Cannabinoids Impact On Women’s Wellness

by Will Eyman
08.06.2021
CBD Pet Market

The legal cannabis industry is growing rapidly in the field of wellness, and women’s health is a huge focus. Given that women’s health is an unmet need, there has been a rush to develop products. Women, who have often been underserved by the medical and pharmaceutical industries, have much to gain from the acceptance of cannabidiol as treatment. 

Cannabinoids derived from a plant are termed phytocannabinoids. These cannabinoids interact with receptors in our endocannabinoid system (ECS). CB1 and CB2 are the most prevalent receptors and scientists are beginning to uncover the factors that can play a critical role in their function. Cannabinoids are also known to bind to various transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channels that are involved in skin function such as pain, temperature, itching, and regulation of hair growth. 

In female reproductive organs, CB1 receptors proliferate externally around the ovaries and the central nervous system. CB2 receptors are found in the ovarian cortex, medulla, and follicles. Both CB1 and CB2 have been identified to influence the operation of female reproductive organs. 

  • The endocannabinoid system is abundant in female reproductive organs. 
  • When activated by cannabinoids, it can induce pain relief and reduce inflammation. 
  • When formulated precisely and designed with purpose, vaginal products can be an extremely effective way to ease pain or to increase pleasure during intercourse. 

For women, a major advantage for the delivery of cannabinoids through the vagina is the high bioavailability. When compared to oral administration, vaginal topicals can deliver cannabinoids more quickly and in higher doses to the bloodstream. Cannabinoids introduced to the vaginal tract are transported across the vaginal membrane via transcellular (through the cell) and/or paracellular (in between the cell) routes. Cannabinoids enter the bloodstream through the lamina propria layer, where the exterior iliac vein unites with the common iliac vein.

ENDOCANNABINOIDS IN THE UTERUS

The uterus and ovaries are full of endocannabinoid receptors for both CB1 and CB2. These receptors are sensitive to both the cannabinoids in cannabis as well as the natural endocannabinoids our body produces, like anandamide. 

Anandamide is an endocannabinoid often called the “bliss molecule”. The uterus has the highest level of anandamide in the body during ovulation, and anandamide is essential for conception and fertility.

We can naturally support the health of our endocannabinoid system, and bring ease to our reproductive organs and cycles, by harnessing the natural power of wellness through healthy and legal cannabis products like CBD.  CBD is promising for easing the normal discomforts of menstrual cramps and perimenopause. Cramping, PMS, and other cyclical discomforts worsen due to inflammation in the body causing prostaglandins. CBD, anandamide, and cannabinoids reduce inflammation and create ease in the body.

  • CBD Eases Premenstrual Pain: Not every woman suffers from PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, but those who do are often left debilitated by the symptoms. Almost all women want a way to deal with aches and discomforts that come with hormonal shifts. Amazingly, CBD works to counteract all of the major symptoms of PMS. 
  • First, it fights inflammation all over the body, which helps treat headaches, upset stomachs, and physical sensitivities. 
  • At the same time, CBD naturally elevates one’s mood, helping to defeat mood swings and minor depression, both common PMS symptoms. 
  • Finally, CBD helps women with PMS get enough restful, healing sleep, something that’s often hard to come by. Women often find that it’s helpful to medicate with CBD both before and during their menstrual period for the best symptom relief.

    Market Examples: 

    Dr. Kerklaan: Natural CBD PMS Cream 

    Doctor formulated, this CBD brand offers high dosage, therapeutic CBD creams for treating pain; the PMS cream soothes cramps and lower back pain. We also love the lotion, which is infused with vanilla to help stimulate the body and relax the mind. 

    The Good Patch: Period. 

    This brand creates CBD-infused patches targeting symptoms in different parts of the body. The period patch is infused with black cohosh—an herb used to regulate hormones and help with uterine health—as well as menthol, for a cooling, natural pain reliever. 

     

    Quim Happy Clam Oil

    Anointed as an “eye cream for your vagina,” Happy Clam Everyday Oil is a carefully curated blend of full-spectrum CBD oil plus naturally derived botanical oils that have been designed to keep your quim happy, healthy, and moisturized.  Consider this nourishment a part of your daily routine for healthy and happy lady parts.

    Shea Brand: Menstrual Roller

    Shea Brand is committed to sustainable production and pure ingredients that target pain while helping soothe the body. The menstrual roller has a high dose of CBD, along with ingredients like menthol and arnica oil that help deliver the CBD to the system. This calms painful cramps and bloating. 

    Develop Your Next Women’s Wellness Product: 

    From ingredient selection through product delivery, work alongside our formulation and branding experts to develop an exclusive line of custom products that deliver a targeted therapeutic release for your customers in our custom product development experience

     

    CBD Pet Market

    The legal cannabis industry is growing rapidly in the field of wellness, and women’s health is a huge focus. Given that women’s health is an unmet need, there has been a rush to develop products. Women, who have often been underserved by the medical and pharmaceutical industries, have much to gain from the acceptance of cannabidiol as treatment. 

    Cannabinoids derived from a plant are termed phytocannabinoids. These cannabinoids interact with receptors in our endocannabinoid system (ECS). CB1 and CB2 are the most prevalent receptors and scientists are beginning to uncover the factors that can play a critical role in their function. Cannabinoids are also known to bind to various transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channels that are involved in skin function such as pain, temperature, itching, and regulation of hair growth. 

    In female reproductive organs, CB1 receptors proliferate externally around the ovaries and the central nervous system. CB2 receptors are found in the ovarian cortex, medulla, and follicles. Both CB1 and CB2 have been identified to influence the operation of female reproductive organs. 

    • The endocannabinoid system is abundant in female reproductive organs. 
    • When activated by cannabinoids, it can induce pain relief and reduce inflammation. 
    • When formulated precisely and designed with purpose, vaginal products can be an extremely effective way to ease pain or to increase pleasure during intercourse. 

    For women, a major advantage for the delivery of cannabinoids through the vagina is the high bioavailability. When compared to oral administration, vaginal topicals can deliver cannabinoids more quickly and in higher doses to the bloodstream. Cannabinoids introduced to the vaginal tract are transported across the vaginal membrane via transcellular (through the cell) and/or paracellular (in between the cell) routes. Cannabinoids enter the bloodstream through the lamina propria layer, where the exterior iliac vein unites with the common iliac vein.

    ENDOCANNABINOIDS IN THE UTERUS

    The uterus and ovaries are full of endocannabinoid receptors for both CB1 and CB2. These receptors are sensitive to both the cannabinoids in cannabis as well as the natural endocannabinoids our body produces, like anandamide. 

    Anandamide is an endocannabinoid often called the “bliss molecule”. The uterus has the highest level of anandamide in the body during ovulation, and anandamide is essential for conception and fertility.

    We can naturally support the health of our endocannabinoid system, and bring ease to our reproductive organs and cycles, by harnessing the natural power of wellness through healthy and legal cannabis products like CBD.  CBD is promising for easing the normal discomforts of menstrual cramps and perimenopause. Cramping, PMS, and other cyclical discomforts worsen due to inflammation in the body causing prostaglandins. CBD, anandamide, and cannabinoids reduce inflammation and create ease in the body.

    • CBD Eases Premenstrual Pain: Not every woman suffers from PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, but those who do are often left debilitated by the symptoms. Almost all women want a way to deal with aches and discomforts that come with hormonal shifts. Amazingly, CBD works to counteract all of the major symptoms of PMS. 
    • First, it fights inflammation all over the body, which helps treat headaches, upset stomachs, and physical sensitivities. 
    • At the same time, CBD naturally elevates one’s mood, helping to defeat mood swings and minor depression, both common PMS symptoms. 
    • Finally, CBD helps women with PMS get enough restful, healing sleep, something that’s often hard to come by. Women often find that it’s helpful to medicate with CBD both before and during their menstrual period for the best symptom relief.

      Market Examples

      Dr. Kerklaan: Natural CBD PMS Cream 

      Doctor formulated, this CBD brand offers high dosage, therapeutic CBD creams for treating pain; the PMS cream soothes cramps and lower back pain. We also love the lotion, which is infused with vanilla to help stimulate the body and relax the mind. 

      The Good Patch: Period. 

      This brand creates CBD-infused patches targeting symptoms in different parts of the body. The period patch is infused with black cohosh—an herb used to regulate hormones and help with uterine health—as well as menthol, for a cooling, natural pain reliever.

      Quim Happy Clam Oil

      Anointed as an “eye cream for your vagina,” Happy Clam Everyday Oil is a carefully curated blend of full-spectrum CBD oil plus naturally derived botanical oils that have been designed to keep your quim happy, healthy, and moisturized.  Consider this nourishment a part of your daily routine for healthy and happy lady parts.

      Shea Brand: Menstrual Roller

      Shea Brand is committed to sustainable production and pure ingredients that target pain while helping soothe the body. The menstrual roller has a high dose of CBD, along with ingredients like menthol and arnica oil that help deliver the CBD to the system. This calms painful cramps and bloating. 

      Develop Your Next Women’s Wellness Product: 

      From ingredient selection through product delivery, work alongside our formulation and branding experts to develop an exclusive line of custom products that deliver a targeted therapeutic release for your customers in our custom product development experience

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