As cannabis becomes legal in more states than ever before, many of its potential medical uses are just being realized. It has long been known that cannabis offers powerful pain relief as well as helping to balance serotonin levels in the brain. This has made it a powerful weapon against chronic pain conditions and mental illnesses for many years. However, new uses for the plant are coming to light all the time.
Doctors are increasingly looking to cannabis as a treatment for the symptoms women experience during their menstruation cycle. A new product on market is taking advantage of the healing powers of cannabis and harnessing them for this purpose.
The company produces a feminine hygiene product that is infused with the chemicals found in cannabis, also known as cannabinoids. It is these cannabinoids that contain the medicinal properties that make cannabis a viable treatment for menstrual cramps.
The main cannabinoids are Tetrahydrocannabinol (better known as THC) and Cannabidiol (more commonly called CBD). THC is the psychoactive ingredient of cannabis that gives the user a high. CBD causes no mind altering effects whatsoever but has a multitude of medical benefits and has been the focus of much of the research into medical cannabis.
These hygiene products are infused with THC and CBD. The idea is that based on the plethora of research which proves that topical THC and CBD treatments can be highly effective pain relievers, these products will reduce the pain experienced during menstruation.
This appeals to many women who are have been forced for years to rely heavily on pain medications during their periods. Taking these medications can lead to some undesirable side effects such as medication overuse headaches.
Many women would prefer to use an all-natural remedy to solve this problem and these cannabis-infused products present them with an opportunity to do just that. However, there are critics of the products who argue that ingesting CBD and THC through a capsule would be a much more effective method of use.
Time will tell whether these products deliver on their promises or not. However, what we do know is that this is just another indication of the fact that cannabis based medicines aren’t going anywhere any time soon.