Over the last few years, cannabidiol (aka CBD) has increased in popularity. The compound found in the cannabis plant has been marketed as an add-on to your self-care routine and can now be found in makeup, skincare, and food and drinks. In fact, CBD has even popped up in period products, specifically in the form of CBD tampons.
So, you’re probably wondering how an extract found in cannabis has ended up being touted as a way to combat period cramps. What’s the science behind these claims? And are CBD-infused tampons safe and legal to use? We asked two obstetricians and gynecologists (OB-GYNs) for the facts.
It’s worth noting that if you’re ever confused about ingredients in period products (like CBD tampons) or you’ve noticed a change in your reproductive or sexual health, then you should always reach out to your health care provider. There is absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about. They will be able to answer any of your questions and, hopefully, put your mind at ease.