Updated: Apr 30, 2020
5 Key Ways CBD Helps Ease Your Stress
When it comes to natural ways to relieve stress, CBD is definitely at the top of the charts! CBD for stress is possibly the number one use for this multi-beneficial cannabinoid from the hemp plant. Let’s take a look at 5 key ways and reasons that CBD might become your best friend when you are looking for release and ease of your mind, body and spirit!
1.) CBD For Mood Enhancement
The cannabinoid CBD has been shown to have effects on cell signaling pathways in your body that promote mood elevation. CBD acts upon the 5-HT1A receptor in the brain, which is a form or subset of serotonin. Serotonin is the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter in your brain that gives you a feeling of ease, happiness and motivation.
In simple terms, CBD Extract actually acts by providing stimulus to your brain to be more receptive or sensitive to serotonin, which gives you an elevated mood and feeling of enhanced well being. This is not a psychoactive ‘high’: rather it is a natural feeling of ease.
2.) CBD For Muscle Tension
When you are experiencing stress your body and muscles become tense and tight. This just increases your overall feeling of stress. Another benefit of CBD is that it stimulates receptors on cells of other pathways, such as the TRPV1 receptors found throughout the body that play a role in pain perception, body temperature and inflammation.
This makes CBD an effective therapeutic aid for easing stressed and sore muscles as well as a feeling of reduced overall tension. Taking CBD Hemp Extract internally and targeting muscle tension with topicals, such as our CBD Worker Balm or our Body Oil, is a recipe for optimum stress release!
3.) CBD For Homeostasis
Homeostasis is the state of the body in regulatory balance. The body has what is known as the Endocannabinoid System. This vast regulatory system plays different roles in different parts of the body to maintain all systems are functioning in
a flux of balance or homeostasis.
CBD plays various roles within the Endocannabinoid System that contribute to an overall physical, mental and emotional well-being.
4.) CBD For Sleep Cycles
One of the most common effects of stress in our lives is sleeping difficulties. When you are not sleeping well and waking up in the middle of the night you end up creating a cycle of sleeplessness, which just increases your stress. Chemical drugs for sleep might knock you out: however, you end up feeling groggy and unmotivated the next morning.
A few drops of CBD Hemp Extract under your tongue at night before bed can be very helpful in realigning your circadian rhythm (your sleep/wake cycle). As stated above, CBD activates the 5-HT1A receptor in the brain that also plays a role in regulating and balancing your sleep/wake cycle. This aids in providing a deep night’s sleep and a refreshed feeling upon waking in the morning!
5.) CBD For Exercise Recovery
One of the best things that you can do to help relieve stress is exercise. Any form of exercise from a power walk to a full on workout will benefit in relieving stress. The thing is, you often need a little help with the after workout recovery and that is where CBD Hemp Extract and CBD Worker Balm can help relieve the muscle soreness and aid in relaxing your mind and body! Also try our new CBD Body Oil for a restorative and nourishing post-workout or post-backyard gardening session :)
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Article by Katherine Saab