March is Endometriosis Month, taking place across the world, it aims to increase awareness and highlight the symptoms of this debilitating condition that affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide.
While women with endometriosis often report that despite various medications, they have pain that is difficult to deal with, many women are taking pain relief into their own hands and utilising the pain-relieving benefits of CBD. With this in mind, I wanted to share with you the selection of CBD products from Cannaray, that can aid in pain relief from the symptoms of endometriosis.
Endometriosis can have a devastating effect on the quality of life of sufferers of this condition due to the painful symptoms that the disease carries and the fact that it is the biggest cause of infertility in women. Although this is a condition that affects 1 in 10 women, the average diagnosis can take up to 7 and a half years.
Here are some stats about endometriosis:
- 75% of people with Endometriosis put off going to the doctor
- This figure rises to 92% of those aged 16–34
- More than a fifth of people with Endometriosis worry doctors might not take their symptoms seriously
- Only 33% of people with Endometriosis feel comfortable discussing it with their colleagues.
Research shows that the use of CBD whilst suffering from Endometriosis can help alleviate the symptoms associated with the disease. The Endocannabinoid system is a system of receptors that regulate the balance of CNS and PNS, inflammation, immune stem and hormones, modulation of this system through the use of cannabinoids could be the key to endometriosis treatment. Not only this but they can help relieve the anxiety and pain from endo that can affect cognitive function, often the collection of endo cells can develop a very rich population of nerve endings, causing serious pain. Studies have shown that endocannabinoids help regulate nerve growth and their receptors. CBD can desensitise our nerves, by preventing the nerve receptors from being turned on, so we do not get the message to our brain about the pain.
Dr Tonucci, Cannaray’s pain expert, explained: “While there are no published studies on the impact of CBD during your period, it’s thought to provide some relief to those who struggle with monthly cramps. This is because of its relationship with cannabinoid receptors, which are located in various areas of the body as part of the endocannabinoid system.
“The endocannabinoid system is an endogenous system,” she clarified. “We all have cannabis receptors within our body – some within the central nervous systems and some peripherally. The peripheral ones are involved in the inflammatory response, and cannabinoids are [believed to be] anti-inflammatory.”
Dr Tonucci added: “A lot of the pain that we see is pelvic and chronic pelvic pain, which may be due to your period or [a condition like] endometriosis. It’s a mixed pain, which means it might be inflammatory and neuropathic. So, you have nerve pain mixed with inflammatory pain. The use of the CBD [may help] with both.”
Bright Days CBD gummies
Allow us to introduce you to CBD Gummies; a jar of 30 orange-flavoured, vegan gummies with a serious wellness kick. Bright Days CBD gummies, jam-packed with 10mg of THC-free CBD per gummy, they’re juicy, fruity and mouth-watering. Who knew supplements could be so fun?
Night Time CBD oil drops
Go to bed with the Night-Time CBD oil drops; a peppermint-flavoured tincture you take just before or after brushing your teeth. Infused with a premium dose of CBD, coconut oil and hemp oil, these are the dreamiest drops around. Choose from a 10ml discovery size or 30ml full size, both containing 6% CBD.
High strength with added hemp oil to aid in absorption.
Bright Days CBD oil drops
Meet theBright Days CBD oil drops; a supercharged blend of premium CBD and coconut oil, giving you a citrus-fresh zing from morning till night. Natural flavours of zesty lime and aromatic juniper make every dropper a joy. Choose from a 10ml discovery size or 30ml full size, both containing 5% CBD.
Bright Days CBD capsules
Cannaray’s Bright Days CBD capsules pair premium CBD with immune-supporting vitamins for a daily dose of sunshine in supplement form. We’ve packed our capsules with a generous amount of vitamin D3, vitamin C, zinc and elderberry to support your overall well-being. Take one or two daily with water for an easy, speedy, pre-measured dosage. Each capsule contains 10mg CBD.