Did you know that in 2018 the Farm Bill legalized CBD products in all 50 states in the U.S.? If you are looking for natural ways to relieve stress, you are in the right place. We have put together this short guide to share more information about using CBD for stress relief.
Read on to learn more.
How Does CBD Work?
There are different receptors in the human body which are attached to the cells. These receptors receive signals from different stimuli. The receptors that CBD seems to mainly interact with include the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
CB1 and CB2 receptors are mainly found in the peripheral and central nervous systems. Scientists believe that it alters serotonin signals, and serotonin plays a vital role in a person’s mental health. When people suffer from low serotonin levels, it can lead to depression.
If someone doesn’t have enough serotonin, then that can lead to anxiety. This is why CBD is thought to help those dealing with stress, anxiety and depression.
Pros of CBD for Stress
One of the major pros is that CBD is easy to use and buy. If you choose to use an oil dropper, this will make it easy to experiment with your dosage amount to figure out what works best to relieve your stress. Another pro is that there are few side effects, and they are not common in most people.
The dosage amount you should take has a few variables. It depends on your body, your stress levels, etc. You can talk to your doctor if you want help with figuring out a starting dose. There are also quite a few commercially available products that you can try out, just start with a low dosage and work your way up.
A good starting dosage amount is between 20 and 40 mg of CBD. If you do not find that your stress is eased with this dosage, then increase it gradually until you find that sweet spot.
You can opt from tinctures, oils, edibles, or even CBD gummies for sleep. Read the label on whichever you choose to see what the CBD percentage is and the recommended dosage amount.
For the most part, CBD is considered a natural way to relieve stress, so it is generally considered safe. But, in some cases people experience fatigue, weight changes, appetite changes, and diarrhea.
If you are taking other medications, sometimes they might interact with the CBD effects.
Ready to Try CBD for Stress Relief?
Now that you learned more about using CBD for stress, you can make an informed decision if you want to try this yourself. Please make sure you consult with your primary doctor if you take other medications to make sure they do not interfere with your CBD dosage.
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