stress

By: Juan Perez, Cannabis Journalist 

Imagine this.

You lay in bed thinking, about your day ahead of you.

You have a meeting with your boss. ‘

You forgot to pick up milk since you ran out yesterday morning.

You learn the bus route is delayed 5­10 minutes.

On top of all this, you learn that you will have to meet the parents of your significant other tonight.

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Oops, you are know stressed. You get up and wash your face. You begin to think to yourself, “I wish there was something to relieve this stress. Something natural, organic, toxic free.” CBD may be able to help you. We will be looking into how CBD can help manage and relieve your stress. Before taking about CBD, let’s define what stress is and how it can affect your daily life.

Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances (We will be using anxiety and stress interchangeably). We have all experienced some level of stress in our day to day lives. There are two different levels of stress “Good Stress” and “Bad Stress”. Good stress helps you reach deadlines, finish projects, etc. Bad stress can be deadly, almost literally.

Stress has been called “the silent killer” and can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain, and an irregular heartbeat. Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease,

cancer, lung ailments, accidents, liver cirrhosis, and suicide. (https://www.factretriever.com/stress­facts)

CBD may be able to help you relieve yourself of “bad stress” or anxiety. Neurochemical research identifies the “Brain serotonin (5­HT) plays a major role in a number of physiological processes and pathological conditions. Serotonin neurotransmission is involved in the regulation of mood, impulse control, sleep, vigilance, eating, libido, and cognitive functions, such as memory and learning. In addition, serotonin is important in the modulation of anxiety and fear.” CBD chemical properties allow the supplement to regulate the 5­HT in a number of ways, including stress and anxiety.

A study published looking at the correlation of the use of CBD with anxiety/stress states, “We found that existing preclinical evidence strongly supports CBD as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, ….; however, few studies have investigated chronic CBD dosing. Likewise, evidence from human studies supports an anxiolytic role of CBD but is currently limited to acute dosing, also with few studies in clinical populations. Overall, current evidence indicates CBD has considerable potential as a treatment for multiple anxiety disorders, with the need for further study of chronic and therapeutic effects in relevant clinical populations.

Although these clinical studies suggest that CBD can relieve stress and anxiety, there has not been a definite answer by the scientific community, although many are very optimistic.

We may not also forget the thousands of individuals all claiming the same thing. That CBD has helped them with their stress and anxiety.

With the number of studies being done and individuals claiming CBD helps them, there is only a matter of time until it is widely known that CBD can help relieve your stress and anxiety.