The CBD industry is more successful than ever before, offering a wide array of formulas that can address all kinds of specific needs. When it comes to the success and accessibility of hemp, we cannot forget that this gender-inclusive industry has been supported by women, from the customers purchasing the products on the market to the lawmakers who helped make the hemp plant legal.
CBD for Women: How Its Properties Can Be Useful to Females
More women have incorporated cannabidiol (CBD) into their daily routines, as research has found that it may be useful to those dealing with issues that disproportionately affect women. A number of women-specific issues pertain to female hormones, which are more prone to imbalances than the hormones in men, primarily due to the complexity of the female menstrual cycle. Many women swear by CBD for PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome), for helping with specific symptoms including cramping, headaches, mood swings, fatigue, brain fog, nausea and more.
So, why does CBD seem to offer unique effects to these specific issues? CBD is a cannabinoid, and when absorbed into the body, it binds to cannabinoid receptors that trigger the regulation of specific bodily process ranging from mood to pain. In fact, a multitude of studies have supported the idea that CBD has a regulating effect on inflammation, which means that using this cannabinoid may help with the common aches and pains that occur during this time of the month.
Women are disproportionately affected by insomnia and anxiety, with the two conditions in fact often going hand in hand. Both of these conditions can greatly reduce a woman’s quality of life, and some of the treatment options out there can be habit-forming or can come with serious side effects. Therefore, it’s not surprising that a lot of women are turning to cannabidiol to get better sleep and feel relief from stress. By now, research has uncovered evidence dealing with hemp’s compounds for potentially offering calming effects that are as useful to our states of mind, as they are to our sleep cycles.
Women are also more likely to develop inflammatory conditions, especially later in life, including arthritis and fibromyalgia, which can cause severe pain and a lack of full mobility of the joints. Referring to the potential anti-inflammatory properties cited in the study above, CBD may act as a useful addition to the routine of any woman suffering from one of these conditions.
CBD Making an Impact on the Beauty Industry
The beauty industry, which is largely marketed toward women, has embraced the compounds of the hemp plant due to their effects on the skin. Studies have analyzed hemp’s potential beauty-enhancing properties, with a particular focus on CBD, for quite some time now. We know that the potential anti-inflammatory properties found in the cannabinoid may regulate skin inflammation, which can present itself in various ways including:
- Skin irritation that causes dryness, redness, and flaking
In fact, the antioxidants in hemp give beauty manufacturers confidence that CBD can offer anti-aging properties as well.
This means that there is an entire submarket of the hemp industry devoted to beauty, which is thriving like never before. Women can indulge in self-care by treating themselves to a wide range of beautifying CBD treatments, and even many spas around the country are incorporating hemp-infused products into their services, ranging from skin-soothing facials to body treatments that apply cannabidiol from head to toe.
Speaking of self-care, this term has been quite prominent lately, as we are beginning to understand the effects of burnout and chronic stress that tend to affect many women in our society. Self-care is the act of serving oneself with therapeutic rituals that require minimum effort yet make us feel like we’re treating ourselves.
CBD finds itself in the self-care universe not just with beauty products, but with hemp-infused bath products. These product types turn a relaxing soak into an experience in which the muscles absorb cannabinoids, and luxurious CBD-rich massage oils that we can apply to our bodies to ease tension and intensively hydrate the skin.
Women in the CBD Industry
Yes, more women are using CBD, but an increase of women are also making CBD. The hemp market is highly inclusive, and many women have played major roles in product development, hemp farming, strain breeding, marketing, researching, and more. Not all markets have been so inclusive of women, but it’s largely acknowledged that CBD wouldn’t be where it is today if it weren’t for female contributions.
As CBD has grown in popularity, more celebrities have gotten into the industry by making their own lines of products. Also, a number of female celebrities have seen opportunities to launch products geared specifically toward women consumers. Whoopi Goldberg is a notable example, who developed a line of hemp-infused formulas specifically for women who experience severe symptoms of PMS.
Women Advocating for CBD
It goes without saying that the hemp industry has a number of advocates, including some high-profile names. Celebrity CBD endorsers have been critical to the success of the hemp market in our country, giving legitimacy to the industry while inspiring fans to give cannabidiol a try. Kim Kardashian famously promoted CBD on her Instagram page, and it is safe to say that hemp sales saw an uptick shortly after. Other famous names include Mandy Moore, Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Wilde, Melissa Etheridge, Allesandra Ambrosio, Kristen Bell, and Olivia Newton-John, who have all been particularly outspoken about the ways in which hemp has helped them.
Female Legislators and Doctors are Making Hemp More Accessible and Viable
We have to remember that many women are responsible for hemp’s legal status. The Farm Bill was passed by Congress in 2018, which effectively legalized the hemp plant and its many derivatives including CBD. Many of the legislators responsible for passing the bill were female, who believed in the future of hemp and how it could potentially help citizens with its gentle and holistic nature. Former Representative Tulsi Gabbard has been particularly outspoken about hemp laws in the country, passionately supporting the decriminalization of CBD among military personnel as a means for coping with PTSD, pain and more.
Meanwhile, female doctors across the country are promoting CBD to their patients, which can inspire those who otherwise wouldn’t have given it a try. As the medical industry continues to validate CBD, it’s becoming more and more common for female healthcare providers to help guide their patients through the process of beginning routines with hemp-infused products.
Women Have Truly Made a Difference in Our Industry
Natural Path Botanicals want to thank all of the women who have worked hard to push the CBD industry into the success that it is today, including lawmakers, doctors, advocates, farmers, product developers, business owners and the countless number of women who support the industry simply by taking hemp on a regular basis. This industry always has been and always will be inclusive to women, and will always offer formulas made specially for women’s needs.