I DON’T HAVE HOT FLASHES; I HAVE SHORT PRIVATE VACATIONS IN TROPICAL-LIKE CONDITIONS

 
HOW WOMEN ARE USING CBD FOR THEIR TRANSITION INTO – AND THROUGH – MENOPAUSE

It’s no wonder so many of us do not feel ready for menopause. The medical system is not equipped to support us, and, generally, discussion of the topic all feels a bit taboo.

But there’s a new wave of women who are turning to holistic support and taking CBD for menopause to assist them through this important transition. 

Emerging scientific research shows that CBD oil can help treat the following menopause symptoms:

  • Night sweats and hot flashes
  • Insomnia and poor sleep
  • Mood swings and depression
  • Muscle aches and tender breasts
  • Weight gain and diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Memory loss and lack of focus
  • Genitourinary conditions
  • Digestive issues
  • Lowered sex drive
  • Headaches
  • Impacted hair, skin, and nails
  • Allergies

 

Learn about how exactly taking CBD for menopause can help you manage these life-impacting symptoms.

Can you imagine trying to sleep or just going about your busy daily life and suddenly it feels like it’s 3,000 degrees? This is a reality for many women going through menopause. And often, they just have to power through.

Caused by altered neurochemistry within the hypothalamus (where your body’s thermostat is stored), during menopause, blood vessels dilate and your sweat response gets easily triggered.

While the connection between CBD and hot flashes has not yet been backed up by scientific study, preliminary research shows CBD’s promise for balancing mood chemical messengers and serotonin, which may help reduce hot flashes.

Sleep can be a bit of sweet relief – but that’s not so for many menopausal women. Since menopause can exacerbate the common culprits of sleep disturbance (anxiety, depression, night sweats, etc), many women become sleep-deprived and their mental, physical and emotional health suffers.

This is not okay! While there is still much to learn about CBD’s relationship with sleep, luckily, the anecdotal evidence is promising. Due to CBD’s effect on endocannabinoid signaling, which may influence neurochemistry and alleviate anxiety, many women have reported a sedative effect or symptom-relief when taking CBD before bed.

There’s a reason your mood swings like it’s going out of style while going through menopause. Estrogen and progesterone affect serotonin and other mood chemical messengers in the brain – and therefore directly impact mood. So while your hormones are in flux your mood will be too.

Thankfully, there’s a lot of support in this area. And if you’re interested in natural treatments, studies support anxiety alleviation potential in taking CBD for mood swings and depression caused by menopause. By activating serotonin receptors and stabilizing mood chemical messengers, CBD may be a real relief for women looking for a holistic alternative.

As if the hot flashes, poor sleep, and mood swings weren’t enough – menopausal women experience whole-body inflammation as a reaction to a drop in estrogen. This can cause muscle ache, joint pain, and arthritis symptoms to increase.

As a natural anti-inflammatory, CBD may work to defend bones and joints from inflammatory damage. 

Hormone stress and fluctuation can also cause breast tenderness which may be addressed with CBD and its encouraging pain-relieving properties.

Tip: Turn your phone on silent and soak yourself in a warm bath with our Soak Indulgent CBD Bath Salts for supporting whole-body inflammation, pain relief, and a little peace.

Despite all the clean eating and crossfit, menopause can cause a real drop in our metabolism. With less estrogen, our bodies increase fat storage and in so doing increase the risk of insulin resistance, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. What fun!

But there is a glimmer of light. Studies show that people who use cannabis products consistently experience lower insulin levels and a better body fat index. And preclinical studies show that CBD can help boost metabolism and balance endocannabinoids which are linked to insulin heath.  

As if the hot flashes, poor sleep, and mood swings weren’t enough – menopausal women experience whole-body inflammation as a reaction to a drop in estrogen. This can cause muscle ache, joint pain, and arthritis symptoms to increase.

As a natural anti-inflammatory, CBD may work to defend bones and joints from inflammatory damage. 

Hormone stress and fluctuation can also cause breast tenderness which may be addressed with CBD and its encouraging pain-relieving properties.

Tip: Turn your phone on silent and soak yourself in a warm bath with our Soak Indulgent CBD Bath Salts for supporting whole-body inflammation, pain relief, and a little peace.

Finding yourself off-puttingly forgetful during menopause? No, you’re not losing it. Estrogen and progesterone are crucial for neural regeneration, so it’s natural that with a reduction in these hormones your memory is affected.

Research is limited, but studies have shown encouraging neuroprotective properties in CBD. With preclinical evidence linking CBD with synaptic plasticity within the hippocampus.

Estrogen also encourages blood flow to the brain, so as estrogen plummets so can our concentration levels. But recent studies show CBD’s potential for improving cognitive processes, including attention and memory. This combined with CBD’s natural mood-balancing effects can help menopausal women feel less stressed and more cognitively able.

Issues with bladder control, vaginal dryness, and atrophy are just some of the treats in store for post-menopausal women.

Estrogen ensures blood flow to the pelvic region, and helps deliver fresh oxygen to tissues in our sexual organs and our urinary tract. When menopause starts, it’s crucial to find ways of keeping up blood flow. 

For this, we turn to CBD. Topical CBD may help increase blood flow while helping combat inflammation, alleviate tension, and calm painful sensations in our sexual organs.

Tip: Try applying our Restore Deep Relief Full Spectrum CBD Cream to the pelvic region to help stimulate blood flow and alleviate painful symptoms.

Stress and hormone changes can have a real impact on digestion. This can mean pain, diarrhea, gas, bloating, and changes in your bowel movements. 

Digestive health can also be further complicated by the use of hormone replacement therapy. But CBD may offer antiemetic and anti-inflammatory effects for targeting a number of digestive symptoms. While more research is needed, studies and anecdotal accounts evidence CBD’s therapeutic ability for digestive issues including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and more.

As estrogen levels drop and cause our libido to lessen, while vaginal dryness, stress and pain decide to join the party too, it can feel like we’re never in the mood.

While there haven’t been any studies directly conducted on CBD and sex drive, CBD does offer promising vasodilator (blood flow), anti-anxiety, and pain-relief properties that can all assist in the bedroom. 

Further proof that hormones affect absolutely everything… hormone headaches and menstrual migraines. Studies show that about half of women experience these symptoms, and for some these headaches improve during menopause, while for others, the severity intensifies.

Recent studies show CBD’s potential effectiveness in treating migraines. With its promising pain-relief and anti-inflammatory properties, CBD may act as a natural remedy for alleviating painful headaches and migraines. 

Tip: Try applying our Soothe Comforting Full Spectrum Body Balm to your temples for on-the-spot tension headache relief.

As Estrogen bids us adieu, it takes with it the collagen and natural oils required for lovely looking hair, skin and nails

But not so fast! CBD contains essential fatty acids critical for optimal health and hydrating skin, nails and hair. Working with cannabinoid receptors throughout skin and nail cells and hair follicles to push us towards a glowy homeostasis. 

Tip: Try applying our Balance Everyday Full Spectrum CBD Tincture topically to problem areas, including skin, hair, and nail beds. Use alone or add to your favorite skincare and hair-care products for a CBD boost.

Stressed-out immune systems release histamines which can heighten allergies and impact our life and sleep.

Studies are limited, but research shows CBD may stimulate the CB1 receptor and inhibit mast cell degranulation: the process that releases histamine inflammation into the body’s bloodstream. CBD may lower the body’s histamine response to allergies, while helping alleviate inflammation and other physical symptoms.