Can CBD Help Manage PMS?

At their mildest, PMS symptoms can be an uncomfortable disturbance in our day. At their most severe, they can be debilitating disruptions to our overall wellness and happiness. Cramping, mood swings, racing thoughts and stress, headaches, and fatigue are notable characteristics of “that time of the month” and the days leading up to it. We understand first hand that it can be frustrating when these symptoms keep us from reaching our highest potential.

Those who experience PMS know that eating a balanced diet, exercising, and getting adequate sleep are usually the first line of defense when combating unpleasant symptoms. However, there is one symptom-tackling product that should be added into your arsenal against PMS: Happiness Soft Gel.

Each ingredient in the Happiness Soft Gels have been chosen scientifically and specifically to support various aspects of the overall happiness and well-being of women. This is especially important when we’re experiencing PMS symptoms.

Cramps

As women, we know that cramping is no joke. The intense discomfort we experience has been backed by science, too— and it has been said by menstrual researchers that some women experience cramping so severe that the pain mirrors the severity of chest pains felt during a heart attack.

So, it’s important to use products that specifically include ingredients that target cramps at the source. Evening primrose oil can do just that, as it contains essential fatty acids that can regulate your hormones and dial back cramping.

Early studies have also suggested that CBD, a key ingredient in the Happiness Soft Gels, can support a healthy inflammatory response. This is important when it comes to tackling cramps, as CBD may help with occasional pain associated with menstrual cramping.

Mood

Hormonal Fluctuations

Irritability, mood swings, and stress are all common PMS experiences women may go through. These feelings and emotional experiences are valid and a product of when hormonal levels fluctuate throughout your cycle.

Black cohosh and chaste tree, two key ingredients in the Happiness Soft Gels, are known to combat these intense emotional symptoms by regulating your estrogen and progesterone levels.

Serotonin and Dopamine Levels

The “happy” neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine, can drop, alongside estrogen levels, as your menstrual cycle approaches. This change can majorly affect your mood.

Luckily, there is a way to support production of serotonin levels naturally with 5-HTP. This compound found in the seeds of the plant Griffonia simplicifolia encourages the synthesis of serotonin. Naturally sourced 5-HTP is a key ingredient in Winged’s Happiness Soft Gels, which is good news when it comes to regulating your mood.

L-Dopa is another compound that encourages the production of the other “happy” neurotransmitter, dopamine. L-Dopa is sourced naturally from the velvet bean and then extracted and included in our formula, helping with irritability and providing a positive mood boost.

Headaches

Headaches are yet another unfavorable symptom of PMS that can seriously impede our overall happiness and wellness. CBD has shown effectiveness in relieving symptoms caused by headaches, and has been shown to support healthy blood flow and a healthy inflammatory response.

Fatigue

Not only is fatigue itself a major symptom of PMS, but our sleep patterns can be disrupted by other symptoms like cramping, stress, and headaches. All of these symptoms are linked and can hinder your ability to get the most from your day, because it’s hard to reach your fullest potential when you’re tired.

Thankfully, CBD has been researched in terms of its effect on sleep. Findings suggest that CBD may help you fall asleep and stay asleep so that you feel rested and ready to take on the world in the morning.

PMS symptoms can be a drag, but with the right ingredients and remedies, you’ll be able to tackle your symptoms head on so that you can continue to feel your best no matter the time of the month.

Sources:
National Institute of Health, 2, 3, 4
WebMD
National University of Natural Health
Quartz
Harvard

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