CBD Oil for Stress: How to Beat Stress the Natural Way
By: Ariana Palmieri
If you wake up feeling stressed, anxiety ridden and distraught, CBD oil may be able to help you. Cannabidiol can work in several ways to help reduce pain and stress at the same time (the two are often linked together, after all). Here's how to utilize this oil to beat stress and improve your mental health.
What is CBD oil?
First off, it’s important to know exactly what CBD oil is (and isn’t) before we get started. CBD (cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid like THC, both of which are naturally present in the cannabis plant. However, whereas most marijuana products are high in THC, resulting in a “high” after being smoked and ingested, CBD affects our brains quite differently. With CBD oil, there is no “high” effect because there’s no THC. It is completely safe to ingest and apply, and it also has some amazing health benefits too.
How can CBD oil help beat stress?
In simple terms, CBD is a great alternative to those who want to feel relaxed without the psychedelic effects. It taps into a different part of our brains, binding the other receptors that are related to pain and inflammation. One of these receptors, called 5-HT1A, stimulates serotonin production, which is why it can help reduce stress and brighten our moods. Stress and pain are often connected as well, so it’s no wonder CBD oil helps to reduce pain and stress at the same time.
How to use CBD oil for stress?
Want to try CBD oil for yourself? There are various CBD oil products on the market, but Beezy Beez CBD oil is organic and high quality. We source our CBD oil from Colorado and it is under the legal limit of 0.3%, making it perfectly safe to consume.
We recommend keeping our CBD oil at room temperature. When you want to use it, all you need to do is take a spoonful. If you hold it in your mouth for a couple of minutes, you will feel the effects more quickly. You can also make some yummy CBD edibles to get same stress relieving effects. Try these CBD infused breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes. Or, try these 3 CBD infused smoothies!
There are several other ways to use CBD products for stress relief as well: You can spray it on your tongue, take it in your drinks, use it in a vaporizer. It’s all based on personal preference. However, as far as doses go, there’s no need to worry about taking too much. That said, it’s best to start with two to three milligrams per day and work your way up towards 100 to 200 milligrams. This will give your body time to adjust to the effects without overloading it. CBD oil can take anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours to take effect. It depends on your own metabolism and how you choose to take it.
Along with taking CBD oil, here are some other ways to beat stress the natural way:
- Take time to close your eyes, unwind, and just breath, even if it’s just for five minutes every day.
- Breathing exercises. Taking in deep breaths and holding it for a few seconds before release can truly help you relax and calm down.
- Eating a healthy diet. Believe it or not, food truly does affect your brain, so be sure to eat a fair share of fruits and vegetables!
- Avoiding alcohol. Alcohol anxiety is real, whether you drink it daily or less frequently.
What are some ways you like to de-stress naturally? What works for you?
Ariana Palmieri is a green beauty blogger who strives to live as eco-friendly as possible. In July 2015 she started her blog, Greenify-Me, to document her own journey with sustainable products and makeup that would benefit the environment. In her spare time she loves to read wellness-related books, devour sushi, drink bubble tea with her boyfriend, and befriend stray cats.