Has the grind of everyday life and the uncertainty of the future taken a toll on your health? Is the Covid-19 pandemic raising your stress levels to new highs? Are you looking for new ways to cope? If so, you’re not alone and like most people, managing stress may be a challenge for you.
You may have heard of Cannabidiol (CBD) and are wondering if it is safe and worth exploring as a supplement or alternative to your stress management regimen.
Hopefully, this article will provide you with enough information to be the judge of that.
Manage Your Stress As If Your Life Depends On It
Stress may be considered our greatest enemy as it leads to many physical and mental afflictions. In 2017, the American Psychological Association found that the #1 source of stress for Americans was the uncertainty of the future of the nation. Now with the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns in place, this number could be even higher.
Stress has also been implicated in accelerated biological aging and premature mortality. In other words, it makes you look and feel older and that’s not fun.
Manage your stress as if your life depends on it because it really does. At East Coast Herbalists, we offer some of the purest high-grade CBD products as an alternative to other pharmaceutical options. Stop by our shop and have a look for yourself.
Relax Your Mind and Body
Unfortunately, cannabis research has been hampered by the federal government due to a long history of prohibition. The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill paved the way for much-needed research into cannabis as medicine. Despite the lack of hard data, many people report that Cannabidiol helps them relax and unwind, and fall asleep easier. More research is needed to prove its effectiveness, but there is plenty of medical literature that is promising.
A recent study in 2019 took a sample of 72 adults suffering from anxiety and poor sleep and found that it was effective in lessening their symptoms. About 79.2% of the group had decreases in their anxiety scores that remained for the duration of the study, whereas 66.7% had an improvement in their sleep.
CBD works by interacting with the same serotonin receptors as SSRI drugs. It has also been discovered that it increases the transmission of 5-HT1A, which raises the availability of even more serotonin. Serotonin is linked with modulating mood and memory and is a precursor to melatonin, the main hormone involved in sleep.
Get Your Life Back Into Balance
Stress is a killer and it’s not pleasant to go through life feeling on edge all the time. Finding ways to relieve stress isn’t always easy and the journey will look different for everyone. But with that in mind, CBD is a safe supplement to try and can help alleviate tension and persistent worry that other stress-relieving methods can’t seem to shake. Again, the data on this topic is in its infancy and there is a need for continued research, but there are studies, like this one from the National Institute of Health, suggesting a lot of promise in this area.
It is always wise when trying CBD products for the first time to start small. Everyone reacts differently to supplements so begin with low dosages and increase over time to find your ideal dose.
Here are some of the best CBD products to help you relax that we keep well-stocked at East Coast Herbalist. If you’re new to CBD, these products are also easy to use as the first stepping stone on your CBD journey.
CBD Oil Tinctures
The simplest way to start, CBD oil tinctures are one of the most popular CBD products to help you wind down on the market today. You can put them into your favorite meal or a drink for quick, easy, and discrete relief. We offer a range of tasty flavors to choose from:
- GreenMed Relief CBD/CBG
- Vanilla Caramel Full Spectrum Tincture
- Blueberry Lemonade Broad Spectrum Tincture
Bee Calm Honey
We use raw honey sourced from local farms in our CBD Bee Calm Honey. Add a teaspoon to your tea to sweeten it and take the edge off a stressful day.
Times of high stress can cause tense, sore muscles. An aching back or neck can lead to headaches and that can certainly increase stress. Our Lemongrass Salve is designed to offer instant relief to sore, tired, and stressed muscles.
Feeling on the Edge? Give CBD a Try.
If you’re looking for a substitute for traditional medications to help you relax and decompress, give CBD a shot.
CBD is relatively safe with no known major side effects, unlike pharmaceutical medications. It doesn’t require a prescription either making it ideal for those looking for health and wellness alternatives.
Drop by our online shop today to browse our CBD products for stress relief. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out. We’re always here to help and advise you on CBD products that suit your needs.