People suffering from severe menstrual cramps can soothe their symptoms with CBD, according to a new study by Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (Nasdaq: CGC).
On Tuesday, the company said its scientific research team saw positive results from the first six-month clinical trial looking into the effects of CBD on the symptoms of menstruation.
For the study, Canopy partnered up with researchers at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. They recruited 40 participants with moderate to severe menstrual symptoms over six months and measured how CBD affected their symptoms.
Participants were placed in a treatment group of either 160 or 320 milligrams of CBD, divided into two doses a day, for five days a month starting on the first day of symptoms.
Results showed a significant reduction in symptoms over the six months relative to a one-month baseline measurement, with the higher doses also reducing irritability and stress.
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Canopy VP of human and animal research Marcel Bonn-Miller noted CBD can be consumed in a targeted way around someone’s menstrual cycle.
“Studies have shown that individuals report using cannabis to help manage their menstrual-related symptoms — however, no study had been conducted that examined the efficacy of cannabinoids in this area,” Bonn-Miller said.
The company said future research may be done around the effectiveness of CBD at managing symptoms during an individual’s reproductive phases of life and beyond.
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