With a year like 2020 and 2021, it’s little wonder that people are turning to cannabidiol (CBD), known for its calming effects, at higher rates to help with their anxiety surrounding Covid-19. Thirty-nine percent of CBD users recently reported that they were using CBD products more as a result of the pandemic, according to a survey from the Brightfield Group.
But, it is interesting fact that almost all of the existing studies on CBD and mental health were conducted using only male subjects.
However, right now, women make up 55 percent of CBD users, according to a cannabis industry report by Brightfield Group.
Women suffer from anxiety, and also depression, much more than men, and not only are women more likely to experience anxiety in their lifetime, the symptoms can change throughout the different phases of life, including before and after menopause, during pregnancy, or after giving birth largely in part to hormonal shifts.
This is a problem for *many* reasons, starting with the fact that women have historically been left out of clinical research, and equal representation in studies is still lacking, even now.
Science is already showing some key differences in how cannabis—which has been studied significantly more than CBD—may affect men and women due in part to sex hormones like testosterone and estrogen.
And hormonal shifts aren’t the only areas that deserve attention. Apart from sex differences in anxiety, an area that is often overlooked is gender. For example, we see in the current pandemic that women are shouldering more of the childcare responsibilities due to the stay-at-home orders that have shut our schools. These gender roles that place more of a burden on women are often overlooked, but they can influence the prevalence and severity of anxiety,
As the old saying tells: A house is orphan= without a good women. So the woman who fells well. even at home manage a well been.
Therefore, dear womens, do not forget to take care of yourself!