What is Stress?

Stress is the biological and physiological reaction to environmental situations such as danger, criticism, grievance, or other mental and physical challenges. While moderate levels of stress are less hazardous, a high frequency of heavy stress causes the mind and body to slip past their limits resulting in severe health problems.

When situations require extensive physical and psychological strain, the body compensates by intensifying blood pressure and heart rate - these reactions should return to normal once the stressful condition passes. However, consistent and extended lengths of heightened stress can detrimentally lower overall health.

Source: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/basics/stress-basics/hlv-20049495

 

Why use CBD for Stress?

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CBD may possess the capability of decreasing high amounts of anxiety and stress. Published research has indicated CBD was transmitting anxiolytic effects when activating CB1 cannabinoid receptors - these effects alter stress by brightening moods and balancing cognitive stability.

The stimulation of cannabinoid receptors also naturally releases serotonin that soothes physical and mental tension. Because CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, preliminary evidence implies that CBD safely alters the limbic and paralimbic regions of the brain to reduce anxiety significantly.

Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3691841/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3539724/

Additionally, scientists have reported CBD triggering pleasure hormones capable of calming the mind; it performs therapeutic aid for even latent health issues efficiently and safely that promotes no adverse side effects. Other studies have supported the psychiatric potential of CBD; the compound has also demonstrated a favorable impact towards mental discomfort and impairment when in stressful environments.

Source: https://cbdoilsandedibles.com/cbd-for-stress/

What types of CBD products help?
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Tinctures
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Capsules
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Gummys