There is some evidence to show that cannabis products particularly CBD and low doses of THC can help new mothers deal with the anxiety and aches and pains that often accompany the first year or two after giving birth to a child.
There is also growing evidence that cannabis can be an effective treatment for many of the symptoms of menopause. Leaving women going through these changes of life feeling more themselves and allowing them to fully engage in the activities they love. Now, there is also growing evidence that cannabis can also help women feel healthier during their reproductive years.
If your monthly menstrual cycle is highlighted by cramping, bloating, lower back pain, migraines, emotional imbalances and skin flare-ups you can understand why this time of the month has been referred to as the woman’s curse. These premenstrual and menstrual symptoms affect 84% of women during their reproductive years. With monthly cycles running anywhere from 1 to 7 days with an average of 3 to 5 days women in their reproductive years spend a good deal of time looking for ways to ease their monthly discomfort.
For years anecdotal evidence has suggested that women who use cannabis find some relief from the pain and discomfort caused by their menstrual cycle. Now there is research to back up the anecdotal evidence showing that cannabis activates our endocannabinoid system, which can help to relieve those menstrual symptoms.
Research shows that CBD, a compound found in cannabis, is a known antispasmodic and pain reliever, which can help to prevent or reduce menstrual cramping and the pain from those associated backaches.
In addition, it is believed that CBD and low doses of THC can help to reduce the minor depression often associated with hormonal imbalance.
In addition, there is some evidence that women who use cannabis products during the premenstrual and menstrual cycle may actually have shorter periods.
With more and more states legalizing cannabis for both medicinal and recreational purposes, scientist are doing more and more studies regarding the medicinal properties of cannabis and the possible uses for treating a variety of conditions. The use of cannabis for helping to maintain women’s health, while helping to reduce common symptoms of conditions that are unique to women is good news for women who are taking a proactive approach to their health.
There is also clear evidence that cannabis just isn’t something that ‘stoners’ use to high and can provide a wide variety therapeutic relief for women who are looking to ease anxiety, aches and pains, difficulty sleeping, and a variety of other problems.
Even more importantly, recent information and scientific studies are suggesting that cannabis is good for women in all stages of their lives.