Using CBD for Menopause Symptom Relief

CBD for Menopause and Hormonal Issues

Using CBD for menopause issues is a safe, effective treatment for regulating hormones. The Endocannabinoid System is responsible for regulating many of our body’s functions, such as:

  • Appetite and Digestion
  • Hormone regulation**
  • Inflammation and Pain Receptors
  • Immune responses
  • Liver function
  • Memory and Learning
  • Muscle formation and Repair
  • Reproductive System function
  • Skin and Nerve function
  • Sleep and Rest

The Endocannabinoid System is made of three parts:

  1. Receptors – A widespread network of cannabinoid receptors throughout the body, including cannabinoid receptors type 1 and type 2 (CB1 and CB2)
  2. Cannabinoids – Endogenous cannabinoids or endocannabinoids (eCBs) such as anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG)
  3. Enzymes – Various endocannabinoid metabolic enzymes, including fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) and monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL)

Your body usually makes these endocannabinoids to supply the body and ensure these systems are regulated. The fantastic thing about CBD is the cannabinoids in the CBD can be used by the body in place of its own endocannabinoids.

So, why is the body not making enough Endocannabinoids?

We live busy and stressful lifestyles, and it is easy for things to get out of whack and for the body to encounter stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, and depression which can all lead to more significant problems. This can happen as we age if we are unwell or our diet is inadequate. Often we just need a bit of a boost.

This is where CBD can step in by supplying the body with essential cannabinoids to regulate the body’s essential system and ensure that we achieve ‘homeostasis.’ 

Homeostasis means ‘any process living beings use to maintain stable conditions necessary for survival.

So, how does CBD oil help with Menopause and Hormonal Issues?

Since the Endocannabinoid System is responsible for regulating the body’s systems, including hormones, it needs a steady supply of endocannabinoids to ensure that the body stays in homeostasis.

Menopause is triggered by age. It is a protective mechanism to prevent older women from bearing children. Nature steps in and slows the egg production in the ovaries, and with this comes a decrease in hormones, primarily estrogen and progesterone.

Interestingly, estrogen and progesterone are not responsible for hot flashes, night sweats, and tummy weight gain. It is two of the hormones that usually occur in lower amounts within the body: FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and LH (Luteinizing Hormone).

During menopause, these two hormones elevate to very high amounts causing many of the symptoms of menopause.

CBD can help supply the Endocannabinoid System with cannabinoids to regulate hormone production and release within the body.

Some other Chinese herbs have been proven to lower FSH & LH in clinical trials.

There are various other options, too, like Hormone Replacement Therapy that can help replace Estrogen and Progesterone. Still, many women find these risky and not always the right course of action for their bodies. It can be expensive too.

Hemp Derived CBD products for help with menopause symptoms

Hempstrax has created a CBD + Chinese Herbal tincture that can help regulate hormones and lower the instance of night sweats, hot flashes, and weight gain experienced during menopause.

It contains 20.8mg of Broad Spectrum CBD + Proprietary Chinese Herbs per serving and is taken sublingually twice per day.

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Sarah Rutherford - Contributor

Sarah Rutherford - Contributor

Sarah has been interested in plant medicine for over 20 years. She draws on her experience working in the health and wellness field and applies it to the CBD industry.