That said, Congress is poised to lift a federal hemp ban this month, that, according to The Hill, "will for the first time allow lawmakers to develop and impose best manufacturing practices and standards for this nascent industry—policies that will ultimately lead to a safer and better-quality product for consumers."
Frank says she started with 3 mg of PlusCBDOil Green peppermint spray, and got relief, the very first day. "It was like someone flipped off the switch that was making me feel sick at all times," she explains. "I was once again able to move, sleep and eat without feeling the need to vomit. Even my over sensitivity to smells dissipated!" She says that over the course of her pregnancy, she also experienced a "reduction in stress and anxiety levels, better mood, more patience, better sleep, and less aches and pains."
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What the Experts Say
Maggie Frank, a mom who is also the National Educator for PlusCBD Oil, says she's seen the product "used by women during pregnancy to help with a wide range of complaints including morning sickness, stress and anxiety, sleeplessness, food aversions as well as the aches, pains and cramps that accompany pregnancy for many."
Touted for offering a bevy of benefits, from pain relief to stress management, CBD, or cannabidiol, is having a real moment. The component of either a marijuana or hemp plant is non-psychoactive, unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)—which only comes from marijuana—and is popping up in therapeutic products all over the internet and country. From drinking CBD mocktails as an alternative to wine to caring for sore muscles with a CBD salve or soaking in a tub with a CBD-lace bath bomb, moms everywhere are loving its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-psychotic, anti-convulsant, and antidepressant properties.
More moms are turning to therapeutic products made with CBD, or cannabidiol, and some swear it helped offer relief while they were expecting. Here’s what these moms—and experts—say about CBD during pregnancy.
Unfortunately, because they’re carrying a fragile human being inside, women should not consume psychoactive substances. Like you probably already know, cannabis contains more than 100 cannabinoids. These have multiple functions and act differently depending on a number of variables. While THC might not be the healthiest of options during this time, CBD could be. This cannabinoid does not induce any psychoactive effects and is much safer than THC. If you’re interested in learning more about using cannabis with all its components during pregnancy, we have an article on that as well. However, in this one, we will be looking specifically at cannabidiol or CBD.
THC has been far more studied than CBD. Being illegal in most countries around the world, cannabis hasn’t been offered a lot of thorough research opportunities. Until recently, CBD was relatively unknown. At present, however, we do have a couple of studies that may shine a light on the issue of CBD and pregnancy.
HOW CBD IMPACTS PREGNANCY
There are a lot of uncomfortable symptoms that may accompany a woman during pregnancy and the first few months after childbirth. Nausea, chronic pain, and migraines are just a few of the physical symptoms. Psychologically, some women are faced with severe anxiety and depression, especially after giving birth. These are symptoms that are known for being at least partially ameliorated with cannabis.
Pregnancy is a very important time for both the mother and child, however, it can come with some unpleasant symptoms. Here’s a look into whether CBD is safe to use during pregnancy to relieve adverse side effects.
CBD-rich edibles are an option to avoid the pitfalls of smoking. But if you aren’t making them yourself, it can still be risky. Only use edibles if you’re making them with a controlled dosage and organic products.