Did you know that England's Queen Victoria may have consumed cannabis to ease menstrual cramps? Healthy debate continues over this curious bit of history, but we do know beyond doubt that one of her court physicians was a hearty supporter of the herb. Since 2,000 BCE, in cultures around the world, both THC and cannabidiol (CBD) products have been used as medicines, including for women's health, menstrual pain, and menopause.
Menopause occurs in mid-life for most women and signifies the end of a regular menstrual cycle and thus, fertility. There are often negative side-effects of menopause, which can include hot flashes, depression, anxiety, fatigue, and sleep problems, which can last for months or even years pre- and post-menopause. For those whose symptoms are too much to bear, medications or hormones may be recommended by a doctor. However, some women prefer a natural alternative and instead look to CBD.
There are several CBD products on the market that women experiencing symptoms of menopause may want to look into. A 2007 review found that the FDA-approved cannabinoid medication Sativex helped people sleep and relieved their pain without causing a tolerance to its effects. CBD-infused chocolate, tea, tinctures, and capsules are easy to use, don't require a medical card or prescription, and can be shipped anywhere. Many women have voiced their appreciation for these products.
This article and others that look at CBD as treatment for menopause-related symptoms will hopefully lead to a better understanding of the healing benefits of CBD. If you or a loved one is going through menopause, you might consider looking into CBD as a daily supplement. Contact us, and we can help you find the product that is best for your situation.
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