Does CBD Help with Perimenopause and Menopause?
What is Perimenopause and Menopause?
Perimenopause for most women starts between the ages of 42 – 52. Perimenopause refers to the transition period prior to menopause (medically defined as when there has been no menstrual bleeding for 12 months).
What are the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause?
Perimenopause is characterised by changes in the levels of the hormones oestrogen and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). This can cause several symptoms, including:
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sleep issues
- Mood swings
How could CBD help with Perimenopause and Menopause?
CBD, which is short for cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid - a chemical found naturally in the cannabis and hemp plants. It has no psychoactive or intoxicating effects.
There has been increasing feedback on CBD in alleviating some of the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, via its interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The endocannabinoid system refers to a collection of cell receptors, called cannabinoid receptors, which are present in the brain, organs, and other tissues throughout the body. The endocannabinoid system works by interacting with chemical messengers, including CBD.
Research indicates that this system plays an essential role in many bodily functions and other aspects of health, including:
- mood regulation
- immune functions
- fertility and reproduction
- temperature regulation
Menopause appears to disrupt the endocannabinoid system, and there are cannabinoid receptors throughout the female reproductive system, so it is possible that CBD could reduce some of the symptoms relating to menopause.
The TV presenter and host of Loose Women, Andrea McLean, already takes CBD for her menopause symptoms - “It has massively taken the edge off things with the flushes and it has made me less anxious because anxiety is still a key thing for me.’’
CBD has already been widely reported in the media to improve sleep, anxiety, reduce inflammation and provide benefits for numerous other symptoms, and anecdotal evidence is now building that demonstrates CBD provides these and other supportive properties during perimenopause and menopause.
What are Satipharm Advanced CBD capsules?
Satipharm’s Advanced CBD capsules contain small beads of CBD. These beads are then placed in gastro-resistant capsules which protect the CBD from being attacked by acid in the stomach. After passing through the stomach, the beads disperse throughout the intestine, where they are effectively absorbed by the body into both the blood stream and the lymphatic system. Through published clinical trials, Satipharm has proven that its Advanced CBD capsules have a high bioavailability making them 3.5 times more effective than bottled CBD oils.
Why choose Satipharm Advanced CBD Capsules?
Satipharm Advanced CBD capsules have been clinically proven to improve the body’s bioavailability of CBD and other cannabinoids. They are easy to take and contain a consistent and precise dose of CBD. You can be confident you are taking the same dose every time.
- Satipharm Advanced CBD capsules protect the CBD and other cannabinoids from the damaging effects of heat, light and oxidation.
- They contain full spectrum hemp extract including terpenes and flavonoids.
- Each capsule delivers a precise dose of CBD.
- They can be stored at room temperature.
- They are made in Switzerland in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
Stanford Professor and national steering committee chair of the Women's Health Initiative, Marcia Stefanick, PhD, speaking at the Womens Health Forum, Stanford: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_3uHcnXO4k&t=5s