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Does CBD Help With Anxiety, Stress, and Mental Health?

Does CBD Help With Anxiety, Stress, and Mental Health?

Posted by Grön on May 27th 2021

Anxiety, Stress, and Mental Health

Anxious and stressed – words all too commonly associated with how we describe the way we're feeling. When our body is giving us signs that we're overwhelmed, we tend to ignore these physiological reactions, only adding fuel to the fire and making it even more difficult to operate at our best. When it comes to finding a balance, there are many different approaches to help you maintain a healthy relationship with daily stressors.

The conversation surrounding our mental health is opening up, and the stigma attached to it is lifting. The world is recognizing that open communication is insightful and empowering, and we have more in common than we thought. Recognizing that you are not alone is a great place to begin, but what else can we do?

Boost Your Mental Health

Here are a few simple things you can practice to help support your mental health.

  • Keep a gratitude list or journal. Expressing gratitude can help shift our perspective and lift our mood. Additionally, writing through difficult situations can help us process and work through tough times.
  • Take a walk outside in nature. Studies show that being in nature can help boost our mood. Add a little sunshine for an extra uplifting experience.
  • Treat yourself to some chocolate. Besides being delicious, chocolate contains naturally occurring Anandamide, nature's mood-boosting 'bliss molecule' and the first endocannabinoid ever discovered.
  • Find a furry friend. Spending time with animals lowers our stress hormones and boosts feelings of happiness. If you don't have a pet, try meeting up with a friend who does, visiting a sanctuary, or volunteering at a shelter.
  • Get a good night's sleep. Studies show that getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night helps us function at our best during waking hours.
  • Try CBD. Some studies suggest that CBD could have mood boosting effects and help to regulate stress levels.[2]

 

How Does CBD Work?

CBD is the most abundant non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, but what does CBD actually to your body? Every animal with a spinal column has its own endocannabinoid system with receptors specially designed to maintain a state of balance in the body. CBD interacts with a variety of molecular targets in the brain related to stress and mood, and studies show that CBD may help modulate the serotonin receptors in the brain [1]. Serotonin is an important hormone in the stabilization of our mood, as low serotonin levels are often associated with anxiety and depression.

"The chews are amazing. I take one in the morning and then before going to bed. My sleep is now no longer interrupted, and the quality of sleep is very deep. I wake up refreshed and ready to start my day. It’s also been very helpful for my anxiety during this pandemic. So. Kudos for a most excellent product that actually fulfills its description. Thank you!"
-Mary V

Our Calm Collection

At Grön, creating experiences that support health and wellness is at the forefront of everything we do. Our thoughtfully curated product lines, including our Calm collection, are made with beautifully simple ingredients specifically designed to promote calmness and relaxation. Our ‘Calm’ CBD blend is infused with broad-spectrum hemp and adaptogens such as GABA, calcium, L-Theanine, lavender, chamomile, and mint, which are all known to have calming properties.

  • L-theanine, an amino acid found naturally in green tea and some mushrooms, increases alpha waves in the brain to promote relaxation and calmness while keeping your mind sharp.
  • GABA, an amino acid and neurotransmitter produced naturally in the brain, can also be taken as a supplement. It has calming properties and helps bring relief from chronic stress.
  • Calcium is not only essential for maintaining a healthy body, but it's also important for a healthy mind and may be helpful in regulating our mood.
  • Chamomile is a popular herb commonly used in tea. It's widely known for its soothing properties, easing tension to help you unwind.
  • Lavender is commonly used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation. It's also a digestive aid, helping to counteract some of the effects stress can have on the body.
  • Mint is used in aromatherapy to increase alertness and soothe stress. It's also a digestive aid, helping to counteract some of the effects stress can have on the body.

The Bottom Line

Can CBD help manage stress? There are many studies suggesting yes. When paired with daily mental wellness-boosting practices, it can help in maintain a balanced state of mind. We encourage our community to explore the power of hemp CBD for themselves and discover what works for them. Every body is unique, so it's best to start low and slow, gradually increasing your dose over time as you observe the effects on your body and mind.

We do recommend seeking a professional's advice before treating any medical condition, and don't hesitate to reach out to a friend or mental health professional for help.

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REFERENCES

[1] De Gregorio, D, McLaughlin R.J. Cannabidiol modulates transmission and reverses both allodynia and anxiety-like behavior in a model of neuropathic pain. US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. 2019 160(1): 136–150 [link]

[2] Melas, Philippe A. Cannabidol as a potential treatment for anxiety and mood disorders: molecular targets and epigenetic insights from preclinical research. International Journal for Molecular Sciences. 2021 (4): 1863. [link]