Never in a million years would I have ever thought that I would be writing about Menstrual Cramps. You’ve heard the saying, “ A fish out of water” to describe someone outside their normal element. Well, in terms of this subject matter, “I’m a fish on Mars”. I’m not just out of the water, I’m on a completely different planet.
This comes as no surprise, but in case you’ve been living under a rock, let me clue you in. Men usually prefer to avoid anything at all related to the discussion of a woman’s menstrual cycle. We don’t want to think about it at all. We prefer to think of the vagina as a nice clean pretty…well you get the idea.
So, here’s how this started. My wife went out with her sister and some friends Saturday night. Upon her return home late that evening, she announced that we were skipping church the next morning because she had severe menstrual cramps. Before getting on with my story, you have to understand that these cramps were abnormal for my wife. She’s been on birth control all of her adult years. (The exact number of year is immaterial and if I published the number of years it might be the death of me.) So anyway, every few years, my wife’s gyno modifies her birth control prescription and everything is usually pretty good. At least until last Saturday evening.
My wife told me that before going out she had taken ibuprofen. Now, it was 6 hours later. She told me that the ibuprofen had hardly worked and whatever benefit it did provide was long gone. I suggested she take a 50mg CBD Isolate capsule. She followed my advice and then went upstairs to remove her face paint and shower.
About 20 minutes later my wife comes back down stairs. She happily reported that within about 10 to 15 minutes of taking the CBD Isolate capsule, that her discomfort from the menstrual cramps was gone. This was no surprise to me as I’ve had several clients share similar experiences (well not specifically about menstrual cramps, but other types of pain).
Being a researcher, this led me from one end of the internet to the other in search of studies on the impact of CBD Isolate on menstrual cramps. I found several website discussing the positive results that some women have reported from using CBD products for menstrual cramps. I also found articles about CBD infused sexual lubricants with plenty of testimonials about how it helped reduce pain during sex. But, I was unable to locate a single study about how CBD targets or provides benefits specifically for menstrual cramps. It doesn’t mean the study hasn’t been done. It could mean that Google just didn’t show it to me. Those darn search algorithms.
There are plenty of other studies which indicate that CBD Isolate helps reduce pain and inflammation. My non-medical advice would be that if you’re in pain, try some CBD Isolate. Several people have found relief from menstrual cramps and other discomforts and the clinical data certainly supports these user’s experiences.