Stress,anxiety and depression – cbd can help!!

Stress, anxiety, and depression… unless you’ve just decided to leave material possessions and family behind to live in a cave on a remote mountaintop, you probably struggle with one or more of these issues on a daily basis. Many people don’t realise how stressed they are. Many of us don’t feel like we are stressed and therefore don’t schedule time off. This becomes our downfall later on. The majority of the population is not happy, sleeps poorly and may even suffer from extreme nervous system issues. Left untreated, all of this adds up to a very concerning health problem that can have serious consequences on your quality of life. We can treat it in a natural and simple way.

In this article:

What is stress anyway?
Could taking CBD oil regularly be a credible solution?
How does CBD work?
How to take CBD oil (VIDEO)

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Severe stress can literally kill you as it damages your heart, gut, brain and so on. There really is no body system that is not negatively affected by stress. The more stress you have, the worse it is for your health.

What is stress, really?
Stress is primarily a physical reaction. When the body is stressed, it thinks it is under attack and goes into “fight or flight” mode, releasing a complex mixture of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol, and noradrenaline to prepare the body for physical action. This causes a range of reactions, from diverting blood to the muscles to shutting down unnecessary bodily functions like digestion.

In the modern world, the “fight-or-flight” mode can still help us survive dangerous situations, such as reacting quickly to a person running in front of our car by slamming on the brakes.

The big challenge is when our body goes into a state of stress in inappropriate situations. When blood flow is only to the major muscles needed to fight or flee, brain function is minimised. This can result in our inability to “think straight”; a condition that is a major hindrance in both our work and personal lives. When we are in a state of stress for an extended period of time, it has a destructive effect on our health. The consequences of elevated cortisol levels can include a rise in blood sugar levels and blood pressure, as well as a decrease in libido – it can lead to anxiety, panic attacks and depression.

Could taking CBD oil regularly be a credible solution?
CBD is associated with stimulating a relaxation response in the body and brain. In other words, it produces a feeling of calm concentration at smaller doses. Larger doses are said to help you fall asleep quickly.CBD traffic sing
Cannabidiol (CBD) is very good for recovering from intense bouts of physical, mental, and emotional stress. It is also used to lessen the effects of mental stress as it occurs. It has been shown to help you better adapt to stress and protect against negative effects on your metabolic, immunological, cardiovascular and neurobiological functions.

It can also help treat people who struggle with chronic stress and anxiety by regulating the release of glucocorticoids, which is the basic hormonal response to stress.

In 2013, Antonio Zuardi and Francisco S Guimarães in Brazil conducted a study on the effect of CBD on cortisol. The result shows that the level of cortisol in the human body was lower when taking CBD oil. (1)

Another study also conducted in 2013 by Ganon-Elazar in Israel showed that taking CBD oil can regulate the emotional response to trauma and thus prevent further stress. This is because it minimised stress receptors in the hippocampus and amygdala (areas in the brain), both of which together are responsible for processing our senses and emotions.
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How does CBD work?
Cannabinoids (the chemical constituents of cannabis) have been shown to activate certain receptors located throughout our bodies, resulting in pharma-logical effects, particularly on the central nervous system and immune system. It might intrigue you to know that there are natural cannabinoids found in human breast milk.

The endocannabinoid system found in humans is believed to affect many different physiological processes. These include pain perception, memory, appetite, food intake, energy balance, and motor skills.


How does hemp oil or CBD oil work for anxiety, depression, and stress?
We all have one thing: an endocannabinoid system. Thanks to this system, a person is able to control emotions. For many people, the endocannabinoid system works properly. However, if it is not functioning properly, it is possible that even after following therapies, the negative feelings will remain. By balancing your endocannabinoid system with the help of cannabinoids like CBD, CBN, and CBG, you can give your endocannabinoid system a boost so that it is better activated to inhibit anxiety.

The ECS receptors contain variants of CB1 and CB2 receptors that respond differently to different cannabinoids. CB1 is the most abundant and is found in our central nervous system and is associated with stress and anxiety management.