Holidays are meant to be a time for joy, family, rest and relaxation so why is it that often times stress and anxiety creep their way into the equation? To help you enjoy the Holidays and manage the stresses of the season we recommend giving CBD a try! Using CBD for the purpose of stress relief has been a growing trend both in the United States and beyond, as its helpful effects are having a positive impact on those giving it a try.
CBD products have been believed to help treat symptoms that are commonly associated with depression and anxiety for some time now. While much of the research that has been done to support this has come from animal trials, human studies are starting to come forward to help further validate these beliefs. With more and more people turning away from big pharma and looking for natural medications and remedies every day, CBD is finally starting to get the recognition it deserves.
Often times people who suffer from anxiety are taking pharmaceutical drugs to help, however, as we’re learning through years of research these medications often come with some unwanted side effects. It’s hard to tell how different components of medications will affect our bodies, as no two people are alike and we all process things differently. Sometimes the side effects are worth it for the result achieved, sometimes they’re not. Research is showing that CBD can have similar results to those of prescription drugs, without the negative side effects. Medications like Prozac and Zoloft can often be replaced with CBD products due to the similar effects they have on serotonin levels in the brain.
Our bodies are designed to respond to stress by heightening our senses in order to keep us alert of potential dangers. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, stress overload has been proven to lead to negative physical and mental health issues. The hippocampus, a portion of the brain responsible for multiple things including managing depression and anxiety, is often times observed to be smaller in individuals suffering from too much stress. In hopes to combat these effects, new research has shown that CBD can help the body produce new neurons in the hippocampus. These newly generated neurons have been shown to help the hippocampus more effectively manage anxiety and depression brought on by stress.
After all, healthier, more effective management of our symptoms is really what we’re all looking for. CBD is proving to not only be effective at handling these issues, but also at not creating dependency problems. One extreme downside to drugs such as Xanax and Valium is that they are essentially “tranquilizers” which numb parts of the brain and often cause addiction issues. While they might effectively manage the symptoms an individual is experiencing, they also create a dependency in the brain that CBD has not been shown to do. The serotonin and hippocampus effects generated by CBD have been shown to replicate those of Xanax and Valium in a much safer, effective way for patients.
Whatever stress the Holidays throw your way, handle it in stride with an all-natural product that is proven to provide relief. We would love to talk more with you and answer any additional questions you may have about CBD and its many forms! Stop by and let us help you find the product that’s right for you!