What is CBD oil?
Before we discuss how CBD oil can help with menopause in women, lets first define what CBD oil is. CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is a chemical or extracted oil from a plant called hemp. Hemp is similar to marijuana as both the plants are strains derived from the cannabis family. Made from hemp, CBD oil has only 0.3% THC and hence doesn’t offer any psychedelic effects.
Further, this oil reacts with the human body through two cannabinoid receptors known as CB1 and CB2 and helps regulate homeostatic functions of the body. CBD oil can help manage issues related to appetite, immune response, memory, and mood.
How can CBD oil help with menopause in women?
Thus, menopause in women is a bodily function as the secretion of reproductive hormones is involved and this function is monitored by the endocannabinoid system. Proven studies show that CBD oil is an effective measure to deal with menopause but several studies have shown that the oil certainly helps manage the symptoms and effects of menopause. Below are a few of the issues that a woman might face during menopause and how CBD oil might be helpful.
Night sweats and Hot flashes:
Altered neurochemistry in the hypothalamus, these symptoms sometimes arise. Further, night sweats and hot flashes may happen when the body temperature changes and the blood vessels dilate.
Using CBD oil might be helpful as it influences the body’s serotonin levels which affect the hypothalamus too.
Changes in estrogen levels cause vaginal dryness, inflammation, and hypersensitivity issues to arise. Estrogen handles for maintaining healthy blood flow as it brings fresh oxygen to the organs in the pelvis.
Cannabidiol is a potent vasodilator so it can help direct more blood flow towards the pelvis which moisturizes the vaginal canal. It also has soothing effects that can reduce inflammation of muscles & calm the nerves to control hypersensitivity.
Osteoporosis is the loss of bone density. As menopause nears, the transfer of calcium and other essential minerals between the bones and bloodstream decreases, lowering bone density and increasing the woman’s susceptibility to fractures.
As osteoporosis is somewhat like arthritis, the anti-inflammatory capabilities of CBD oil may contribute to improving bone density and managing their degeneration.
Memory Loss, Sleep disturbance, and anxiety:
The secretion of progesterone and estrogen fluctuates with menopause in women, the functionality of the hippocampus is affected. Emotions, learning & memory are controlled by this gland hence they are affected as well. Anxiety and depression along with night sweats can disrupt sleeping patterns.
The conducted studies on the effects of CBD oil on one’s neurochemistry and possibly also on the plasticity of synapses are positive and it might prove beneficial.
Precautions while selecting a CBD oil:
Above all, we recommended doing some research before selecting a CBD oil to treat symptoms of menopause in women:
- Oil extraction method
- Source of hemp used
- Rating on cannabinoid spectrum
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