Why can women in particular benefit from CBD?
Here are some of the researched effects of CBD that can help women with the issues distracting us from living our fullest lives:
Hormonal imbalance is one of the reasons why many of us experience a variety of unpleasant sensations during that time of the month. CBD, and even hempseed oil in general, contains essential fatty acids that can help get our hormones back into balance.
Headaches can, of course, occur when we’re not taking the best care of ourselves (i.e. we’re dehydrated or hungover), but the more common cause of headaches is when we have over-activity or problems associated with our blood vessels, muscles, and nerves of the head and neck. CBD can desensitize pain receptors at the nerve level, bringing relief to that throbbing pain that’s keeping you from going about your day.
As mentioned above, cannabinoid receptors can be found in the parts of the brain that regulate stress, fear and our moods. Maintaining a healthy endocannabinoid system through regular consumption of CBD can result in improved resilience to stress and reduce existing feelings of anxiety and stress.
Pain (whether it’s because your last spinning class really did you in or you’re dealing with something more chronic) affects one in three women. Inflammation is often at the root cause of pain and since CBD is a known anti-inflammatory and analgesic, it can assuage a broad range of pain symptoms. CBD can be taken daily to combat inflammation and discomfort before it even begins.