Data Shows Women Use CBD for PMS & Other Hormonal Conditions
Women & CBD (Cannabidiol)
Women love hemp-derived CBD products. CBD has helped women improve their quality of life in one or more ways. Some women live a balanced lifestyle and they use CBD to help maintain balance of their mind and body. Some women embrace hemp CBD oil because the oil comes from a natural plant. Some women use CBD more than men for:
- muscle pain
- joint pain
- chronic pain, and,
In a fibromyalgia survey, data was collected from 878 adults and 93.6% were women. This study reported that 72% of CBD-using women either reduced or stopped using their pain medications because CBD had better benefits, including better management of fibromyalgia symptoms and fewer side effects.
Women have also found CBD helpful in managing hormonal conditions.
Women User CBD Data: Hormonal Conditions
In another and more comprehensive survey comprised of roughly 2,243 women, 20% (452) reported using CBD for either PMS, menstrual syndrome, perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause. Among these conditions, PMS was the number one reason women used CBD, with menopause ranking second, perimenopause ranking third, menstrual syndrome ranking fourth, and post-menopause ranking fifth.
The survey asked women to rate how effective CBD was in helping 14 common symptoms associated with hormonal conditions. Symptoms included irritability, mood swings, headaches, cramping, back or pelvic pain, bloating, food cravings, digestive upset, breast tenderness, hot flashes, low sex drive, night sweats, dry skin, discomfort during sex, and urinary urgency.
Specifically, these women were asked how to rate how effective CBD on a scale from “much better”, a “little better, “no change”, a little worse” to a “lot worse.”
A little over 350 of the women found their irritability was “much better” or a “little better” when they used CBD.
A little less than 350 found their mood swings was “much better” or a “little better” when they used CBD.
Around 300 found their headaches were “much better” or a “little better” when they used CBD
A little less than 250 of the women found their cramping, back or pelvic pain to be “much better” or a “little better” when they used CBD.
Nearly 200 women found that their digestive upset was “much better” or a “little better” when they used CBD.
A little over 150 of the women found their bloating, breast tenderness and hot flashes to be “much better” or a “little better” when they used CBD.
A little less than 150 women found their food cravings were “much better” or a “little better” when they used CBD.
A little over 100 women found their night sweats and sex drive was “much better” or a “little better” when they used CBD.
Less than 100 women found that their dry skin, discomfort during sex and urinary urgency was “much better” or a “little better” when used they CBD.
Even though studies on CBD focusing on PMS, menopause, perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause are lacking, it’s inspiring to hear that CBD has helped some women better manage the symptoms associated with these conditions.
On a final note, CBD has been reported to interact with certain medications. Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine issued a non-exhaustive list of prescription medications that may interact with CBD, other cannabinoids and medicinal and recreational cannabis. If you take prescription medications and are interested in trying CBD, consult your doctor before use about any potential interactions or other possible complications.