Cbd oil for menopause.

CBD for Menopause and PMT

There are cannabinoid receptors in all areas of the female reproductive organs, including both the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Given what we already know about CBD’s influence over these receptors, it’s a logical assumption to believe that CBD could help reduce the signs and symptoms of menopause through interaction in the highly concentrated areas of endocannabinoid receptors.

During menopause, women find it increasingly difficult to sleep. Hot flashes, mood swings and overall discomfort continually disrupt a healthy sleep cycle. Soon, this lack of sleep trickles down into other areas of a woman’s life and eventually increases the severity of all menopausal symptoms.

There is a growing body of research indicating that both CBD, THC and other cannabinoids are beneficial for improved sleep quality. While CBD itself may trigger a mild increase in wakefulness when taken before bed, CBD still facilitates a better and longer nights rest.

Bone Density Loss

Bone density naturally starts to decrease during menopause. In some circumstances, it can lead to future issues with osteoporosis and bone fragility. It’s common for doctors to prescribe ERT simply for the possible improvements to bone density. But, as we’ve discussed, ERT is not always a perfect long-term solution.

Cannabidiol, THCV, CBG, and CBC all are potential candidates for protecting against bone loss. In fact, these specific cannabinoids are known to stimulate bone growth. Cannabidiol, among the other cannabinoids, may represent a perfect alternative to ERT therapy for those women worried about bone density loss.

Mood Stabilizer

Alongside the inevitable hot flashes, the associated menopausal mood swings are an equally taxing part of hormonal changes. As hormones change, it changes the way women process and manage their stress levels. A woman’s body continues to operate as per usual, but with an endocannabinoid deficiency. Its suddenly not as easy to process stress, anger, and daily pressures.

Thankfully, cannabinoids are already making incredible inroads as a powerful replacement to traditional SSRI drugs. It’s a logical next step to bring the mood stabilizing capabilities of CBD, already evidenced for treating depression and anxiety, into the realm of menopausal women.

Need a Good Sleep??

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I am the worst sleeper then I am the best then I suck again and it can last for months. I’ve learnt over the years not to let it bother me through meditation. But I like the way I feel after a good night sleep so I started to investigate and research ways to hack my sleep.

I found this great podcast and blog post by Ben Greenfield who goes into depth on hacking your sleep and why it is so important to get a good sleep.

Check out his full post here

The main problems I find with my sleep are – my phone and my phone and yes u guessed it…my bloody phone.

If I go on it after 9pm and get caught up messaging people, emailing and speaking to clients etc then I know my sleep is gonna be poor. My mind is on over drive and I am full of ideas and definitely not ready for bed.

Top Tips –

  • TURN PHONE OFF AT 9PM
  • Meditate before bed or some Yin Yoga
  • Darkened room or eye mask.
  • Listen to some binaural beats for sleep or I actually prefer a sleep hypnosis.
  • Magnesium supplement
  • Cbd Oil
  • Plus melatonin spray
  • keep your room cool at about 18 degree

Day time – Ben takes this other Chinese herbal supplement I haven’t heard of but reading up on it I want it. TIAN CHI?

He has cold showers in the morning and has a cool suit when working out but read his blog for the reasons why this all helps.

He must spend a fortune on gadgets and monitors his sleep with various apps.

I am gonna try out all the cheaper options for getting a good sleep and hopefully my sleep will get better. TRY ONE AT A TIME AND SEE WHAT WORKS BEST.

For me I have found that meditation good food and certain supplements to get a good sleep. SEE WHAT WORKS FOR YOU.

MCT Oil – Another Great Oil to add to your diet.

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MCT OIL

MCT stands for Medium-Chain triglycerides which are a type of saturated fatty acid that has been associated with a range of health benefits; most notably cognitive function and better weight management. MCT’s, which can also be called MCFAs (Medium Chain Fatty Acids) are thought to be missing from the diets of those who eat a ‘standard western’ diet. This could be because we don’t have regular access have all been told to be afraid of ‘saturated fats’! But it is like anything- in moderation, the right saturated fats can actually be beneficial to our body functions.

 

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Where do Medium Chain Triglycerides come from?

MCT’s or MCFA’s can be found in their highest concentrations in Coconut Oil which is made up to 62-65% of MCT fatty acids but they can also be found in smaller quantities in foods such as butter (from grass-fed cows), Cheeses, Palm Oil, Whole Milk and full-fat yoghurts. It is a fact that medium chain triglycerides fatty acids are easier to digest than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) and might have even had benefits related to heart health, prevention of obesity and brain function.

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MCT Oil Benefits

Here is a list of MCT Oil Benefits:

  • Maintain a healthy weight – Since both make you feel full
  • Reduce Stored Body Fat as they Raise your Metabolic Function
  • Have More Energy
  • Think More Clearly
  • Experience Better Digestion
  • Balance Hormone Levels
  • Improve Your Mood
  • Fight Bacterial Infections & Viruses
  • Absorb Fat-Soluble Nutrients from Various Foods
  • MCTs are also seen as promoting fat oxidation and reduced food intake. Interest in MCTs has been expressed by endurance athletes and the bodybuilding community.

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Why is MCT Oil Good for you?

All types of fatty acids are made up of strings of carbon and hydrogen; the Medium chains are between 6-12 carbon atoms long. Medium-chain fats are very easily digested and they are sent directly to your liver. They are easily digested because the body uses less energy to break down the carbon bonds, so they require very few special enzymes to absorb into the liver. Medium chain triglycerides create a thermogenic effect and the positively alter your metabolism which has sparked many scientific claims that these fats are burned as fuel rather than being stored in the body as fat, making them perfect for those on a ketonic diet(one of the more well known MCT Oil benefits). Alongside this, they are known to have the capability to help the body battle bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites & contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The medium chain triglyceride oil benefits are much of the reason for Coconut oil is one of the most beneficial oils on the planet.

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Why are MCT oils good as a CBD carrier oil?

When thinking of how CBD interacts with carrier oils, it is essential that we attach it to a healthy oil that enhances the effects and absorption of the cannabinoid into your Liver. The CBD compound attaches very easily to the medium-chain fatty acids and is absorbed in the same way that the fats are. MCT’s are a strong binding for Cannabinoids and can be added to many foods. MCT is antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral & has been shown to reduce bad bacteria while leaving good bacterias alone in human biological systems. As MCT is a fat it is a good fat for the body to process as it’s breakdown requires significantly less excess energy than other fatty acids. MCTs passively diffuse from the GI tract into the lymphatic system & act like an inert source of energy that the human body finds easy to metabolise and absorb.

Compared to hemp oil, when the CBD is added to the MCT oils your body can absorb it much quicker and easier so it means that the amount of CBD your liver is absorbing is increased. Simply put, the MCT oil is a much more efficient delivery system than other carrier oils, such as hemp oil. CBD combined with the MCT oil benefits can only mean good things.

 

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