Age Verification

By clicking enter, I certify that I am over the age of 18 and will comply with the above statement.

ENTER

Or

EXIT Always enjoy responsibily.

Patches and Menstrual Cramps

Friday, September 4, 2020

 

Fremont Botanicals now offers a CBD Transdermal Patch with two dosing options, 35mg and 70mg. A CBD transdermal patch is an adhesive patch that is placed on the skin to deliver a specific dose of CBD into the bloodstream over time. The patch is a discreet way to use CBD that is easy and effective. With patches, you don’t have to carry around a bottle of capsules or tincture. You don’t have to find time and space to dose them throughout the day. You can wear the patch under your clothes, in the shower, and at the gym.

CBD patches are an extremely efficient method to deliver CBD. About 50% of what is applied to the skin actually reaches the bloodstream and Endocannabinoid System (ECS), even without permeation enhancers. As a bonus, CBD also activates the skin cells directly (without needing it to travel through the blood), which could be very beneficial for people with skin disorders. In contrast, when you inhale or ingest CBD, the amount of CBD reaching the bloodstream is much less; much of it simply passing through the body.

fbpatch.png

With patches, if you need less CBD, simply cut the patch. For example, the 35mg CBD patch can be cut in half and each half will deliver 17.5mg of CBD over a 24 hour period. If you need more CBD, add another patch to reach the needed dosage amount. To stop the CBD delivery, simply remove the patch.

At the end of the patch period, simply remove the patch and discard it. It is also good to keep the patch area thoroughly clean at all times.

Menstrual Cramps:

Menstrual cramps are cramping pain in the lower abdomen. Up to 90% of reproductive-age women suffer from some level of painful periods; many of whose lives are derailed a few days before and during their menstrual periods. 

pms1.png

When their periods start, many women reach for NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs such as Ibuprofen) for relief.

However, unpleasant side effects, such as gastrointestinal side effects, have led women towards the use of CBD products as more share their stories regarding its efficacy and near zero side effects. CBD products has become a good tool to treating painful periods.

Symptoms of Menstrual Cramps:

Some of the major symptoms of Menstrual Cramps include the following:

  • Cramping Pain in lower abdomen.
  • Pain generally starts 1 to 3 days before the periods.
  • Continuous Ache.
  • Pain that can progress to your lower back and thighs.

Causes of Menstrual Cramps:

During the menstrual period hormone substances are involved in pain and inflammation that trigger the uterine muscle contractions. Once your body discovers it is not pregnant, progesterone levels decline. Without progesterone, inflammatory chemicals called prostaglandins increase, potentially inflaming the uterus.

  • Inflammation: Certain prostaglandins trigger an inflammatory response, which leads to pain.
  • Pain sensitization: Prostaglandins and other inflammatory compounds can actually prime pain-perceiving nerves to become more sensitive.
  • Vasoconstriction: People with rampant prostaglandins during menstruation cause blood vessels to constrict, inhibiting blood flow to the endometrial tissue.
  • Uterine contractions: People with very high prostaglandin levels have stronger, more painful contractions which can cause pain as intense as heart attack pain.
  • Heavy bleeding: Unusually heavy periods could result from excessive inflammation. People with heaving bleeding have higher levels of the enzyme the produces prostaglandins.

Severe causes of Menstrual Cramps:

  • Endometriosis: This is the tissue that lines your uterus which becomes implanted outside your uterus, most commonly on the fallopian tube.
  • Uterine Fibroids: These are noncancerous growths in the wall of the uterus.
  • Adenomyosis: The tissue that lines your uterus begin to grow into muscular walls in the uterus.

pms2.png


When to see doctor?

See your doctor if:

  • Menstrual cramps disrupt your life every month
  • Your symptoms get progressively worse
  • You just had started having severe menstrual cramps after the age of 25

How CBD works on Menstrual Cramps:

Recently, scientists discovered that – similar to NSAIDs, CBD also inhibits the prostaglandin-producing enzyme COX-2; thus decreasing inflammation, contractions and pain. Unlike NSAIDs, CBD does not inhibit another enzyme, called COX-1, which causes the unpleasant gastrointestinal side effect. This is the reason why people with certain digestive issues should limit or avoid NSAIDs altogether. Additionally, CBD physically stops your DNA from producing so much of this enzyme in the first place (via the PPAR receptor).


Conclusion:

From tinctures to edibles, capsules and pills, CBD products come in a dizzying array of forms, each with its own consumption methods and benefits. Patches, however, are as simple as it gets, even if the technology behind it is complex. Patch technology is not new. It has been around for decades; used in the nicotine and birth control markets. It is easy, accurate and effective.



Sources:

1. https://www.foriawellness.com/blogs/learn/natural...

2. https://weedmaps.com/news/2019/12/what-are-cbd-pa...

3. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/en...

4. https://www.endofound.org/endometriosis?gclid=Cj0...