Did you know that1 in 5 Indian womenbattle Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome/PCOS? Out of the 675 million women in this country, a quarter remains unaware of the condition; 35% do not talk about PCOS, and nearly 5% believe it iswrong to do so! With over half the population being ashamed of such a perfectly natural condition, how will we, as a society, overcome it?
Research has shown that CBD oils can be a powerful tool to heal the symptoms of PCOS. But before we can begin to heal our uteruses, we must heal our minds too. Luckily, CBD oil can help with both!
Want to know how? Keep reading to find out.
A Run Down On PCOS
PCOS is a condition faced by women post-puberty and is defined by a hormonal balance in the body. Every female body contains a certain amount of “male” hormones (which gives men their typical traits like facial hair). But sometimes, when our system is disrupted, there may be a sharp increase in the hormones, leading to undesirable symptoms.
Symptoms of PCOS
- Excess body and facial hair
- Oily, acne-prone skin
- Metabolic changes
- Depression and anxiety
- Irregular & painful menstrual cycles
- Low fertility
- Hair loss from the scalp
- High blood pressure
- Darkened skin and skin tags
Diagnosis & Treatment
PCOS is often misunderstood among medical practitioners – and combined with generations-worth of taboo, it makes it harder to diagnose and treat. So far, it is clear that PCOS isinfluenced by genetics. Your genes may be causing the excess male hormones, insulin resistance, and a slight amount of constant inflammation. These three make up a highly inconvenient PCOS package. If it is left unattended, it wreaks havoc. Without intervention, these symptoms can gradually turn into heart disease, infertility, diabetes, and ovarian cancer.
The treatment of symptoms of PCOS is largely lacking. Most doctors recommend lifestyle changes like exercise and a high-protein, low-carb diet. Some doctors prescribe hormonal birth control pills to deal with severe symptoms - but this is problematic due to its side effects.
Can CBD Oil Help With PCOS Symptoms?
PCOS is a complex syndrome - intimately connected to the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is in charge of several hormonal systems that regulate our sleep, skin, immunity, reproduction, mood, heart, and brain health (to name a few).
Our body has an incredible way of healing itself even when we encounter threats. It does this with the help of the ECS that brings it back to equilibrium when something is off internally. The ECS (which we all have!) has receptors called CB1 and CB2 – which cannabinoids like cannabidiol or CBD interact with to keep the system running smoothly! According to this study inFertility and Sterility, those affected by PCOS have higher than average amounts of CB1 and CB2 receptors. When CBD attaches itself to these receptors, it helps relieve some of these symptoms.
- Regulates Insulin and Blood Sugar
Scientists have discovered that the ECS, and CB1 receptors, in particular, can affect insulin resistance - a key feature of PCOS. CBD reacts with these receptors to improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar. This keeps diabetes at bay!
- Supports Healthy Metabolism
Full-spectrum CBD oils have the power to curb appetite and improve the way sugar and fat are broken down into energy in the mitochondria. As we have discussed, it also regulates blood sugar in the body, thus reducing unnecessary cravings. All this means you can get to yourhealthiest weight with CBD oils by your side.
- Relieves Depression and Anxiety
We have done an entire article on the benefits ofCBD oil for depression and another on itsbenefits for anxiety. CBD increases the concentration of serotonin in the brain, by interacting with the CB1 receptors. This compound makes you feel “happier” and has been found to bring relief to manyanxiety-related disorders.
- Reduces Inflammation and Pain
PCOS is known to cause a pesky amount of inflammation in the body (and the liver), which in turn causes pain and cramping. Studies show that CBD is highly effective inreducing inflammation and managing pain.
- Supports Skin and Hair Health
Did you know that your skin and hair have ECS and cannabinoid receptors too? Yes! CBD is known to have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which heal the skin and hair. Bid farewell toPCOS-related acne and hair loss with CBD oil on your nightstand!
PCOS is tricky to tackle because it manifests itself differently in everybody. Doesn’t it only make sense that the manner of treatment should be as customized? At India Hemp Organics, we want to encourage you to take charge of your wellbeing. PCOS is nothing to be ashamed of, and it is up to you to decide what is best for your body!
Our formulations of full-spectrum cannabis oils are one of the easiest ways to incorporate CBD into your daily routine. All you have to do is meet with our specialist, who will assess your case and adjust the dosage accordingly. If this sounds exciting to you, book a free consultation with our in-house expert to find the rightCannaBliss Oil for your PCOS symptoms.