As cannabis laws continue to change, CBD products are bursting onto the market. Many are being targeted towards women, and for good reason. CBD for moms is becoming the new trend, as studies show it can help with inflammation, pain, anxiety, and many other health issues.
Cannabis works with your body’s naturally occurring Endocannabinoid System(ECS). Cannabinoids like CBD interact with this system. Your ECS is responsible for a variety of functions and overall homeostasis.
So what does this mean for you as a new mom? Here are the top 6 reasons for you to start using CBD.
1. Anti-Aging and Stretch Marks
As a natural antioxidant, CBD encourages healing and protects the skin from further damage.
During pregnancy rubbing CBD lotion and/or oil on your stomach can help prevent stretch marks. If you have existing stretch marks, CBD oil has been shown to reduce their appearance when applied everyday.
Similarly, CBD is being added to skin-care lines to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Use as you would any other skin care regimen with the added benefit of cannabinoids. Stay looking young and fresh no matter how old your kiddos get.
2. Mood Stabilizer
What new mom doesn’t get stressed out, overwhelmed, and exhausted sometimes?!
Your Endocannabinoid System has receptors in your neuronal tissues including the hippocampus and amygdala. These areas are important in emotional health and mood regulation. Keeping your ECS flush with cannabinoids can help regulate mood swings.
CBD tends to have a calming effect on most, and is being studied for treatment of anxiety and stress. Rubbing CBD on your temples can help with headaches caused by fatigue. Reducing headaches and sleepiness can help regulate mood swings.
So when the laundry is piled up, the baby needs to be fed, dinner is burning, and you want to cry and laugh all at the same time…. take a breath, grab some CBD, and continue on like the champion mom you are!
3. Postpartum Depression
1 in 9 women suffer from postpartum depression after childbirth. And approximate 85% of women have some form of mood disturbance.
Many women are turning to CBD for relief as an alternative to other medications. Antidepressants can have negative side effects as well as unwanted hormones in your breast milk.
CBD has no side effects and no hormones. Your body naturally produces its own cannabinoids. In fact, these internal cannabinoids are naturally found in breast milk.
4. Menstrual Cramps
So you went months with no period. And now it’s back with a vengeance.
Unfortunately, the days of calling in sick are over now that you are a 24/7 mom. Luckily CBD is here to the rescue.
Studies are finding CBD to have a pain suppressing effect. CBD transdermal patches send targeted relief to those painful cramping muscles. The benefit to the patches is that you can put one on and simply go about your day as the patch sends time-released pain relief right where you need it. Similarly, balms specific for your monthly cycle can be applied to your abdomen and lower back areas for calming relief.
5. Self Care
Many mothers feel like self care is the first thing to go out the window after the baby arrives.
A daily dose of CBD can be an easy step towards maintaining self care. Since your ECS is partially responsible for your bodies overall homeostasis, keeping the system functioning optimally can help your general health.
And we all know how important it is for mom to not get sick. Consider taking a CBD capsule with your morning routine of other nutritional supplements.
6. Work Out Recovery
Getting back to working out can be difficult without being a new mom.
Just squeezing in the time to get to the gym or that yoga class can be hard enough. You have no extra time to be sore or tired. As an anti-inflammatory, CBD can help your muscles recover faster.
Sweat it up then grab a CBD gummy because less sore time leaves more room for play time.
Being a mom is a rewarding and challenging adventure! For that mom who is always looking for easy ways to be her best – CBD could be just the thing.