Becky Spencer-Davies • CBD News
CBD for Menopause
CBD for Menopause Symptoms
Many women use CBD for menopause symptoms. Women have found that it can help with their hot flashes, mood, aches, sleep and more.
CBD has been gaining popularity as an alternative therapy for a number of conditions and symptoms. Amongst our customers are women using CBD for menopause symptoms. For those who can't, or don't want to take HRT or another medication, CBD has been a welcomed alternative.
There are a number of symptoms that make the menopause uncomfortable for women. Hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, low mood, sleep disturbances, joint stiffness, aches and pains, headaches and more. These can cause problems in daily life, so most women are looking to curb these symptoms. So, how can CBD for menopause symptoms help?
CBD for Menopause Symptoms
Aches and pains
During the menopause, your estrogen levels will be depleting and eventually dropping off entirely. When you don’t have estrogen your body will produce more inflammatory molecules. This is why issues such as arthritis, muscle and joint pain increase during these years. CBD is used by many to reduce inflammation as it has anti-inflammatory properties. This can help you with your aches and pains as you go through this new phase in your life.
As your hormones shift you might find yourself disturbed during the night. You might be unable to sleep, or unable to get back to sleep if you wake up. CBD can help to relax you and help you to drift back to sleep. It is used by people with sleep disorders, such as insomnia.
Hot flashes and night sweats are probably the symptoms you think of first when someone says menopause. They can cause distress and get in the way of daily activity and sleep too. CBD could help hot flashes due to the way in which it interacts with serotonin. If your hot flashes are beyond the help of CBD then some antidepressants and prescription medications can help too.
Mood swings, low mood and anxiety
Estrogen and progesterone influence neurotransmitters in the brain. When these levels start to drop you may notice that you don’t feel as cheery and that you are more anxious than you used to be. This is normal. CBD can help by activating the serotonin receptors. Many customers use CBD for the sole purpose of helping with their anxiety and depression.
During the menopause, hormones will change dramatically. When your body doesn’t have estrogen you will need fewer calories in your diet. If you carry on eating the same and doing the same exercise then you will gain weight. Your body will naturally favour fat around the middle over lean muscle mass. CBD may be able to help as it can switch on the genes which relate to a healthy metabolism. The product can also help to reduce your appetite and is used by dieters for this reason.
When you don’t have estrogen your body will produce more inflammatory molecules. This is why issues such as arthritis, muscle and joint pain increase during this time in your life.
CBD for menopause
We are currently working on a specific CBD produce for women going through the menopause. However, other quality CBD oil would work. You might consider a full spectrum CBD oil such as CBD Dispensary Tincture Drops.