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Taking CBD with HRT

CAN YOU TAKE CBD WITH HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

If you do decide to take HRT increasing research shows that taking CBD products can work well together. The female of the species are apparently more responsive to the pain-relieving effects of CBD but you don’t have to choose between one over the other. Consider a tailored approach. There is no right way or wrong way – whatever works for you.

There's a very fascinating tie between CBD and expanding the window in which HRT is effective. CBD can help with a range of issues which probably led you to look at HRT to begin with.

There is little interaction between CBD and the HRT hormones, estrogen and progesterone.

If you can't take HRT there are plenty if studies to say how CBD could help the menopause symptoms, but CBD is not a direct replacement for HRT, as it contains no hormones.

HOW MUCH CBD TO TAKE WITH HRT 

There isn't exact research on this, it really does depend on each indiviual, and if you already use our CBD oil you will have already, or are finding your own correct dose that works best for you. The FSA in the UK recommends not taking more than 70mg a day. Thats approximately 9-10 drops per day of our Meno CBD Oil + Turmeric.

 A starter level is around 25-30 mg to test how it works on your system, thats equivilant to 3-4 drops of our Meno cbd oil + Turmeric per day .

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE CBD WITH HRT

The general rule is at least 4 hours apart between CBD and hormones (oral) and/or medications. Always work with your doctor or naturopath of course. 

Cannabidiol (CBD) have become key areas of interest, offering potential low-risk treatment options for menopause symptoms. Women of all ages have experienced CBD-related relief in relation to other female-specific hormone-related conditions and symptoms, including premenstrual syndrome (PMS), as reported in an article published in 2017 in the journal AddictioResearchTheory. 

Research overview

While studies on CBD and menopause are limited, there is evidence that high-quality CBD products may help combat associated symptoms. This is particularly true when CBD is combined with other treatment options. 

According to a literature review published in 2019 in the Journal of Ovarian Research, the ECS impacts female reproductive tissues and processes, playing a vital role in temperature regulation, sleep, pain, mood, memory, and immune function.

Several studies have reported the positive effects of CBD and CBD-rich cannabis oil on mood changes, joint pain, and sleep problems, all commonly associated with hormonal changes during menopause. Though the studies didn't look specifically at menopause, the results indicate that CBD could provide relief for these symptoms regardless of their cause.

In addition, numerous studies have identified the potential impact of CBD on mood, including its inherent anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects. A 2018 study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that cannabis significantly reduced perceptions of depression, anxiety, and stress in both women and men. Researchers also reported that women experienced greater reductions in anxiety compared to men and that low-HIGH CBD strains were best for reducing symptoms of depression. 

Aches and joint pain frequently occur post-menopause, as reduced estrogen levels tend to produce higher levels of inflammation. Luckily, CBD has been shown to offer relief from pain and inflammation, as reported in a 2015 literature review published in the journal Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry

 

Patient perspective

Dr. Melanie Bone, a board-certified OB-GYN and cannabis specialist, shared the stories of two of her patients who are going through menopause and using CBD as a treatment option. Names have been redacted in accordance with patient privacy laws. 

J.A. is a 52-year-old woman who has had one period in the last six months. She has trouble sleeping because she is awakened with hot flashes and sweats. This makes her tired during the day and she feels depressed because she can't get a good night's sleep. J.A.'s sister had breast cancer at age 54 and she is worried about being diagnosed herself. She is scared to use hormones due to the history of breast cancer in her family. 

Dr. Bone said, “The patient wanted a consult because she is having so much trouble concentrating at work that she is afraid she will lose her job. After I explained to her that she could opt to try hormones, she decided to try cannabinoids first, with hormones as a fallback. Currently, she is doing exceedingly well with excellent management of most of her complaints. 

C.T. is a postmenopausal patient who uses both cannabis and bioidentical hormones. “I was using bioidentical hormones to help with hot flashes, mood changes, and dryness. After discussing my situation with Dr. Bone, we agreed that I might benefit from the addition of CBD.

“Now that I have been using both, I feel great. I have no more symptoms of menopause and my husband is delighted to have me back to my old self.”

It is important to note that these are individual testimonials and results will vary among patients. 

We do not make any medical claims from our informations on studies that have been done, and are intended for information purposes onlyTaking