As summer winds down (always too quickly) and parents start thinking about “back-to-school,” a certain amount of stress sets in. Back-to-school is a myriad of emotions for both parents and children. For some it’s exciting and for some it’s stressful. Bedtimes need to be rolled back for earlier rising, spending increases with school supplies and new clothes, and the homework schedule needs to be reinstated. With stress can come trouble sleeping, higher risk of headaches, battling anxiety, and stress eating for moms. However, there are some new options for managing stress with therapeutic CBD products made cannabidiol. These products have the potential to relieve several wellness issues including back to school stress.
Our bodies are designed to handle small bursts of stress hormones that tell us to prepare for “fight or flight” situations. Unfortunately, our bodies are not designed to handle a continued state of panic or stress that releases high levels of stress hormones. This can wreak havoc throughout the body producing fatigue, a weakened immune system, depression, heart disease, digestive issues, weight gain, and more.
The human body naturally produces cannabinoids that are used through the endocannabinoid system in the brain and throughout the body. Under chronic stress, this system becomes dysregulated. This is where Cannabidiol (CBD) comes in – by boosting the body’s production of endocannabinoids it prevents overstimulation of the CB1 receptors. This helps to restore balance to the endocannabinoid system.
There are several different cannabinoids in the marijuana plant that bind to specialized receptors in the brain. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the part of the marijuana plant that causes the “high” people feel from using marijuana. Another cannabinoid is CBD. CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant and can be used as an oil. CBD oil is non-psychoactive so it does not produce a “high.”
There is confusion about the legality of CBD, as products derived from the marijuana plant are only available in states that have legalized the plant. However, products that come from hemp are much easier to find online and in stores. There are great options with products from hemp that can do wonders for stress and health concerns.
Chronic stress damages neurons and can even shrink brains. Fortunately, certain areas of the brain are capable of regeneration. The human brain is continually forming new neurons, making new connections, and growing the brain. A growing body of research into brain receptors and CBD has proven that CBD boosts this ongoing regenerative process, specifically in the hippocampus.
There are a variety of products that provide CBD health benefits for managing stress. From CBD Ointments to CBD Creams, CBD Edibles, and CBD oils, there is something for everyone depending on their issue and what method they are most comfortable with.
CBD Health of Florida has two CBD stores located in Pinellas Park Clearwater, FL. We understand that figuring out how best to use CBD for yourself can be complicated. We are here to help. Please contact us with any questions you may have, and our friendly, professional, and knowledgeable staff will assist you. BD Health of Florida offers a full line of quality CBD products all manufactured in the United States. Please stop in with questions, call us directly (727) 258-4220, email or explore our website.