These Hot Flashes Though… CBD to the rescue!
CBD for menapasue… I swear this stuff will forever amaze me. Did you know that England’s Queen Victoria herself used to eat hash candies to ease menstrual cramps? Marijuana has been around for FOREVER! Afterall it is literally a plant. A PLANT!!!
Back to menopause. It is so funny to me how us women gripe and groan over our periods for years. Literally years!!! I myself have been complaing for some 26 years now. Wow that is a long time! Let me just add to this and say that once I no longer have to deal with the ever dreaded period I will continue to gripe and groan over not having one. With this comes hot flashes, depression and anxiety, fatigue, and sleep problems which can last for months or even years pre- and post-menopause. Ummmmm no thanks! But if I am lucky enough to continue with life this is in my future. So can CBD be beneficial to menopause? Why Yes! Let’s dig a bit deeper.
As we may or may not know CBD has been shown to help with sleep and anxiety. But Menapause includes more than just this. It includes increased risk of breast cancer, bone loss, dry skin and hot flashes. Lucky for you the compounds in CBD actively interact with the sex hormone estrogen, which is a key culprit behind menopause symptoms! This takes us right back to the endocannabinoid system! As I have explained in previous installments on my Legal Hippie site. This system is responsible for placing the body into homeostasis. Homeostasis is very important to our bodies. It is the balancing system. For example, it is what is responosble for keeping your body around 98 degrees even if it is 100 outside. This is important! It is a checks and balance system that is necessairy to survival! Your body being in Homeostasis is the key to the endocannabinoid system to help regulate things like body temperature, immune function, mood, sleep, pain, appetite and energy metabolism, and finally the Reproductive cycles. Endocannabinoids are like the body’s own cannabis. Breastmilk even contains cannabinoids! Just a little tid bit of fun facts for you. Compounds in the cannabis plant (phytocannabinoids) directly interact and engage with the endocannabinoid system. When it comes to women’s reproductive health, endocannabinoids and estrogen are right there in the same race! When estrogen peaks, so do your levels of endocannabinoids. In fact, prior to menopause, women are most sensitive to psychoactive THC right before ovulation! So if you live where THC is legal… girls be careful when ovulating! HAHA This is when estrogen levels are at there highest. Estrogen directly engages endocannabinoids. In fact, the enzyme that breaks down certain endocannabinoids (enzyme FAAH) is regulated by estrogen. As estrogen levels begin to drop, endocannabinoid levels change. So the best thing you could do for your menopausal body is to help it balance itself right back out. I stand behind Legal Hippie CBD oil. Its a full spectrum oil grown here in KY!
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