We women are complex beings from our heads to our toes. When it comes to our reproductive systems, it’s just as beautifully intricate and hardworking as the rest of us. In broad strokes, our reproductive cycle doesn’t just impact our baby-making stuff, it also plays a big part in our health from start to finish.
You might only pay attention to your ovaries if you’re trying to get pregnant or perhaps have a chronic condition that affects them but in truth, they keep this whole womanhood thing on the road. This includes being home to our eggs, releasing them during ovulation, producing the sex hormones (AKA estrogen and progesterone) we need to stay fit and healthy. I mean, seriously, they are busy.
By showing our ovaries some love, we can help our physical wellness in the big picture and reduce the risk of conditions that can affect them (more on that later). Also, it’ll help keep our hormones balanced, which is essential for just about everything. There are lots of simple ways to do all this, which comes down to lifestyle, nutrition first and foremost, but our ears are permanently pricked when we hear studies showing promising studies on CBD for ovarian health and women’s wellness.
Read on to find out how you can care for your ovaries and ergo, look after your full body health, and how the different strands of nutrition, lifestyle, and CBD can slot together.
You probably know that when it comes to the female anatomy, we have two ovaries, and they look like two little almonds. Seriously, they are that small and about that shape. These two little nubbins can have issues, just like any other parts of our bodies.
Here’s a rundown of some to put you in the picture:
We know, it’s super scary to talk about things like this, and if you have a Doctor Google moment, you can send yourself into a spin. That’s no better than ignoring obvious signs, so the simple and powerful advice is this – if you are concerned about any symptoms, contact your doctor or OBGYN straightaway.
Along with this, scheduling regular pelvic exams will both detect any early warning signs and give you peace of mind. So, keep on top of those and make friends with your OBGYN visits, because that’s where your entire reproductive health system, not just your ovaries, are given the important once over.
Away from the worst-case scenario, if you’re in good health that’s no excuse to ignore your ovaries. They still need ongoing support and TLC to help keep you in full fitness overall, and this can be done with a few lifestyle tweaks. If we think that everything in our reproductive, let alone our health is linked, this approach makes total sense. Here are some simple steps to bear in mind.
The endocannabinoid system plays a vital role within the female reproductive system. Cannabinoid receptors have been found within the ovaries, with studies finding some of the mechanisms by which endocannabinoid signaling can impact ovarian function. Endogenous cannabinoids, also known as endocannabinoids, like anandamide (AEA) are believed to play a role in ovarian follicle and oocyte maturity. While data suggests that AEA is produced in the ovary and has a role in folliculogenesis, preovulatory follicle maturation, and ovulation, the exact source and role of the endocannabinoid in ovaries remains unclear. Scientists hypothesize that endocannabinoid dysfunction or irregularity may stimulate the development of certain ovarian disorders like PCOS.
The data available on CBD treatment for ovarian disorders is very limited at this time but anecdotal accounts and preliminary studies support promising symptom support for the following:
Finding ways to manage any ovarian disorder is the key to your wellness, but note this, you should always speak to a healthcare professional first and foremost because they are serious medical conditions.
Teacher voice aside, it’s important to know that there are ways to feel better, with the right advice from your doctor or OBGYN. If you’d like to try CBD products, speak to them, and get their take on how CBD can work with your overall plan, which should run from your lifestyle habits to your diet.
We know that cannabinoid therapy isn’t a one size fits all thing, and self-experimentation is recommended to help you find your perfect balance. When it comes to quirky factors like stress and anxiety, or pain, we advise you to start with a low dose and build it if needed to feel the benefit. Another expert tip is to keep a journal to track how you’re getting on with effects and dose along with your lifestyle changes, especially for areas like this and metabolic needs, where you can also keep stock of your diet and exercise.
Just know that when you use Press Pause products, they are all crafted by women like you, that understand the beautifully complicated nuances of our bodies. We also know first-hand the challenges we face in our unique body chemistry, including our reproductive and ovarian health. Our handcrafted, premium CBD is designed with all that in mind, and we are always on hand to help you find the right products to improve your overall female wellness support. Shop our sexual wellness products or contact us any time for more information.