When it comes to menstrual cramps, most of us would do just about anything to make them go away. Enter THC and CBD. Research has found that both of these compounds have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the more than 100 active compounds —including THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)— found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, it does not produce a “high” when consumed. Instead, it interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system (ECS) to create a variety of effects. Researchers have been studying the endocannabinoid system and its effects on pain and inflammation. In addition, researchers are looking at these unique compounds for their effects on anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other conditions.
What is THC?
THC is a compound found in the cannabis plant that produces psychoactive and intoxicating effects when consumed. It works by binding to cannabinoid receptors in your brain, which can give you a feeling of euphoria and relaxation. That said, research suggests that THC also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties—which could make it useful for reducing painful period-related cramps and other uncomfortable symptoms during your period, including headaches.
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Using CBD and THC Together for Menstrual Pain Relief
Although both CBD and THC offer their own unique benefits when it comes to pain relief, research suggests that they work best together in something known as the “entourage effect”. This means that when combined with other cannabinoids like terpenes (aromatic compounds found in the cannabis plant), they can create a synergistic effect that amplifies their individual benefits and makes them even more powerful. So if you have menstrual pain and are looking for a CBD product, consider opting for a full-spectrum product that contains both CBD and THC—for maximum benefit.
Research suggests that CBD and THC compounds have powerful anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce your discomfort and make periods more bearable—and research suggests they work even better together via something known as the “entourage effect”. So if you want to take advantage of all these potential benefits, consider opting for a full-spectrum product containing both CBD and THC.