Preclinical research, published by a group of Brazilian scientists, showed that CBD leads to neuronal recovery induced by estrogen decrease.
These results are relevant for the female population going through premenopausal or menopause. According to an article published by BBC and information from “The North American Menopause Society”, which indicate that sudden memory loss, hot flashes, and the inability to fall asleep occur to approximately 60% of women.
Precisely these symptoms occur due to the reduction of estrogen that supposes the natural and surgical menopause (when the ovaries are removed by surgery); This affects the estrogen receptors in the hippocampus, a brain region that is important for both fixing and recovering certain types of memory.
When there is an abrupt drop in estrogen during menopause, some of this activity in the hippocampus is affected,” explains Gayatri Devi, a neurologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.
When the adverse effects of menopause are maintained for prolonged periods, the main treatment is to give hormones to women, mainly the youngest; Well, according to specialists, if it occurs at an older age than 50, it can be counterproductive.
The Brazilian researchers said: “The results indicate that CBD leads to functional recovery accompanied by activation of the Akt/GSK3β survival pathway, supporting its potential as a treatment for estrogen-induced deterioration of neuronal functioning and maintenance.”
In addition, CBD is known for its benefits in mitigating insomnia and mood swings due to anxiety and stress. The latter are produced in middle-aged people by physical and physiological changes in the body.
In recent years the female population has significantly increased its consumption of CBD because in addition to the benefits mentioned in this article, its positive effects were demonstrated for inflammations caused by menstruation and the multiple applications to revitalize the skin.