There is a time in the woman’s life when everything starts to change, hormone levels go down, and with the aging factor, many begin to feel these changes more heavily than others. Like any natural transition, menopause can cause uncomfortable changes, including hot flashes, sleep disturbances, pain and aches, mood swings, and more.
All these symptoms can negatively affect a woman’s life, including their workplace, relationships, their sleeping patterns, mental health, and more. According to Statistics Canada, by 2026, 21% of the Canadian population will be women 50 and over. Another research has shown that the women’s experience of menopause can be related to many things, including genetics, diet, lifestyle, and social and cultural attitudes toward older women.
As the medical system is still not fully prepared to deal with all these changes caused by menopause, CBD has become a popular natural alternative treatment as it can help relieve symptoms and discomfort caused by all the hormonal fluctuations.
What is menopause?
Menopause, also known as the climacteric, is the time in women’s lives when menstrual periods stop permanently. The menopausal transition most often begins between ages 45 and 55. It usually lasts about seven years but can be as long as 14 years.
As levels of estrogen decrease in the body, women could have various symptoms, some mild, but in others, the symptoms can be severe. The first signs that you are entering the menopause stage are:
- Hot flashes
- Uneven or missed periods
- Vaginal dryness
- Sore breasts
- Needing to pee more often
- Trouble sleeping
- Emotional changes
- Dry skin, eyes, or mouth
How CBD can regulate menopause symptoms
The endocannabinoid system is a collection of cell receptors, called cannabinoid receptors, in the brain, other organs, and tissues throughout the body. This system plays an essential role in menopause, affecting several processes in the body, including thought, memory, mood, pain management, and appetite.
The CB1 receptor, which is primarily found in the brain, regulates sex hormone production. As the female hormone levels vary throughout the month per the menstrual cycle, a study concluded that not only do endocannabinoid levels fluctuate across the female hormonal cycle, but CB1 receptor densities also fluctuate.
Cannabinoids created outside the body—like CBD— can also bind with the CB1 (and others) receptors to produce various effects and moderate some of these physical functions alleviating symptoms associated with menopause.
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Menopause symptoms CBD can help with
As menopause triggers brain chemistry changes and inflammation— which are the root of most menopausal symptoms— CBD can help ease those effects:
- Aches and joint pain.
- Hot flashes and night sweats.
- Mood swings.
- Weight gain.
- Arthritis and osteoporosis.
- Genitourinary syndrome.
- Memory loss.
- Sleeping problems.
When nearing your menopausal ages, you must observe the changes currently happening within your life and body. Fortunately, there are many resources and natural medicines, including CBD oil for menopause, that can help you through this process.
Still have questions?
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