CBD TO THE RESCUE FOR MOOD SWINGS AND HOT FLASHES
Whether you’re just embarking on perimenopause, which is the period immediately prior to menopause, or your change of life is already in full swing, you may be experiencing symptoms like fluctuating moods and frequent hot flashes. If so, you probably know how it is to feel completely relaxed and at ease, and then suddenly, you’re irritable, cranky, and just generally feel like you’re about to explode at the next person who crosses your path. Or, perhaps you’ve found yourself sleeping soundly without a care in the world until you’re unexpectedly awakened by the feeling of being drenched in sweat for no apparent reason. At TerraVida, we understand, and we want to help you get relief from these symptoms as quickly as possible.
The good news is you’re not alone. Women all over the world suffer from these same issues. However, many women rely on prescription medications to ease their symptoms and often find that the side effects of hormones and other traditional medications are just not worth it. So, they suffer in silence, waiting for the day that their menopause comes to an end. Fortunately, you don’t have to. If you’re going through menopause and you’re ready for the symptoms to stop, CBD oil may be able to help.
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.
As one of the most common complaints associated with menopause, hot flashes can disrupt your ability to sleep and can create a feeling of discomfort and irritability during waking hours. Like many other menopause symptoms, hot flashes are partly caused by a reduction in hormones, which is why hormone replacement therapy can help some women. However, hormone replacements often come with a variety of side effects and are not a viable option for everyone. That’s where CBD oil can really help. CBD is known to boost serotonin levels in the body, which can lower body temperature and may help reduce the frequency and duration of your hot flashes without creating additional side effects.
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