Friday April 14 2023
Women can experience a range of symptoms during menopause, such as hot flushes, muscle and joint pain, migraines, mood swings, and difficulty sleeping. These symptoms can make menopause challenging for many women, both physically and emotionally. Fortunately, there are various treatment options available to ease many menopause symptoms, and one we are excited about is taking CBD for menopause.
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a natural compound extracted from hemp plants. Although CBD is commonly associated with marijuana, it does not have any psychoactive effects, meaning it will not get you “high”. Instead, CBD offers a wide range of health and wellness benefits, making it an ideal option for managing and easing the symptoms commonly associated with menopause.
Research into the benefits of CBD is still ongoing. However, studies over recent years have discovered many promising benefits of CBD products, either topically or orally. These include:
The endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a complex signalling system that runs through our entire body and comprises of three main components, endocannabinoids, receptors and enzymes. It’s believed that when you take CBD, it interacts with receptors in your central nervous system.
We’ll have to get a bit technical here to explain this properly, so stick with us!
Endocannabinoids are molecules made by your body. The two key endocannabinoids have been identified as anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglyerol (2-AG).
Receptors are found throughout your body. Endocannabinoids bind to them to inform your ECS when an action should be taken. The two primary receptors are CB1, mainly found in the central nervous system, and CB2, mainly in the peripheral. CB1 and CB2 interact with cannabinoids, like CBD, and regulate physiological functions.
Enzymes are responsible for breaking down endocannabinoids once they’ve completed their function. The two main enzymes that deal with this are fatty acid amide hydrolase, which breaks down AEA, and monoacylglycerol acid lipase, which breaks down 2-AG.
In women, the CB1 and CB2 receptors can be found in their ovaries due to the endocannabinoid anandamide mentioned above. Anandamide plays a role in egg maturity and release during the menstrual cycle. Based on the research shared on how CBD interacts with the ECS, it’s believed that boosting endocannabinoid levels or stimulating the CB1 and CB2 receptors with a cannabinoid, such as CBD, can help ease menopause symptoms.
Taking CBD for menopause is a relatively new area of research, but it’s gaining popularity due to its effectiveness and minimal side effects. The general benefits of CBD indicate that CBD oil could help to offer tremendous potential in treating menopausal symptoms, including:
While going through menopause, you may notice your anxiety levels are extremely high compared to normal, which, in turn, can impact your sleep quality. This can be due to hormonal changes. A study published in The Permanente Journal in 2019 found that CBD can be a promising remedy for anxiety as it’s been found to have a calming effect to help ease anxiety and help you wind down for bedtime.
During menopause, the average decrease in bone density is approximately 10% which is why women experience osteoporosis during this difficult time. A 2020 study found that taking CBD improved bone healing, however, it’s worth noting that more research is needed to find the correct dosage and accurate data for this, particularly when taking CBD for menopause bone density loss specifically.
CBD is already a popular natural remedy due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The fluctuations in oestrogen levels associated with menopause can cause women to experience aches and pains more intensely than they would have previously. This is where CBD comes into play. As we already know, CBD interacts with our receptors and can stimulate the production of pro-inflammatory cells to encourage the immune system to create more anti-inflammatories.
Our goal at Prym Health is to create CBD products to help promote health and wellness, particularly in “taboo” areas that aren’t talked about enough. If you are experiencing menopause symptoms and want to try alternative approaches to relieving symptoms, here are the best products for you to try from our CBD range.
Our CBD Oil Drops come in two strengths. We recommend starting with 600mg CBD Oil initially, which is the most beginner friendly. You can then work up to 1200mg CBD Oil if you find 600mg isn’t a strong enough dose for your needs.
Our CBD Multivitamin Gummies provide a convenient way to take CBD without messing around with droppers or applying creams. Simply pop a gummy in your mouth, chew and swallow to start feeling the benefits of CBD. As these are multivitamin gummies, you can also benefit from your daily dose of multivitamins at the same time.
Our Oral CBD Bundle is a firm favourite. We recommend pairing our 600mg CBD drops and delicious CBD multivitamin gummies by taking 2 oil drops and 1 gummy in the morning, and the same at night. This is a tried and tested method with some of our customers, who felt an initial difference after 2-3 weeks of daily use!
If you’re interested in taking CBD for menopause and you’d like to explore our full range to decide what’s best for your needs, shop our CBD products here.
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