To kick things off, you might be asking well, what is CBD exactly? CBD is an oil that comes from cannabis plants known as cannabidoil. Cannabidoil is considered a cannabinoid, which is one of over 100 different cannabinoids found in the cannabis plants.
Cannabinoids are found in leaves as well as the flowers of a cannabis plant, and once it is extracted it creates a colorless crystalline structure at room temperature in its purest form, and that’s how you get CBD (note this process can happen from both a marijuana plant or the hemp plant, but the marijuana plant is more potent.) And NO it will not get you “high” because it doesn’t contain THC, which means you will get the calming effects of the plant, but won’t feel fogginess or mental slowness.
Okay, I’m interested, but how does CBD help with stress? As a refresher, stress is your body’s response to a threatening situation. So, finding more ways to help reduce the impact that this reaction will have on your body, the better.
In 2015, an analysis showed that CBD continued to reduce stress and social anxiety. The study referred to CBD as, “a potential treatment for anxiety disorders.” These disorders might include SAD, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and generalized anxiety disorder.
One of the best ways to use CBD for stress, is to use CBD oil, or any other ingestible CBD, like using CBD Gummies for stress. By ingesting the CBD into your body, it works by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoids system (ECS), which regulates a range of functions and processes in the body that include sleep, appetite, memory, and mood. Finding the right dosage, and using it consistently can go a long way towards relieving things like OCD and anxious behaviors and stress.
But not all CBD is created equally unfortunately, and it’s essential to make sure that the CBD you buy was extracted in its purest form, which is why we recommend trying out Physicians Grade’s line of tinctures, backed by Doctors. And if you don’t know which dosage to order, we recommend calling one of our state of the art dosage specialists, they are here to help!