CBD Oil has the potential to mediate your menopause madness!
The potential beneficial effects CBD can have on the endocrine system in men and women is substantial!
Starting the big “M” (Menopause) is one of the key reasons behind women using CBD infused products, along with anxiety and insomnia. Scientific research is starting to snowball forming a good reputation amongst the cannabidiol (CBD) industry having the potential to kickstart your metabolism back into gear, treating peri & post-menopausal symptoms.
FACING THE DRAGON
So HOW exactly does the menopause change our brain chemistry and or trigger inflammation, causing the symptoms associated with the menopause?
As previously blogged CBD Oil research has proven that it can improve anxiety, reduce inflammation, reduce symptoms of neurological disorders; such as epilepsy, skin disorders and the battle against cancer. This is just the tip of the iceberg of the potential of broad-spectrum CBD and how it can positively intervene.
Your endocrine system works as a messenger system, yep just like the conductor of a train! and consist of all the glands in the body responsible for producing and regulating hormones. No wonder we frequently use the saying “train wreck” when we are feeling out of sorts!
Any slight misdirection from this “conductor” will of course lead to a train wreck… just like our Endocrine System, when everything is functioning correctly…everything runs smoothly but one small mis direction (or hormone imbalance) can impact hugely on your health, ie your respiration, reproduction, metabolism, sexual development, growth and motor functions!
So back to the Menopause…
You may have learnt during your sex education class in school… politely, not so long ago, your ovaries release oestrogen and progesterone. These two hormones work together with testosterone simultaneously to maintain normal development of the female body and also regulate fertility and trigger your time of the month!….
One egg per month, sometimes more! are released by the ovaries in preparation to be fertilised. Women are born with a finite number of eggs, so once all gone this is when the big M kicks in… Menopause.
*Insert Scary Music*
Your hormones dramatically decrease, you may feel as if your losing your mind, hot flushes, anxiety, insomnia, depression, dry skin, hair loss, you name it!
However this is NATURAL… and will happen to all us women. Yes we can have the option of HRT (hormone replacement therapy) to aid and alleviate symptoms, but again these don’t come without their own side effects and can’t be taken by everyone.
Endocannabinoid deficiency is thought to be a possible cause for early onset of menopause.
DOES THE THOUGHT OF THIS STRESS YOU OUT?
Well stop stressing! As the more you stress the more cortisol your body will release! Cortisol is the stress releasing hormone that gets your body ready for action! FIGHT OR FLIGHT?! Chronic stress (over a long period of time) can lead to hypertension, suppression of your immune system, bone loss, type 2 diabetes…the list goes on.
So ideally lowering levels of cortisol shifts the priorities of your body to help boost your metabolism and support your immune system! Win win!
Scientific research has shown that CBD actually directly affects the secretion of cortisol, reducing levels of the stress hormone reduces anxiety, weight gain and mood swings.
INSOMNIA SENDING YOU INSANE?
Being deprived of your beauty sleep, is linked to many serious issues including higher risk of heart disease, cognitive function and again, in a nutshell, lowering your immune system.
Melatonin is the hormone that regulates our sleep–wake cycles, it is also shown in scientific research to help protect us from Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes and Migraines. If we don’t produce enough of this, we end up having sleep issues, “insomnia”. CBD helps to regulate your sleep-wake cycle and therefore this also controls appetite, mood, sexual desire and for all you brain boxes out there… has a positive impact on serotonin (commonly known as our “happy hormone”) synthesis in the brain.
So via lowering cortisol levels and simultaneously increasing secretion of serotonin and melatonin in the brain, CBD can improve your sleep whilst reducing inflammation and stress induced conditions.
SO back to the big M….
Let the list of common Menopausal Symptoms commence…
Hot flushes – cannabinoids may help to ease frequency and intensity of temperature changes in your body.
Anxiety– CBD works to boost its own levels of cannabinoids, easing anxiety and reducing levels of cortisol, less stress, less anxiety.
Depression– CBD helps the body to naturally produce more melatonin and serotonin, lower levels of melatonin and serotonin in the brain can lead to depression.
Insomnia– not only can a lack of Zzz exaggerate other symptoms, CBD works to increase levels of melatonin and decrease levels of cortisol so CBD can help you get a better night’s sleep.
High Blood Pressure– hormone fluctuations can cause high blood pressure, studies into CBD show that CBD has the potential to lower blood pressure.
PMS– These fluctuations of hormones before and during menstruation, CBD is hugely anti-inflammatory relieving cramping and controlling mood swings.
Digestive Issues– CBD also reduces inflammation in the digestive tract, in addition to reducing nausea.
Dry Skin– Low levels of particular hormones can cause our skin, which contains many cannabinoid receptors. Hemp also contains a wide variety of vitamins, nutrients, omega-6 fatty acids and omega 3. Not to mention its anti-ageing properties, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles…. 50 going on 30?
Weight Gain– metabolism is directly affected by our hormones, especially when going through the menopause!… as oestrogen levels decrease, you burn less fat lowering your metabolism. Studies show that CBD oil can possibly lower and regulate insulin production, it may be able to help weight loss.
Vaginal Atrophy – Topical use of CBD cosmetics has shown to be beneficial in these sensitive areas as they’re both “vasodilators” (they dilate/open up blood vessels in that specific region) increasing sensation, blood flow and relaxing muscles and decreasing inflammation.
Brain Fog – many women can relate to the “brain fog” when entering into the M Zone… hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone promote neurons in the brain to create new connections, a lack of these hormones impacts hugely on how your brain functions causing emotional instability, memory loss and confusion. Research has shown CBD is a powerful neuroprotector and so is used as a supplement for healthy brain function.
To sum up Cancalm® CBD Oil has a lot to offer, so why not add it in your wellness routine?