Do you find yourself relishing in a CBD latte on occasion? Or maybe some brownies with just a little CBD in it for that earthy tinge? CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the most prevalent active ingredients in cannabis or marijuana, commonly used for its medicinal and therapeutic properties but also used in some places as a recreational drug. When it comes to CBD and its impacts on the female reproductive system, however, there are many raging questions left unanswered.
Presently, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ACOG), the leading body of OB-GYNs in the country, does advise women to abstain from marijuana consumption if they are trying to get pregnant. However, CBD is available in a myriad variety of healthier forms, and we here are trying to explore what impacts these products could have on your fertility, pregnancy and other underlying reproductive health-related concerns.
First Things First: CBD is NOT THC
Let’s take a break from Google searches and settle one thing first – CBD, or cannabidiol, is the compound present in cannabis and hemp plants, but it does not produce the same psychoactive effects as you see in the movies. In fact, CBD is also produced to some extent by the human body. The key difference between CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is that THC is component responsible for the dizzy (or high) feeling one gets from consuming cannabis.
CBD is available in Thailand and other countries such as parts of the USA, Israel and many more as medicinal oils, capsules, extracts or vapours. Using CBD has been linked to possibly helping people relieve their anxiety levels, chronic pain and nausea, apart from its potential as a life-saving drug in the case of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and even cancer, although you should always consult your medical practitioner before engaging in consuming CBD products. The chemical composition and impact of CBD and THC are drastically different, it is also possible the two have varying impacts on the female reproductive system.
Interesting Take: CBD may boost Fertility
Time for a scientific insight. Research suggests that the female reproductive tract possesses several endocannabinoid receptors. Therefore, there is enough reason to believe that CBD might actually help boost ovarian function and follicle maturation. Simplified, this means that CBD may potentially act as a natural way to boost fertility without any side effects for you to fuss over. With this in mind, remember that it is illegal to consume cannabis during pregnancy in Thailand.
Increasing Interest in Endometriosis and Medical CBD
Considering that more than 11% of American women between the ages of 15 and 44 suffer from endometriosis, the prospect of CBD being a valid treatment option is more than welcome. Just like the female reproductive tract, our central and peripheral nervous systems, along with key organs and immune systems, are lined with cannabinoid receptors.
CBD oil has been in use for quite some time now for treating patients with endometriosis, which causes major inflammation and pain. CBD’s mild analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, besides its potential effect on chronic pains, anxiety and depression makes things much easier.
The Bottom Line
While the world’s scientists and researchers are still on their way to establishing pathbreaking facts around CBD and the female reproductive system, evidence suggests pronounced positive impacts. Of course, the highlight is on using only high-quality, reliable CBD products with no harmful additives for a healthier lifestyle.