CBD To Help With Menopause?
Menopause is a very individual journey for each woman. As a woman’s natural cycle starts to slow down it can cause a wide range of symptoms which vary from one woman to an another and can include;
- Hot Flushes.
- Night sweats.
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Problems with memory and concentration.
- Mood changes, such as low mood or anxiety.
- Joint stiffness, aches and pains.
How Does CBD work?
CBD binds itself to the endocannabinoid receptors in our bodies. These receptors are an integral part of the endocannabinoid system and regulate many functions such as sleep, memory, appetite, pain, inflammation, mood and hormones.
One of the primary endocannabinoids is anandamide, sometimes known as the bliss molecule. Menopause triggers changes to anandamide production which is why many women report changes to mood and increases anxiety.
In 2007, a study showed that CBD plays an important role in regulating hormonal balance in our bodies. Menopause is a period in a woman’s life when her body experiences major hormonal imbalances, and it also affects the workings of the endocannabinoid system.
CBD can improve how the ECS system performance and helps control hormonal imbalances in the body that occurs as a result of menopause or perimenopause.
Sleep disturbances is an area of concern among menopausal and postmenopausal women.
Numerous studies have reported the positive effects of CBD in your own natural Endocannabinoid system helping improve mood, anxiety, joint pain, hot flushes, and sleep issues associated with menopause.
Aches and joint pain are often reported post-menopause, as reduced estrogen levels tend to produce higher levels of inflammation. CBD has shown to help reduce inflammation.
The efficiency of transdermal CBD for pain and inflammation can help reduce swelling as well as signs of inflammation.
There have been many studies demonstrating strong evidence that CBD can help in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (O.C.D), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (P.T.S.D).
CBD oil can combat some of the most problematic symptoms associated with menopause, including sleep disturbances, mood changes, hot flushes and aches.
For more information, consult our article about how CBD can help reduce anxiety.
How can I take CBD?
There are a few different ways to take CBD, each method has its own unique absorption profile. Options include ingestion, topical application and sublingual administration.
Sublingually: CBD is absorbed through tissue under the tongue and enters the bloodstream in around 15 minutes. This is one of the best ways to maximise absorption.
How much CBD should I take?
Dosage frequency & amounts are at the user’s discretion, with a maximum daily dose of 70 mg. New users are recommended to start on a low dose and build up gradually to a standard daily dose of 20 – 25 mg.
|Mg of CBD Per 10ml bottle||Drops Per 10ml||Mg of CBD Per Drop||Recommended dose||Number of servings|
|500mg||200||2.5mg||10 drops||20 servings|
|1000mg||200||5mg||5 drops||40 servings|
|2000mg||200||10mg||2-3 drops||80 servings|
Taking CBD oil can combat some of the most problematic symptoms associated with menopause, including sleep disturbances, mood changes, hot flushes, aches and pains.
Based in Stockport, Leaf Organics is dedicated to offering the best CBD products available in the UK. We have extensively researched and sourced the best products (see our Lab Reports) and created an extensive FAQ page to answer some of your questions. Should you need further information, please contact our friendly team today.