International Women’s Day, March 8, 2021 is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. What better way to celebrate than to learn more about women’s health?
Even before this current health pandemic, hundreds of thousands of people were turning to CBD (cannabidiol) to help regulate their stress, pain, anxiety, and even fight inflammation- all without the “high” that can make regular treatment with cannabis impractical.
CBD is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid acquired from the hemp plant, and it is overwhelmingly changing the way individuals view health and wellness — particularly women.
CBD and Women’s Health
For women especially, CBD can offer very specific and very helpful benefits when added to a daily routine.
Scientific research indicates that CBD may provide the answers to a variety of women’s health issues like anxiety, stress, hormonal imbalances, sexual performance, and sleep disorders.
Hundreds of scientific studies have been underway investigating CBD’s therapeutic potential. So far, most of the research has been at the pre-clinical stage, meaning the studies are conducted on animal models, but more studies are taking place on humans, which have begun to confirm many of the findings from the pre-clinical trials.
What’s becoming increasingly clear is that CBD has therapeutic potential for a host of health conditions. Fundamental to these benefits is the relationship CBD shares with the body’s endocannabinoid system.
Scientists have discovered our endocannabinoid system is constantly working to regulate every biological action including sleep, appetite, the immune system, energy levels, and memory.
CBD helps to increase levels of one of the main naturally occurring endocannabinoids in the body (anandamide) which can become depleted through stress, poor diet, alcohol, and lack of sleep. It also activates receptors related to mood, discomfort, and body temperature.