When you look at the reasons why people use CBD, an interesting fact comes to light. As you might imagine, nearly two thirds of CBD users take CBD because they hope that it will alleviate specific medical conditions.
What is even more interesting, though, is that the remaining of CBD users take it as a prevention.
If you are not currently a CBD user, that’s a pretty eye-popping statistic. Is it possible that CBD can enhance your wellness?
CBD for Beauty
One of the major trends in the CBD industry over the past couple of years has been an explosion in the popularity of CBD beauty products. We have seen CBD infused products for skin care, CBD lip balms, CBD undereye rollers and more. Is there anything to those products? In a 2014 study on human skin cultures, CBD reduced inflammation and inhibited the production of sebum, which suggests that CBD may hold promise as an agent for improving skin tone.
CBD's interaction with CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system may help regulate moisture balance. Oral consumption of high-quality CBD oil helps the endocannabinoid system regulate natural processes in the body, which is essential for long-term effects.
With CBD infused cosmetics mixed with other natural ingredients, you may help problematic areas, prevent dryness.
CBD for PMS
At the time of writing, there are no published medical studies examining the effects that CBD may have on PMS. However, The Chicago Tribune notes that there is research supporting the potential effectiveness of CBD for treating many of the symptoms unique to the female body, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), hormonal imbalance, and cramps.
CBD for Digestive System Issues
If you suffer from occasional digestive issues, you may want to read this 2011 study examining the effect of CBD on intestinal inflammation. The study used rodents as well as intestinal cells are taken from human patients with ulcerative colitis. In both cases, CBD might reduced the production of certain proteins indicative of the digestive system’s inflammatory response.
CBD for Female Sexual Health
To date, there haven’t been any studies examining CBD’s effectiveness as an aid for sexual wellness or enjoyment of intimacy for women. Opinions on this topic vary, with some doctors calling CBD a placebo and others saying that it has greatly enhanced their sex life. If you have having difficulties with enjoyment of intimacy, whether CBD may help may depend on the specific reasons for the problem.
Is CBD Safe to Use While Pregnant or Breastfeeding?
The FDA advises against using all forms of cannabis – including CBD – when pregnant or breastfeeding. It is known that CBD will pass through the mother’s body to the developing fetus and can also be detected in breastmilk, and the safety of that has not been studied. If you are considering taking CBD and are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor first.
CBD for Menopause
Medical News Today suggests that menopausal women might consider trying CBD anyway since it has shown some potential effectiveness in treating mood swings, poor sleep quality, and chronic pain.
During menopause, a person's endocannabinoid system deteriorates and leads to an imbalance in estrogen and progesterone. This leads to most of the symptoms and effects of menopause. Cannabinoid receptors respond very well to CBD and are a vital part of this system, so CBD may adapts easily to the natural functioning of the endocannabinoid system and has the ability to effectively expand functions.
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