In America, stress is occurring more often, and more severely now than in previous years. 75% of adults reported moderate or high levels of stress within the past 30 days, and said it has increased over the past year. About 80% of workers said they experience stress related to work, and half of them admitted to needing help in managing that stress according to the American Institute of Stress.
Reviewing figures like the ones above should cause concern. It becomes obvious that we live in stressful times, with stressful jobs, and our friends/family/neighbors do as well. So, what can we do to prevent it? How can we manage that stress and live more freely?
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), CBD may help manage or prevent stress because of its association with the endocannabinoid system. The study showed that the administration of CBD prevented anxiety of chronic unpredictable stress in wild type mice. The study concluded that:
“This anxiolytic effect of CBD involved the participation of the CB1 cannabinoid receptor, as CBD administration increased hippocampal anandamide levels and administration of the CB1-selective antagonist AM251 prevented CBD actions. Studies conducted with hippocampal progenitor cells in culture showed that CBD promotes progenitor proliferation and cell cycle progression and mimics the proliferative effect of CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptor activation. Moreover, antagonists of these two receptors or endocannabinoid depletion by fatty acid amide hydrolase overexpression prevented CBD-induced cell proliferation. These findings support that the anxiolytic effect of chronic CBD administration in stressed mice depends on its proneurogenic action in the adult hippocampus by facilitating endocannabinoid-mediated signalling.”
The benefit of CBD is there are not any known side effects when used for stress/anxiety. This is is exciting news that not only does CBD have potential to reduce/manage chronic stress levels, but it can do so without creating any adverse effects.
Because That’s Natural products contain numerous cannabinoids and terpenes it is considered full spectrum. The combination of these compounds help to provide what is known as the entourage effect. Each one of us has an endocannabinoid system, which is fueled by these cannabinoids and terpenes to produce the entourage effect. By providing pure, potent, and trusted products, That’s Natural strives to meet our customer’s needs – something we have been doing for over ten years! With 100% traceability of where our hemp comes from, you can be confident in what you are putting on, or in, your body. For more questions regarding our CBD products, please visit our Questions and Answers page.