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Is CBD Good for Menopause?

Cannabis-based remedies are being further pushed to assist with menopause. An operating grant from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) , research was presented to The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, from September 22 to 25, 2021.

“What we wanted to do with our study was provide a snapshot within our population on if women are using cannabis, and how are they using it. Then we can move forward, fill that gap of knowledge and see if this is worth investigating more,” says Katherine Babyn, PharmD, a master’s student on the faculty of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Alberta, and first author of the study abstract.

Like any natural hormonal transition, menopause can cause uncomfortable symptoms, including hot flashes, sleep disturbances, and mood shifts. Researchers have looked at many medical, hormonal and natural remedies for these symptoms, and they have arrived at mixed results.

How does CBD help with menopause?

At the moment, no studies have directly looked into the effects of CBD on people experiencing menopause. This means there is a distinct lack of research on how CBD interacts with the menopausal symptoms. However, there has been some research into how CBD can influence some of the symptoms commonly associated with menopause.

For example, a 2020 review concluded that CBD could help relieve chronic pain, improve sleep, and reduce inflammation. These effects should be beneficial to those going through menopause, however that specific intersection was not the subject of this review. Currently there are over 30 CBD clinical trials ongoing in Europe. We are hopeful that some of these are investigating women’s health issues, including menopause.


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