The idea that CBD has been used by women around the world for thousands of years is nothing new. However, it is not until recently with all the buzz about CBD that has shed a light on what CBD can really do to help women.
Regardless of whether or not the concept of taking CBD resonates with you, there are many reasons why the hemp plant may be particularly appealing for women. For starters, the part of the plant used to make CBD oils and other extracts are most often the budding flowers of female plants. Interestingly enough, these flowers produce compounds that loosely mimic the activity of estrogen in high doses.
Yet, if you’re hoping to move away from speculation and into the hard science on CBD for women, you may find yourself a little disappointed with the amount of research done on CBD and the benefits for women. However, there are a few areas where we do know that CBD is working and for this post we are going to focus on Inflammation.
During a woman’s menstrual cycle, the body naturally releases pro-inflammatory cytokines in tissues in the pelvic region. What does this mean for women? The more inflammation, the greater your menstrual cycle symptoms. Pain, bloating, pressure, and general discomfort are all caused, at least in part, by inflammation during the menstrual cycle.
While no formal research has been done on the ability of CBD to relieve menstrual symptoms, we do know that CBD is a strong anti-inflammatory. With the introduction of water soluble CBD products, such as the SOTA SUNRISE with additives such as water soluble curcumin, which is also a proven anti-inflammatory and when combined with CBD brings a double shot of anti-inflammatory properties for women who might be experiencing menstrual cycle discomfort.
Reducing inflammation is one of the primary goals of many of the new cannabis products hitting the market. While researchers discover more about the specific mechanisms that make CBD an effective treatment for PMS, many women are doing their own research at home and successfully treating their PMS symptoms with cannabidiol.