Worrying about thing from time to time is natural, even healthy, but if worrying becomes a routine thing it can lead to excess stress. Stress is increasing at such an alarming rate that a recent survey revealed that 48% of the population is experiencing more stress as compared to the previous year.
Causes and effects of stress
Stress can be caused by different factors such as:
- Handling lots of pressure.
- Facing big changes or challenges.
- Not having control over your life or outcome of a situation.
- Overwhelming responsibilities
- Not having enough enjoyable activities
- Uncertain times and situations.
Different studies on stress have pointed out different side effects associated with it. The most common side effects of excess stress seem to be headaches, low energy as well as digestive or stomach issues. Stress also impacts on the mental condition of a person too, and researchers believe that it negatively impacts our mood and why people get angry, grumpy and suffer from insomnia.
How to manage stress
Stress can have disastrous impact on the overall quality of life due to these side effects. Seeking remedies for anxiety and stress such as medications, yoga and lifestyle changes can help greatly, however natural plant-based options are also available such as CBD.
CBD for stress
Stress management is reported to be one of the major reasons people try CBD. CBD is one of the major compounds of the hemp plant with a non-psychoactive nature.
Just like other systems of human body, the endocannabinoid system also consists of its molecules and receptors. It is believed that the endocannabinoid system helps the central nervous system to sustain homeostasis and balance, especially when the body is under pressure or high stress.
But how might CBD help for relieving stress?
CBD is a cannabinoid just like the compounds produced by the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) of our body, and CBD can interact with this ECS. The Endocannabinoid System is scattered throughout the body, and it connects to central nervous system. In essence, CBD works through different pathways of human body linked with the Endocannabinoid System.
Moreover, it is believed that consumption of CBD also promotes a feeling of well-being and happiness due to its impact on serotonin and anandamide levels in the body. However, more research is required to fully understand the effects of CBD on stress.
How people use CBD for stress?
CBD can be consumed through various forms either ingested in the form of edibles, rubbed on the body in the form of creams or consumed via tongue by using sublingual products. No matter which CBD product you choose, consult your physician before trying it.