The world of post-industrial society seems to be especially toxic to women in many ways.
Data show that women are exposed to up to 168 harmful chemicals daily from various beauty and self-care products. Although there are conflicting opinions on the accuracy of this report, the science supporting cannabis for women’s health seems clearer every day. Today, most women are showing interest in cannabis for chronic pain, skincare routine, anxiety, and depression. Research conducted by Brightfield Group shows that women make up the majority of new cannabis users at 59%.
How else can CBGa help feminine health?
CBGA can provide relief from anxiety and depression, promote hair growth, trigger the release of feel-good hormones, and play active roles in promoting internal balance. Non-impairing cannabinoids present a safe solution in a medical system that’s hitting dead ends,. Mental healthcare and chronic disorders of oxidative are notable examples on this point.
We’ll go into more detail on CBGa for feminine health below.
Anxiety and depression
According to psychological studies, women suffer more keenly from anxiety and depression. And the data agree: the majority of women cannabis users are seeking relief for emotional and physical pain. CBGA interacts with cannabinoid receptors to trigger a series of reactions that help keep the mind relaxed and focused. CBGA can interact with the GABA and serotonin receptors to trigger the release of feel-good hormones. Contrary to popular belief, prolonged use of cannabis does not predispose users to mental health disorders. A 3-year study on cannabis users shows that people who use cannabis experienced less anxiety and depression.
Sleep may be the most important factor for maintaining mind-body homeostasis. It’s also a complex problem with experts bearing conflicting views. Data from the Sleep Foundation show that women are at up to 40% greater risk for insomnia. Therefore cannabis may be a unique, risk-free solution for women suffering from sleep disorders.
See our article on CBGA and sleep
There’s some evidence that points to cannabis use for women in ancient Egypt. Ancient remedies included things like crushed insects, honey, and cannabis. Ancient Egyptian scrolls list the herb as a medical treatment. Other sources suggest that it may have been relegated to obstetrics and gynecology in ancient Egypt.
Another notable example: cannabis was an active part of Queen Victoria’s treatment for menstrual pain.
So using cannabis for monthly feminine health is nothing new.
Our ancestors were largely correct in their instinct to use cannabis for pain management. Cannabinoids like CBGA can trigger pain relief and modulate immune cells’ activities. There are also reports on how CBGA can possess a good antibacterial activity on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). This can reduce the chances of contracting a staph infection.
Several scientists have reported the antioxidant activity of CBGA, which is critical for optimal skin health. It can neutralize the harmful effect of free radicals, thus arresting the signs of aging, such as the appearance of wrinkles. CBGA may also be involved in the body’s regulation of skin conditions like acne and psoriasis. Incorporating cannabis into a skincare routine can reduce the exposure of the skin to the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. The skin is rich with cannabinoid receptors, so topical use of CBGA is an excellent alternative to synthetic beauty products.
CBGa has anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties, and these disorders disproportionately affect women.. Research shows CBGA can inhibit the spread of cancerous cells and has been shown to be effective in healing colorectal cancer. CBGA also creates a balance in the immune system that reduces the effects of inflammation. Regular use of cannabis can prevent the appearance of cancer cells at the source, reducing fatalities worldwide.
Full healing of mind and body is the birthright of the human race, but in the month of March we pay a special homage to the contribution of women in society. So let’s all make a permanent effort to honor our mothers, wives, and sisters this month and in the future.
Taking the time to inform each other of the health benefits of cannabinoids is an excellent start.