CBD and sweating – Here’s how CBD can help you with that
For many, sweating is unpleasant, but natural and, above all, necessary for life. Sweating is an endogenous function that protects us from overheating. Especially during sports, in hot weather or in stressful situations, you can quickly start to sweat. In addition to deodorant and proper clothing, CBD can also provide relief. What exactly CBD and sweating is all about, we reveal here.
Why do we sweat?
Excretion of sweat helps regulate body temperature and is important. Sweat is therefore produced when the body temperature rises. Reasons for this include: warm temperatures, sports, states of arousal (anxiety, nervousness), hormonal changes (periods, menopause). One to three percent of all Germans even suffer from hyperhidrosis. This is a condition that involves heavy sweating as well as enormous outbreaks of perspiration. Even though sweating is one of the body’s natural functions, it is a burden for many people. There are numerous treatment options for hyperhidrosis, but they are not without annoying side effects.
Hot flashes and menopause
Oh dear, menopause. Menopause can give women a real hard time, but it’s a natural process. During menopause, the production of female hormones stops and estrogen levels gradually decrease until menopause.
Common side effects are: Hot flashes, heavy sweating, mood swings, sleep problems and more. Many women crave natural remedies to help manage menopausal symptoms. CBD can come into play here.
CBD as a natural remedy for sweating
As you may know, CBD is said to have calming and stress-reducing properties. But how can CBD help with heavy sweating? Let’s take a quick digression: When it comes to sweating, the nervous system plays a significant role because it stimulates sweat glands to produce. One part of the nervous system is the endocannabinoid system. It influences and regulates important functions in the body, including anxiety, stress, blood pressure, and body temperature. CBD is a cannabinoid and therefore able to dock to the receptors of the endocannabinoid system and trigger a response.
There are not yet many scientific studies that CBD really helps with hyperhidrosis. Most findings are based on subjective reports of experience. CBD can definitely help with heavy sweating caused by anxiety and stressful situations. Why? CBD is said to have harmonizing and calming properties. Thus, typical triggers such as stress, nervousness and anxiety can be inhibited. So people who start to sweat quickly in stressful situations can benefit from it.
What CBD products should I take for heavy sweating?
We recommend taking a Full Spectrum CBD oil. Why? Because the cannabidiol enters the bloodstream directly through the oral mucosa. If you are not convinced by the taste of the oil, CBD oil can also be simply mixed into food and drinks. However, this will delay the onset of action, as it must first pass through the digestive tract. Each person is different, so we can not give exact information about the dosage. It is best to test yourself to find the optimal dose. This can take some time. More information can be found in the blog post on the correct dosage.
And another insider tip: sensitive and irritated underarm skin is also happy about CBD. Shaving or artificial additives in deodorants can quickly cause skin irritation. For this we advise you to use our CBDeus Serum 5%. Simply lubricate and benefit from the skin-soothing property.
More tips against heavy sweating
- Sage tea: Sage is known for its antibacterial and astringent properties, which can have a positive effect on sweating.
- Proper clothing: Breathable clothing (loose, lightweight fabrics) can help reduce sweating. Cotton also absorbs sweat and does not give unpleasant odors.
- Alternating showers: Alternating hot and cold showers helps boost circulation and tighten skin pores.
- Drink plenty of fluids: Water is better than sugary drinks.
- Gentle diet: Strongly spiced and spicy food boosts perspiration.