Menopause and CBD

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Can CBD Help with Menopause Symptoms?

The simple answer is yes! To fully understand the answer, let us delve into menopause. What is it? How can it affect women? and how can CBD help? Menopause is a natural process that all women go through as they approach the end of their reproductive years. The word “menopause” or "the change" is the period leading to a woman’s last menstrual cycle. It includes all the changes a woman goes through before, during, and after her last menstrual cycle. Women generally go through menopause from 42-55, with an average of 51. The “change” may take as much as five years. Most doctors will advise women to bear with it as it is a natural process. But many women with severe symptoms find this unacceptable and are looking for ways to relieve their symptoms with natural remedies.

 

The menopausal symptoms are different for each woman, and this is because hormone levels are different in every woman, plus they can fluctuate and have a significant impact on how a woman feels. These hormonal changes can be highly uncomfortable and challenging to manage. They include suffering from insomnia, headaches, “hot flashes,” dry skin or acne, depression, anxiety, mood swings, aches, pains, vaginal dryness, weight gain, and hair loss. While these symptoms are not a severe health problem, they can make women feel uncomfortable and frustrated!

Treatment options are limited and often include prescriptions drugs not designed for treating menopause. Many women do not want to take these synthetic drugs, so they rely on CBD oil as a natural remedy. Middle-aged women are one of the fastest-growing consumers of CBD to treat their symptoms. See our disclaimer below regarding the FDA.

So, what is CBD, and how can it help women through this challenging period of their lives? CBD stands for cannabinoid and is present in hemp and cannabis plants. CBD has two receptors that work with the Endocannabinoid System (ESC), the twelfth system in all mammals.  CBD is one of the over 144 different cannabinoids present in these plants. The endocannabinoid system is the 12th biological system that can regulate things like mood, appetite, pain, and inflammation in the body. When we feel energetic and healthy, the endocannabinoid system is functioning correctly. Menopausal symptoms occur when the ECS is not working correctly. The ECS is affected by two things: endocannabinoids and Phytocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are produced naturally by the body, and Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids produced by plants.

 

The ECS is the master regulatory system in our bodies, providing balance. The ECS is primarily composed of CB1 & CB2 receptors, and the CB1 receptor is found in the brain and has a role in regulating female hormone production. The CB2 receptor is in the nervous system regulating inflammation and pain. When we consume CBD, it binds with receptors CB1 and CB2 in the ECS. As a result, it boosts the whole system, resulting in lesser pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, blood pressure, the list goes on!   Both the CB1 receptor density and hormone production fluctuate during the month. As these fluctuations occur, increasing the amount of CBD in our systems is essential due to the decrease in hormone production to create balance.  

Let’s discuss a few of the symptoms experienced by women and how CBD can help to alleviate them.

Hot Flashes & Night Sweats

Symptom: How many jokes have you heard about hot flashes and night sweats? If you are suffering from them, they are not a laughing matter! They can reduce the quality of life for women by disrupting sleep and daily routines. Hot flashes occur without warning, and the onset is sudden, which can cause irritability and stress. Up to three-quarters of all menopausal women experience them regularly. These symptoms are caused by altered neurochemistry in the hypothalamus, which is your body’s thermostat control. By taking CBD tinctures orally the CB1 receptors directly affect your brain’s chemistry. 

How can CBD help? CBD can help with hot flashes and night sweats because of its neurochemical basis. By increasing the CB1 receptors in the body, they can help to balance the low hormone production. To date, there have not been any studies or research done to test CBD for hot flashes, but women are turning to CBD and finding relief.  The CBD products that help are the CBD Oil Tinctures. Adding the tinctures to your daily routine to increase the CB1recptors is essential. It takes at least a month to see the benefits, as it takes time to build up your system. CBD Wild Leaf™ suggests you start with taking a full dropper of our 750mg tincture, increasing as needed. If you have severe hot flashes, we recommend our 1500mg tincture taking at least one full dropper per day, increasing as needed. Remember, you can’t overdose on CBD.

 

Sleeping Troubles/Insomnia

Symptom: Both men and women have sleeping troubles. But women during peri- and post-menopause have a tough time getting a good night’s sleep due to hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, and depression. Lack of sleep can lead to fatigue and can eventually lead to health issues.

How can CBD help? CBD is a supplement that helps to reduce anxiety, has a calming effect, and neurochemistry influences drowsiness. When blended with other natural sleep Bioceuticals, CBD can help with providing a good night’s sleep. CBD Wild Leaf™ recommends our Sleep Releaf products and our Delta -8 gummies. Our CBD for sleep formula blends CBD with four additional Bioceuticals, including Valerian Root, GABA, Griffonia Extract, and Melatonin. Delta 8 Gummies are a THC product legal at the federal level and legal in most states. It doesn’t produce a “high” like Delta 9, the active cannabinoid in marijuana. For most people, it has a relaxing effect and induces sleep. A common symptom associated with CBD and Delta 8 is drowsiness and sleep.

 

Aches, Joint, and Abdominal Pain

Symptoms: During menopause, women’s bodies produce less of the hormone estrogen. Without or with less estrogen production, the body has higher levels of inflammation. Inflammation causes aches and pains, especially in the joints and muscles. In addition to joint pain, lower abdominal pain can be overwhelming. More than 60% of women aged 40 to 64 suffer from pain in their muscles, joints, and lower abdomen.

How can CBD help? As women approach menopause, it is vital to reduce inflammation, and this can be done with CBD because of its anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing properties. CBD Wild Leaf™ recommends using our CBD tincture and our CBD topical products. Our Freze Releaf topical 500mg roll-on is our top-selling topical! It is remarkable for providing relief for inflammation and pain.

 

 

Headaches and Migraines

Symptom: Menopause can induce headaches of all kinds, and this is due to many factors, including anxiety, stress, depression, inflammation, reduced hormones, and the pain that can come with menopause.  During menopause and after, women need to reduce as many factors as possible to lessen the onset of headaches!

How can CBD help? CBD is here to help with these symptoms! As we have seen with other symptoms, CBD can help to reduce many of the factors that can cause headaches. CBD Wild Leaf™ recommends several of our products! The most important one is our CBD for Migraines product. This roll-on applied to the forehead, neck, temples, and head helps relieve the tension and pain associated with headaches. In addition, we recommend our CBD tinctures and our other CBD topicals!

 

Mood Swings & Depression

Symptoms: It’s not uncommon for women to experience anxiety, stress, and depression during menopause. Estrogen and progesterone are two very influential hormones that directly affect mood. These hormones are reduced in the body during menopause, affecting our neurochemistry, which becomes erratic as hormone levels fluctuate and eventually plummet. As this happens, it can produce mood swings and depression.

How Can CBD help?  Supplementing your regimen with CBD oil can help relieve these symptoms. CBD Wild Leaf™ recommends adding CBD tinctures to your regimen, including 750mg and 1500 mg tinctures. These will help your ESC come into balance!

 

Acne Skin Conditions

Symptoms: Just as in adolescence skin problems can occur with menopause. The reason is simple hormones. As we have discussed above hormones fluctuate during menopause and this can affect skin conditions. Some women develop dry skin and others will experience acne breakouts just like the onset of menstrual cycles.

How can CBD help? As discussed above hormone levels fluctuate during menopause. These fluctuations can cause acne problems. CBD Wild Leaf™ has developed a fantastic product for acne.  Our CBD for Acne product not only contains CBD it contains 20 other Bioceuticals known to help with acne.

Conclusion

 

CBD can be an important supplement during menopause. Scientists are still trying to understand the ECS and cannabinoids. What is needed is more research and more education for both doctors and consumers. In the last ten years we have learned a lot, but more clinical studies and research are needed especially for the medical community to endorse it as a supplement.

 

 

Is it Legal?

CBD and Delta 8 are legal on a federal level in the United States if they contain less than 0.3% THC. However, it is still prohibited by specific state laws and doesn’t have FDA approval. We encourage you to consult a physician before you start taking CBD or Delta 8. 

 

 

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