Most of us are familiar with hormones, but what are they exactly?
Hormones are chemical messengers that are produced in the Endocrine system and play a vital role in regulating important functions in our body, including metabolism, growth and reproduction.
Ideally, our hormones should be produced at a regular rate, however, if the body is producing too much or too little of s hormone, this can have serious effects on the body. This is referred to as hormonal Imbalance.
Hormonal fluctuations can occur naturally during puberty, menopause and perimenopause, but they can also be caused by toxins or an unbalanced lifestyle.
Common symptoms of hormonal imbalance include menstrual irregularity, weight gain, mood swings, vaginal atrophy and hair loss.
Cannabinoids talk to the Endocrine system
Just like Endocannabinoids, hormones are biochemical messengers involved in many aspects of our physiology. Our growth, behaviour, sleep, s
Cannabidiol is a chemical that occurs in cannabis plants. It is possible that cannabidiol oil could help to treat the symptoms of menopause.
Most of us never seriously consider menopause until we find ourselves on its doorstep — woefully unprepared to deal with its many symptoms. Some of us might not even recognize these symptoms during the early stages of perimenopause. But the sooner we notice and proactively respond to the changes happening within our bodies, the better our future health.
Unfortunately, you may have discovered that the medical system is also woefully unprepared to deal with the symptoms of menopause. Previous generations of women were so quiet about “the change” that the medical system is only just now waking up to the needs of peri- and post-menopausal women. So, like many others, you may be turning to traditional herbal medicines for support — because our great- great-grandmothers were probably on to something.