Most people have heard or know of PMS, but have you ever heard of PMDD? Premenstrual Syndrome, PMS, is the change in physical and emotional reactions that occur between ovulation and the start of one’s period for those that have a uterus. Symptoms usually present themselves in the form of cramping, mood swings, tender breasts, fatigue, cravings, etc. Not everyone experiences PMS, but most people have mild symptoms, while for others they can seem pretty intense. For a very small percentage of people, somewhere between 5%-8% of those with menstruation cycles, experience something much more intense. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, or PMDD, is a very extreme and severe type of PMS.
The word transdermal originates from the Latin root word “trans” meaning across and the Greek root word “derm” meaning skin, therefore transdermal CBD patches are specifically designed to allow the CBD to pass across the skin and enter into the bloodstream. This allows for a higher bioavailability, or the percentage of CBD actually absorbed into our system compared to ingestion methods that need to be metabolized first. Some studies suggest transdermal patches may absorb a range of 80-90% or more of the CBD into our system.