I love my mum and I know for certain that I have the best mum in the world. But… every now and then, her mood changes completely and makes my life a little, shall we say, tricky. Could CBD help her mood swings and, as a result, help me too?
My mum is in her late forties, so she’s heading for menopause and encountering hormone changes. But she still seems young to me. She’s fit and active, looks after her health, and is into all the new wellness ideas. She’s also a big fan of vitamins, minerals and ‘food as medicine’, so I’m sure CBD could help her.
CBD oil is also being praised and promoted by celebrities, like Jennifer Aniston and Loose Women’s Andrea McClean. These are just two of many women who believe CBD is making menopause much easier. And if it’s good enough for them…
CBD for Mood Swings
I’ve used CBD oil myself to calm my anxiety and help me keep focused. So it was working to balance my own emotions. And CBD is now used by so many people to help them cope with everyday stress.
Mood swings are one of the many unwelcome side effects of menopause. This is all the fault of hormones that are changing and reducing and getting out of balance. They affect you emotionally and can result in what I call ‘my mum’s mad mood swings’. This situation worries her and, as a result, makes her feel anxious and frustrated.
Hormone Therapy Replacement (HRT) has been the main medical intervention for menopause for decades. Herbal remedies such as vitamin B, evening primrose oil, St John’s wort and sage have also been used to manage symptoms. Now CBD is becoming a popular choice to help alleviate many menopausal symptoms such as:
- Sleep loss
- Hormonal imbalance
- Hot flushes
- Problematic digestion
- Pain and inflammation
How Does CBD Help to Balance Mood Swings?
Mum is a great believer in natural health. She knows that physical behaviour, activity, good food and mindfulness all contribute towards stable and positive mental health. Unfortunately, this may not be enough to control menopausal symptoms, like mood swings. Thankfully, according to regular consumers, CBD appears to have a positive impact on anxiety, stress and emotional balance.
As a cannabinoid, CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system. This system is extremely complex and helps to regulate many of the processes that keep the human body functioning. CBD works with the endocannabinoid system and can alter and improve mood. Anecdotal evidence suggests it can greatly help to stabilise, regulate and improve mood swings.
Will Better Sleep Lead to a Better Mood?
I know how I feel after a bad night’s sleep – I don’t have a good day. Mum is likely to be experiencing disrupted sleep during this life stage. This could be caused by hormones and uncomfortable hot flushes. Being unable to control your temperature is bound to cause problems and disturb your sleep.
CBD is very popular as a way to manage sleep. By encouraging my mum to take CBD, then hopefully she will get more rest and that, in turn, will help her mood the next day. Everything is linked together, so improving one aspect of her life could be positive in other ways.
What are the Options for CBD?
CBD tincture is a favourite way to get its benefits. It comes in various strengths, so we could start at a low dose and then increase if needed. Just a few drops under the tongue gets to work in about 30 minutes as it doesn’t have to go through the digestive system.
Tincture tends to be flavoured, and carries the CBD oil in a carrier oil, like coconut. You can take a few drops at regular times during the day, or reach for it when you feel your mood dropping.
But as mum is a big fan of her daily vitamin supplements, CBD capsules may be a good choice. These can be part of her daily routine. Plus, they are absorbed through the stomach, so the effect lasts longer. That may keep her mood more stable during the whole day.
Making CBD a Sweet Treat
I know mum is having a difficult time at the moment, so perhaps CBD as a sweet treat is the answer. I’d certainly get on her good side!
There are plenty of delicious CBD biscuits, gummies and chocolate to choose from. They are easy to take and taste great – less like taking medicine. Biscuits and chocolate always make her feel better so with added CBD they can be twice as nice.
CBD Could Make Life Better for Both of Us
I’ve decided to order some CBD for mum to help her through this tricky time. With all the anecdotal evidence and celebrity endorsements, it must be worth a try. Mum works hard at her job and caring for her family. I’m certain CBD can help her keep calm during these times of extra stress and physical change.
In addition, with it being a natural product, rather than a prescription, I’m sure she’ll be happy to try it. Hopefully, my life will become a little calmer, too. Stay tuned for an update.