I used to be really lucky with my periods, they were never that heavy and I didn’t tend to have much pain either. After I had my children, I had the Mirena coil fitted and my periods are now very light and don’t bother me much at all, other than some cramping and my hormones go all over the place too.
I was offered to review Our Remedy, which is a CBD oil formulated for women, to help with female health issues such as PMT, hormonal imbalances and sleep problems. I have suffered from anxiety for the past four years, so I was intrigued to see whether CBD could help with my anxiety related sleep issues, as well as the issues with my hormones at that time of the month.
I love the packaging for Our Remedy (all plastic free, printed with Soy ink) and liked that the oil comes with a dropper, making it really easy to get the right measure. The writing on the actual bottle is incredibly small and therefore hard to read, so it’s a good idea to keep the original packaging to hand in case you want to refer to it. Although I am not vegan, it is brilliant that the CBD oil is suitable for all diets. I also love the natural flavouring (Peppermint and Clary Sage Oil), which taste so much nicer than other CBD products I have tried.
CBD is still a bit of a taboo topic, due to links with cannabis. Although CBD comes from the cannabis plant, is is not cannabis, and doesn’t have the properties which can make you high, meaning it is also perfectly legal here in the UK (otherwise it wouldn’t be able to be sold).
I know a lot of people are still wary of taking CBD due to this misinterpretation, but I am totally confident in the difference between CBD and cannabis and I really think it does help with some side effects of anxiety, especially my sleep, which has definitely improved since taking Our Remedy.
It is also worth noting that Our Remedy state it’s safe to take CBD and ibuprofen together, which is great as I do tend to reach for the ibuprofen if I get cramps during my period.
So, is CBD oil the remedy for period pain? My honest answer is I can’t be sure, as I don’t suffer too badly. However, I can confirm that it has improved my sleep patterns, which have been disrupted during my time of the month, and I would recommend giving Our Remedy a try if you are struggling – it may just be the answer!
This is a sponsored post, however all words and images are my own.