CBD oil could be the answer to your period pains

Although CBD cannot cure anything, it can treat medical conditions.

That unbearable pain that makes you feel like you’re in labor every month?

This is dysmenorrhea (also known as cramps or menstrual cramps). It is something that many women experience from the time they start their periods until adulthood. Taking painkillers does the job, but some people prefer a more natural approach, and this is where CBD oil comes in.

CBD (cannabidiol) is derived from cannabis, but it won’t elevate you because it doesn’t have enough THC, which is what gives marijuana its “high” effect.

“In South Africa, only CBD products containing less than 0.001% THC concentration are allowed to be sold,” Dr. Alison Richardson, a neurologist and spokeswoman for Oil Science, a company that specializes in supplying premium CBD products.

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CBD has anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties, so it can help with menstrual pain.

“There are no published research studies on the use of CBD to relieve menstrual pain, but it has a well-established and well-studied anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect in a wide range of chronic pain conditions,” according to Dr. Dani Gordon, who CBD recommends. oil to patients in their private practice.

CBD comes in many forms, including tablets, capsules, and oil. The best way to take it is in the form of an oil because it is extracted as an oil, according to Professor Norman Nyazema, a professor of pharmacology at Limpopo University who also works in the area of ​​drug regulation with the Authority. of Health Products Regulation of South Africa (Sahpra).

“The best way to administer it is to put it under the tongue and hold it for 60 seconds to improve absorption,” he told you. “But it all depends on what you’re trying to deal with and manage.”

However, CBD is not a medicine: it is seen as a supplement and does not cure any illness or disease.

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Sahpra is quite strict about the claims that CBD products can and cannot make. According to the guidelines, CBD products can advertise widely about general health improvement or promise to alleviate minor symptoms such as pain and inflammation, restlessness, insomnia, and anxiety, which are not related to an illness or disorder.

If a CBD product claims to cure any disease, it is not a legitimate product and you can report the manufacturer to Sahpra.

While CBD can’t cure anything, it can treat medical conditions, Nyazema said. “It is an analgesic and anti-inflammatory and contains some vitamins. It can treat things like nausea and anxiety. “

Dr. Gordon recommends full-spectrum CBD for inflammatory conditions such as menstrual pain, saying full-spectrum cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils extracted from the plant work together to amplify the healing effects of each individual ingredient. “This is also known as the entourage effect.”

For more information on the benefits of CBD, get a copy of The ABC of CBD in stores now. The magazine is also available online at youstore.co.za. Either contact Johan Terblanche at 021-406-4962 or email johan.terblanche@media24.com to request your copy.

Additional reports from Nasifa Sulaiman / Sources: refinery29.com; iol.co.za; tu.co.za

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