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We’re all blissfully aware (pun intended) of the current hype that is CBD—it’s everywhere. But we’re all about returning to our roots and using plant medicine to heal ailments of all kinds, including period pain. 

The Journal of Reproductive Medicine reports that 90 percent of women with regular cycles experience physical discomfort before and during their periods. For years, all we’ve had are pain relievers, like Midol. Until more recently.

Charlotte Palermino, the co-founder of Nice Paper, explains how CBD as a supplement can be helpful for period discomfort. “Everybody has an endocannabinoid system that is responsible for regulating mood, digestion, and fertility,” she says. “It attaches to your neural receptors and your brain—CBD activates these receptors, and some of the research shows that it helps with things like inflammation and serotonin regulation,” to name a few.

Depending on the severity of your period discomfort, CBD can be used in many different ways, from soothing moods to relieving stress or physical pain. With any holistic remedy, it may take time to find the right dosage and brand that works for you, and it’s important to check with your doctor if you are on any medications that may be affected.

As for the TGT team? We love CBD orally to help soothe anxiety and our nervous systems, CBD headache rollers for migraines, and topical CBD balms for cramps and backaches. Below are some additional CBD products, specifically designed for soothing PMS and menstrual discomfort. If you have a brand or product you love, share it in the comments below!

1. Shea Brand

Our Pick | Menstrual Roller
Price | $36

Shea Brand is one of our team’s personal favorites. This CBD brand is committed to sustainable production and pure ingredients that target pain while helping soothe the body. The menstrual roller has a high dose of CBD, along with ingredients like menthol and arnica oil that deliver the CBD to the system, to relieve painful cramps and bloating. 

How To Use | Apply topically to relieve cramping to the lower stomach or back. Shea Brand recommends only applying up to three times per day.

2. Phasey

Our Pick | Period Chocolate
Price | $7–$47

Phasey is dedicated to soothing women’s bodies through nourishing organic foods like seed cycling kits and this ultimate period soother—CBD-infused chocolate! These period chocolates are made with organic, pure ingredients, like coconut oil and cacao butter. The higher dose of CBD helps to alleviate cramps, anxiety, headaches, and relax the body.

How To Use | Eat up two pieces of chocolates daily during Phase One or Phase Four of your cycle; each provides up to six hours of relief.

3. Noirebud

Our Pick | G-Mint Tea
Price | $20–$45

Noirebud knows tea on its own can be soothing—that’s why it adds the power of CBD for added comfort. Alongside the hemp-derived CBD oil, the G-Mint Tea includes dried ginger mint and mint leaf for an extra punch (or relief, don’t worry!). Noirebud is proudly Black woman-owned and pays homage to people of color who’ve been unfairly incarcerated for marijuana.

How To Use | Heat up one teabag hot or cold, with a squeeze of honey, lime, or other soothing flavors.

4. Dazey

Our Pick | Coconut + CBD Bath Soak
Price | $12–$30

Whether you’re experiencing physical or emotional discomfort, Dazey has a remedy. This brand offers full-spectrum ingestible oils along with hemp-infused skincare; the Coconut + CBD Bath Soak is the perfect soothing treatment to alleviate period pain. It’s made with natural ingredients, including marshmallow root for inflammation and Pacific sea salt for drawing out impurities and increasing blood circulation. 

How To Use | Pour one sachet into the tub. Allow it to dissolve, get in, and relax.

5. Winged Women’s Wellness

Our Pick | Relief Pain CBD Soft Gels
Price | $35

We love Winged Women’s Wellness‘ passion for creating products specifically for women. The Relief Pain soft gels, made with organically grown CBD and Evening Primrose oil (high in essential fatty acids known to promote hormonal health), are formulated to ease PMS pain and dull inflamed tissues.

How To Use | Take one to two soft gels as needed, up to three times per day. One pack includes 30 soft gels.

6. The Good Patch

Our Pick | Period
Price | $16–$120

The Good Patch creates CBD-infused patches targeting stressors and symptoms in different parts of the body. The period patch is infused with 15mg of premium hemp extract and black cohosh—an herb used to regulate hormones and help with uterine health—as well as menthol, for a cooling pain reliever. 

How To Use | Place the patch on the lower abdomen and wear for up to 12 hours. Peel off when done.

7. Dr. Kerklaan

Our Pick | Natural CBD PMS Cream
Price | $40–$65

Doctor formulated, Dr. Kerklaan offers high dosage, therapeutic CBD creams for treating pain; the PMS Cream soothes cramps and lower back pain. We also love the lotion, which is infused with vanilla to help stimulate the body and relax the mind. 

How To Use | For maximum results, massage a generous amount of this cream into the lower abdomen.