Stress is defined as a physical, mental, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. Stresses can be external (environment, psychological, or social situations) or internal (illness).
A certain amount of stress is good for us, we need stress to survive. Stress heightens our senses, triggers things like the ‘fight or flight’ response, and can be a big motivational factor for meeting goals. Some studies even suggest that moderate levels of stress can help improve the immune system and improve recovery times following surgery.
However, too much stress can be detrimental to both our mental and physical health.
The Stress Management Society describes stress as one of the great public health challenges of our time. Too much stress can lead to other mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, as well as sleep disturbances, increased blood pressure, and a weakened immune system, amongst others.
As with many of our body’s daily functions, the Endocannabinoid system plays a role in managing our stress levels, helping us to balance the ‘good’ stress we need to survive with the ‘bad’ stress that can lead to ill-health. This is due to the fact that a large concentration of the endocannabinoid system’s receptors are found in the area of the brain which is responsible for regulating our mood.
When cannabinoids such as CBD interact with receptors in this part of the Endocannabinoid system, they moderate the way we process stressful situations by reducing the number of erratic stress signals our brains produce. By helping us to better process the stressful situation, symptoms of stress are reduced and can aid us in dealing with a similar stressful situation in the future. CBD impacts both the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the Endocannabinoid system, but binds itself only to CB2 receptors. Instead of also binding itself to CB1 receptors, CBD inhibits enzymes that break down the body’s natural cannabinoids such as Anandamide, meaning that the CB1 receptors are able to absorb more of the body’s own natural cannabinoids.
As CBD, and other products derived from Hemp, don’t contain the psychoactive THC chemical responsible for the high feeling associated with smoking marijuana, these products don’t provide the same euphoric feeling as smoking cannabis would. However, CBD products such as CBD Hemp Oil Tincture are absorbed into the bloodstream and help boost the body’s own natural processes.
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All #Organics products are 100% THC free, meaning they are safe, legal to use in the UK and won’t get you high. In January 2018, the World Anti Doping Agency removed CBD from their list of banned substances. So, no matter what you do, whether you’re an athlete or an accountant, #Organics products won’t show up on a drugs test or negatively affect your job.
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