Women & Cannabidiol (aka CBD)
CBD has been on everyone’s mind lately. And everyone’s TV. And computer screen. Like HELLO. So how does the number 1 non-psychoactive compound of cannabis (there are many, many more) help us, gorgeous women?
Firstly let me just say that in my humble opinion, we (as people of the world), need to chill. Cannabis is a plant. It has been used for thousands of years for medical purposes, textile, paper (the American constitution is literally written on hemp), and became illegal because it threatened a number of industries (so, money), and made it easy to arrest people of certain background for no good reason.
Cannabis is a non-toxic medicine. Its safe, moderate use has many benefits on humans in general, and women in particular. Why women? The highest concentration of cannabinoids in the human body is found in the uterus. As you may know, the endocannabinoid (aka ECS) system was discovered in the 90s and is the largest cell response system in the body. The ECS’ job is basically to maintain balance between all the different systems in the body. Cannabis’ cannabinoids mimics the effects of those found in the endocannabinoid system of humans, which is why the interest for the plant has grown increasingly since.
The Safest Way to Healing
CBD is the second most famous molecule of cannabis and is known to reduce a number of ailments’ symptoms, including side effects of cancer (nausea, pain), IBS, chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia. Studies show that women take more pain medicine than men, to deal with cancer and cancer-related pain, menstrual pains and chronic pain. Pain medicine can come with heavy side effects and cannabis is often the safest way to healing and is important to consider first, before harsh pharmaceutical medicine.
Here are 4 different ways CBD helps us, wonderful women:
Both CBD and THC have helped with reducing the feeling of pain. In fact, Queen Victoria (yes, yes!) already used CBD-rich cannabis oil for menstrual cramps in the 19th century.
Cannabinoids regulate the different systems of the body, including the endocrine system. Cannabis helps reduce PMS and post-menopause symptoms.
Cannabis has been shown to reduce the size of the ‘tumours’ and alleviate pain.
New research shows that cannabis can increase bone density and reduce bone loss.
Sexual pleasure (amen!)
Intimate CBD oil (aka CBD lube) is one of my top discovery of 2018 – all thanks to my new friend Livia, an amazing woman I met last year. I simply cannot go without it anymore. I can’t take it back. There’s some science to it, but trust me when I say: best to try it for yourself and thank me later.
Wanna know more about CBD and sexual pleasure? Read this wonderful article by Foria.
Whether THC or CBD, Cannabis provides a safe, comfortable environment for women. Consider trying it before going onto heavy, harsh medication for any of the above ailments. If you are already taking pain medicine, cannabis can help you reduce and eventually move away from those. Do your research and approach it with an open mind – it could change your life for the better.
You don’t know how to get started on CBD to feel better and more joyful in your body and mind? Like, can you eat it? Don’t worry, I got you. If you aren’t a smoker/vaper I’d recommend going straight to the CBD oil. Get one made from organic hemp, and extracted safely (my favourite method right now is Co2 extraction), without harsh chemicals. If you’re already a vaper then any CBD vape pen will do perfectly for you. Give CBD 3 to 4 weeks to settle into your system to reflect on the effects, although many people (including my mummy!) feel the benefits right away (she could sleep better after a week).
CBD is best taken preventively – do not wait until something is broken to change for the better!
Much love, A.M.P xxx
PS. Still unsure whether CBD is for you? Or are you struggling to make a choice? Reserve some time with me for a chat or email me.
I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Well written!