CBD is working its way into many conversations across the globe due to it’s potent medicinal qualities. If you’ve tried it, you know, and if you haven’t you might want to keep reading. CBD, also known as cannabinoids, work naturally with the body’s endocannabinoid system to produce positive effects within the central nervous system. This has proved to be especially helpful for women in different aspects and phases of their lives. CBD tinctures are one of the most popular methods of choice when it comes to CBD. So, whether you know about tinctures already, or are looking to find some great products, MD Choice are the highest quality on the market and have a wide range of options for customers to choose from. Let’s dive into tinctures a little more.
What Are Tinctures?
Tinctures are liquid based forms of CBD, and according to Leafly, “Tinctures are produced by steeping cannabis flowers or isolates in a high-proof grain alcohol, then applying low heat for a significant span of time. This allows the active compounds in cannabis to infuse into the neutral spirit, much of which is then boiled off”.
Tinctures will either come in full spectrum, broad spectrum, of pure CBD isolate form. The full spectrum consists of the whole plant being processed, basically crushed whole into an oil. With this option you are receiving the full spectrum of benefits of the plant. Keep in mind that a full spectrum tincture can produce (a false) positive on a drug test—depending on if you are taking cannabis tincture or hemp. Hemp-derived cannabis is less than 0.3% THC so it would produce the false positive.
The broad spectrum tinctures go through the same process with the exception of all of the THC being extracted from the oil. So, you’re receiving all of the plant’s benefits without the trace amounts of THC. With this option you have nothing to worry about in regards to drug testing if you are taking a hemp derived tincture.
A CBD isolate is 99% pure CBD that has been isolated and extracted from the plant.
How Do You Take Tinctures?
Tinctures are most often very concentrated and designed to be taken in small doses as needed. It’s often advised to start with small doses and work your way up as you see fit. They come with a convenient dropper, so it’s very easy to take a few drops under your tongue or put some in your food or drink. If you use it sublingually, it will go directly into your bloodstream and you’ll feel the effects within 5-20 minutes.
CBD Tincture & PMS Symptoms
The anti-inflammatory effects of CBD work through the endocannabinoid system and are effective in dealing with irritability, stress, cramps, nausea, and much more. It has proved to be a lifesaver for the women who suffer from dysmenorrhea which is the medical term for having a “painful period”. CBD has been shown to have strong enough anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxation effects to help with dysmenorrhea, as well as help with regular pms pain and discomfort.
This is a new phase in a woman’s life, typically starting between 40-58 years old, where the female organs stop producing hormones and the body exhibits symptoms such as hot flashes, no menstrual cycle, thinning of bones, fatigue, night sweats, hair loss, reduced sex drive, vaginal dryess, decresed sex drive, and more. The endocannabinoid system goes through complex changes during menopause and the fact that CBD naturally works with the endocannabinoid system provides relief from those intense symptoms by enabling a homeostasis in the body.
CBD can help regulate hormonal imbalances in women by balancing the stress activated hormone, cortisol. When this hormone is regulated the hormonal balance can be prevented. An added benefit of CBD is that you’re getting a healthy dose of omega fatty acids which also help regulate hormones.
Sleep disturbance is a common complaint during menopause and highly fluctuates depending on which state of menopause the woman is going through. Post menopausal women suffer the most from sleeplessness. The sleep disturbance is due to the disturbance in hormones. CBD has been effective in forming a sleep pattern for menopausal women.
Stress & Anxiety
Sure, this is more generalized, but women go through stress and anxiety on a daily basis and not to mention, go through it even more when dealing with pms symptoms or menopause symptoms. CBD is effective in relieving stress and anxiety because it works with the central nervous system in a way that alleviates those symptoms.
The effectiveness used to be heavily debated, but there have been more studies emerging that highlight the drastic effectiveness of CBD in relation to all kinds of ailments. The fact that CBD can help women in such a difficult transition in life is amazing. If you are a woman and you’ve tried everything else, give CBD a try. It won’t disappoint!