Jun 8, 2016 9:05 AM

5 Ways Marijuana Can Improve Women's Health

New market niches for cannabis products appear daily, especially when it comes to products related to women's health. After all, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, four years ago women made up nearly 50 percent of all marijuana consumers.

Today, many women are coming out of the “cannabis closet” by not only admitting they are marijuana users but also taking part in softening of the social stigma associated with pot.

There are much more benefits of consuming marijuana for women apart from well-known recreational use. Apart from being a “nice way of spending time,” marijuana can also improve women's health and help them have a healthier lifestyle.

Improving the general state of health

In the human body, cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system which plays a vital role in our health. Endogenous cannabinoid receptors are located all over our bodies, including central and peripheral nervous systems, and all of them are involved in different physiological processes, such as memory, mood, pain sensation, and appetite. Endocannabinoid receptors interact with cannabinoids, regardless of their origin, whether produced within the body or introduced into the bloodstream as a result of consuming marijuana.

That is why daily marijuana consumption can help your endocannabinoid system work better. Cannabis can act as a preventative medicine, which helps your body function at its optimum capacity. The dosage though is very individual and can vary drastically for different people. It also depends heavily on the type of product you are using and the way you are consuming it. If you do not want to overstimulate your endocannabinoid receptors, you need to consult your doctor and find out what dosage fits you best.

Improving physical state

If you have problems with motivation for exercising, an uplifting strain, like Critical Jack or Dream Star, can give you a necessary boost of energy to go out for a run or to visit a local gym. Just a few puffs will allow you to overcome your inner limits, put procrastination aside and focus on your body.

Moreover, marijuana can also help you restore your physical strength after an intensive workout. A strain with sedative effect (for instance, Royal Kush or Afghan Kush) consumed before going to bed can prolong your deep sleep phase. During this phase, your body restores strength, heals the muscles and accumulates energy.

Weight control

While recreational alcohol may contain up to 2,000 calories, smoking or vaping weed is completely calorie-free. Maybe a piece of space cake will not really fit into your diet, but, thankfully, you do not need much of it to feel the effect.

Moreover, some cannabis strains may help you better digest food, so it will not be stored as fat in your body.

If you want the opposite effect, and your goal is to gain weight, the strains that have “munchies” side effect will come in handy. The only thing you need to be careful with is to have only healthy food in your fridge, so that when the joint boosts your appetite, you will not be tempted to eat something that you will regret later.

Easing menstrual cramps

Some strains are known to be wonderful pain relief, and this can be a real savior for those women who suffer from severe menstrual cramps. Just a few puffs of strains like Critical Skunk or Duke Nukem can really change the situation.

Today, it is also possible to find other cannabis products on the market, like the line issued by Whoopi Goldberg. So, even if you do not like smoking, you can get, for instance, raw sipping chocolate, topical rubs or tinctures.

Whoopi Goldberg Partners with Marijuana Maven to Launch Pot Products
Whoopi Goldberg Partners with Marijuana Maven to Launch Pot Products
​Whoopi Goldberg announced on Wednesday that she has joined Maya Elisabeth of the all-female collective Om Edibles to launch a new medical marijuana company, which will offer a line of products designed to provide relief for menstrual cramps.​

Enjoying life

For happiness and well-being, it is vitally important to find some time for yourself. According to the studies, we need at least 20 minutes every day for doing something that makes us calm, happy and satisfied. It could be 20 minuted of drawing, yoga, music, gardening; it could be pretty much anything that differs from your everyday routine.

Unfortunately, stress can reduce this precious time to zero, and this, in its turn, can aggravate the situation. Cannabis can give you the opportunity to calm down and step aside from your hectic day routine. Choose strains like AK-47, Harlequin or other that are reported to have a relaxing effect and give yourself time to find your inner peace, to meditate, or just to enjoy your life.

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