Can CBD help curb hot flashes? Maybe not. But medical marijuana can!
There are no studies on cannabis and hot flashes specifically. But, it’s common knowledge that THC lowers your body temperature. In the body, THC replaces an endocannabinoid called anandamide.
This particular compound has many functions (and more are still being discovered), but one of its functions is temperature regulation. Endocannabinoids are part of your body’s thermostat.
When you consume THC, you alter the thermostat. Evidence from anecdotal and animal models suggest that THC has a cooling effect.
A few studies have found that THC lowers temperature in a dose-dependant fashion. The more you consume, the cooler you become. If you consume just a little THC, your body temperature may increase. So, next time you have a hot flash? Perhaps some cannabis will help lower you cool down.