What Is Menopause?
Menopause is a normal condition that all women experience. Usually beginning sometime during your 40s, menopause consists of the changes your body goes through just before or after your reproductive days come to an end. For many women, the worst symptoms of menopause include fluctuating mood swings and frequent hot flashes, which can make it difficult to sleep and function normally.
How CBD Can Help Ease Your Symptoms
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compund found in hemp plants that does not result in a psychoactive high. That means you can reap the benefits of the CBD without enduring unwanted side effects. Although much research has been done to verify the benefits of CBD in helping with a wide range of issues like pain, depression, and anxiety, researchers have now found that the symptoms of menopause can be relieved with the use of CBD as well. This is partly because, when you introduce CBD into your body, your body’s endocannabinoid system uses the cannabidiol to help in the regulation of mood and temperature.
In menopause, mood changes are a common complaint. However, a recent study found that CBD can act similarly to antidepressants prescribed by a physician to relieve symptoms of depression and other mood changes you may experience during menopause. Another common complaint from many women going through menopause is that they experience disruptions in their ability to sleep normally, which can have a significant impact on mood. But, there is hope for that as well. In a 2016 study of a person who experienced sleep disturbances due to PTSD, researchers administered CBD oil and were able to reduce these disturbances to provide a better night’s rest for the participant.