Back to School – Back to the Routine – How CBD Can Help with Stress
How CBD Can Help with Stress
Summer is over, and school is back in session. After a year of ZOOM classes, at-home schooling, and a mixed bag of COVID-19 restrictions in many school districts, this is a particularly stressful time in many households. For parents and students who already have a year of uncertainty and stress under their belts, a new school year presents a host of challenges that differ for everyone.
For parents, it may be the stress of organizing their children’s schedules to align with their work schedules. For some, it means organizing homeschool classes. For some, it may be the anxiety of a parent with a student studying away from home.
For students, the stresses could include the first in-school sessions in over a year, new class and work assignments, peer pressure and bullying, or perhaps that first semester of dorm life apart from the family.
Stress is a natural reaction to uncertainty and is vital to our survival instincts. But too much stress can have an injurious effect on our minds and bodies. According to a report by the National Institute for Mental Health “With chronic stress, those same life-saving reactions in the body can disturb the immune, digestive, cardiovascular, sleep, and reproductive systems. Some people may experience mainly digestive symptoms, while others may have headaches, sleeplessness, sadness, anger, or irritability.”
Many are finding relief for stress and the physical symptoms that arise from stress in the use of CBD (cannabidiol) products. While derived from the cannabis plant, CBD products contain either no or nearly untraceable amounts of the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the primary intoxicating compound in marijuana that gives the feeling of being “high”. While average THC percentages in marijuana extracts can range from 60% to 80% THC, cannabidiol, or CBD, which is extracted from the botanically related, and legally grown hemp plant, which contains an average of 0.3% THC.
Everyone has an endocannabinoid system, or more commonly referred to as the ECS in their bodies. Endocannabinoids are endogenous neurotransmitters, which occur naturally and are synthesized inside the body. Phytocannabinoids are exogenous neurotransmitters (introduced externally) synthesized outside the body- which are found in marijuana and hemp plants. Both THC and CBD are phytocannabinoids. CBD binds with a central nervous system serotonin receptor known as 5-HT1A, which affects blood pressure and heart rate; can regulate anxiety and pain; and may enhance mental clarity but contains no intoxicating properties.
According to a study published by the National Institutes for Health, found existing preclinical evidence strongly supports CBD as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder when administered acutely…”
CBD products have become more popular across a wide spectrum of consumers and can ease stress and tension associated with a disruption in a daily schedule, or with increase inactivity. As a tincture, gummies, or creams, there is a range of CBD products available for symptoms of stress, sleeplessness, muscle tension, and more. An informational session with a professional CBD pharmacist can help you become more familiar with what is available, and they are fully capable of recommending a CBD-based product for you.
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Before taking any new medication or supplement or trying a new method to assist you or your family with any wellness issue, always consult your doctor or medical health professional. Never stop taking prescribed medication without first consulting your doctor.