Explained: CBD and stress on International Stress Awareness Week

It’s International Stress Awareness Week! 

Managing stress or anxiety is one of the many reasons for people have tried CBD.

International Stress Awareness Week is celebrated in the first week of November each year and this year’s theme is “RESILIENCE – the power to succeed”.

And CBD may be able to help you do just that.

Almost one third of Brits have experienced suicidal thoughts and feelings due to stress.

And in the US, a Quartz survey published earlier this year found 50% of respondents sought relief from anxiety and stress when they first tried CBD.

So, International Stress Awareness Week is the perfect time to break it all down.

Can CBD help with stress and anxiety?

Stress and anxiety share many of the same physical and emotional symptoms and can often be intertwined.

Dr Grinspoon, MD investigated this for Harvard Health Publishing,  he said: 

“CBD may prove to be an option for managing anxiety.”

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Serotonin, or ‘the happy-hormone’, is associated with positive feelings and mood enhancement, and when stressed, serotonin levels are reduced.

It is believed  that serotonin is one of the neural systems that CBD interacts with in the endocannabinoid system.

Cortisol, or ‘the stress hormone’, is also affected by CBD.

Researchers in Brazil have known for more than 25 years that after administering CBD, cortisol levels decrease.

A paper published in the Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research reads:

“The present results suggest that CBD interferes with cortisol secretion.”

Vaping CBD oil allows quick delivery to the bodies endocannabinoid system.

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International Stress Awareness Week 2019

Carole Spiers is chair of the International Stress Management Associationand to mark this year’s campaign, she said:

“Our aim is to keep stress, mental health and wellbeing high on the national agenda.”

In the last year 74% of UK adults said they have felt overwhelmed or unable to cope due to stress, it is clear this is a big issue in Britain.

But, research also suggests that increasing numbers of people are turning to CBD for stress relief.

This year, CBD became one of the most googled wellbeing trends in the world.

Data published earlier this year by Open Access Government found:

“38% of Brits – more than 17.4 million – would use CBD oil to manage their mental health.”

“Millennials are the group most willing to use CBD oil to manage stress, anxiety and depression.”

To find out more about how CBD can interact with mental health click here. 

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