CBD and PCOS – could it really help?
In the UK, 1 in 5 women will suffer from PCOS. Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a condition that affects how the ovaries work.
Symptoms of PCOS include:
- Irregular periods or absent periods
- Difficulty getting pregnant due to ovulation issues
- Weight gain
- Hair growth on face, chest, back or buttocks
- Thinning hair and hair loss from the head
- Oily skin and acne
Also, those with PCOS are 3 times more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety and depression. If you have the condition you may also suffer from hormonal headaches, heavy periods and mood swings.
Can CBD help PCOS?
There is a suggestion that CBD may help with symptoms of PCOS. In this blog, we will share the main ways in which we have heard it might help.
There are a number of ways CBD may help reduce anxiety. For example it may help you to relax, help your body use it’s serotonin and give you a good night’s rest. All of these might help contribute to you feeling less anxious. You can read a more indepth look at CBD for anxiety here.
CBD isn’t the magical dose that will get you pregnant, however, it does contain Omega 3 fatty acids. This might help to boost egg quality and lower inflammation. Having healthy eggs is very important to ensure a successful pregnancy. Not only that, but Omega 3 has been considered to help with ovulation, hormone regulation and cervical mucus – all of which are paramount when it comes to getting pregnant. Read more about CBD and fertility here.
You may think that something that comes from cannabis is going to make you want to eat 6 bags of Monster Munch and 2 pots of Ben and Jerry’s. It is THC that makes you feel super hungry, which isn’t in Our Remedy CBD. CBD actually won’t increase your appetite, and studies in rats have shown that it may actually reduce it. Fewer calories in = weight loss.
Mood swings can affect us and those around us. Not pleasant for anyone. CBD may help your body to use its own serotonin and give it a boost. In turn, this can enhance your mood and make you feel a little more balanced. Not only that, but it may have a calming effect.
You might find you get a hormonal headache just before your period starts, this is due to changes in hormone levels. There has been some anecdotal evidence to suggest that CBD oil helps with managing headaches during this time.
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