I suppose you could say that some level of stress is normal in our lives: however, when you become overwhelmed with anxiety and it becomes a daily challenge, it is time to address it. Millions of people, and many studies and research, have indicated that the cannabinoid known as CBD can be an effective natural therapeutic for anxiety. Here are 5 key points you might want to consider about using CBD for relief of anxiety and stress.
#1.) Safe and Not Addictive: CBD is a non-toxic and non-psychoactive centuries old, plant-based therapeutic derived from the hemp variety of the cannabis plant. Many find that prescription anti-anxiety medications can be toxic or addictive, and can inhibit normal functioning.
It is interesting that when you take CBD it activates through a similar biological pathway as the serotonin pathway, or as commonly used prescription medications for anxiety and depression known as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors), yet without the side effects.
This means that you can safely experience the benefits of increased access to the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter, serotonin, which regulates your mood and stress response.
#2.) CBD For Stress Induced Insomnia: One of the most common symptoms of stress is difficulty sleeping. If you have difficulty both going to sleep and staying asleep that means that you become chronically tired, which makes you even more stressed.
When you take CBD products, over a period of time you will potentially find that your sleep cycle becomes more regulated. CBD both indirectly and directly interacts with the specific receptors in the brain that regulate your sleep/wake cycle, known as circadian rhythm. In this way, CBD helps you to both relax so you can sleep more easily in the short term and re-regulate your sleep cycle in the long term.
#3.) CBD For Muscle Tension From Stress: Another common symptom of stress and anxiety is muscle tension and soreness. When you are anxious or stressed your body becomes tight and contracted, resulting in sore, tense muscles and body aches. CBD can be a tremendous benefit for relaxing your body and providing pain relief.
By ingesting CBD in the form of tinctures, edibles, or gummies, while rounding out your regiment by applying CBD topical creams to target sore areas of your body, this can provide a complete pain relief protocol as well as an overall feeling of calm and well-being.
#4.) Using CBD With Relaxation Techniques For Stress: Many people that regularly use CBD for stress and anxiety find that it also enhances their relaxation practices. Stress release practices like meditation, yoga, and deep breathing, to name a few, can often be experienced on a deeper level when combined with a few drops of CBD tincture under the tongue or a CBD gummy prior to their practice.
It is always important to be aware of your own body and what works best for you: however, if you are taking CBD on a regular basis you might discover that a small dose prior to your practice could serve as an enhancement!
#5.) What Is The Ideal Usage Of CBD For Stress?
When it comes to using CBD for stress there is no absolute: however, a regular daily dose, minimally, and a morning, midday and nighttime dose, maximally, can provide consistent ease and relaxation. Everyone has a unique threshold when it comes to any kind of therapeutic and we recommend you find your best personal optimum by starting with small doses and increase if and when necessary.
Check out our ‘CBD Delivery Methods’ page for more information about dosing our products.
Also, we encourage veterans to check out our Military Discount page to try our CBD products that might help with PTSD and other issues. We Love Our Vets!
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