Hello! My name is Abigail. I’m an ENFP Type 7 Aries… aaaand I am VERY squeamish about anything medical. I don’t watch Grey’s (I know, the horror), those pimple-popping videos make me want to vomit, and I avoid going to the doctor at all costs (OK, that one I’m actively working on, but the rest is set in stone).
I have, however, learned that it’s important to be in-tune with my OWN body, and to know my own cycle like the back of my hand. While I’ll never say that Derek Shepherd is my favorite man on TV (that title belongs to Schmidt and Schmidt alone), I can acknowledge and admit that it’s worthwhile to understand my own organs and systems (ugh, I didn’t even like typing that!).
While knowledge is the key to understanding, knowledge itself (unfortunately) doesn’t make my period symptoms get better. That, instead, is a job for my favorite pain relief cream.
Anyone with period cramps knows that they can be DEBILITATING. The cramping that comes before or during a period has the power to change your eating habits, your sleeping habits, your moods, and your overall LIFE… but with lots of important things to do in our days, we all deserve quick relief and minimal disruption.
My periods typically last 4-6 days, with the first two days bringing with them some seriously painful cramps. I feel them deep in my lower abdomen and the tops of my thighs, with the pain often radiating around to my lower back as well. Every month, for those two days, I keep my Relief Cream with me at all times (and frequently lean back in my chair to moan with relief as I rub it into my abdomen). Not only can I feel the pain easing inside my body, but I can also feel a cooling sensation right on my skin (aka, it also works on sore muscles from working out or sleeping funny!). Since I’ve been using this cream (for over a year now!), I’ve noticed a dramatic shift in the severity of my pain, and I dread my periods less than I used to.
Equilibria’s CBD products feature Colorado-grown, 100 percent full-spectrum hemp flower oil concentrate—and they provide relief and balance without any “high” feeling. Long story short? This cream (which is absorbed into the skin but doesn’t enter your bloodstream) is my favorite tool for fighting period cramps.
While the cream is a product with many uses (and I’ve been known to rub it on shin splints and headaches as well), my personal favorite way to use it as my period secret weapon. A little bit goes a long way—but that little bit is, for me, the difference between a day spent whimpering in pain and a day spent normally.
As per FDA guidelines, Equilibria CBD is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or ailment. As always, consult with your physician before starting any new program that may interact with your current health plan.
This post is sponsored by Equilibria, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.