Harnessing The Power Of Hemp For PMS And Menstrual Cramp Relief

Discover the remarkable innovation of IGC Pharma, highlighted in BENZINGA publication.

IGC Pharma featured in BENZINGA

Stepping into the headquarters of IGC Pharma, one is immediately struck by the company’s dedication to innovation. The air is heavy with a sense of progress and a deep commitment to harnessing the power of cannabinoids for health and wellness. This trailblazing biotech firm has firmly planted its flag in the expanding field of cannabinoid-based treatments with a particular focus on providing relief for women experiencing premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menstrual cramps through its wellness brand, Holief.

IGC Pharma’s groundbreaking approach doesn’t stop there. The company also focuses on debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and chronic pain, highlighting their two cutting-edge investigational drug assets that are currently aimed at tackling Alzheimer’s disease. With a broader goal to benefit both men and women, IGC Pharma’s dedication to medical advancement is unwavering.

Meet Holief

Holief’s products stand as testament to IGC Pharma’s dedication to evidence-based formulations. These aren’t mere concoctions drawn up from anecdotal reports. Lab reports are provided annually, emphasizing transparency and scientific rigor.


The brand’s Holi-Wonder Muscle + Skin Relief Cream is a prime example. This product, a unique blend of lavender, aloe vera, coconut and Jojoba seed oil, is specially designed to alleviate persistent muscle stress while efficiently hydrating the skin. A potent 4000 mg of hemp extract bolsters its therapeutic effects.

Dr. Juanita Arbelaez, clinical research physician at IGC Pharma, attests to the scientific grounding of the products. According to her, “hemp extract has been demonstrated to soothe and manage the emotional symptoms associated with PMS, as well as regulate sleep and stabilize mood. Evidence suggests that hemp extract can have a calming effect on the central nervous system.”

Holief’s product line features topicals containing menthol, a compound often paired with hemp-derived cannabinoids for deep skin penetration. “Methol is well known and studied,” Arbelaez emphasized, “and it helps a lot with pain sensation … so that combination is much better than just CBD.”

The brand offers both broad-spectrum and full-spectrum hemp extract products. The latter are enhanced with compounds such as cannabichromene (CBC), cannabinol (CBN), and terpenes like myrcene, limonene, or pinene, offering a more holistic experience.

Kenia Andrade, another key player at IGC Pharma, highlights its diverse ingredients. “The cannabinoids we have include CBD, CBG, and CBN. But we also use Ashwagandha, blueberries, or Jojoba seed oil and lavender. Our range of products or our range of ingredients are mostly plants and fruits.”

Holief’s catalogue is thoughtfully divided into four categories: PMS, Sleep, Wellness, and Fitness, offering a variety of products from creams to tinctures, to gummies to topicals. Notable among these is the Sore Head Roll-On, a product specifically designed to alleviate migraines. Containing 500 mg of hemp, along with eucalyptus, lavender oil, peppermint, Spanish sage oil, ginger, sweet fennel, camphor, and menthol, it showcases the brand’s dedication to natural, effective wellness solutions.

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