Stress and CBD in “These Challenging Times”
Let’s talk about these “challenging and uncertain times.” We’ve all heard that phrase a few times by now. Everyone from your insurance company to the pizza delivery guy wants to help you out and make life a little easier. Why? Because life is stressful. Maybe you’re going back to school, just got married, or you’ve lost or started a new job. Maybe you are missing someone, packing a thousand boxes and moving to a new home, or trying to balance your budget and get the bills paid. Whatever you have going on, it can get messy and difficult and overwhelming.
That stress you’re experiencing may be affecting more than you realize. It’s not just junking up your head, it can manifest itself in a lot of other ways that you may not have even considered. It might be throwing a wrench in your relationships, causing that headache that just won’t go away, and keeping you up at night eating three too many slices of cake. Worse than that, it could even be silently contributing to serious health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Ok, let’s all stop and take a few big breaths in and out. Research shows that taking a moment to do some slow breathing actually lowers your heart rate. There, you just took your first easy step to having a less stressful life. You may be thinking you’ve got a long way to go but even the most lengthy journeys start with step numero uno.
Wanna guess what else research shows? I bet you guessed it. Current research shows that CBD can help reduce stress and lower anxiety levels! Benefits from CBD may also be helpful to individuals with chronic pain, inflammation, PTSD, SAD, insomnia and possibly even seizures. You may be wondering how CBD accomplishes this mighty task, and the answer is by affecting the neurochemistry of the brain. It binds to certain receptors in the brain that are responsible for transmitting messages that regulate the release of serotonin, while at the same time interfering with the neurotransmitters that cause it to break down.