Research has suggested that CBD may have other health benefits and possibly also reducing the symptoms of menopause.
CBD may work on the body in a range of ways to help menopause symptoms. Of particular interest is the way that it interacts with cannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoid system refers to a collection of cell receptors, called cannabinoid receptors, which are present in the brain, organs, and other tissues throughout the body.
The endocannabinoid system works by interacting with chemical messengers, including CBD. Researchers believe that this system plays an essential role in many bodily functions and other aspects of health, including: mood regulation, immune functions, pain, sleep, memory, fertility and reproduction, as well as temperature regulation.
Menopause seems to disrupt the endocannabinoid system, and there are cannabinoid receptors throughout the female reproductive system. So it is possible that CBD oil could reduce some of the symptoms relating to menopause.
While there is no evidence indicating that CBD oil is likely to influence all menopause symptoms, it could be helpful for the following:
One of the most common symptoms of menopause is mood changes. A 2010 study in mice found that CBD operates in a similar way to antidepressant medications in the brain, and reduces symptoms of depression (see: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2823358/).
A 2016 case study on a person with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) showed that CBD oil was able to reduce sleep disturbances and anxiety (see: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5101100/#b9-permj20_4p0108). It is possible that CBD oil may also be useful in treating the sleep disturbances relating to menopause.
Some research has found that CBD interacts with a cannabinoid receptor that may play a role in bone density loss. CBD may, therefore, be able to reduce the rate of bone density loss that can occur during menopause.