Let’s Talk About Stress
We all know what it feels like to be “stress out”. Whether it’s challenging job, family demands, or just surviving unexpected events, life can feel like a constant test.
Across the world, stress is catapulting at an alarming rate—so much so that almost half of us (48%) are feeling more stressed than we did a year ago, and it’s having an impact on our health. The impact of stress can have a destructive effect on our day-to-day lives in all manner of areas. Stress can feel overwhelming and when you’re dealing with it, it can be hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel. We at Hempistani are here to help you. Let us tell you how CBD can help you get through the stressful times in your life…
What is CBD?
When it comes to cannabis, the preconceived notion is that it’s all about THC, and getting stoned. However, the cannabis plant is much more than that. The second-most found compound is cannabidiol (CBD), it is a non-intoxicating ingredient that does not have any psychoactive effects (Zuardi, 2006; Citti et al., 2018).
Cannabinoids are “feel good” molecules naturally made by the body when we are feeling relaxed and secure or involved in something that makes us happy, like hugging someone we care about or sitting down to a meal we are looking forward to. Cannabinoids are also released when we sleep well and exercise. Cannabinoids bind to little docking stations in our bodies called cannabinoid receptors that help stimulate our feel-good responses. Discovered in 1992, the main cannabinoid molecule is called anandamide, which is translated from the Sanskrit as “bliss molecule.”
How it works?
Stress not only effect physical health but mental health too. Stress can make us grumpy, angry at the smallest of things, worry unnecessarily, and shut ourselves off from the world, and give us trouble sleeping.
Small bursts of our stress hormones tell our body to prepare for a “fight or flight” response when we face an immediate stressful situation and that is a natural functioning of our bodies. Unfortunately, our bodies weren’t designed to handle being in a perpetual state of stress. Chronically high levels of stress hormones being released by our bodies — particularly cortisol — wreak havoc on our mental and physical state, and this is when you need an intervention to reset your baseline stress-response. CBD interacts with neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, which are responsible for regulating mood and our ability to handle stress in a healthy way.
Unfortunately, the medical system’s solutions to stress fall short for many people. If you struggle with chronic stress, consider using CBD. The growing popularity of CBD products as an anti-stress supplement is backed with plenty of convincing research.
Research supports that CBD has ability to reduce and alter the physiological response to stress by balancing our heart rate. CBD can calm the brain and support the hippocampus, which is a brain area important for healthy emotions and reasoning. In short, CBD oils can help reduce the negative effects associated with stress.
Is CBD safe?
CBD seems to be remarkably safe. Since the 1960’s, medical research has collected research supporting the safety of CBD. In fact, the FDA-approved use of CBD in epilepsy was studied in children, which suggests both kids and adults can use it safely. While it has effects on relaxing the body and helping with pain, CBD does not suppress the breathing centers of the brain the way opioid and other pharmaceutical drugs do. Typical doses of 10mg to 100mg a day show no negative effects. The director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse has stated that CBD oil is safe.
How Can I Take CBD?
Mix it into foods or drinks. Take it with a pipette or dropper. Swallow it in a capsule. Spray it under your tongue, or eat your CBD as a candy or gummy. You can topically apply CBD creams, lotions, or salves by just rubbing it on your skin.
Our CBD Products Will Improve Your State of Mind
At Hempistani we offer you a wide range of CBD oils, capsules and creams letting you make the best decision for your needs. We have many types of CBD to choose from for your convenience including:
- Isolates which contain only CBD
- Broad-spectrums contains other compounds from the cannabis plant but not THC
- Full-spectrums contains other compounds found in the cannabis plant, including THC. Our products contain 1 – 0.3 % THC.
The type of CBD you choose to take is strictly your personal choice. You are not alone and we here at Hempistani are here to help you. You can call us if you want help deciding on the right product for you. We wish you success on your journey to a stress free, happier life.