How To Combat Cramps

Menstrual cramps can be painful and irritating. They can derail your entire day. Cramps are caused by your uterus contracting and trying to shed its lining and leave your body. There are many different ways you can reduce or stop cramps, from diet to exercise or more homeopathic methods. Below are the top 4 tips to reduce period pain without painkillers.

1. Diet:

During PMS and your period, you should try to avoid foods that cause inflammation. Inflammatory ingredients include sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils. Inflammatory foods include white bread, candy, pasta, processed meat, alcohol. Healthy non-inflammatory foods include cherries, blueberries, squash, tomatoes, bell peppers, almonds, dark leafy greens, and fish high in omega-3 fatty acids.        

2. Exercise:

Any exercise will release endorphins, which are chemicals created by the body to relieve stress and pain, and will therefore combat your cramps. Whether you walk, run, or swim, it will all lessen your pain. You can even do gentler exercises like tai chi and yoga if you are easily fatigued. 

3. Homeopathic Methods:

Homeopathic methods that have been tried include chamomile tea, Calcium, Curcumin, Magnesium, and Vitamin D. Chamomile tea combats cramps by inhibiting prostaglandins, which are made by cells in the endometrium of the uterus and provoke muscle contractions of the uterus. Calcium is important for the proper function of the heart, muscles and nervous system, and may also relieve menstrual cramps. A compound in turmeric, curcumin, is thought to combat inflammation and alter neurotransmitter levels, which may reduce PMS symptoms. Magnesium is a mineral responsible for fueling more than 300 enzyme systems and is used to build muscles, proteins, and healthy bones. In combination with vitamin B6, it can also help relieve menstrual cramps as well. Vitamin D also reduces the production of prostaglandins and comes naturally from the sun.

4. Products:

Our TLC products can help you with pain as well. Our Alleviate cream contains full-spectrum hemp oil, which is a powerful and natural pain reliever known to combat cramps. The full-spectrum hemp is sourced organically in Colorado by licensed growers. The full-spectrum hemp oil contains exogenous cannabinoids, which are found outside of the body. When exogenous cannabinoids are introduced into the body, changes in mood, memory, appetite, pain, sleep and much more can be felt. 

Our newest product, BlossoMÉ, can help you before, during, and after your period. Before your period, it can help with PMS symptoms, such as cravings and hunger. During, it can help with hormone regulation and regeneration of blood cells. After it can help with energy levels, suppress inflammation, and much more. To find out more about BlossoMÉ and how it can help you, click here.