Stress is a serious health hazard and the world today is full of it. It is a modern epidemic that can paralyze clear thinking, generate digestive issues, reduce immunity to disease, increase headaches and sleep issues and generally makes you feel unsettled and slow. Exercise, sleep and meditation would probably help, but we do not often find ourselves in stressful situations where disappearing for an hour to workout or meditate is an option.
So How Would Hemp Help? Support Your Endocannabinoid System
Your endocannabinoid system is made up of receptors that regulate a variety of functions in the body including mood, sleep, pain and memory. One of these receptors stimulates serotonin production, the “feel good” neurotransmitter. Hemp cannabinoids will bind to and stimulate these receptors which is why it may help reduce and regulate stress, improve our moods.
Everyone is a little different when it comes to hemp extracts, but when things get hectic, uncomfortable or you just need to be calm and collected a little can go a long way. Start low and work your way up until you find an effective level. There is no set formula for finding your own level, but the results are worth the effort. I guess the single biggest endorsement of hemp for stress reduction was watching professional golfers using hemp oil while on the course. When each swing could be worth thousands of dollars, stress is your enemy and hemp oil might be your ally.