How CBD can help when you feel overwhelmed by all your responsibilities or stressed at work.

Overwhelmed by balancing your responsibilities or feeling stressed at work? You're definitely not alone. life in general is causing anxiety and stress to a large percentage of the population

It is no wonder CBD has become so popular.  Studies and countless personal accounts show cannabidiol (CBD), the non-pshycoactive compound found in the hemp plant, is amazing at eliminating stress.

Quality CBD can help in the several ways, we are sharing only 3 here:

 1.  Oxidative Stress

Oxidative Stress occurs when free radicals produced by the body overwhelms the natural healing process. Oxidation tends to increase when we're emotionally and/or physically stressed.  If you are eating a healthy diet, getting enough antioxidants and exercising regularly, you'll typically feel fine.  If you don't, however, you're bound to feel the signs of oxidative stress.

Some of the symptoms associated with oxidative stress include fatigue, brain fog/difficulty concentrating, headaches, sensitivity to noise, wrinkles/grey hair, muscle/ joint pain.

Oxidative stress can lead to several health conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety, insomnia, Alzheimer's disease and more.

Taking CBD may be able to help. There are countless antioxidants found in both hemp and cannabis, with CBD containing these antioxidant properties.

A 1998 study found that both CBD and THC contain antioxidants and that CBD is a potential therapeutic agent for the treatment of oxidative neurological disorders.  Oxidative stress has shown to play a large role in the development of neurological diseases. 

CBD then, can help reduce oxidative stress, which can help reduce stress felt at the workplace or everyday life.

2.  Reducing Anxiety
Aside from chronic pain, one of the principal reasons people take CBD is to reduce anxiety.  CBD has shown to be effective in the treatment of several anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.  Linalool, one of the terpenes commonly found in full and broad-spectrum CBD, produces anti-anxiety and stress reducing benefits and can also serve as an anti-depressant.  Traditionally prescription meds are being used, often with side effects and the potential of abuse.  CBD on the other hand, being a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that interacts with your own body's endocannabinoid system, can assist without being addictive
3.  Improving Sleep

In recent years interest in CBD for sleep has grown significantly.  Recent studies and research indicate that CBD may be a promising tool in assisting with sleep disorders. 

How exactly does CBD work to help with sleep?

The exact function of CBD involves the body's endocannabinoid system.  This system is an internal structure that the body uses to maintain certain neurotransmitters.  These transmitters, created within the body, are known as endogenous cannabinoids, or endocannabinoids.  Endocannabinoids function very similarly to cannabinoids found in cannabis, including CBD and THC.

When these components are introduced into the body they are able to coordinate with the endocannabinoid system and promote changes in the body hormone levels, physical state and more.  CBD in particular has been observed to reduce anxiety and stress.

An important distinction must however be made between CBD and THC. Both THC and CBD are derived from plants in the cannabis family.  THC, however is commonly known for its psycho-activity and the component that produces the euphoric ''high'' sensation.  Therefore it has been suggested that THC may in fact impair quality of sleep on a long term scale.

CBD, on the other hand, is known for having a more calming effect on the body which not only helps with anxiety but can be beneficial in treating sleep disorders.