Women’s health has always been somewhat of a challenge, especially when assessing menstrual discomfort. There are medications out there that may assist with pain and bloating, however the effectiveness and lack of negative impact is heavily up for debate. The concept of women’s health and wellness is something that is naturally occurring (obviously) and creating products to “trick” the body into doing something else most likely, is not the optimal solution with the most favorable outcomes. CBD, which is commonly derived from organic hemp plants, has been a new topic of discussion when assessing the possible solutions for the health and quality of life for women and we’ll get more into that later in this blog! Now the basic premise of why CBD has become such a hot area of focus is because it is a naturally occurring compound in nature, just as our biological processes are. We as a society are so quick to lunge ourselves towards heavily synthesized and manufactured products that sometimes we should take a step back and understand that maybe the way something is currently done may not be the most optimal solution for a given problem. Organic compounds, such as CBD, has been shown to have less detrimental side effects than many of the answers big pharmaceutical companies have feeding us for so many years.
Some of the best applications for CBD in women’s health is by far the issue of menstrual cycle pain and discomfort. This can entail bloating, targeted pain, and mood changes. While these symptoms are just another part of the equation for the process, CBD may assist in easing these undesirable symptoms. The way CBD achieves this is by taking charge and targeting the root of the causes of these symptoms. Cannabidiol (CBD) has anti-inflammatory responses as well as properties that promote relaxation with essentially no psychoactive effect. It also has effects that may allow for muscle relaxation and it achieves this in a very interesting way. The body’s chemical messengers and endocannabinoid system are extremely receptive to CBD in interesting ways. It actually slows down the chemical messenger and transmittance process and the biproduct of this behavior of the body results in a situation where the muscles will be more “relaxed.” Now I say this with quotes because a muscle does not actually relax, it just receives signals to contract at a slower rate thus leading the feeling of being relaxed. This is a very important point to note because it shows that CBD may be a solution that does not mask or replace signals in certain instances but instead allows for the regulation of the flow of existing signals. This understanding allows us to see how natural remedies can be beneficial without any of the drawbacks as it nowhere near as abrasive as certain medications are for this issue.
Stemming away from physical issues of the menstrual spectrum, mood swings are also a vital factor to address and CBD has quite the track record in this department. Many medications’ side effects actually increase the susceptibility of mood swings due to the nature of the pharmaceutical processes. CBD, on the other hand, promotes relaxation and a “cozy” sensation that may help assist in the process of being more of a calm and collected person during these times. Now CBD may not be a cure all and be all answer for everyone but it is definitely worth looking into. Specifically, pain balms (salves) are some of the most popular forms of CBD used for that stubborn aching back and cramps. The main thing to look out for would definitely be the milligram content within the CBD balm and to make sure it is of high value. Since CBD balms are applied on the skin and not ingested, like CBD oil, the concentration of CBD must be much greater in order to adequate effects to be noticeable. So put down those 100mg balms and pick up something that 2,500 milligrams and can efficiently tackle the pestering symptoms of women’s health in a meaningful way.