Can CBD help with menopause- This is the question of the day. CBD is increasingly being used by menopausal women to aid in the relief of certain menopause symptoms. But is it a safe alternative, and more importantly, does it work?
Although CBD is not a proven treatment for any menopause symptoms, scientific and anecdotal evidence shows that CBD can reduce many of the ailments that contribute to some menopause symptoms.
The short answer is yes, but it is an indirect solution.
There is little to no scientific evidence showing that CBD can directly reduce symptoms of menopause, such as night sweats or hot flashes, however, there is evidence showing that it can impact triggers of menopause symptoms, such as stress and discomfort.
First need to understand how CBD is able to have such a huge impact on the mind and body.
CBD and other cannabinoids work by interacting with the receptors in your body’s naturally-occurring Endocannabinoid System or (ECS) for short.
Everyone has an ECS. The ECS is a transmitter system responsible for helping regulate pain control, inflammatory response, emotional processing, body temperature, sleep, and much more.
The ECS is ultimately responsible for maintaining homeostasis, or balance, within your body. It does this by interacting with endocannabinoids, which are the cannabinoids produced inside your body. However, if an endocannabinoid breaks down then the ECS might not able to do its job. This is where introducing outside cannabinoids becomes very useful. Some cannabinoids interact heavily with the CB1 and CB2 receptors within your ECS, while others can help prevent endocannabinoid breakdown.
All cannabinoids, however, do the same thing: help the ECS maintain balance within the body. This is the basis for how CBD and other cannabinoids are able to regulate menopausal symptoms.
Since CBD is able to impact the ECS, which controls many vital bodily functions, it has major potential to help ease some of the struggles associated with menopause. Here are some of the ways that CBD can, directly and indirectly, help address some common symptoms.
Hot flashes usually happen suddenly and more seemingly out of nowhere, so it can be hard to identify what is causing them.
While CBD can not stop hot flashes, it has been shown to be effective at addressing anxious thoughts, which is a common trigger for hot flashes.
Night sweats can be caused by menopause-induced hormone changes that make it more difficult for your body to regulate its own temperature, especially at night.
While CBD has little to no effect on the body’s temperature, Delta-9 THC does, regardless of whether it comes from hemp or marijuana.
The hypothermic effects of THC were discovered as early as the 1970s. Many studies done later on rodents showed there was a correlation between THC and lower body temperature.
CBD cannot prevent bone density loss. However, it can help make the prevention efforts easier.
CBD helps support healthy muscles, bones, and joints, thus, making exercise easier, especially if you have mobility restrictions or concerns. CBD also helps you maintain a normal inflammatory response, removing yet another roadblock to exercising regularly.
Having trouble sleeping or getting a good night’s rest is also a frequent symptom of menopause. It happens to be one of the most challenging symptoms to manage on a daily basis. CBD’s relaxing properties make it perfect for supporting restful sleep.
Not only can it help you give you a tranquil mood to get to bed, but CBD supports sleep quality and minimizes the episodes you may have of waking up during the night.
The mood changes that sometimes come from a direct symptom of menopause can be trying for you and even those around you. CBD can help lessen these changes in mood, as it has calming, relaxing, and great mood-boosting benefits.
The disruption of metabolism and weight gain can result from symptoms of menopause. These disruptions pose a vicious cycle that is difficult to escape.
Thankfully, there is scientific evidence to show that CBD can help directly regulate metabolism and even make weight management easier obstacle to tackle.
Several studies show that CBD can affect the body’s metabolism in a variety of indirect ways. CBD can aid in the body’s breakdown of stored fat cells, thus possibly assisting in weight loss. CBD is able to interact with the body predominantly using the endocannabinoid system. They have also been located in metabolic enzymes, and have been shown to be involved in many physiological processes. The ECS plays a role in metabolic functions such as energy storage and nutrient transport. Some research suggests it may also be involved in managing insulin sensitivity.
So. CBD can support you in a big way during your menopause journey.
But how should you take it? Here are your best options.
NAYSA CBD tinctures consist of cannabinoid extracts in a carrier oil. Sometimes, flavoring is added to provide a better taste.
Since tinctures are taken under the tongue, your body will metabolize the CBD more quickly than if you got it from a digestible product, such as a gummy.
Exact dosing is also very easy with a tincture, and the onset time is quick. You will feel the effects of a tincture within 10 to 30 minutes.
NAYSA CBD soft gels provide a tasteless way to get your CBD, and the dosing is very precise, as each soft gel contains a fixed amount of CBD.
Softgels have to be digested, so it takes a bit longer for you to feel the effects of CBD than if you used a tincture. The effects of soft gels will start working within 30-90 minutes.
NAYSA Gummies are CBD-infused gummies. These edibles provide a great-tasting way to get your CBD if you don’t like the earthy taste of tinctures.
Edibles take longer than tinctures to take effect, as you are. again receiving the CBD through digestion. You’ll typically feel the effects in 30-90 minutes.
If you’re looking for targeted relaxation for your muscles, bones, and joints, NAYSA topical products are a great fit. This is a product you apply directly to the skin of the affected area.
We have plenty of options such as CBD-infused roll-ons, salves, and lotions.
The only downside to topicals is that the CBD you get won’t be absorbed into the bloodstream. Therefore, you won’t get the mental benefits of CBD for stress or anxiety.
Topicals work quickly! After applying a topical, the effects can be felt in just 5-10 minutes.
Since menopause symptoms vary greatly between women, there is no right or wrong answer to this question.
To find your perfect dose, start by taking 10mg per day, and then increase or decrease the amount depending on whether it is working for the symptoms you’re experiencing, and how you feel.
As with any sort of supplement, we recommend speaking to your medical doctor about whether using CBD makes sense for you. Your doctor can also recommend certain products that align with your needs and help ensure you get the correct dosage.
“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
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