Did you notice it? The very day you blew out more than 39 candles on your birthday cake, things started to take a subtle shift. You used to be able to sleep through the night, and now you’re suddenly dealing with insomnia. You thought painful periods were a thing of the past? “Think again,” says your uterus. And where did this knee pain come from?
We’re going to let you in on a little secret…
It’s not just you.
Women everywhere have been suffering in silence with these brand new conditions that start popping up in their 40’s and 50’s, but we’re here to shine a super bright light on what you thought was just happening to you, and how to use a simple, natural solution to get actual relief.
- Sex drive? What sex drive?
- I have more mood swings than my teenager
- Migraines are not fun
- It’s a like a desert down there
- Thermostat-ruining hot flashes
- What’s that noise? Oh, it’s my joints
- Ouch! Why is sex painful now?
- I sleep like a baby… I’m always waking up in the middle of the night
- Aunt Flo brought a jackhammer
- My doctor says I have osteoporosis
How CBD Oil Can Fix the Most Common Conditions for Women Over 40
Below is a list of the 10 most common ones and a promising natural treatment for chronic pain, mood swings, insomnia, osteoporosis, and more – in the form of CBD oil.
But, what is CBD oil? Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is the healing compound that’s extracted from the marijuana plant. In other words, you can reap the healing, relaxing, pain-relieving benefits without getting high.
(This is a major reason why so many people – especially women – are trying CBD oil for pain… because not only does it relieve pain, it doesn’t impair your judgment!)
1) Low Libido
After 40, low sex drive in women is not uncommon and happens because estrogen levels drop so drastically. You’ll find yourself having trouble getting aroused or generally less sensitive to touch, which can challenge a couple’s intimacy.
One way to remedy a low libido is to boost serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that stimulates sensation, activates sexual desire, and soothes anxiety. One product we love, Awaken, is actually a CBD massage oil for women that is 100% plant-based. Researchers have found that CBD can boost serotonin which, in turn, helps lower stress and anxiety while making sex less tense and more enjoyable again.[17-19]
We love hearing these women describe how Awaken helped them reclaim their sex lives:
2) Mood Irregularities
The same drops in hormones like estrogen and testosterone tend to lead to mood swings, which is one of the most common symptoms of menopause. Women often flock to their doctors in hopes of lifting their mood but are met with prescription antidepressants which come with a long list of harmful side effects.
Unlike the psychoactive property of cannabis (THC, the part associated with the high), researchers have found CBD oil to be a fast-acting and potent antidepressant. In an era where antidepressant drugs are handed out like candy, CBD oil seems like a perfect alternative for anyone looking to boost their happiness – completely naturally.
When it comes to painful and debilitating migraines, you can find frequent or extreme estrogen fluctuation at the root of it all. It’s important to note that women experience migraines differently and to varying degrees. However, they tend to stop after menopause when estrogen levels go down and stay down.
But in the moment, CBD oil can be a lifesaver that helps keep the pain at bay or even eliminate it! Numerous studies have strongly suggested the benefits of CBD use both in combination with other drugs and independently to ease pain caused by migraines. However, researchers say that more studies are needed to truly assess the effects of CBD on this problem.[3,4]
4) Vaginal Dryness
You may be asking yourself, why am I dry down there all of a sudden? It comes as a shock to many women who hit 40 and suddenly start experiencing vaginal dryness. As estrogen levels drop, the mucous membranes in vaginal tissue produce less and less natural lubricant. This can lead to painful dryness and less elasticity and strength.[7,8]
Any woman who has ever tried the average lubricant to combat dryness may have noticed a chemically, synthetic smell… Not a comforting scent to notice when applying it to your most intimate parts. However, when Mariana tried Foria’s Awaken for five days the first thing she noticed was the sensual mint chocolate aroma.
More importantly, the plant-based spray not only “felt really good” but “increased lubrication like almost instantly.” Although CBD may not be what helps with lubrication, the ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cacao, and vanilla work together beautifully to give relief that so many women are seeking!
5) Hot Flashes
These bursts of heat can feel like hell on earth… or your face, neck, and chest. According to doctors, hot flashes are arguably the earliest and most common symptom of menopause. In addition to heat, you may also experience a rapid heartbeat, sweating, blotchy or flushed skin, and a chilled feeling afterward. To combat hot flashes, people can use CBD oil to boost serotonin levels which lower body temperature.
6) Joint Pain
Studies in favor of CBD oil for joint pain are mounting as more and more people are tired of synthetic dangerous drugs that are mere band-aid fixes. While more human studies are needed, a 2016 study published in the European Journal of Pain found that transdermal CBD reduced inflammation and pain in arthritic rats.
Like Foria’s Awaken spray, researchers applied a CBD gel topically for four days in a row. To their surprise, inflammation and overall pain in the rats significantly decreased without side effects. So, if you’re looking for some chronic pain relief, considering a transdermal CBD oil is a perfectly safe route to explore!
7) Painful Sex After Menopause
Sex is one of the greatest and most intimate gifts you can share with your partner. But countless women – menopause or not – are avoiding it because of the anxiety and pain that never seems to go away. Because CBD is such a powerful anti-inflammatory, both emotionally and physically, women are exploring its various uses to ease the tension leading up to sex and increase arousal during it.[17,20-23]
Some women don’t have sex for months or even years just because it hurts so much. But the CBD in incredible products like Awaken are finally allowing women to make sex enjoyable again by helping eliminate the anxiety, muscle tension, and vaginal dryness. The all-natural CBD spray even increases your chances and enhancement of orgasm.
Sleeping problems are a combination of menopausal symptoms – hot flashes, mood swings, pain, and more. Any sort of discomfort, menopause or not, tend to keep the average person up tossing and turning into the night. Although you can take sleeping pills, they come with health risks you might not want to take, including constipation, dizziness, daytime drowsiness, tingling in your extremities, headache, heartburn, stomach pain, or worse.
In addition to reducing anxiety, CBD oil has also been shown to help insomnia in people who suffer from chronic pain or post-traumatic stress disorder.[10,11]
9) Menstrual Cramps
Isn’t it ironic that menstrual cramping is a side effect of menopause? More and more doctors are open and willing to recommend using CBD to their patients for cramps. Dr. Shivani Amin even told POPSUGAR that “[CBD is] the most powerful anti-inflammatory compound of the [cannabis] plant” and is [proven to be 60 to 100 percent more effective than ibuprofen].”
Elana Halpern used to suffer from severe menstrual cramps and “used to eat Midol like M&M’s.” She used Foria Relief which is “crafted to maximize the muscle relaxing and pain-relieving properties of cannabis without a psychotropic (‘high’) effect.”
Because CBD is anti-spasmodic, this suppository, which is smaller than a tampon, started relieving Elana’s cramps in under 20 minutes and lasted more than 20 hours! She and many others don’t even experience the traditional high from typical cannabis use, “just relief, basically.” Ditching the Midol and Ibuprofen for all-natural plant-based CBD oil sounds like the perfect trade to us.
10) Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
Estrogen is a key player in maintaining strong bones, so you can see why menopause poses such a problem for women in the forties. When estrogen levels start to decline (in combination with muscle loss and the natural aging process), bones grow weaker and more brittle. As each day passes, your bones are replaced less and less with new, healthy cells which leads to diseases like osteoporosis and osteopenia.
To avoid the risk of breaks, fractures, and bruises (especially during menopause), researchers have looked to CBD oil in order to maintain or increase bone density! In 2009, a review in the Annals of Medicine found that CBD treatments could, in fact, help prevent bone loss associated with menopause . Are you bruising more easily than before or feeling weaker as the months go on? Reaching out to your doctor about a personal CBD treatment might be worthwhile.
Do you have any of these symptoms?
Having any of these painful problems does not mean you have to mask it with over-the-counter drugs with scary side effects. Regardless of what you hear, the research pouring into the health benefits of CBD is amazing!
Brightfield Group and HelloMD conducted the largest survey to date about CBD usage and even found that women are more likely than men to use CBD. However, what was more incredible was that nearly half of them end up ditching traditional medicines!
And companies such as Foria are at the forefront of all-natural, pain and stress-relieving products that are giving women comfort and pleasure like never before. Just listen to master herbalist Marysia Miernowska explain how they chose each ingredient for your best experience:
This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and is for information only. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions about your medical condition and/or current medication. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice or treatment because of something you have read here.
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