“The Change.” The phrase makes women of all ages shudder, yet the majority will indeed experience the effects of menopause, from hot flashes to anxiety and depression to night sweats and more. Anecdotal evidence is pouring in, however, that cannabis, and specifically CBD, can alleviate many of these symptoms and provide much needed comfort.
Let’s start with what menopause is. There are three stages: perimenopause, when the body’s production of estrogen slows, can last for one to two years; menopause officially begins when a woman has not menstruated in over a year; and postmenopause is the time after menopause has officially ended, but hot flashes and night sweats can still occur for up to a couple years later.
So what is a woman to do with a potential collection of years of menopausal symptoms? Reports are on the rise that smoking high-CBD cannabis or even using straight CBD products does wonders for a woman in any stage of the menopause. It helps to ease anxiety and depression, which is not surprising, as many have turned to CBD to combat these disorders on their own.
But the lessening of hot flashes and night sweats are the really exciting bits. A hot flash is one of the most unpleasant collection of moments a woman has to bear in her natural life. Thankfully, a hot flash doesn’t last long, but it does push a heat wave through the upper body and face and often comes with a flash of hot rage on the side.
Having a CBD vape pen on you during menopause is definitely a good idea. When a hot flash seems to be taking over your being, step away from what you’re doing or who you’re talking to and have a few good draws. Women across the globe are reporting the miraculous relief they’re experiencing using CBD.
Another option is to ingest CBD in the form of gummies or other edibles for an effect that lasts for hours. Though you’ll likely need to take a slightly higher dose than you normally would for day to day mellowness and aches and pains, CBD and cannabis itself are both nontoxic, meaning that you just can’t overdo it. You can waste product by eating more CBD than is needed, easily, but you can’t overdose on it.
These revelations should come as a relief to women of all ages. Whether passing down the knowledge to the next generation or educating a parent or even learning for oneself, having a method of strong relief of the symptoms that literally keep one up at night is beyond a blessing.