Collection: Destress + Calm
It's easy to feel stress, exhaustion and overwhelm. Studies have found that CBD has been linked to promising abilities to support the body and mind's reaction to stress hormones through optimising internal functioning to be able to handle stressors better. The amount of CBD that you should take for stress relief depends on the level of stress that you’re experiencing. Some studies have had people take as much as 400 mg of CBD so that they could counter their stress while some people can get by with only 20 mg per day. It’s a good idea to experiment with the amount of CBD that you’re taking so that you can see how it affects your stress levels.
Research, and a plethora of anecdotal evidence has shown CBD oil can be used to treat generalised anxiety disorder. CBD has also been linked to helping people deal with more specific forms of anxiety such as social anxiety disorder and PTSD. Since anxiety is often a cause of insomnia, which creates a vicious cycle of anxiety because you can’t sleep and the inability to sleep because of your anxiety, CBD’s anti-insomnia properties are also of note. A study was conducted on people back in 2011 in which they were given 400 mg of CBD compared to a placebo. In this study, the people who took the placebo had markedly higher anxiety levels than the ones who were using CBD.
The most important benefit of L-theanine is that it can cross through the blood-brain barrier. This is similar to glutamic acid and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) because they both aid in mood regulation. L-theanine reduces anxiety and stress by interacting with the amount of serotonin, dopamine, and neurotransmitters in your brain. This results in more calming and anxiety-inducing effects, which is great for mental relief. In a recent study, L-theanine was used to reduce stress and anxiety in patients in scenarios where psychological stressors were induced. Plus, it has been shown that L-theanine has aided patients with schizophrenia. This means that a sufficient amount of L-theanine can aid in mitigating the symptoms of schizophrenia.
One of the most well-known possible effects of ashwagandha is that it is able to help reduce anxiety and stress levels. Studies have shown that ashwagandha is capable of controlling stress mediators such as cortisol, Hsp70, and JNK-1. Another factor that contributes to ashwagandha’s ability to regulate stress is that it reduces how active the HPA axis is, which is another system that is responsible for regulating stress responses.
Rhodiola Rosea is a naturally occurring supplement which has been used to treat a wide range of health and wellbeing problems. Studies have linked this adaptogen with a wide range of possible benefits - many of these relate to cognitive function, stress relief, and supporting the body's response to anxiety. When we are stressed a (mental, or physical) stressor triggers our hormonal response. In many people, this can lead to a 'fight or flight' response, which can have adverse effects on the mind and body in that specific moment. By finding hormonal homeostasis (balance), our bodies can respond better to stress, and thus potentially be able to deal with anxiety inducing situations better.
CBD does not work as quick-fix remedy to stress. This means it functions with your body in a very different way to some targeted solutions designed to instantly help relieve stress and anxiety. CBD works best with the body to naturally combat stress when it is taken on an ongoing basis. We recommend using CBD daily on a prolonged basis in order to get the best benefits. This means taking CBD not just when you feel stress or anxiety triggers, but as a part of your everyday wellbeing routine.
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