WHAT ARE THE CBD BENEFITS FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH?
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 38 percent of CBD users don’t take CBD to alleviate specific conditions. Rather, they just take it for general health and wellness. If you are not currently a CBD user, that’s a pretty eye-popping statistic. Is it possible that CBD can enhance your life even if you are not taking it for a specific health reason?
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 products for acne 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. Also, some properties of CBD have been found to be effective in treating eczema.
CBD's interaction with CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system helps regulate moisture balance in the skin. 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 cosmetics, you can help problematic areas, prevent dryness, and reduce skin wrinkles.
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.
With the ability to relieve dozens of conditions, including anxiety, inflammation, nausea, migraines, sleep disturbances, and more, CBD can improve the overall health of women and help alleviate some of the problems.
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 reduced the production of certain proteins indicative of the digestive system’s inflammatory response.
Studies have found that CBD can alleviate digestive problems by acting on the regulation of our bowel movements, as well as reducing inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract and nausea.
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 can help may depend on the specific reasons for the problem. Direct application of CBD can increase blood flow, which may improve natural lubrication. CBD may also alleviate sexual issues resulting from anxiety and muscle cramps or spasms.
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 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 adapts easily to the natural functioning of the endocannabinoid system and has the ability to effectively expand functions.