Are Your Hormones Safe with Consumption of CBD?

Most of you must be aware that CBD oil is able to reduce inflammation and also calm your mind by interacting with your brain and also your central nervous system. However, do you know how CBD oil impacts your endocrine system?

CBD can in fact influence your body’s network, which are various hormone-producing glands that can play a vital role for almost everything right from your hunger to heartbeat and even your sexual function.

Though, we are yet to know the complete details, as research is still going on, there are enough indications to show that CBD oil is responsible for influencing your hormones too. We shall discuss about that in the subsequent paragraphs. 

What is discussed in this article is only to provide general information about full spectrum CBD oil and should never be treated as medical advice as such. 

How CBD oil affects your hormones?

Let us first try to understand what is the basic role of our hormone in our endocrine system that consists of a number of glands spread throughout our body. Some of them are:

  • Thyroid
  • Pineal gland
  • Ovaries
  • Testicles
  • Hypothalamus
  • Pancreas

All these glands are capable of producing hormones, that are released into our bloodstream. Hormones can play a major role in many of our processes in the body including the following: 

  • Metabolism
  • Appetite
  • Mood 
  • Growth and development
  • Reproduction
  • Sexual function

You must be aware of that many of the above processes are influenced by CBD oil.

You need to understand that cannabis sativa plant, which is a source of CBD oil contains over 100 different phyto-cannabinoids, which are compounds that mirror the endocannabinoids. It is produced by our own endocannabinoid system of the body.

Among them 2 most popular phyto-cannabinoids are the following for which plenty of research has been done:

  • Cannabidiol (CBD) 
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)  

CBD as you know is not an intoxicating compound while THC can produce the intoxicating ‘high’ which is sharply in contrast to each other. 

CBD oil can react with our internal cannabinoid receptors known as CB1 and CB2 located throughout our brain and body. Both these receptors are going to affect many different physiological processes, like our perception of pain, inflammation, and mood.

Therefore, by activating both these receptors, your CBD oil can stimulate our endocrine glands, and as a result, will affect the hormone levels of our body.

How CBD oil to be used for hormone-related issues?

Quite a few among you must be suffering from a condition that can throw your hormones totally out of balance, where CBD oil can be useful. However, before you decide to use it. you must remember the following:

  1. Check with your doctor whether it will be right for you.
  2. Let him know which medicines you are presently taking so that he can understand how your medications can influence the effects of CBD
  3. Choose your forms of CBD like capsules, edibles, drops or vapes. 
  4. You need to find right dose by starting with the lowest dose and then slowly increasing it till you reach the sweet spot where you can find improvement in your condition.