Prioritize Relaxation: How CBD Can Lower Stress Levels

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CBD or Cannabidiol is the second most prevalent ingredient of marijuana. It is an extract from hemp which is a cousin of the marijuana plant.

Cannabidiol doesn’t have a ‘high’ effect hence all 50 states in the US have legalized its use for health purposes.

One of the known effects of CBD is to lower stress levels. So how can CBD lower your stress levels?

It Helps to Lower Stress by Reducing Pain

Stress is one of the side effects of chronic pain. People suffering from chronic pain use marijuana to manage their pain as well as their anxiety and stress.

When a person is in pain, they are agitated. Their behavior change. Self-pity is normal and they think that the people around them no longer want them. These thoughts along with the pain they are feeling stress them out.

Once a person manages his pain with marijuana, side effects such as self-pity, anxiety, and stress are lessened.

People in pain are now using CBD capsules to manage their pain in the fastest way possible. CBD capsules contain the same formula that CBD oil has.

the American Academy of Neurology published a systematic review of the efficacy and safety of marijuana in neurological conditions.

It Works by Increasing Serotonin Levels in the Brain

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain. It is associated with depression and anxiety. Low levels of serotonin are associated with bouts of depression and anxiety.

A study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse revealed that CBD can reduce stress in rats.

A different study also revealed that CBD reduces social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic disorder. People with insomnia as manifested by anxiety also improved after taking CBD.

Different Forms of CBD

CBD is available in different forms. When it was first introduced in the medical world, it was available in oil form.

Since then, different forms have been made available to make easier for people to take it. Some even created recipes with infused CBD oil such as brownies and cake. These are given to kids with ADHD and seizure.

Aside from oil and food infused with CBD oil, CBD is also now available in a capsule. You can now easily find CBD sleep capsules, CBD multivitamins, and CBD pain capsules. Since it is in capsule form, it is now easier to take and transport with.

CBD has been recognized as an effective treatment for pain, stress, and anxiety. Studies have backed up claims on the positive effect of CBD to the brain and in increasing serotonin levels of the brain.

Has CBD proved to be useful in managing your stress levels? Let us know in the comments below! 

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