PMS or premenstrual syndrome is not a joke, it refers to a group of symptoms that an estimated 95% of females of reproductive age experience before the beginning of their periods every month. PMS symptoms can be emotional or physical, or both. It can include bloating, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, feeling blue, poor concentration, insomnia, weight gain, constipation, and other undesirable sensations that happen due to hormonal fluctuations from your upcoming menstruation.
You are not doing anything wrong
PMS is not a condition that you can avoid altogether. It is your hormones fluctuating and producing all those symptoms. Sometimes you feel very light symptoms or maybe none, but some periods come with very uncomfortable sensations that you might experience.
Good news, there is relief!
You are not a victim of PMS, there are many tools available to you to help make its symptoms better. What can you do? Planned Parenthood believes many of the remedies used to provide relief from cramps can help with PMS symptoms.
Over-the-counter pain products
You don’t have to push through the pain. There are many natural creams and oral products that can help relieve inflammation and pain from menstrual migraines or cramps, using plant-based ingredients.
Hormonal birth control
By keeping your hormones stable and minimizing fluctuations, hormonal birth control can help reduce PMS symptoms. Your doctor can help you find an option that’s right for you.
Don’t stop your exercise routine. Even light exercise like walking can help with PMS symptoms. The increase in oxygen and circulation will help reduce pain and swelling, as well as stimulate a healthy digestion, and improve your overall mood.
Relaxation practices such as mindfulness, breathing exercises, meditation, or yoga, can help tame anxiety, move your focus from discomfort, keep you grounded, avoid mood swings, and promote a general feeling of well-being.
Get extra beauty sleep
Go to bed earlier making sure you are clocking in more hours of snooze. If you get the chance, take a nap during the day instead of scrolling mindlessly on your phone. Even short naps work. Try keeping regular hours of sleep every night as it can help with stress, mood changes, and fatigue. Sleeping also helps reduce inflammation and bloating so there are only upsides!
Eat your veggies
Fruits, veggies (especially leafy greens), whole grains, and protein can help you minimize digestive discomfort when you have PMS. Limit foods that you know can irritate, bloat, or constipate you. For a few days lay off greasy foods and limit, salt, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol.
Supplement your diet
Make sure you get enough minerals and vitamins by finding supplements that help with PMS symptoms. Herbal alternatives with ingredients such as ashwagandha, black cohosh, hemp extract, chasteberry, evening primrose oil, turmeric, and many other supplements have been reported to have positive effects in providing relief for PMS symptoms.
Now wouldn’t it be cool if there were vegan products that could help making PMS easier for you? Holief™ is here to help! We have a complete line of hemp-infused products so you feel empowered, every day of your cycle!
Holief™ PMS Line: The Relief You Wanted
Holief™ PMS is a product line built around pure and rich Hemp extract, to promote feminine wellbeing. The herbal mix you will find in this product line works to aid in relaxation and relieve pains related to menstrual cramps.
Some of our special PMS products include:
- Holi-Cramp. Relaxing cream with olive oil, vitamin E, MCT oil and infused with Hemp extract. This topical product is formulated to bring relaxation and lasting relief to the lower part of the abdomen. It helps with discomfort associated with moderate menstrual cramps and is ideal for daily use. It is fragrance-free and easy to carry. Use as needed and enjoy the benefits of the purest natural Hemp extract.
- Holi-Cramp Plus. This cream is recommended for strong menstrual cramps and can be used any time during the day. It helps to relax the lower part of your abdomen and brings relief for discomfort associated with menstrual cramps. It contains the same natural ingredients as Holi-Cramp, but It also adds menthol, for a more effective calming and relaxing effect.
Our creams have a certified hypoallergenic base, are paraben free, and use no artificial coloring or scents. They are formulated with natural botanical oils to moisturize dry and sensitive skin.