Partiality is “unfair bias in favor of one person or thing; favoritism”
It is true that the CBD market focuses on women for a wide range of benefits it has to offer them. But, does that mean CBD favors the female body to male ones? There are many women-centered problems CBD helps with but that doesn’t mean CBD is partial to women does it?
To understand this, let’s take a look at how CBD works on the human body. In the human body, CBD works with the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is present in everybody, yes both and females equally/irrespective of the gender.
The endocannabinoid is comprised of receptor proteins, and endocannabinoids spread across the human body. Studies show their role in different disease conditions. However, the endocannabinoid system is discovered and studied as a part of understanding how cannabis works on the human body.
So, the endocannabinoid system works at different levels. The two of the major receptors present in the endocannabinoid system, CB1 and CB2 work towards regulating different physiological activities. CB1 present majorly in the brain and CB2 receptors are present in the immune system.
CBD is a cannabinoid that is present in the cannabis plant, since present in the plant, this is known as phytocannabinoid. CBD interacts with these two receptors and brings about the desired changes by regulating the level of endocannabinoids, the naturally occurring cannabinoids in the body. Traditional medications such as pain killers and antidepressants also do this job. The difference with CBD? Its all done naturally!
You can read more about how an imbalanced endocannabinoid system matter in your overall health here.
CBD and Women
Now, talking about CBD and women, CBD helps to solve a lot of womanhood issues. It helps with:
The list goes on and these are exclusive problems for women. But, when it comes to the working of CBD, it differs for every individual, so is it in case of different sexes.
The female and male body is different in its functioning owing to the hormones and other factors. These hormones often not taken seriously regulate a vast majority of physiological activities such as appetite, mood, sexual functioning and so on. And their working in the female system gets a bit more complicated when we talk about the menstrual cycle. CBD oil helps alleviate a lot of stress and pain during this time.
It is also noted in a study that men are more benefited from the analgesic effects of cannabis compared to women. CBD also helps with other common conditions that affect both men and women.
CBD and Anxiety
CBD helps with anxiety issues, not just for humans but for pets too. But the studies show women are more affected with anxiety issues than men, twice than that of men. The reasons for this is not clear, but researchers are assuming it as the result of the difference in brain chemistry and coping mechanisms.
CBD helps with anxiety issues by interacting with the endocannabinoid system and improving the chances of neurogenesis in the areas of the brain where it has reduced. CBD also helps with anxiety led depression and obesity led depression, both of which affect the quality of life.
CBD and Pain
Natural pain relief is one of the qualities that attract people to CBD. CBD helps with pain relief in two ways.
- CBD has anti-inflammatory properties
- CBD helps with the perception of pain in the brain
CBD can help alleviate pain majorly through the above-mentioned routes. Studies show women suffer from pain more than men. The difference comes with the nature of pain and the duration of pain. Reports show that women are more prone to get Fibromyalgia, another painful condition.
CBD can help with pain relief from many different conditions like arthritis, chronic pain due to age, and the list goes on.
CBD helps with the regulation of problems that arise due to hormonal imbalance, which are normally high in females than the male population. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system that is functional in both men and women.
So, Is CBD partial? I don’t think so. It’s just that nature gives more troubles to women which CBD decide to solve. That’s not favoritism, is it?