CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant, is changing the way people view holistic health––especially women.
With the ability to alleviate dozens of conditions including anxiety, inflammation, nausea, migraines, sleeping disorders and more, CBD can improve the overall health of women and help alleviate some of the issues that are unique to a woman’s body such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), hormonal imbalance, and cramps.
Get ready to learn how CBD can improve the health and lives of women everywhere. Here’s 7 amazing health benefits of CBD for women.
1. CBD Can Alleviate PMS Symptoms
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It’s the middle of the day… You’re halfway through your errands and… knock, knock….
Aunt Flo is at the door, and she’s back with all her baggage––bloating, cramps, mood swings, and this time she brought some more friends––anxiety and constipation…
Premenstrual Syndrome, or PMS, can occur before or during your period, and involves one, or usually more, of the following symptoms:
- Mood swings
- Breast tenderness
- Extreme Tiredness or Fatigue
As most women can probably agree… PMS is not very fun.
There’s good news though.
By interacting with the receptors in our Endocannabinoid System (ECS), studies show that CBD can actually alleviate many of the PMS symptoms described above.
Refer to the graphic below to learn how CBD can help you say “Peace out!” to Aunt Flo and all her icky baggage!
2. CBD Can Help Manage Hormonal Imbalance
Most of us are familiar with hormones, but what are they exactly?
Ideally, our hormones should be produced at a regular rate; however, if the body is producing too much or too little of a hormone, this can have serious effects on the body.
This is referred to as hormonal imbalance.
The Women in Balance Institute explains that hormonal fluctuations can occur naturally during puberty, menopause, and perimenopause, but they can also be caused by toxins or an unbalanced lifestyle.
Based on the findings from several studies, CBD may provide relief for those suffering from hormonal imbalance.
In one study investigating the effects of CBD on plasma prolactin, growth hormones, and cortisol, researchers found that CBD helped to regulate the secretion of cortisol, the stress activating hormone.
In another study, researchers found that “cannabinoid exposure could have profound effects on the function of the reproductive system, lactation, metabolism, and on the endocrine stress axis.” Furthermore, they concluded that these effects are consistent with cannabinoids’ impact on the brain neurotransmitters involved with the regulation of pituitary hormone secretion.
By influencing the regulation of hormones, CBD can act as a preventative measure against hormonal imbalance.
In addition, using hemp-based CBD products can be especially helpful in regulating hormones because Hemp is loaded with omega fatty acids and is high in gamma linolenic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid found in egg yolks, which is known to help regulate hormones.
3. CBD Can Maintain Cholesterol Levels
Although egg yolks may assist in the regulation of our hormones, they won’t help with your cholesterol.
Cholesterol is a fatty lipid molecule that can be found in every cell in the body.
There are two primary types of cholesterol: low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Slightly different in structure, HDL cholesterol is considered good cholesterol, while LDL Cholesterol is considered bad cholesterol. A 2011 study found that CBD can affect metabolism-related genes to manage the level of cholesterol in microglial cells. By doing so, CBD may help prevent high levels of LDL cholesterol.
4. CBD Promotes Healthy Digestion
It’s time to go over a subject most us don’t like to talk about –– digestion issues.
While men and women both deal with digestion issues, studies have found that women are more commonly affected by digestion issues than men.
According to a 2016 survey, nearly 72% of women have suffered from digestive problems, such as Irritable Bowel System (IBS), within the previous year.
Affecting over 20% of women, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a digestive condition characterized by chronic bloating, constipation, and severe abdominal pain.
This is just one of the many digestion-related conditions women suffer from.
So how can CBD help alleviate digestive conditions like IBS?
Based on a recent study, when introduced to the digestive tract, CBD can help regulate digestion and modulate bowel movements, thereby improving the body’s digestive functions.
By improving digestion and alleviating the symptoms of digestive issues, CBD can help promote healthy digestion for women everywhere.
5. CBD Will Enhance Your Beauty Regime
Say hello to your vanity’s new best friend!
Packed with nutrient-rich, all-natural properties, CBD is the ultimate addition to your beauty regime.
From anti-aging serums to stress-reducing supplements, CBD beauty products have become the latest craze of the beauty industry, delivering amazing benefits such as, but definitely not limited to:
- Enhanced skin repair and cell regeneration
- Anti-aging effects
- Stronger hair follicles and overall healthier hair
- Reduced stress, anxiety, and their direct effects
- Improved skin health and appearance
- Reduced appearance of dark spots
- Better quality of sleep
The Journey to a Truly Health Lifestyle
With the potential to provide so many natural benefits for women, using CBD was a no brainer for me.
As a woman in my late 20s, I’ve dealt with many of the conditions discussed in this article and the impact that CBD has had on my life is amazing.
One thing I do want to clarify is that It’s very important to remember that CBD isn’t a “cure all miracle solution.”
While I can attest to its many health benefits from my own experience, you can’t expect to take CBD, then all your problems magically go away––that’s not how it works (If only that were the case, right?).
If I want to truly be healthy, I realized that I have to stop doing the things that are causing my health problems and really make a lifestyle change.
CBD may help lower my cholesterol, but if I continue to eat junk food, the benefits CBD delivers are only prolonging the inevitable.
An unbalanced lifestyle will lead to an unbalanced state of health––it only makes sense.
On that note, I believe that CBD works as more of a tool that helps to restore our health and body to a state of balance, then maintains that balance by supporting our health and acting as a preventative measure against degradation.
Combined with a shift to a healthier lifestyle, the impact is absolutely astounding.
In closing, I encourage you guys to not only consider the impact CBD can have on your life, but the impact of a truly healthy lifestyle. With a few changes, you can start leading a healthier life today.