CBD Benefits for Women
Women, this one is for you!
These days, the rapidly growing popularity of CBD has enabled it to become one of the top wellness ingredients for products ranging anywhere from brownies to lotions. We know it can be quite overwhelming to sift through endless brands and information just to find out what works for our unique bodies. As pioneers in the CBD industry, we feel that it’s our responsibility to ensure you understand the wide range of benefits this natural product can provide you and how to use it properly. And as women, you know that your bodies require special care and attention for issues such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and attention for issues such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), hormonal imbalances, and cramps. Cannaisseur Brands is dedicated to showing you how CBD can improve the overall health of women and help alleviate some of these issues!
What is CBD?
CBD is all the buzz right now, but don’t expect it to give you a buzz. For those who are still new to the world of CBD, the ingredient can be very confusing. It is the shortened
term for Cannabidiol, which is a non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the
cannabis plant, unlike THC. The properties of CBD will give you relief without the mind-altering effects thanks to
the entourage effect. The entourage effect is a synergetic effect that results when the many components within the cannabis plant interact with the human body to produce a stronger influence than any one of those components alone. In other words, it can help
maximize the therapeutic effects of CBD. CBD has a wide range of effects that can be significantly useful for women. In addition to pain and stress relief, here are areas of concern for most women that CBD can help with!
Universal benefits we all experience with CBD include:
- Support managing Anxiety and Stress
- Proactive regimen for inflammation and pain
- More restful sleep
- Natural approach to WellnessHormonal Imbalance
Specific benefits of prime importance to women include:
We’re all fairly familiar with hormones, but what’s their purpose?
Hormones are chemical messengers produced by your endocrine glands that are secreted directly into the blood, which carries them to organs and tissues throughout the body to exert their respective functions. It only takes small amounts of secretion to bring about major changes in the body, so if the body is producing too much or too little, otherwise known as hormonal imbalances, it can cause serious effects.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalance can range widely due to the various glands and hormones that could be working improperly. Some symptoms include weight fluctuation, mood swings, and fatigue.
One study investigated the effects of cannabidiol and how it interferes with the secretion of cortisol, the stress-activating hormone. Another study looked a CBD’s effect on “the function of the reproductive system, lactation, metabolism, and on the endocrine stress axis.” Both studies show how cannabinoids play a major role in the ability to influence hormone release, therefore, by influencing hormone regulation, CBD can help with hormonal imbalances.
CBD has been proven to help many aspects of our hair and skin. Packed with nutrients and natural benefits, CBD should become a vital part of your everyday beauty regimen.
As an anti-inflammatory agent, CBD lotions and serums could help prevent irritations that those with sensitive or dry skin often experience such as eczema and psoriasis. It’s also been proven to decrease oil production in the sebaceous glands, which would help clear obstructed pores. Properly moisturizing your skin and preventing these damaging issues will provide anti=aging benefits as well.
Premenstrual Syndrome is a combination of symptoms that can occur about 5-11 days before the onset of menstruation. Over 150 symptoms exist, but the most common include cramps, anxiety, food cravings, bloating, fatigue, breast tenderness, and mood swings just to name a few.
CBD interacts with our endocannabinoid system to help combat these symptoms. Dr. Anita Sadaty states that CBD’s ability to lower stress hormone levels, improve liver detox capabilities and reduce inflammation will target physical PMS symptoms. The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties of CBD could help significantly with reducing the discomfort that comes from cramps, bloating and breast tenderness.
Furthermore, CBD has been proven to help regulate hormonal imbalances, which could help lessen the intensity of mood swings. The chemical’s ability to promote relaxation throughout the body also lessens anxiety and stress.
By helping stabilize mood swings and alleviating anxiety and stress, CBD could also be useful for women going through menopause, but not enough evidence has come out to prove this.
While gut health is a concern for both men and women, women are more frequently affected with nearly 72% of women suffering from digestive issues. Finally, by interacting with our endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for the regulations of most bodily processes, it has a great impact on our digestive system. By signaling hunger, inflammation, and stomach permeability, cannabinoids can be used to target receptors involving the endocannabinoid system.
This would help gut motility by allowing our bodies to digest and process properly. By reducing inflammation, irritation and swelling in the stomach, CBD can be used to relieve symptoms related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome such as nausea, diarrhea, and constipation as well.
We remind our readers that it is important to discuss your specific issues with your doctor or cannabis specialist on recommendations on the CBD products that would provide the best benefit for your situation. To learn more about how CBD may benefit women’s health click here. We encourage you to reach out to us with questions you have on how cannabinoids may benefit your health.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or future suggestions!