Handling everyday stress gets tiring, and for some, simply overwhelming. That is why more and more people are turning to CBD to help reduce and in some cases eliminate the needless worry and anxiety that comes with being an adult in the 21st century.
Cannabidiol (commonly referred to as CBD) is a cannabinoid extracted from cannabis plants. By binding to certain receptors in the brain, this powerful, natural, homeopathic extract can play a significant role in improving health and wellness. CBD does not give its users psychoactive reactions, or what many would refer to as a “high” that often comes with taking THC (a completely separate cannabinoid from CBD) that is used for producing marijuana.
Instead, CBD offers a wide variety of health benefits, one of which is a sense of overall calmness and relaxation. How much CBD you take will determine its effectiveness, and calculating your dosage may take just a bit of time and a little patience to maximize its usefulness in your daily life. Some common factors for dosage volume include body type, product being used (oils, gummies, topicals, edibles, etc.), CBD concentration and quality, and how much of an effect you are aiming for. Many people today take CBD right alongside their other vitamin supplements, and truthfully, that is not a bad strategy. By maintaining consistent levels of CBD in your system, you will not only experience a prolonged sense of calmness and relaxation, you are also fortifying your body’s immune system, improving the health of your skin, and aiding in better mental health.
While we don’t currently understand how CBD specifically helps with stress, there is plenty of research to suggest that it does work when used responsibly. Studies in 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2015 all point to reduced stress and anxiety among users experiencing a wide range of anxiety disorders. Some of this research showed that not only does CBD help reduce stress and anxiety, it also helps reprogram the brain’s way of dealing with stress. If you are afraid about experiencing negative side effects with CBD that are similar to what THC users might have, do not be alarmed. Starting with small doses of CBD is usually recommended so the body is not suddenly overwhelmed by it and can adjust to it.
Stress can be an absolute life destroyer. Not only does it affect our mental health, stress can dramatically impact our physical lives as well, especially for those dealing with social anxiety that limits their ability to maintain healthy relationships with friends, family, and co-workers.
If you have tried other methods of naturally reducing stress or anxiety and have not experienced the type of results you were looking for, now may be the best time to try CBD. It is extremely safe to use, and has been used for thousands of years around the world for its many health benefits. If you are at all curious about what CBD products to start with, or have questions or how to use them, please do not hesitate to contact us, or speak with your healthcare provider about using CBD.