- Females reported taking CBD for hormonal issues
Participants reported taking CBD for female hormonal issues across the lifecycle, from PMS to post-menopause.
Typically, people taking CBD for hormonal conditions also reported using CBD for pain (76%), and sleep problems (69%).
This group was more likely than average to be taking hemp (with little to no THC) rather than cannabis-derived CBD. Fifty-seven percent utilized hemp-derived CBD, while 38% used CBD with or from cannabis.
Participants were asked to rate how CBD impacted 14 common symptoms of hormonal conditions (see chart below), indicating whether symptoms were “much better,” “little better,” “no change,” a “little worse,” or “lot worse.” CBD appeared to be highly effective in addressing mood and pain issues associated with female hormonal cycles. It also appeared to be especially helpful in mitigating night sweats and, to a lesser degree, hot flashes associated with menopause.
CBD was less effective at ameliorating bloating and food cravings related to menstruation, and sexual discomfort, low sex drive associated and dry skin related to menopause. About 5% of people reported that their CBD product made PMS-related food cravings worse, an effect that may be attributable to THC’s well-known tendency to cause the “munchies.”