THCA For Menopause- Is it Truly Better Than HRT?
Dealing With Menopause Symptoms
Menopause is a natural biological process. Some women experience severe symptoms, while the lucky few notice hardly any difference. We're here to talk about those of you whose lives have been disrupted by this agent of chaos.
One of the main symptoms of menopause is hot flashes: brief but intense episodes of sweating and flushing that occur with little warning and significantly disrupt daily routines. Though they may last only a few seconds, they can be physically and psychologically uncomfortable, especially when they occur in public.
Along with hot flashes, many women also experience insomnia, anxiety, irritability, and depression during menopause. Additionally, about 25 percent of women in menopause have difficulty sleeping, and 30 percent feel tired or lethargic throughout the day.
Menopause can be a frightening process for many women, but it doesn't have to be. A natural way to manage these symptoms is through regular THCA consumption and other lifestyle modifications like increased exercise, a healthier diet, and stress relief practices.
What is THCA, and How Can It Help Menopause Symptoms?
THCA is the raw form of cannabis, so any plant or flower that hasn't been heated yet is THCA. It does not produce the high that is associated with smoking cannabis. To achieve the high of THC, you have to heat it up.
THCA can reduce the severity of hot flashes and other menopause symptoms by stimulating the CB2 receptor, which is found in the lining of cells in the body and the nervous system.
6-HTP6-hydroxytryptophan (commonly known as 6-HTP) is a derivative of tryptophan that acts as a precursor to serotonin and melatonin. It can be converted into serotonin by an enzyme (indolealkylamine N-methyltransferase) and then converted into melatonin by the enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase. It is often used as a mood enhancer and anti-depressant.
Why choose THCA over hormone replacement therapy?
While estrogen replacement therapy is often prescribed for menopausal women to help with hot flashes and other symptoms, it has serious health risks.
Studies have shown that among cisgender women, there are many other health risks associated with estrogen replacement therapy. There is an increased risk of death by cardiovascular disease, pulmonary embolism, and an increased risk of breast cancer and gallbladder disease.
THCA is a cannabinoid that has been shown to reduce hot flashes, and improve mood. Studies have found that it also helps many menopausal women with inflammation, brain fog, and insomnia. It also has no side effects such as weight gain, breast cancer risk, or heart disease risks associated with estrogen therapy. And it can be relatively affordable compared to prescription medications.
Won't I Fail A Drug Test If I Try THCA For My Menopause Symptoms?
A person will not fail a drug test if they use THCA for their menopause symptoms. THCA doesn't affect the same receptors found in THC in its raw form. It does not contain the psychoactive properties that produce the typically elevated mood associated with cannabis. You'd need to heat it up for the cannabis to get you high and show up on a drug test.
CBD vs. THCA for Menopause Symptoms
You may be wondering what the difference is between CBD and THCA. Both are cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. CBD is being used for various treatments, including menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and sleep issues. Both are non-psychoactive forms of THC that have been found to also help with pain relief, inflammation, and anxiety. Both are excellent choices.
The main benefit of using THCA to treat menopause symptoms is that it won't make you fail a drug test. Because of how CBD is produced, some traces of THC exist in them. It isn't possible to know that you'll have a low enough level of THC to pass a drug test.
In the win column, THCA won't show up on a drug test. If that's been a roadblock for you in the past, THCA will be your new best friend.
Tips for ingesting THCA for Your Menopause Symptoms
There are various intake methods to take THCA for your menopause symptoms, with new products consistently being introduced. You can add THCA crystals to juice or a smoothie. And there are oil tinctures as well as creams. You can even get capsules. Remember not to heat any of these options up, or you'll have a very different day than what you had planned!
Where Can I Find THCA For My Menopause Symptoms?
The Internet is a vast expanse of information, but it's still catching up with cannabis. Thankfully, some tools can help you navigate this space and find the information you need. Below are some helpful resources on finding THCA for your menopause symptoms.
You can find the legalities of every state here.
The National Council of State Legislatures goes more in-depth by state here.
And finally, you can look up dispensaries near you on Leafly.
Women can find relief by choosing THCA to treat their menopause symptoms.
Every woman knows that menopause will arrive one day, but there is no preparation for how your menopause symptoms can test your sanity. It's easy to see why so many women seek better treatments when they're exhausted, irritable from no sleep and anxiety, and experiencing hot flashes.
You may have wondered if medical marijuana could help you but were afraid of the stigma or don't want to take any drugs. That's understandable. Now that you know that THCA is simply a plant with benefits we are still discovering, perhaps it's the answer you've been looking for.
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