Menopause symptoms can have a big impact on your daily life, including relationships, social life, family life and work. It can feel different for everyone and you may have a number of symptoms or none.
Symptoms usually start months or years before your periods stop. This is called the perimenopause stage. Actual Menopause is when your periods stop due to lower hormone levels. This usually happens between the ages of 45 and 55 and when you have not had a period for 12 months.
Menopause can cause symptoms like anxiety, mood swings, brain fog, hot flushes and skin problems. These symptoms can start years before your periods stop and carry on afterwards.
Symptoms can be mentally or physically as discussed below
Mental health symptoms
Common mental health symptoms of menopause include:
- changes to your mood, like low mood, anxiety, mood swings and low self-esteem
- problems with memory or concentration (brain fog)
Common physical symptoms of menopause include:
- hot flushes, when you have sudden feelings of hot or cold in your face, neck and chest which can make you dizzy
- difficulty sleeping, which may be a result of night sweats and make you feel tired and irritable during the day
- palpitations, when your heartbeats suddenly become more noticeable
- headaches and migraines that are worse than usual
- muscle aches and joint pains
- changed body shape and weight gain
- skin changes including dry and itchy skin
- reduced sex drive
- vaginal dryness and pain, itching or discomfort during intercourse
CBD + Menopause
We know that CBD can help people with a wide array of physical and psychological problems and menopause is one area that it can play a huge part in helping symptoms
Our Top 5 CBD Products for Menopause
We are going to match the symptoms listed above to the products that can help support
- Hot Flushes, difficulty sleeping + headaches
We would recommend our Temple Moment. It is a beautiful, scented oil which combines lavender oil which can also help ease anxiety, promote relaxation, and calm the mind. Several scientific studies have explored the use of linalool, the main component in lavender, for anxiety relief and sleep. Evening primrose oil which offer relief from a number of menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, disturbance in mood and tension headaches. It is infused with 500mg CBD Oil. Its cooling roller ball instantly soothes the temples.
- Changes to Mood + brain fog
Peppermint is believed to have calming effects, so using peppermint infused with CBD Oil may help those moments of anxiety and help to bring back balance and calm.
It is easy to use, you simple spray 3-5 sprays under the tongue 3 times a day.
- Muscle aches + joint pains
We suggest trying our soothing Moment Balm. It is a self-heating twist balm that is blended with Rosemary which is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compound, Lavender that new research is suggesting that one fragrant compound present in lavender can lessen anxiety by stimulating the nose to pass signals to the brain and Thyme which has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties & infused with 300mg CBD oil.
Tension Balm is a soothing, relaxing CBD Muscle balm which has a calming scent and the self heating can help relax those tense muscle
- Reduced sex drive + vaginal dryness
There are many cannabinoid receptors in your reproductive organs and sexual tissues. Some research suggests that CBD can enhance your nightlife by reducing anxiety that can be distracting and inflammation that can cause discomfort, allowing you to focus on pleasure. When applied topically, CBD also can help relax blood vessels to increase blood flow to your sexy bits to enhance arousal, sensitivity and lubrication.
- Skin changes + dryness
This natural, handmade vegan soap will cleanse and moisturise the skin while the loofah revives the skin by removing any dead skin cells
Using the melted oil from the Massage Candle after using the soap will give the skin the ultimate nourish to help dryness.
Our CBD Bath Melt gives you extra benefits as it is infused with 100mg CBD oil, evening primrose oil which helps PMS, symptoms of menopause, arthritis and swelling, Shea & cocoa butter giving total moisture to the skin, alongside the lavender which is known to gently moisturise skin and is naturally antibacterial, meaning that it kills acne-causing bacteria that might infiltrate your pores.
Our bath melt is perfect for preventing, calming, and healing the skin whilst relaxing and soothing the body and mind.
We understand that navigating CBD can be difficult and when you are already all over the place with symptoms trying something new may feel daunting, but we hope this blog helps explain a little more. We also have lots of further information on CBD, just check out our discovering CBD page