While we can’t claim that cannabis is the remedy for all of the unique challenges that women face in this day and age, we can all agree that a focus on whole body wellness is key to achieving balance and harmony in your everyday life. It’s true that cannabis can be beneficial for any of those who choose to partake, but there are also unique benefits specifically for women. From managing symptoms of anxiety and stress, supporting relief from PMS, to alleviating symptoms of chronic pain, the addition of cannabis to any wellness routine can serve as a much needed boost.
Anxiety and Stress Management
It goes without saying that the past two years have been stressful across the board. Thanks a lot, pandemic! If you’ve found yourself stuck in a repetitive cycle of racing thoughts, of worry, of displaced stress, and maybe your go-to stress relievers aren’t cutting it, possibly consider cannabis.
Some studies have actually connected stress and anxiety to a disruption of the Endocannabinoid System in the body. The cannabinoids ingested through inhaling or ingesting cannabis bind to endocannabinoid receptors in the body and can provide therapeutic relief. In fact, cannabidiol (aka, CBD, one type of cannabinoid) has shown extreme promise in aiding short term anxiety reduction, relieving symptoms of depression, and even contains potential antipsychotic properties. Anecdotally, the evidence seems to point to that special combo of CBD and THC cannabinoids that provides the most effective anxiety and stress management.
Relief for PMS & Menopause Symptoms
Whether you are managing that dreaded time of the month or dealing with an all new list of symptoms with the start of peri-menopause or menopause, cannabis may be able to help ease the unpleasantness you may find yourself experiencing.
Women have actually been turning to cannabis as a menstrual support option as early as in the late 19th century. Queen Victoria was known to be prescribed a hemp tincture to relieve her painful menstrual cramps. These aches and pains are a result of the triggered release of inflammatory compounds called prostaglandins.
Plant-based cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant seem to play really nicely with the Endocannabinoid System (the system responsible for regulating body temperature, immunity, digestion, and reproduction) in the human body. For women battling hot flashes in peri-menopause and menopause, studies show that cannabis is effective in lowering the bodies overall temperature resulting in the diffusion of hot flashes.
Combat Insomnia and Sleep Disturbances
It should come as no surprise that sleep disturbances and sleep imbalances hit a peak during the beginning phases of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. In fact, a recent study found that the majority of the general population was affected by sleep disorders, and the National Institute of Health reported that consumers are now spending $70 billion a year on sleep aids with 65% of that going to medications.
Instead of potentially habit forming pharmaceuticals, cannabis can provide similar relief by offering the body the regulatory properties it needs to help balance any disturbances. Both anecdotal and scientific evidence of THC’s sedative effects have been well documented. When used regularly, CBD may also help regulate circadian rhythms, which can lead to a more balanced and regular sleep pattern.
Alleviate Symptoms of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is described as a constant pain that can persist for days, months and even years at a time. The pain can often stem from inflammation or dysfunctional nerves. Currently in the US there are more than 3 million cases per year, and though both women and men suffer from various types of chronic pain, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) reports that women are more likely to suffer from chronic pain and less likely to receive treatment for it.
Researchers report that marijuana or cannabinoids may be effective for treating some types of chronic pain including neuropathy (nerve pain).
As with any product you are ingesting, it is important to know where the product originated from and that the product is of high quality. For women who are health conscious and interested in consuming cannabis products of premium value, HUUE™ is an all natural cannabis option. HUUE™ isn’t just another brand to hit the market, it’s an entirely new category for everyone to experience the benefits of cannabis. HUUE™ offers cannabis in the form of compressed plant-based vapes, carefully crafted to provide a clean, natural cannabis vapor that you can feel great about. We believe there’s a HUUE™ for every time, every feeling, every moment of greatness – greatness that comes from the ideal states of mind or body that HUUE™ can provide. Visit our products page and see which HUUE™ product is the perfect fit for you.