Nowadays, people are feeling the effects of stress more than ever. In fact, a survey by the American Psychological Association found that adults reported significant feelings of stress in recent years, often driven by nervousness, sadness, and even anger.

Heart-pumping, jitter-inducing stress can seriously impact the health and vitality of your mind and body. Luckily, a holistic defense against stress comes in a plant-forward approach: Hemp CBD products.

CBD, a non-psychoactive component of the hemp plant, wields stress-relieving qualities to knock nervousness off its feet, so you can stand tall in the face of whatever life throws at you. To that end, let’s dive into the intricacies of CBD and how it can help you to maintain a long-term sense of calm.

What is CBD?

In 2018, the Farm Bill legalized hemp in the United States, opening the door for hemp-infused, stress-relieving CBD products to enter the market. Unlike its counterpart, marijuana, CBD is non intoxicating by nature, meaning you won’t experience mental or physical impairment when using one of its many forms the recommended dosages per your body weight, which includes: 

  • CBD sublingual tinctures
  • CBD drops
  • CBD chocolate bars
  • CBD capsules
  • Hemp body balm

Hemp CBD products can help bolster your body’s overall sense of wellness through naturally occurring compounds called cannabinoids. While cannabinoids are present in both the marijuana and hemp plants, they’re also naturally occurring within the human body. So, while we aren’t long, stalky botanical greens, our bodies do rely on cannabinoids to balance and nourish our regulatory systems.

How does CBD help your body feel more calm and balanced?

The human body produces specific types of cannabinoids called endocannabinoids, which are key components of the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS)—a cell-signaling system that works with cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body, including the immune, nervous, and reproductive systems, to maintain homeostasis. 

To that end, the endocannabinoid system plays a key role in your:

  • Sleep Quality
  • Immune Function
  • Stress Levels
  • Brain Health
  • Mood Levels
  • Appetite
  • Memory
  • Pain Levels

But how exactly does CBD interact within this complex system? When our bodies start to feel stressed, it can manifest in a variety of ways, including:

  • Aches or tension
  • Mental and/or Physical Exhaustion
  • Mood Imbalances or Irritability
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Mental/Brain fog
  • Weakened immune system

When CBD products are ingested or topically applied, the cannabinoids interact with your body’s endocannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, to mitigate these discomforts and imbalances. Many researchers have also hypothesized that CBD thwarts the breakdown of the body’s naturally produced endocannabinoids to improve the functionality of the endocannabinoid system throughout the body.  

In effect, regular use of CBD products can help support and nourish your body and mind.

Manage Your Stress with Vital Leaf

Everyday stress can easily inhibit the day-to-day practices that keep you feeling your best. If you’re looking for a natural, plant-based solution that promotes full-body wellness and peace of mind, CBD may just be your new favorite companion.

For a dose of vitality, look no further than Vital Leaf

Vital Leaf offers a selection of premium and function-forward CBD products to promote a healthy body and mind ecosystem. Whether you’re looking for a delicious after-dinner treat or a botanical hemp-infused topical, our CBD chocolates, tinctures, and capsules will enhance your lifestyle with a dose of plant-powered happiness.

 
Sources: 
Healthline. A Simple Guide to the Endocannabinoid System. https://www.healthline.com/health/endocannabinoid-system#how-it-works
American Psychological Association. APA: U.S. Adults Report Highest Stress Level Since Early Days of the COVID-19 Pandemic. https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2021/02/adults-stress-pandemic

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