How it works?
As soon as CBD is introduced into the human body it will signal the CB one and CB two receptors which are located in the endocannabinoid system in our body. This is a very important part of the human brain which is responsible for the regulation of many parts of the human body. This includes important system such as the hormones, nervous system and immune system. Research has shown that CBD is often a more natural and safe solution than pharmaceuticals but we also know that CBD oil can impact certain patients differently and for some people there may be certain risks involved. It should be understood that CBD by itself is not harmful to humans. However, it interacts with the female body in different ways and it also interacts with other supplements and medications which a woman is taking. All of these things should be taken into consideration when a woman is on hormonal birth control. A lot of claims have been made about the alleged interference of CBD with hormonal birth control. There are also people who reported other menstruation problems, side effects, and other negative changes and in some cases also unwanted pregnancy.
There is simply not sufficient scientific evidence
None of these things have been properly verified and there are many people who are not convinced that the claims which are made can be substantiated. They are in fact many females who have been on hormonal birth control and CBD simultaneously over extended periods of times who have not reported any side effects or negative consequences. Similarly, claims have been made about most other notable pharmaceutical products but in most cases those things are subjective and without scientific or medical research they cannot be accepted as fact. One of the last studies on the alleged interference of CBD with hormonal birth control has been done in the early 1980s. Since then this subject has received very little attention probably because cannabis was still illegal in most countries. The 1983 study has indicated that CBD is apparently competing with estradiol which is an important female sex hormone. These two is then competing for estrogen receptors located in the reproductive system. This could then prevent estrogen-based contraception from working properly.
The CBD influence
According to one study cannabinoid receptors seem to play a large role in the ability of cannabinoids to actually influence hormone release. We already know that hormonal birth control is also having an effect on the hormone–behavior. This is exactly why substantially more research will have to be done to fully understand how birth control and CBD interfere with each other. Even if it could be proven that the hormone activity could be affected by CBD there are other noteworthy considerations. One of the very first pharmacological studies relating to CBD has discovered a remarkable side effect in other parts of the human body. As far as the human liver is concerned CBD inactivates cytochrome p450 enzymes. The enzymes are known to metabolize many of the clinically useful drugs. The conclusion, therefore, is that CBD could very well prevent hormonal birth control from being metabolized correctly by the human body.