The menstrual cycle or female sexual cycle is the process that prepares a woman’s uterus for pregnancy every month, through the development of the female gametes and a series of physiological changes. Important menstrual health prevents these possible processes that occur in women’s lives from presenting complications. Canopy Growth is aware that a large number of its consumers are women and that is why some time ago, the company studied in depth the positive effects that cannabidiol (CBD) can have on menstrual health.
After six months of testing, the team of scientific researchers of this leader in cannabis released positive results of a study analyzing the effects of CBD on menstrual-related symptoms. In order to have a subject matter specialist in the research, Canopy Growth enlisted the support of Dr. Jessica G. Irons and Morgan L. Ferretti of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
At least three-quarters of people of reproductive age who go through a menstruation cycle have reported experiencing unpleasant pain related to this process. Many of those symptoms include swelling in various areas of the body, backaches, cramps, mood swings, nausea, and a lot of stress.
The recently completed study marks the first comprehensive analysis of the effects of CBD in controlling these symptoms. Over a period of half a year, a total of 40 participants who reported having these menstrual-related symptoms were randomized to receive either 160 mg or 320 mg of CBD in divided doses twice daily for five days.
According to the results, it was demonstrated that there was a significant reduction of the symptoms related to this menstrual cycle during the six months. It was also identified that the higher dose was highly effective in reducing stress and irritability during the same period. These data collected are the first of their kind to demonstrate the efficacy of cannabis-based therapies in treating menstrual symptoms.