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Can you cannabis on your flow?

Can you cannabis on your flow?

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We aren’t doctors, but we are women that have a menstrual cycle. Therefore, we understand how terrible that time of the month can be. Like many women, we have tried all the heating pads, herbal teas, and meditations that promise to relieve the pain. However, we have yet to find a ride-or-die product. For some women, their menstrual symptoms are so intense that their doctors put them on pain killers and hormonal birth control to provide them with some normality. But, medication isn’t in the picture for everyone because of its short- and long-term side effects. So you might be thinking to yourself, there has to be a better, more natural way to find relief; and actually, there is.

Cramps, mood swings, and irritability, oh my!

Using cannabis to relieve pain isn’t a new concept. Actually, the first time cannabis was used to relieve pain was in 2800 BC by the Emperor of China (talk about being ahead of one’s time). Today, people use cannabis to minimize the pain associated with diseases such as cancer, anorexia, and epilepsy because it can reduce anxiety, increase appetite, and block peripheral nerve pain. If cannabis can relieve the pain associated with these diseases, then why can’t it relieve the pain associated with the menstrual cycle? 

 

Well, it can. You are probably all too familiar with the symptoms that come along with your period (cramps, mood swings, irritability, the list goes on). In fact, there is a *fancy* medical term for these symptoms: primary dysmenorrhea, the cause being an increase in progesterone that takes place during your period. Because cannabis is a natural vasodilator, meaning it can improve blood flow by expanding the blood vessels, its consumption can help reduce painful cramping. Plus, the cannabinoids in cannabis products can regulate the neurotransmitters in our brain (that tend to be overactive during that time of the month), making us feel calmer and more at ease.

 

Haven’t convinced you yet? This might. Clue, the ovulation tracking app, found that 90% of women that used cannabis for menstrual pain reported relief (that makes for a lot of happy women). If that number doesn’t convince you, we have one more thing that will. In addition to hemp-derived THC, the Sunny blend of our melts contain kanna. Known for its energizing properties, this functional ingredient will provide you with an extra boost of energy to help you get through that week-long menstrual slump. So, don’t let your period cramp your style again; just take Sunny!

 

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