Four Reasons Why Women Should Take CBD For Menopause
Hi Goddess, welcome to our next segment called: If I don’t find something to help my Menopause symptoms, I’m going to SCREAM! Okay, maybe we shouldn’t call it that, but that’s how we feel sometimes.
Whether you’re entering the game and starting to feel the upcoming, daunting effects of perimenopause, or perhaps you’re already a full blown menopause queen, we know just how unnerving and maddening the symptoms can be. From the hot flashes to the mood changes, the irritability, sleep disturbances, aching bones, well, you know the rest. The point we’re getting at here is that menopause isn’t your average walk in the park. It makes PMS look like paradise compared to these new, longer lasting symptoms. So, what’s there to do?
Maybe you’re reading this and thinking, “Gee, menopause doesn’t affect me like that.” Then, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. But, for the rest of us women here, this is a daily disturbance that we must endure for seven to fourteen years, give or take.
How unlucky for the rest of us, right?
We wish we could tell you no, that we have a cure to cancel your menopause subscription. But that’s not reality. We can’t just turn it off. However, we can tell you we’ve got the next best thing. Here at Goddess Well, we took matters into our own hands and set out to create an all natural supplement designed specifically for women by women to help ease menopausal symptoms. Introducing Radiance, a blend of highly absorbable CBD and botanic herbs such as evening primrose, turmeric, resveratrol, clove, and ginger. All of these are meant to ease menopausal symptoms and bring light to your existing self healing power.
Now, if you’re new to CBD, skeptical of a holistic remedy, or just curious as to what capabilities CBD has on menopausal symptoms, then continue reading as we go over the top 4 reasons why women should consider CBD for menopause.
HOW DOES CBD INFLUENCE THE BODY
Before diving into each step, discussing the body’s inherent ability to process CBD is essential.
Each of your bodies comes with its own endocannabinoid system, or ECS for short, essentially a collection of cell receptors called cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoid receptors can be found throughout the body in the brain, other organs, and tissues.
You might not know it, but the ECS plays a large part in menopause, and CBD affects how it works. Our ECS involves several human responses, emotions, and reproductive hormones. Cannabinoid receptors engage in several areas: mood regulation, pain, sleep, memory, immune system functioning, temperature functioning, fertility, and reproduction. All things being equal, CBD could influence the effects menopause has on the body.
Now, let’s dive in.
Anxiety and depression are often underlying conditions of menopause. This could be due to the change in hormones, the effect of other menopause symptoms, or both.
Most people have heard of serotonin, the "happy hormone." The reason why it's called the happy hormone is due to its ability to stabilize mood. It also affects feelings of comfort and happiness. Serotonin also functions as a neurotransmitter and channels communication between the brain and nervous system cells. As a result, when serotonin levels fall, you'll likely experience a shift in mood.
Now comes CBD's role in all of this.
While CBD can benefit your serotonin levels, it doesn't directly affect serotonin; instead, it influences how the brain responds to the available level of serotonin. That being said, if your body's producing enough serotonin, but your ECS doesn't process it effectively, CBD may boost your brain's response to serotonin, allowing serotonin levels to accumulate and increasing the likelihood of easing mood swings.
In combination with CBD, you can incorporate essential herbs to help combat menopausal symptoms and help encourage an uplifting mood. For example, our Radiance blend incorporates ingredients alongside cbd such as evening primrose oil, saw palmetto, chaste tree, clary sage, and rosemary in our formula to be able to provide a more specific outcome than the traditional tincture.
Evening primrose oil has long been known for its positive effects on hormone balance, while saw palmetto and chaste tree provide support for hormonal regulation. Clary sage and rosemary, on the other hand, are renowned for their mood-enhancing properties. Together, these botanical ingredients work in harmony with CBD to naturally aid mood control and promote a sense of balance during menopause.
Many report sleep disturbances due to menopause, which can have serious repercussions, affecting your quality of life. As mentioned earlier, endocannabinoids have been shown to play a role in the circadian rhythm. Therefore, CBD is thought to have an effect on sleep.
According to a 2020 study, low CBD doses were found to be more stimulating, while higher doses have a more sedating effect. The study showed CBD increased sleep time in persons who have insomnia.
So, if you’re struggling to fall asleep and stay asleep due to menopause or, generally, taking CBD before bed could improve your sleep quality.
Osteoporosis affects 1 in 3 women. The time you start losing bone mass correlates to after the exit of menopause. Low bone density makes you more likely to break a bone, so you must protect your body in case of any accidental fractures.
Through pre-clinical studies, researchers have observed that increasing the expression of CB2 inhibits activity in the cells that break down bone. Therefore, drugs that enhance the activity of this receptor have been shown to reverse bone loss in post-menopausal osteoporosis.
Given these findings, research suggests that CBD could provide a basis for osteoporosis therapy due to its ability to bind to CB2 receptors.
One of many downsides that come along with menopause is a silent libido, which can really interfere with one's love life, not to mention induces emotional and physical effects.
However, CBD could be your saving grace when reviving a low libido. CBD naturally lowers cortisol, our stress hormones in the body. Because CBD plays such a vital role in regulating the endocannabinoid system, it can help manage estrogen levels during perimenopause and menopause. Once your hormone levels are in check, the libido will usually return at full speed.
Another considerable benefit of CBD on the libido is that it can increase levels of the neurotransmitter anandamide, AKA the "bliss molecule," which is closely related to oxytocin, the cuddle hormone. Anandamide can help improve the emotional connection and intimacy with your partner after kissing, hugging, flirting, or having sex. — Sign us up!
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Our bodies are unique vessels with extraordinary capabilities. The fact that we possess our own cannabinoid receptors shows that it’s possible that plant medicine was always supposed to be part of the equation. Regardless of this or not, you can see how CBD could help relieve symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.
If you’re still unsure about trying a holistic remedy such as CBD, ask yourself what you have to lose, except giving your body the opportunity to improve the symptoms currently wreaking havoc on your body, relationships, and overall well-being.
Take a step towards healing with Radiance, our formula created specifically to target and relieve feminine-cycle-related ailments at Goddess Well. Using highly absorbable nano-CBD, combined with nano-CBG, Radiance is here to show those symptoms who's boss! This non-psychoactive blend harnesses the power of plant medicine to tend to your reproductive zones, body, and mind.
Radiance goes beyond CBD alone. With a blend of botanicals including evening primrose, turmeric, resveratrol, clove, and ginger, it works to balance hormones, ease symptoms, and awaken your inner goddess. By binding to your CB1 receptors, Radiance promotes peace within, targeting inflammation and nausea.
As an introduction to trying Radiance, we want to offer you a 15% off discount when you use the code MENOPAUSE15 at checkout. Find Goddess Well Radiance supplements and other women centric products on our store that can help complement your inner goddess.