The Stress Effect and CBD

Posted by Planet Earth CBD on Nov 2nd 2020

The Stress Effect and CBD

Real talk. There is a lot going on. From the world to our own lives, it can sometimes be a little too much to handle… and there is nothing wrong with admitting you need a minute to recharge. In fact, it is crucial to admit when you need a time out, for both yourself and those who rely so heavily on you.

Running a Risk

You might not mind being the go-to person for people, just beware of burnout. When tasks and errands and work start to weigh, you start to feel anxiety ridden. That is your body telling you, while we cannot slow down life, we can manage it a little better. Otherwise, too much stress can:

  • increase your heart rate and blood pressure
  • disturb your digestive system
  • interrupt normal stress hormone function

When the body is pushed out of balance because of stress, your immune system’s ability to fight off antigens is reduced, making you more susceptible to infections. That is stress’s direct effect. Its indirect effect on immune system function occurs if you choose to manage stress the unhealthy way, say, by smoking or drinking. Doing so just runs another risk of ending up in an even worse state.

Act On It

We advise against going too long before taking action because after a while, chronic stress can impair your ECS, or endocannabinoid system, and weaken CB1 receptor signals. So, your body will not even receive the message that it should put up its defenses. More, weakened endocannabinoid signaling leaves you more at risk of developing anxiety and depression, again leaving you in a worse state. Keep signals strong by turning to healthy ways of managing stress, like consuming or applying cannabidiol.

How CBD Can Help

The endocannabinoid system works to keep things in check throughout your body. When life throws stressors such as pollution and lack of sleep your way, the ECS steps in to help prevent the development of illnesses in response to it all. Activating CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the brain has been proven to calm feelings of anxiety, your ECS does a whole lot to maintain balance and ease. That signaling provokes the formation of new neurons in the brain, which researchers believe further contributes to CBD’s anti-anxiety effect. CBD has been shown to interact with the brain in such a way that the compound not only helps reduce anxiety, but it changes the initial brain reaction to that anxiety. And the research grows, so stick around for more findings!

Which CBD Brand to Use

After you have discussed the topic with your doctor, try CBD—not just any CBD. Planet Earth CBD. You are already on the go and out the door, so you need something that works fast. We have the perfect products for you. While cannabidiol affects everyone differently, Planet Earth’s is nano emulsified, which means faster, potentially stronger results than your typical products. As you take it one day at a time, take it easy with CBD.