CBD for Menopause? Yes, We're Serious.
Jun. 01, 2022
Everyone has heard about CBD, but what is it?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that act upon receptors in the human body to promote natural healing and balance. Although CBD has been touted as a cure-all for all kinds of problems, the science shows that, in lower doses, it works best to support calming and relaxation.*
But first, let’s get one thing straight. CBD doesn’t make you feel “high.” You can use CBD every day without worrying about dependency or experiencing any of the psychoactive effects typically associated with using cannabis due to its THC content. CBD is not THC. Studies show that the endocannabinoid system may help regulate sleep, mood, stress, and even your skin’s natural inflammatory process—all of which are also related to symptoms of menopause.* Even more, research suggests that 25 mg of CBD a day can help you calm down and relax, both of which (as you know) are critical during menopause.*
The science behind CBD & menopause
CBD can benefit you in important ways throughout your menopause journey. The best part? You don't even need to take that much to get these benefits—just a few milligrams will do.
CBD can help you with:
According to a 2019 study in the Permanente Journal, CBD may help improve difficulties sleeping in a 25 mg dose. Other studies suggest that higher dosages between 160-600 mg per day can be beneficial in addressing sleep issues or to just get that deep sleep we all desperately need. However, these doses may cause sedative effects. More research still needs to be done to deepen the understanding of how often and how much CBD is ideal for improving sleep. Nonetheless, CBD can help provide the calming relief you need to fall into restful sleep when it’s paired with herbs like chamomile extract and melatonin, which plays a direct role in your natural sleep-wake cycle.*
The same study found anxiety scores decreased among adults who took 25 mg of CBD regularly. Other studies show that CBD may help with recovery from traumatic events. In higher doses, CBD has been shown to be beneficial in supporting symptoms of occasional anxiety.* Currently it is believed that the mechanism of action for promoting calmness and relaxation may have to do with the known interactions with endocannabinoid receptors that help you feel less stressed out in general - a definite benefit during menopause.
The endocannabinoid system is complex and is still being explored through continuous research. However, studies show that it may be involved in regulating skin cell production and turnover and helping to regulate natural inflammatory processes in our skin. Skincare products with CBD may be beneficial in addressing dry skin by enhancing the lipid production in glands found on our skin.* In other words, it’s a natural moisturizer.
Choose quality CBD
Want to try CBD for your menopause symptoms? Look for high-quality isolate from hemp that’s “THC Free,” purified of any trace of THC to get all the benefits without the high.†
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
†THC Free means trace amounts less than 0.01%.
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