CBD oil should be able to help you feel better when you go through menopause. Although menopause is a natural process and part of the aging process in all women around the world, it can cause many ailments and cause bad moods.
In this article, we will take a closer look at how you can use CBD oil for your menopausal symptoms, and as a supplement to other prescription drugs.
What does menopause really mean?
Although age can lead to many diseases, menopause is not one of them. Menopause is a word for the time in life when the reproductive organs of the female body begin to decrease their activity due to hormonal changes. In a woman who is experiencing menopause, the ovaries will eventually stop working, which means that menstruation stops and the hormones in the body change.
Women are born with several million eggs in the ovaries. There are ovaries around the eggs, and it is when these ovaries mature that women get menstruation. When menstruation comes for the first time, it is because the ovaries have matured for the first time and ovulation has taken place.
A clear sign that you as an older woman are starting to go into menopause is that menstruation first comes more often than usual, and then begins to come more rarely and irregularly.
It can take 3 months between periods sometimes. This is because the ovaries in the ovaries begin to run out and ovulation, therefore, occurs less frequently. It also means that the amount of estrogen produced in the body goes down to a constant low dose.
After a menstrual break of 6 months, it is likely that the woman has had her last period. The very last menstrual period is often referred to as menopause.
- Decreased estrogen causes discomfort
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mood swings
- Dry mucous membranes in the vagina, eyes, nose and throat
- Pain when urinating and urinating more often than usual
- Dry skin
- Decreased sex drive
- Increased fat around the abdomen or around organs in the abdomen
These conditions/issues are typical of those who go through menopause. Although it is natural and part of life to undergo menopause, the problems can feel very negative and stressful, and can even impair the quality of life of the person affected.
Benefits of CBD Oil for Menopausal Symptoms
CBD oil has the ability to relieve a wide range of diseases because the endocannabinoid system is present throughout the body. For those who suffer from menopausal symptoms, it is above all the following benefits of CBD oil as a dietary supplement that may be of interest:
According to research, a relaxing effect can be achieved, where blood pressure is stabilized and the muscles relax, when ECS is stimulated with CBD oil. This can lead to better sleep.
Because many women who go through menopause have a negative impact on sleep quality, this is an important effect of CBD oil.
Stabilization of mood
Just as hormones are out of balance during life, a hormonal imbalance can affect a person’s mood during menopause. The studies that have been done on the subject of CBD and mood, show that the substance can have a stabilizing effect on the mood.
Anxiety and depression
Research has shown that people who use CBD oil can have reduced problems with depression and anxiety. This can be for use by those who are going through menopause and experiencing problems with depression or anxiety.
Better bone health
A very negative effect of menopause is the deteriorating bone health in the body. Osteoporosis is a problem for the sufferer. Studies have shown that CBD oil can help stimulate bone growth and therefore be a good complement to the drugs prescribed by doctors.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol and is one of hundreds of cannabinoids found naturally in the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa). Contrary to many people’s beliefs, CBD products are not the same as cannabis products. Although CBD is also extracted from Cannabis, the substance has different properties than THC, which is the intoxicating substance in Cannabis.
CBD is used as a treatment for both mental and physical illnesses. Although treatment with CBD is not common, there are many people around the world who claim to have been helped by the substance.
The important thing to know about CBD, and oils that contain CBD, is that they are not necessarily intoxicating. So they are not to be confused with cannabis oils.
How CBD oil can help with menopausal symptoms
Of course, CBD oil or CBD capsules can not prevent menopause from occurring or reverse the condition. However, it can be effective to use as an alternative to treatment with prescription drugs or as a supplement to these products.
In the body, there is the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system extends throughout the body in the form of cannabinoid receptors. ECS has, among other things, the task of balancing hormonal systems (endocrine), the immune system and helping to control some functions in the brain. Functions that can be affected by ECS include sleep, pain, and mood.
When menopause occurs and estrogen in the body decreases, there will also be a change in the endocannabinoid system that can reduce its activity. This can create an imbalance among the features that ECS is usually a part of.
By adding cannabinoids, especially CBD, you can increase the activity of ECS and thus help the body regain balance and cure some of the symptoms that occur during menopause.
Proper use of CBD oil
Of course, if you have decided to give CBD oil a chance as an alternative treatment for the negative symptoms you are experiencing, you want to get the best possible effect.
It is not difficult to use CBD oil but after many years of experience, we know that there are some factors that help maximize the effects of your CBD oil. Below you will find our best tips:
To really give CBD oil a chance to cure your symptoms, you should take it regularly. For best effect, we recommend, and most producers, that you take the oil morning, lunch, and dinner. You can take it in conjunction with your diet if you think it is easier to remember, but you can of course also take it outside of the periods when you are not eating.
To really see the effects of CBD oil, it may be a good idea to take it regularly for a couple of months, and then evaluate the results.
The right strength
There are many strengths of this supplement and what suits you is most easily determined by use.
We usually recommend new users to start with a lower dose of CBD, for example, 5%, to slowly get the body used to it. If you see that you have soon reached the maximum dose and want to maximize the effects, you can choose to switch to a more potent oil, capsules or other products.
Just as usual when choosing supplements, you should choose CBD products with consideration. Buying an oil from an unknown manufacturer for a low price can at best result in it not giving the desired effect, but in the worst case, they can cause various side effects.
Research on CBD oil and menopause
Unfortunately, there are not enough studies to be able to ensure that cannabinoids / CBD oil has a positive effect on people with menopausal symptoms. According to research, however, it has been possible to show that CBD oil can have a positive effect especially well against several of the problems that come with menopause.
According to research, it has also been found that CBD has no more serious side effects. Also when talking about CBD in very high doses. Among the side effects that occur in users are nausea and diarrhea. These side effects are especially common in the beginning before the body gets used to the effect of CBD.
Summary: CBD for menopause
CBD oil can not “cure” menopause. This is mainly due to the fact that menopause is not a disease but a natural condition. However, many people who use CBD for menopausal symptoms feel that it works well. There are also plenty of hormonal drugs and other supplements and products used as treatment but unfortunately, many who use these experience various forms of side effects.
There is still no research that shows with certainty that CBD is effective against menopausal symptoms, but what studies show is that the side effects of CBD are few and mild and for that reason, as well as testimonials from others who use it, it may be worth giving CBD products a chance.