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CBD for stress

CBD for Stress

Research shows that the cannabinoids in CBD can help ease and manage certain symptoms that can result from stress such as insomnia or sleep problems, anxiety or depression, concentration issues and mood changes, as well as stress exacerbated skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

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What is stress?

Stress is the body’s natural hormonal response to mental or emotional pressure and controlled by the central nervous system. It is often referred to as the ‘fight or flight’ response. When under stress the body releases stress hormones; adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol. This hormonal response is designed to get the body ready for an emergency situation and able to act quickly if needed.

At the right time stress hormones can help focus the mind and body to rise to a challenge or take on a tough situation. However the body’s stress response is not designed to be called upon constantly, which can occur with chronic stress. Chronic stress can be caused by various situations including relationship problems, financial difficulties, lack of work-life balance, bereavement, busy family life, job pressures, illness, experiencing abuse or discrimination, and big life changes.

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Why CBD for stress?

CBD can improve sleep, reduce anxiety, boost mood and lead to a calmer and more relaxed self, helping to manage many symptoms that result from elevated stress levels. Managing such symptoms can lead to a greater sense of control and a clearer train of thought to be able to understand and tackle the root cause of the stress.

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Research into CBD for stress

Research shows that CBD can be an effective and natural way to ease certain symptoms which can either result from stress or be caused by stress such as sleep issues and insomnia, anxiety and depression, mood changes, brain fog and difficulty concentrating. It can also help those with skin conditions which can be exacerbated by stress such as eczema and psoriasis.

What's more a study published in 2019 that looked at whether CBD could improve sleep and/or reduce anxiety showed 79.2 percent of the patients reported lower anxiety levels and 66.7 percent reported better sleep. It also found that some people had lowered levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Read more about how CBD works in the body here.

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Taking CBD for stress

Depending on the symptom(s) you're looking to manage will depend on which product is best for you to use. If you're feeling overwhelmed with stress or you're experiencing anxiety, mood changes or sleep issues as a result of stress we'd recommend using a CBD oil as they are easily absorbed into the body, fast acting and easy to dose. Find out your personalised recommended dose with our CBD dosage calculator.

For stress-related skin conditions we'd recommend a CBD cream, this can be combined with taking CBD oil for a powerful, skin soothing combination.

Q&A on CBD for stress

Can I use CBD for stress?

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CBD has been found to have potential benefits for reducing stress and anxiety. Research suggests that CBD interacts with receptors in the brain and nervous system, such as serotonin and GABA receptors, which are involved in regulating mood and anxiety.

Several studies have shown that CBD may be effective in reducing symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CBD may also have potential for improving sleep quality and reducing the symptoms of depression, which can be related to stress.

What's the best CBD dose for stress?

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The optimal CBD dose for stress is not a one-size-fits-all, and individual responses will vary. Factors such as body weight, metabolism, and the severity of stress can influence the effectiveness of CBD.

It's generally recommended to start with a low dose and gradually increase as needed. A typical starting dose for managing stress is around 20 mg of CBD oil taken sublingually (under the tongue). However, some individuals may find relief with lower doses, while others may require higher doses.

To find the right dose for you try our CBD dosage calculator. As well as giving you your personalised recommended dose it'll show you how to build up to this incrementally.

What's the best strength CBD for stress?

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The best strength of CBD for stress varies depending on the individual and the severity of their symptoms. It is generally recommended to start with a low dose of CBD, around 10-20mg, and gradually increase as needed. Some people may find relief with lower doses, while others may require higher doses up to 50-70mg. To find the right dose for you use our CBD dosage calculator.

It is important to choose a high-quality CBD product to ensure accurate dosing and purity of ingredients.

Can I use CBD gummies for stress?

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CBD gummies are a popular and convenient way to consume CBD as they are easy to dose and can be taken discreetly on-the-go.

When choosing CBD gummies for stress, it is important to look for high-quality CBD, clearly lists the dosage and ingredients and third party lab tests their products.

It is important to note that while CBD may help to reduce stress, it is not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment if you are experiencing severe or chronic stress.

What about CBD for stress and anger?

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There is evidence that CBD may help with reducing feelings of stress and anxiety, as well as promoting a sense of calmness. There is limited research on CBD specifically for anger management, however anecdotal evidence suggests CBD products can help some people manage their stress and anger better.

It is important to note that CBD is not a substitute for professional help in managing anger issues or other mental health conditions.

Can I use CBD for PTSD?

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Some studies suggest that CBD may be beneficial in reducing symptoms of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). CBD has been shown to have anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) effects and may also help with sleep issues, which are common symptoms of PTSD.

It is important to note that CBD should not be considered a replacement for therapy or other medical treatments for PTSD.

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