CBD For Womens Health
CBD For PMS and Hormonal Imbalances
Achieving hormonal balance seems to be an impossible task particularly for women of every age.
Where we are in our monthly menstrual cycle can often dictate the way we experience the world. While there are not yet any conclusive scientific studies demonstrating that CBD cures PMS and other hormone-related conditions, we do know that it alleviates some of their symptoms.
Stress and anxiety can typically become heightened before a period, and studies show that, thanks to its activation of the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor, CBD reduces anxiety and stress.
CBD also has an anti-inflammatory effect, and can be used to relieve the discomfort associated with period-related cramps.
We know that the endocannabinoid system plays a key role in regulating hormonal balance. It regulates the production of cortisol, which is one of our main stress hormones. So, it’s not a huge stretch of the imagination to suggest that by regulating the ECS, CBD may help support hormone balance.
CBD For Menopause & Joints
CBD’s anti-anxiety effects also make it a useful tool for weathering the choppy waters of menopause. But perhaps its most important benefit could come through preventing osteoporosis, the thinning of bones that can happen with hormonal changes after menopause. Studies show that CBD may help improve bone strength and speed up the repair process after fractures.
A poorly understood condition with many sufferers. However research confirms that CBD can help in the treatment of certain chronic bladder diseases like interstitial cystitis. Another study went on to confirm that the activation of the CB2 receptors with the cannabinoid inhibited the bladder inflammation severity.
CBD can directly activate serotonin (5-HT1A) receptors, which helps boost mood and can relax both partners. Stress has a negative impact on fertility in both men and women, due to lower levels of hormones necessary for egg and sperm production and other steps in the fertility cycle. By relieving stress, CBD may have a positive impact on fertility.