How does CBD Reduce Stress?
While many other stress or anxiety medications on the market are addictive and have the potential for negative side effects, CBD is a more natural option to treat anxiety and stress. Anxiety medications seek ways to increase serotonin levels. Serotonin is the feel-good hormone that increases happiness and gives one a sense of well-being.
CBD interacts with different receptors in our brains, including the 5-HT1a receptor, which is a serotonin subtype. CBD also unblocks CB1 receptors in the amygdala of the brain. Blocked CB1 receptors increase anxiety, so activating and unblocking them reduces anxiety.
- Pain Relief
CBD may be able to help with pain management, as it can be used as an analgesic (pain reliever). Many people with chronic conditions have found relief by utilizing CBD.
- Sleep Disorders
Studies have shown that CBD can improve sleep quality in those who suffer from insomnia or other sleep disorders like REM behavior disorder (RBD). CBD has been shown to reduce the levels of cortisol (the stress hormone), which helps you relax more at bedtime. Since CBD eases anxiety as well, drifting off to dreamland is easier with it in the system.
- Depression Relief
In one study done on mice, researchers found that CBD reduced depression-like behaviors when given at low doses over long periods of time.
- Overall Wellness
CBD has been shown to improve gut health, boost your immune system, and reduce symptoms of neurological disorders (such as Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Dravet syndrome, and more).
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Is CBD safe?
Currently, there are no known major side effects of CBD use. Unlike other cannabis products out there, there’s no known risk of overdosing on CBD because it doesn’t contain THC.
As with any new addition to your wellness plan, consulting a doctor before taking CBD is best.
CBD can be taken in four different ways:
- Inhalation (smoking or vaping)
- Ingestion (gummies, capsules, or beverages)
- Sublingually (tincture or oil placed underneath the tongue)
- Topically (lotions, creams, or salves applied to the skin)
Once you have been cleared to begin, start with a low dose of CBD and increase it until you find the right amount for your needs. As with other medications or products, if you experience any negative side effects, stop using CBD.
There is no known correlation between topical CBD products and stress reduction. One of the other three methods of taking CBD will be the most effective at reducing your stress.
If you are experiencing stress in your life, consider adding CBD to your routine. You may be able to reap the stress-relieving benefits (and numerous other benefits) of the cannabis plants without the high.
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