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Women & Cannabidiol (CBD) What Are Women Using It For?
CBD has hit the market with a unique buzz and many claim that it may have potential promise as a unique plant based natural ‘cure all’ for everything from possibly benefiting pain and inflammation to possibly benefiting anxiety and depression as well as potential as a sleep aid. Studies under way, including those conducted by the National Institute of Health are examining how the body reacts to CBD, and more specifically maladies such as cancer, MS, colitis, seizures and arthritis just to name a few. However it’s important to note that CBD won’t give you a buzz or get you high and contains no THC like it’s psycho-active cousin marijuana. Yet, many people are investigating CBD due to the reported all natural, plant based possible therapeutic effects that seem to be tolerated well by most folks.
Plant Based Healing That’s Been Around For 4500 Years.
All humans and pets have what is known as an endocannabinoid system. Comprised within the magnificent design of the human body, the endocannabinoid system is like a control mechanism that constantly scans your body and looks for abnormalities that are out of balance or causing problems; for example conditions that might cause inflammation. CBD targets the endocannabinoid system by interacting with receptors in the brain and central nervous system to help promote balance, or homeostasis within the body.
The use of cannabinol and cannabis based extracts was first documented in 2500BC by the Chinese. It was infused into teas as an herbal remedy for it's potential benefits to arthritis, gout and pain relief from child birth. So, women in particular have been associated with the possible pain relief and potential healing properties of cannabinol or CBD for a long time. Now it’s seems we’ve come full circle as more and more women are exploring the potential healing benefits of CBD for help towards alleviating pain that is unique to females.
How Might CBD Help Women Specifically?
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): Studies have shown that CBD may help alleviate PMS symptoms and/or discomfort associated with cramps, bloating and swollen or tender breasts. Studies also report a positive trend in CBD’s use for overall possible benefit to mental health and mood irregularities, including anxiety and depression.
Hormonal Imbalance: Cortisol is a known stress activating hormone in the human body. CBD may help hormonal imbalance by regulating the body’s production of cortisol. Additionally, hemp based CBD products contain omega fatty acids that are known to regulate and balance hormones.
Menopause: Although there is no clear evidence that CBD might be a panacea for all menopausal symptoms, there is evidence it does help with some symptoms. One of the biggest complaints women have during menopause is insomnia often brought on by night sweats and higher body temperature. Other conditions such as restless leg syndrome are certainly more predominant in premenopausal and perimenopausal women as well and contribute to insomnia. Many studies point to the fact that CBD may help with insomnia and underlying inflammation issues that may be causing insomnia.
Sex Life: There has been much documentation reporting the potential anti-anxiety properties of CBD. Anxiety in your sex life is usually not associated with pleasure and enhancement of sexual activity. Women are also turning to CBD lubricants, sprays and creams to help the mood in the bedroom by enhancing sexual activity, as well as help with dryness and pain relief. They are hopeful that CBD can help set the mood, increase libido, relax muscles, set the mind at ease and reduce performance anxiety.
CBD as a Beauty Product
Women are also gravitating to CBD based products as anti-aging and skin health products. Reported health and appearance benefits of using CBD include possible reduction of skin brown spots, as well as possibly increasing over all skin appearance and elasticity. “Many of the skin care anti-aging benefits may be related to the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD” relates Dr. Anita Sadaty of Redefining Health Medical. CBD applied as a cream or topical may be very beneficial for skin rashes such as psoriasis, eczema, sunburn, even diaper rash. One such product that can be an effective skin care topical is The Mother’s Best Healing Hemp Lotion.
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