There are ample health benefits that marijuana provides for women, and listed here are 5 of the most important:
Mood swings, whether it’s “that time of the month” or not, happen. Pharmaceuticals often make women feel numb and unable to function normally. However, marijuana is known to work with the central nervous system to calm aggravation, which controls the body’s different moods. Furthermore, several marijuana strains are designed to promote uplifting, happy effects and reduce depression, anger and other negative moods.
Women’s hormone levels change frequently. Fluctuations in hormone levels can lead to weight gain, increased stress, depression and other mental issues. The cannabinoids found in marijuana help balance hormone levels to help the brain and central nervous system keep hormone levels on an even, balanced level.
Cannabinoid receptors exist in female reproductive organs. However, the endocannabinoid system doesn’t naturally produce enough cannabinoids to regulate this system, so supplementation can help. Cannabidiol (CBD) can actually help improve the health of the female reproductive system, and for women who have difficulty conceiving, this may be a great option.
For women who are still menstruating, cramps aren’t just every now and then. A majority of women experience menstrual cramps with every cycle, so it’s a chronic pain issue. Most women don’t realize that menstrual cramps that are severe and aren’t remedied by pharmaceuticals can be considered a chronic pain disorder for which they can get a medical marijuana card.
The varying symptoms of PMS can make some women feel crazy during their menstrual cycle. Some women experience PMDD (Pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder), PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), or severe mental health events during this time of the month. Cannabinoids can help reduce inflammation and pain. Some strains may even help reduce heavy blood flows if a terpene called Delta3Carene is present.