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CBD and Estrogen

Does anyone have knowledge of the relationship of CBD with Estrogen? I recently heard an expert in a lecture say that canabinoids provide estrogen. That contradicts other information available. Does anyone have anything current?

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  • obsolete
    obsolete Member Posts: 333

    CBD* does not contain estrogen.

    CBD* does not appear to have a direct effect on estrogen levels.

    *One note…full spectrum products (CBD or THC) may have some plant materials that promote or mimic estrogen. Terpenes and other plant chemicals can have this effect (similar to soy). That’s why we focus on CBD ISOLATE which does NOT affect estrogen or progesterone.

    Estrogen has two main receptors: a or alpha and b for beta. Many people are avoiding estrogen for the alpha aspect (pro-growth) such as with specific cancers. Beta can actually be protective against this effect such as with Siberian Rhubarb or the SERMs like tamoxifen (for breast cancer, etc).

    Source:
    https://indigonaturals.net/blogs/news/does-cbd-increase-estrogen

  • exbrnxgrl
    exbrnxgrl Member Posts: 4,636

    Thank you, obsolete! I would also like to add that the research is simply not there (due to federal illegality of any cannabis product*) to support both claims of benefits and detriment of cannabis whether CBD or THC. I regularly use high THC products for pain relief and as an appetite stimulant. Beyond that, well, a lot more research needs to be done.

    *CBD can also be derived from the hemp plant.