Women can reap some extra benefits from CBD.
By: Shirley Moredock
This article is for the women. The moms and sisters and daughters in our life. CBD is meant for everyone, but not everyone uses it for the same things. Here are some CBD benefits that women may find particularly useful in their everyday lives or beauty goals.
- CBD Benefits & Anti-Aging
Your skin and your face especially, are in constant exposure to free-radicals like dust, animal hair, UV rays, pollution, that all can take a severe toll on one’s natural glow. Women are in constant search for beauty products to slow down those free radicals and keep their skin firm, healthy, and youthful. Thankfully CBD does just that, slows down free radicals helping to slow the aging process dramatically.1 CBD also helps with oil excretion, which plays a huge role in decreasing wrinkles from becoming noticeable or even forming! It relaxes the skin, using its anti-inflammatory properties to make individuals feel smooth inside and out. These same properties are also what make CBD a top contender for reducing flare-ups for both eczema and psoriasis.
- CBD Benefits & PMS/Hormone Regulation
From cramping to hot flashes, it’s no wonder moods start swinging. While there are many medical aids for assisting women throughout the various stages of their life, it is important to note a holistic one: CBD. Both periods and menopause disrupt the endocannabinoid system, specifically the many receptors that are present throughout the female reproductive system.2 By taking CBD directly, women can essentially end those disruptions and put to ease mood swings, temperature changes, sleep, and pain.
- CBD Benefits & Hair Growth and Health
Hardly any woman goes without finding themselves with brittle or damaged hair at some point in their life. The solution is resorting to products that are protein builders (hair strands are made from proteins) and vitamins to revive the luscious locks they deserve. Full-spectrum CBD products contain amino acids (the building block of proteins), Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9, and gamma linoleic acid, all of which help natural hair growth and health. CBD also contains fatty acids which are a key to help seal cuticles and provide dry or damaged hair with moisture.3 This even helps prevent future damage that may be caused by overheating or environmental settings. Your scalp is not missing out either, as CBD can balance the oil that your scalp naturally produces, whether experiencing dryness, oiliness, flakiness, CBD can repair. Remember CBD is an adaptogen and works directly with endocannabinoid receptors as they need them, allowing CBD to regulate not only where it goes but where it needs to go.
- CBD Benefits & Topical Uses
Whether for you or your kids, knowing the immense benefits CBD can give your whole family may come in handy. A lot of young children like playing outside, frequently with their parents. Fire ants also stay outside, building mounds and biting invaders. Wasps build nests out and sting threats. Children can fall down and cut themselves. Using CBD topically is a great way to reduce pain in a localized area and can be applied to anything from cuts and scrapes to burns and bites. CBD is able to nourish endocannabinoid receptors that are in need, used directly on hurt areas will provide almost instant relief.3 The anti-inflammatory characteristics of CBD will reduce the unwanted puffiness of your skin that can come after a burn or a bite. It does not have to be a topical cream either, your elixirs you have been using for headaches or infusing in your coffee will work just the same.
- Nihart, T. (2017). U.S. Patent No. US 9,597,279 B2. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Anti-aging dermal composition comprising herbal extracts
- Kandola, A. (2019) Does CBD oil work for Menopause Symptoms? Medical News Today, retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322078.php.
- Paul, R., Williams, R., Hodson, V., & Peake, C. (2019). Detection of cannabinoids in hair after cosmetic application of hemp oil. Scientific Reports, 9(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-019-39609-0
- Mackie, K. (2008, April 17). Cannabinoid receptors: Where they are and what they do. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 20(s1), 10–14. Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1365-2826.2008.01671.x