Which CBD product should I use for relaxation during menopause and related sleep problems?
Asked 3 years ago
Those of you with busy minds and heads, what do you take for relaxation? My brain is constantly chattering (mainly early in the morning, which I think is due to poor sleep quality), and I’m thinking oil rather than vape/smoking/gummies. I do have a variety of different oils, but I can’t say I feel relaxed on any of them. I'm currently going through tricky menopause while having a busy job, and lots to do at home isn’t helping! Can CBD oil help with menopause? Thanks
Monday, May 10, 2021
There is no actual study done on women to know whether or not CBD does help with menopause. Although, based on studies on other conditions, CBD may be able to reduce some symptoms of menopause eg pain, mood changes, sleep disturbances etc. This is a major reason some women go for CBD to reduce symptoms of menopause.
Menopause seems to disrupt the Endocannabinoid system. CBD on the other hand helps the Endocannabinoid system to release some of the body naturally occurring cannabinoid. This is the reason some experts believe CBD may be able to counter the effect of menopause on the Endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoid receptors are involved in pain, mood, sleep, temperature regulation etc.
Experts say CBD may be able to help with menstrual symptoms like sleep, pain, mood changes etc. The good thing is CBD can also be fortified with other ingredients that can help with these symptoms. Some CBD for pain is fortified with terpenes like Eucalyptol and Bisabolol, while others have menthol and camphor which can also provide pain relief. Some CBD products for sleep are fortified with melatonin, a hormone that controls the sleep-wake cycle in humans.
You should not always trust what you see on the labels though. Check for independent laboratory test results to know the actual ingredients in the CBD you are getting if you want to try CBD. You should also go for high-quality CBD products. Get CBD from well-renowned sources, and avoid CBD products with prices that are too good to be true.
On methods of use, every method has its advantage. Just get a high-quality CBD and take the right dose. Tincture oils provide high bioavailability, but gummies also provide an effective and fun way of taking CBD. On dosing, there is no recommended dose, just increase gradually until you start feeling the effect. This doesn't mean you should overdose, just increase slowly.
There might be a link between CBD and menopause, but there are not enough studies to confirm this. CBD has not been approved as a remedy for symptoms associated with menopause yet. If you will want to try CBD for menopause, you should see a doctor first.
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