Should Moms Take CBD/THC?
The world asks a lot from moms these days, so it is no wonder why so many report feeling burnt out, stressed, anxious, and depressed. The average modern mother is expected to maintain a successful career, a lively social calendar, a healthy family, a clean home- all while also somehow taking care of herself????
As more women show signs of exhaustion and chronic stress, it is important to consider natural and holistic means for maintaining maximum wellness. There are various ways to attempt to combat the fatigue associated with burnout, and an influx of people today are looking to CBD in an effort to feel more mentally and physically balanced. But what CBD products are best for moms? Should moms consume THC? Let’s break it down.
*This blog is refers to “Moms” as people with female hormones and reproductive systems, we understand there are more representations for mothers*
There is a multitude of issues that affect more women than men, with many of them relating to hormones and societal pressures. The balance of hormones in the female endocrine system is far more delicate than that of men, and this alone can be a huge challenge. But that on top of the insane pressure to look + act a certain way can feel like a lot. Leaning on mother earth and her medicinal herbs feels like the only right thing to do..
Pre-menstrual syndrome is a very real side effect of ovulation that can interfere with your wellbeing on a monthly basis. Throughout the menstrual cycle, hormones like progesterone, estrogen and testosterone fluctuate. The days leading up to the start of a period can be extremely difficult due to sudden, drastic changes in these hormones which can cause symptoms including severe pain, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, emotional distress, digestive troubles, brain fog and more. PMS is more severe if hormones are imbalanced, and this type of imbalance can be caused by a number of factors including everything from poor diet to fatigue caused by overwork.
Menopause occurs when our bodies no longer need to remain fertile. This can be an extremely difficult time, as huge changes to our hormonal balance take place that can cause long-term, distressing symptoms including hair loss, fatigue, insomnia, hot flashes, irritability, depression and more.
Anxiety affects more women than men, and while there are all kinds of factors that contribute to this imbalance, a lot of it has to do with hormones. Female sex hormones play a large role in mood, and if they are imbalanced, a woman can be more prone to anxiety, and will often notice that the severity of the anxiety correlates to her menstrual cycle.
Additionally, more and more moms are suffering from anxiety due to high societal pressure to flawless fit an ideal image. Many moms feel pressure to get their body back to the way it looked “pre baby” and struggle coping with the way pregnancy changed their body. Plus the never ending sensory-overload that often comes with parenting, busy schedule + pressure to make sure your child is still excelling. Honestly the list could go on, and on, and on…
Sleep disorders are also more common among women than men, which again can stem from hormonal imbalances along with feelings of stress that come from a busy schedule and a ton of pressure to be perfect and productive. Many moms sacrifice their sacred hours of sleep to stay up cleaning so that they can have a fresh start in the morning. Moms are also more likely to be sleep training with their children which results in less sleep as well.
Endometriosis is a condition that is still largely misunderstood, and its exact cause is unknown. It effects the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissue around your pelvis. It can be super painful especially during the time of your period. It can also cause pelvic pain, cramps, longer period and other uncomfortable symptoms that leave menstruating folks scrambling for relief even when they aren’t bleeding. Being diagnosed is extremely difficult as many doctors brush off the symptoms, but effectively treating it is even more difficult.
Burnout is being reported by many women who are wearing themselves down in an effort to keep their heads above water. Many moms are struggling to find childcare right now which only seems to be getting more and more expensive (along with everything else). Moms struggling to pay the bills on top of having limited support can lead to absolute exhaustion. Burnout can lead to chronic fatigue, hypersensitivity and anxiety as the adrenals become overworked and depleted.
CBD and THC are the two most popular cannabinoids on today’s hemp market. CBD and THC are cannabinoids, CBD works gently in the brain and body to strengthen neuroreceptor bonds, while THC connects with receptors to send both mental and physical signals which results in a euphoric sensation. Our body has an entire system of receptors ready to safely handle cannabinoid consumption making it one of the safest drugs available. In fact, it is nearly impossible to overdose on cannabinoids. However you should still be mindful with your cannabinoid consumption.
Cannabinoids have been researched for its effects on stress, anxiety, and sleep, and as we have discussed, there are numerous factors that make these issues highly more detrimental for moms. Cannabinoids help regulate our mood and body by playing a role in the organization of neurotransmitters in the brain.
Seventh Hill has a handful of products that they recommend for moms to use daily. Whether you are a working mom trying to be more present at the end of the day, or a stay at home mom looking for relief from over stimulation- Seventh Hill has safe, healthy and legal products for you to find relief.
If you are a mom who feels like a hemp derived product could improve your life, here are some key tips to help guide you in making your plant-powered product purchase. Keep in mind, that experimenting is part of the process. You may have a bad experience before you have a good experience, but with trial and error you can find the perfect fit. Always make sure to consume products mindfully in a safe environment.
Seventh Hill always recommends their CBD/THC Oils for folks looking for an everyday CBD product. Seventh Hill’s Oils are made with four all natural + organic ingredients making it extremely easy to introduce to your pre existing routine. Seventh Hill has a wide variety of Oils:
Oils are a great way to take your CBD/THC daily. They are easy to take on the go, their effects are instant and consistent, and they are usually the most cost effective product as well.
This comes down to your lifestyle and needs. CBD works best when used in conjunction with other cannabinoids which is why even our Traditional CBD recipes have at least 1mg of Delta 9 THC in them. THC binds with receptors in a way CBD doesn’t, so it comes with an entirely unique set of medicinal properties. Seventh Hill’s products range from 1mg-20mg of Delta 9 THC, so there is something for everyone. A product with 5mg of Delta 9 THC or more is going to have much more pronounced effects compared to one with just CBD. Delta 9 THC affects everyone differently but usually can make your body feel more heavy while also euphoric. If you are trying Delta 9 THC for the first time, I would recommend starting with our 6:1 Balance Oil or our 2:1 Caramels. Caramels are processed in your tummy and will take longer to process but will have stronger effects. Oils will take effect a lot quicker but their effects are not as significant.
Seventh Hill’s products have two changing variables: potency and effects. By mixing and matching our potencies and effects, you can find a hemp derived product as unique as you are. It is ideal to choose a potency based on the intensity of your needs. Seventh Hill’s Caramels for example come in a Traditional CBD, 2:1, 1:1 potency and more. These are simply different combinations of cannabinoids that will have different effects. A Traditional CBD product will be nice and light, while a 1:1 Caramel will be extremely potent.
On top of potency, Seventh Hill’s products have different effects (sativa, indica, hybrid). Once you have found a potency you enjoy, experiment with our different blends and their effects! Seventh Hill crafts their blends using organic isolated terpenes to create their ideal sativa, indica and hybrid terpene profiles. These terpenes work in harmony with the cannabinoids to provide extremely deep therapeutic relief.
When it comes to hemp derived products its important to remember that the closer the product is to the original flower, the more therapeutic it will be. Seventh Hill customers love to stack products/profiles with one another to get the most significant effects. For example, maybe you’re getting ready to bed and you want deep lasting relief throughout the night as well as instant relief to help you fall asleep. I would recommend taking a CBN Chill Caramel as well as a droppers worth of Unwind Oil. This way you are getting the widest variety of cannabinoids as well as terpenes for the deepest possible relief.
Note: If a product with THC has negative effects on you, consuming high amounts of CBD can shorten this experience.
It is extremely difficult to be a woman these days, but it is even harder to be a mom. When I am on top of my CBD and THC routine, I am a happier mom. I am a more present mom. I have more patience for my child, myself, and those around me. I am less anxious. I am the best version of myself. Moms should be able to find relief in CBD/THC just like they do in wine/beer. For more information on how to choose the right CBD/THC product for you, check out this blog!