A lot of women suffer from hormonal imbalance. There are many reasons for this including old age. There are many ways that women can deal with hormonal imbalance. Anecdotal evidence indicates that cannabidiol (CBD) can help correct hormonal imbalance.
Some of the effects of hormonal imbalance in women include
- PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)
- Poor sleep cycles (insomnia)
- Low libido
- Acne and other skin problems
- Weight gain
- Weight loss
- Hair loss
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Hot flushes
The effects of CBD on the body relates to how it affects the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The ECS is a biological system that regulates the production of endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters that are endogenous and interact with the cannabinoid receptors. These neurotransmitters help in regulating physiological processes such as appetite, memory, mood, sleep cycle, and more. The ECS plays a very important role in the secretion of hormones related to reproduction.
CBD is scientifically proven to regulate the functions of the different endocrine glands in the body like the:
- Pituitary gland
- Thyroid gland
- Adrenal gland
- Parathyroid gland
- Pineal gland
- Hypothalamus gland
The use of CBD oil can also benefit the health of the pancreas, ovaries and liver.C
So, how does CBD balance the hormones? The non-psychoactive compound interacts with the endocannabinoid system and affects the different receptors across the body especially in the brain.
CBD can also help balance the cortisol levels in the body. The normal levels of cortisol are usually highest in the early hours of the morning and they are at their lowest during midnight. Women who are suffering from hormonal imbalance. Some symptoms of this include easy bruising, slowed healing, muscle weakness and even rounding of the face.
Some of the things that one can do in order to lower the levels of cortisol are getting the right amount of sleep, exercise, learning to relax (stress management) and choosing the right food. However, CBD can also help.
If you are considering using CBD for menopause and general hormonal imbalances, you should consult a doctor.