Let’s face it, life can be stressful at times and anxiety can seemingly take over, even for the most upbeat, positive thinkers. There is a reason that stress and anxiety are at the top of the list of conditions for which people seek help from doctors and psychologists. It is also a top reason people seek out all natural CBD from the hemp plant because there are possible side effects of pharmaceuticals. Let’s take a look at how others use premium hemp CBD oil to keep away the symptoms of anxiety and stress and keep them at their best.
One of the most common symptoms of anxiety is the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep and experience a deep sleep. When you are chronically tired during your waking hours, due to lack of sleep, your feelings of anxiety may increase. This creates a negative feedback loop that requires regulating your sleep-wake cycle to bring your circadian rhythm back to balance.
According to this 2020 study, CBD may have a therapeutic potential for regulating the sleep-wake cycle. Many people find that a full spectrum CBD formula, that has naturally occurring terpenes, can help keep them relaxed and maintain a healthy sleep cycle. Many who use CBD before bed, take it an hour or two before bedtime. That along with cozying up with a great book and a strict lights out time can set you up for a great nights sleep!
CBD edibles and tinctures can be taken internally and paired with a CBD topical gel or pain patch to target specific areas of your body. A combination of internal CBD ingestion and topical application provides a comprehensive protocol and keeps you feeling of relaxed and calm.
When you are anxious your body becomes tense and contracted, this creates muscle tension that results in body aches and soreness. Athletes like Chris Spileman and Scott McDonald have used CBD post workout and according to this 2020 study, CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties as well.
Managing stress and anxiety with relaxation techniques like, yoga, meditation, dancing and other physical activities is a great way to relieve stress. Physical activities produce endorphins; brain chemicals that are natural painkillers, and also contribute to improved sleep.
CBD also activates in the body’s endocannabinoid system through a similar biological pathway, the serotonin pathway, which is also targeted by pharmaceutical anxiety and depression medications, SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors). Serotonin is the feel-good neurotransmitter, which regulates stress response and mood.
By combining dosing a full spectrum CBD oil either before, after or during your physical activity, you can help stimulate your body’s natural response to keep you in balance, calm and at your optimum wellbeing. You just cannot feel good and be stressed at the same time!
Also, a massage with a CBD massage and body oil is a luxurious way to let it all go and keep the stress away!
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