By now, you’ve likely heard some of the incredible benefits of cannabis. It can reduce pain, help with anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation. In addition to these (and more) amazing benefits, the plant also provides some beneficial results for female users. Here are some of the effects of weed for women.
Alleviate Painful Periods
More than 75% of women experience some form of menstrual pain in their lives. For many, it’s uncomfortable, but not unbearable. For a very small percentage of women, however, the pain can be debilitating. You might find it near impossible (if not completely so) to get out of bed and go about your day as normal. Weed can help to relax the uterine muscles and reduce your pain, enabling you to perform your regular functions.
Treat Morning Sickness
The glow and excitement of pregnancy can often be overshadowed by morning sickness. While many women experience it, some have it so bad that they vomit at the sight or smell of food. They can’t keep anything down. Weed has powerful anti-nausea properties. It can also help to stimulate the appetite, allowing you to eat. Speak with your OB/GYN before adding it to your routine, however.
Reduce Postpartum Depression
Approximately 600,000 women experience postpartum depression per year. Symptoms include extreme emotional episodes, sadness, anger, low energy, and a loss of appetite. Many people already use cannabis to help treat depression. Certain strains, particularly those high in CBD, may also be able to help women dealing with PPD.
Assist with Menopause
As you reach your mid-40s to mid-50s, you start going through menopause. While the symptoms of PMS start to disappear, you may experience a whole slew of new ones in the process. Some of the most common symptoms of menopause include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Low libido
- Mood swings
Studies show that cannabis may be able to help combat some of these symptoms, making menopause more bearable. One way it can help is by treating hot flashes. THC may help to reduce your body temperature, alleviating this uncomfortable symptom. As cannabinoids interact with the CB receptors in your ECS, they can help to get your body temperature back under control.
Weed can help to improve your mood, which may help to counteract the mood swings that accompany menopause. It may also help to boost your libido and improve your sex life and manage menopause-related insomnia.
Topical weed products can help to improve the overall appearance of your skin. Ones formulated for skin health can help to improve redness and inflammation. They can also provide sebostatic and antiproliferative effects, which are beneficial for combating acne.
Effects of Weed Prove Helpful for Women
Cannabis can provide a whole host of benefits to many people. If you’re interested in using it to help with period pain, acne, or to assist you through the symptoms of menopause, don’t hesitate to speak with your healthcare provider. You can also visit your local dispensary and speak with a budtender, who can help to point you in the right direction.