Can CBD oil treat stress?

September 5, 2018 10 min read

Can CBD oil treat stress?

Many of us experience stress on a regular basis. Modern day living is full of potential pitfalls and stressful situation. According to a recent study, over a third (37%) of British residents feel stressed for at least one full day per week, and a staggering 85% admit to experiencing a clearly recognisable level of worry regularly. There are many potential treatments that can be used to combat stress, and lifestyle changes may also help. But could CBD oil also be an option? Can CBD oil treat stress?

The stress response.

To be able to discuss whether CBD can treat stress we must first understand how stress affects the human body.  A stressful situation – whether something environmental, such as a looming work deadline, or psychological, such as persistent worry about losing a job – can trigger a cascade of stress hormones that produce many physiological changes. A stressful incident can make the heart pound and breathing quicken. Muscles tense and beads of sweat appear.

This combination of reactions to stress is also known as the “fight-or-flight” response because it evolved as a survival mechanism, enabling people and other mammals to react quickly to life-threatening situations. The stress response begins in the brain and it is a biological list of events that occurs in response to a real or perceived threat to homeostasis.

 

How does CBD work within our bodies? The Endocannabinoid System and homeostasis.

To try to answer the question; Can CBD oil treat stress? We also need to establish how CBD works within the body.

There are many “systems” within the human body; Nervous system,  Respiratory system, Endocrine system, Digestive system – to name a few. But another system which is not often talked about, yet provides a vital function within our bodies, is the Endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Shown to have extensive influence over homeostasis or balance, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is responsible for regulating an array of processes including functions like; mood, appetite, sleep, hormone production, and even stress and immune system responses.

 

How does CBD oil influence the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

CBD and other cannabinoids found in CBD oil interact with receptors within the ECS. The entire endocannabinoid system (ECS), when in balance keeps your body and mind in optimal health. Cannabinoids from CBD oil can help; they bolster your natural endocannabinoids and help maintain the balance you need. CBD helps our ECS make adjustments to bring our bodies back into balance, or homeostasis.

At Bionativa we sell a range of high quality CBD and hemp based products. Our CannabiGold CBD range offers a wide choice of options and strengths to suit your needs.

 

Why not try hemp tea?

Hemp tea is also a great way to consume cannabinoids. Life can be stressful, so why not take a few minutes out of your busy day to drink a cup of relaxing hemp tea. Hemp tea is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. It is loaded with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. It’s relaxing and refreshing and has a mild, pleasant earthy taste. Our BioBloom organic hemp flower tea is packed with an abundance of healthy active phytochemicals and provides a relaxing effect.

 

Can CBD oil treat stress?

Nowadays, more and more people are stressed and restless. We work long hours and are in a constant rush. One can say that rest has become a luxury that not everyone can afford.  

So, can CBD treat stress? As CBD oil can only be legally sold in the UK as a food supplement, not a medicine, I’m afraid this is a question we cannot answer. Please carry out your own research so you can decide if CBD is right for you. But adding CBD to your diet offers many benefits. CBD oil is a natural and safe additional to your daily supplement routine, so what do you have to lose?