep dandruff production down. They also help to add strength, prevent breakage and keep hair from going gray.

It doesn’t matter if you dye your hair or are always teasing it.  No matter how much heat you apply to your hair, or how many times you brush it, CBD can keep your hair extremely healthy and keep it from breaking, causing fewer split ends and frizziness.

 

Products we recommend:

Organa CBD Infused Shampoo – $25.00

Organa CBD Conditioner – $25

Organa CBD Human Tincture – $60(30ml) or $85(50ml)

CBD & Migraines

Will CBD help with my migraines?

You’re one of many people to wonder about this. And the short answer is, potentially yes. While a simply trying it yourself is the best way to find out how CBD oil affects you, studies have shown promising results when evaluating cannabis for its effects on chronic pain and inflammation.

To date, cannabis oil has not been studied in its isolated state specifically for migraine. However, cannabis combined with THC has shown promise for migraine relief in clinical study. There are many reports of positive results from migraineurs who have used CBD to treat their condition. Many say that it helps to ease migraine pain, and even shorten attacks.

Using CBD to treat headaches is not new. As an ancient natural remedy, cannabis has been used for thousands of years to treat certain types of headaches. But while we await documented studies on CBD and its specific effects on migraine, many sufferers are trying it for themselves, compiling plenty of personal success stories

Some relevant studies:

Authors of a study from 2012 suggest that CBD oil can help to relieve some types of chronic pain. However, the study did not relate specifically to headaches or migraines.

Results of a 2016 study indicate that medical marijuana may reduce the frequency of migraine headaches. This research was not specific to CBD oil. More research is needed to determine what dosage and formulation are most effective.

Authors of a 2009 study found evidence to suggest that cannabis compounds may treat chronic pain in people who have been taking opioids for long periods and want to reduce use.

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 & 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 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.