Menopause marks the end of the female reproductive cycle. Experts generally agree that menopause sets in when a woman’s menstrual cycle has been inactive for a minimum of a year. Menopause is a rather slow process as the symptoms of its onset are experienced progressively for several years before it fully manifests. CBD has been observed through research to have various beneficial effects on several conditions that accompany menopause from pain to depression.
CBD interacts with the cannabinoid receptors to help to reduce some of the symptoms of menopause. The female reproductive system consists of cannabinoid receptors and CBD oil is capable of interacting with these receptors to relieve some of the symptoms of menopause. Menopause destabilizes the endocannabinoid system, resulting in mood swings, depression, anxiety, irregular sleep cycle, hot flashes, etc. These symptoms which accompany menopause have been shown to be positively affected by CBD according to research. CBD has displayed effectiveness in eliminating anxiety and depression most of the time. Sleep disorders, such as insomnia, which are resultant symptoms of menopause through hormonal changes, can be resolved or treated with CBD, improving sleep considerably.
Menopause is also characterized also by a reduction in sex drive, making intercourse unpleasant and equally painful for women as a result of vaginal dryness. This is because estrogen levels drop as menopause sets in, impeding blood flow and cervical mucus secretion in the vaginal walls. CBD boosts blood circulation in the vaginal walls, acting as a boost for mucus secretion to enhance pleasure during intercourse.
The available evidence to support the efficacy of CBD administration for women experiencing menopause is still limited. Regardless of the instances of success in treating a few of the symptoms of menopause, the efficiency of CBD for the treatment of menopause needs further research to be fully determined. In conclusion, it is advisable to consult with your physician if you are interested in exploring CBD for treating menopause.