When you see “self-care” you probably think facial, massage, or relaxing after a difficult week at work. It would be nice to relax, sure, but you can’t, right? Your mind is still buzzing, and you can’t slow down. Have hemp-derived products crossed your mind? Read on!
The Dangers of Stress
Too much of anything could be detrimental to your health. Most people experience some sort of stress throughout the work week. When that stress gets out of control, we grow irritable and agitated at the simplest of things, and it becomes easy to lash out at those we love most… which is never good. On a physiological level, stress can impact the body, feelings, and behavior. When this stress is overlooked, it may cause further problems such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
CBD and Cortisol
In short spurts, stress can boost your immunity by limiting inflammation. However, if you are stressed, or constantly worried, then it is likely you have high levels of not only anxiety, but cortisol, the stress hormone. Over time, your body could get used to having too much cortisol in your blood, allowing for too much inflammation, now working against a healthy immune system. And an exhausted immune system can greet conditions such as arthritis, lupus, and psoriasis. What can you do?
You may not be able to eliminate the source of stress completely, but you CAN find ways to handle the stress caused by an unprecedented workload or big project on a tight deadline. It is important to know that CBD alone cannot cure your stressed state. First, immerse yourself in a calm environment. Find the time, 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times a week, to sit down and practice mindfulness. Meditate. Not only can this reduce cortisol levels and inflammation, but studies have shown that it works to prevent the breakdown of chromosomes, which can otherwise lead to premature aging or cancer.
Yoga is another option. It can help lower stress levels and calm your nervous system, thereby reducing inflammation. Did you know that deep breathing boosts your resistance to infection? More, inverted poses in yoga promote circulation of fluid through your lymphatic system, filtering out toxins. Pressing pause on a busy life may be exactly what you need to recalibrate and remember your worth.
Manage What Makes You Snap
While meditating or posing, taking a bath or laying down for a rest, adding CBD products to the mix can do your mind and body wonders. When working on managing what makes you snap, try a drop of our THC-free hemp-derived CBD. Planet Earth CBD sources nature’s best ingredients to help you not only unwind but undo the stresses of yesterday for a better tomorrow.