“Stress seems to worsen or increase the risk of conditions like obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and asthma” (WebMD) . The Cleveland Clinic defines Stress as the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body utilizes physical, mental, and/or emotional responses to react to these stress experiences and keeps us alert and ready to avoid “danger”.
Stress is normal and a healthy part of life. Stress keeps us ready for dangerous situations and even presents itself in positive life changing situations like childbirth and job promotions. Studies have even shown that short term stress, such as very cold showers, can boost the immune system.
The dangers of stress arrive when the person faces continuous challenges without relief or relaxation, tension from stress builds in the body and compiles on top of itself causing Distress. Distress causes the body’s equilibrium to become out of balance which is a domino effect for causing physical and mental symptoms.
Some statistics on stress:
- 43% of adults suffer adverse health effects from stress
- 75%-90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments
- Stress costs Americans more than $300 Billion annually
How can CBD help? Through the Endocannabinoid System
Distress knocks your body out of balance, but the research is showing that CBD may help bring the body back to equilibrium. The Endocannabinoid system (ECS) in your body has receptors all over that acts as an air traffic controller, the ultimate regulator. The ECS regulates and manages appetite, pain sensations, mood, memory and much more. When the ECS is in equilibrium the body is in equilibrium.
Enter CBD. The body creates and utilizes its own cannabinoids that work within the ECS to support the system. CBD supplements contain plant-based cannabinoids which may act as a kick starter for the ECS. Now the ECS may have all the support it needs and can bring the body back to equilibrium.
- CBD alleviates symptoms immediately
- The same dosage is appropriate for everyone
As with most supplement regiments, it takes time and consistency to obtain desired results. Taking CBD products regularly will shorten the time frame for each serving to get into the ECS and begin working.
For dosage, much like health and performance supplements, you must listen to your body and find what is right for you. Every person has a different ECS and each body produces different amounts of cannabinoids, therefore what your need will be much different than your neighbor. This leaves us with the frustrating question of, what product is right for me and what dosage?
In general, getting CBD into the system is what matters. Whether that be from a CBD Capsule or from CBD Oil, the body takes the cannabinoids given and puts them to work. The most important part is dosage and consistency. So, first and foremost choose the product that will be easiest for you to take consistently, for some that is a CBD capsule for others it is through a tasty treat like CBD Caramels. For Dosage, start small and build up frequency and/or dosage. We recommend for an average person to start with 10mg per serving and take 1-2 times a day. Dose up from there increasing the amount per serving if nothing is ever felt and/or increasing the frequency if the effects wear off too quickly.
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