moon cycle cbd tincture is a unique blend created to address the over 150 symptoms associated with pms. diuretic herbs in this tincture help to reduce fluid retention and bloating, while antispasmodic herbs ease menstrual cramps and dilate blood vessels to relax muscles. hormone balancing with moon cycle is possible because of the herbs and broad spectrum cbd help to regulate the menstrual cycle and hormonal levels, while also alleviating anxiety, promoting calm, and balancing the mood.
but what part of your cycle is the best time to start using moon cycle cbd tincture? before we learn how best to optimize moon cycle to gain all its healing benefits, we need to dive into female hormones. it all starts with the infradian rhythm— the female hormonal cycle that lasts 28 days that begins in puberty with the onset of menstruation all the way to the last menstruation before menopause. this hormonal cycle affects females nearly half of their lives. hormones are the chemical signals that carry information all around our bodies, from one set of cells to another. all of our hormones are made by glands that comprise the endocrine system. the endocrine system functions by regulating and releasing hormones into the bloodstream, which carries chemical messages to various parts of the body. this key system influences nearly every cell, organ, and function of our bodies—mood, growth and development, the way organs work, metabolism, reproduction, and menstruation in females.
the infradian rhythm has 4 different phases, each causing important fluctuations to female bodies and brains. here’s a breakdown of the 4 phases of the infradian rhythm:
- follicular: 7 to 10 days. the follicular phase is where estrogen and follicle stimulating hormone (fsh) rise. as estrogen raises, it thickens the uterine lining, while progesterone, stays low. the ovaries begin to prepare for ovulation.
- ovulation: 3 to 4 days. estrogen, testosterone, and luteinizing hormone (lh) spike. this is when the dominant follicle releases the fully mature egg.
- luteal: 10 to 14 days. progesterone spikes and cortisol levels rise. progesterone rises to prepare the uterus to sustain a pregnancy (if the egg was fertilized) or if not pregnant, the hormones will begin to decrease. this is the phase where pms occurs, if there is too much estrogen present in the body. additionally, the metabolism speeds up which causes increased hunger.
- menstruation: 3 to 7 days. estrogen and progesterone are at their lowest levels, both of which are associated with lower levels of serotonin too. this is the time in which a female bleeds or sheds the endometrium lining of the uterus (if not pregnant). this drop of hormones can cause mood swings, fatigue, increased hunger, and slower digestion.
moon cycle cbd tincture is a supportive herbal and broad spectrum cbd tonic that can help reduce fluid retention, relieve cramps, and balance the mood—easing common symptoms of pms. it’s beneficial to start using moon cycle towards the end of the luteal phase, two to three days before menstruation begins to soothe the symptoms that mark the onset of menstruation. continue using moon cycle cbd tincture through the first 2-3 days of the menstruation cycle to help ease symptoms and balance hormones. with continued regular use month to month, this tincture may help to balance hormones, reducing the length and severity of periods and easing pms symptoms.
deep dive into ingredients
chaste tree berries: chaste tree berries can function as a hormone balancer by targeting the hormones progesterone and prolactin, balancing the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. by regulating the pituitary gland it affects the function of other glands involved in this system. the pituitary gland sends out the signal to the other glands to tell them when and how much hormone to produce.
cramp bark: cramp bark is aptly named due to its benefits in treating menstrual cramps. cramp bark contains fruit extracts that help to relax muscles and blood vessels, relieving pain and reducing blood pressure. it is high in the antioxidants flavonoids and carotenoids which help prevent and reverse cellular damage in the body.
dandelion root: dandelion root benefits the female reproductive systems by helping to regulate hormone production. it plays a significant role in the detoxification of the body, which plays a crucial role in eliminating excess hormones in the body.
raspberry leaf: raspberry leaf is full of b vitamins, vitamin c, potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, iron, and antioxidants. the antioxidants in raspberry leaf help protect the cells from damage caused by free radicals. It is beneficial for balancing female hormones.
are you interested in learning more about the infradian rythm and about the female hormonal cycle? we suggest the book woman code by alysa vitti. may you embrace your cycle with love, compassion, and balance. we hope that our moon cycle cbd tincture brings you the balance and relief that you seek.