Girl talk- let’s get personal! How CBD can help you?

At different stages of female life, women’s health and feelings of wellbeing can be affected by irritating niggles and health complaints. Many of these are caused by the body’s response to hormonal changes,  stress, maturing, mental health concerns, or sexual health matters.

Many women are lucky to have friends and relatives that may be able to openly offer guidance, but for many women, they do not know if anyone can help them. Embarrassment, feelings of shame, or even not wanting to ‘bother the dr’ can leave many women suffering in silence.

While the Shecanna website cannot diagnose, or even promise miracle cures from using CBD products, what we can do is share information available from other women.

CBD and non-THC hemp has been used for thousands of years to control and stabilise the body’s reactions to health problems. Cannabidiol works naturally with the body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a complex network of cells that regulate our physical and mental processes- we produce cannabinoids ourself which bind to the receptors to change body function to help us self soothe and self-heal; by using products that contain these same substances, CBD, we can boost the receptor pathways to help calm body and mind- this action is particularly useful for times of mental fatigue, anxiety, depression, and feelings of being ‘overloaded’, it is also beneficial for helping minimise the distress caused by mood swings that so many women suffer from when their period is due, or during the menopause.

Talking of the menopause, CBD can also be really helpful in stabilising the fluctuations of cortisol, prolactin, and oestrogen as CBD oil works with the endocannabinoid system to help regulate these changing sex hormone levels.

CBD helps the digestive system as it has anti-inflammatory properties- this can help with alleviating the painful and embarrassing effects of IBS, bloating, uterine, and abdominal cramps. The anti-inflammatory properties are also invaluable for reducing the severity of headaches, joint and muscle pains, arthritis pain, and painful breasts during puberty, monthly menstrual cycle, and the menopause, as these are caused by inflammation and / or hormonal imbalance. A large number of women have found that the hormone stabilising and anti-inflammatory effect of boosting their daily intake of CBD provides long term relief from the effects of endometriosis and fibromyalgia.

Feeling sleep deprived can dramatically reduce the pleasure you get from everyday experiences, often this is short term due to a temporary upset, maybe an exam is looming, relationship problems are dominating your thoughts, or there is a crisis in your life or in that of a friend you care about- although this is hard at the time, sleep will be restored once your mind knows the upset is dealt with or over- however, for many women, long term lack of sleep plays havoc with their physical and mental health- (don’t forget, sleep deprivation has been used for thousands of years as a form of torture as it is so effective!) CBD supplements can greatly help with getting your sleep pattern re-established as it helps to relax the body and mind, and the more rested you feel, the more prepared you are to face the new day-whatever that throws at you.

We stock a large range of products that can help alleviate symptoms of a wide range of women’s health issues, for example our Medterra women’s monthly wellness capsules help to ease the uncomfortable elements of your periods, our Hemp Well sleeping tablets can aid a restful night, and our cooling muscle and joint cream provides lasting relief to aches and pains that stop you getting on with your day as you want to.