Some common symptoms of menopause are (this is a partial list):
- Hot/cold flashes
- Night sweats
- Dizziness/loss of balance
- Mood swings
- Hair loss/weakened fingernails/dry skin
- Depression/panic disorder
- Tingling in hands and feet
- Digestion problems
- Rapid heartbeat
- Aching joints
Menopause is the natural decline of hormones (progesterone and estrogen to name a couple). The above symptoms may occur as the hormone levels decrease.
Some women get medical intervention and take prescription meds and hormone replacement therapies; others often choose to treat menopause with natural remedies.
One natural treatment is the addition of hempseed and hempseed oil to the diet.
Hempseed is a natural anti-inflammatory. It also helps to balance and restore the cellular structures.
Hempseed is a natural source of GLA, and is one of the few plants that contains GLA. This is important, because during menopause the body’s ability to convert LA to GLA is lessened.
The Omega 3 fatty acids found in hemp are the perfect ratio for the human body, and it is especially important for women to have a sufficient intake of them.
Low levels of Omega 3s are associated with inflammation, and inflammation is the root cause of many disorders and diseases. Hemp can reduce the effects of muscular pain, hot flashes, headaches, cardiovascular problems, hair and skin dryness and nail strength.
Hemp has been shown to reduce the effects and decrease the instances of depression and memory loss. The brain is mainly comprised of fatty acids, and having enough Omega fatty acids will help improve memory and brain function.
Osteoporosis, another symptom of menopause, is helped by the intake of hemp and Omega fatty acids. The essential fatty acids in hemp help with absorption of the calcium and vitamin D and aid in bone growth and calcification, and reduce calcium excretion in the urine (calcium loss and excretion through the urine can also cause kidney stones).
Hemp seeds are also rich in vitamin E, which is also important for those suffering from menopause.
*The information in this post is from my own research and is not intended to replace medical advice from a physician.