CBD For Post Menopause: A Wise Choice
What Is Post-Menopause?
Post-menopause is a stage in which a woman’s menstruation ceases. The average age for women reaching post-menopause is 51. However, it can begin earlier due to a hysterectomy, which removes both ovaries and the uterus. It is a normal process that does not cause any life-threatening health issues.
What Is CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol is one of over a hundred compounds found in the cannabis Sativa L plant, also known as the hemp plant. CBD gets a lot of attention because of its non-addictive quality and does not get you “high” like THC, another compound found in the plant.
How Does CBD Help In The Body?
The human body contains what’s referred to as the endogenous cannabinoid system, commonly referred to as the Endocannabinoid System.
CBD works by binding to cannabinoid receptors within the body’s endocannabinoid system. These receptors are in the brain, central nervous system, immune tissues, and peripheral organs. CBD’s ability to bind to receptors has several health benefits. Research is still forthcoming; however, some studies suggest that CBD may enhance dopaminergic function via effects on these receptors.
One research article explains the system as, “The endogenous cannabinoid system—named for the plant that led to its discovery—is one of the most important physiologic systems involved in establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. With its complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and virtually all of the body’s organs, the endocannabinoids are literally a bridge between body and mind. By understanding this system, we begin to see a mechanism that could connect brain activity and states of physical health and disease.”
Potential Benefits Of Using CBD For Post-Menopause
Some of the benefits that may come from using CBD for post-menopause include the following:
CBD for hot flashes:
The North American Menopause Society describes hot flashes as “the hallmark symptom of menopause.” It’s believed that hot flashes result from changes in the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that regulates the body’s temperature. If the hypothalamus senses that a woman is too warm, it starts a chain of events to cool her down. Blood vessels near the skin’s surface dilate (enlarge), increasing blood flow to the surface in an attempt to dissipate body heat. The result is a red, flushed look to the face and neck, causing the body to sweat to cool down. Some may feel a faster heartbeat and experience a cold chill following a flash. One study at the NIH found endogenous cannabinoids and CB(1) cannabinoid receptors in the hypothalamus. Cannabinoids, such as CBD, can change body temperature, including decreasing heat production.
CBD for anxiety, mood, insomnia:
Going through menopause causes stress on the body, resulting in higher than normal levels of cortisol. Cortisol is the body’s natural stress hormone. At high levels, cortisol can increase anxiety and disrupt sleep. Studies have indicated CBD naturally reduces cortisol levels, helping with these symptoms. CBD could lessen the severity of mood swings due to the relationship of receptors with serotonin
Why CBD Oil For Post-Menopause
CBD oil is the best way to help post-menopause because you can measure your dose, and it’s fast since it’s administered under the tongue.
All body types are different, and unfortunately, no one strength or dose works for everyone.
The first decision to make will be determining what strength of CBD to try. Depending on your severity of symptoms, we suggest starting with a 1oz bottle (30 mL) at a strength of 1250 mg CBD or higher.
The next decision is determining what dosage to use. Dosages will vary between each individual, severity of symptoms, and how often they occur. Most oils come with a dropper with measurement lines. The dropper allows you the ability to use different amounts and find the strength best for you.
You can check here to read through our dosage guidelines to find what dosage might be proper for you. Don’t be afraid to increase or decrease dosage as your symptoms get worse or better. For example, if you suffer from many symptoms, your body may need more CBD to help it. Once the body starts to rebalance, take less. We recommend taking CBD based on how you feel that day.
As always, we always recommend consulting with your doctor before using any CBD products. Your doctor can suggest a starting dosage that is recommended specifically for your needs.
Where Is The Best Place To Get CBD?
Nature’s Gem CBD is quality assured, THC-free, USDA Certified Organically sourced and is a trusted CBD source. They are the only licensed CBD store allowed to operate on Longboat key and were awarded the small business award 2021 for their honest and upstanding approach to products related to CBD.
Is CBD Legal In My State?
Due to the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD is federally legal in all 50 states as long as it contains less than .3% THC. Because CBD can not possess THC at a high level, it does not require users to obtain a medical marijuana card.
It’s important to know that CBD is not regulated making it important to be a smart consumer and only purchase from a trusted source, such as Nature’s Gem CBD products via their store or website naturesgemcbd.com
Takeaway On Using CBD For Post-Menopause
CBD is a natural solution that may benefit those wanting another resource for easing post-menopause symptoms. Your body is unique to you, and you know it better than anyone else. Listen to it. If you have health issues, the best way to understand them better is to start a log of symptoms, food, weather, medications, how you feel, etc. This log will evolve into a story of your body, how it feels, what may be causing symptoms, what works, what doesn’t, what needs to be adjusted and help you along your health and wellness journey.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us. We are a woman-owned business and are more than happy to help.
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