Parenthood can be tough. Sleepless nights followed by the demands at work the day after may trigger stress among working parents. With the presence of CBD in the market, some of these parents found solace in this wonder substance.
A report recorded testimonies of parents who found refuge in CBD (known as cannabidiol), a non-psychotropic component derived from hemp and marijuana. CBD provides just the right relief as it does not cause a mental ‘high’ just like what THC does to the brain. CBD for stress are recently available in many forms–CBD oils, vapes, sleeping pills, and gummies are just one of the few that have been gaining popularity in the market.
“It definitely helps when your kid punches you in the face. If I did not embrace meditation and CBD, I’m not sure where I’d be,” 45-year old Fritz Hubig, a real estate broker and a father confessed.
Working for more than 80 hours per week, Mr. Hubig is has been ‘high-strung and nervous’ as the responsibilities at work and in his family loom over him. “I was just so worried about everything,” he said.
It was not until eight months ago that he followed his brother’s advice and found solace in CBD oils. Only after a month of using the substance, Mr. Hubig noticed some positive changes in his body particularly in the decrease of his stress levels.
Mr. Hubig is just one of the many adults in the US who has discovered the benefits of CBD in treating stress. Since the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD has gained the spotlight as a relatively harmless, non-psychoactive substance considering that most of its products only contain 0.3 percent THC. To date, CBD sales are projected to reach $22 billion by 2022. Despite this fame, the Food and Drug Administration still has not issued certification on CBD products except for Epidiolex, used to treat seizures caused by a rare type of epilepsy.
Scientifically, CBD oil binds with endocannabinoid receptors in our body and the brain thus altering the mood, anxiety levels, pain thresholds and appetite among patients. On the other hand, the use of CBD should be regulated as it may have negative side effects on the body. These side effects may include fatigue, mood changes, gastrointestinal discomfort, dizziness, fogginess, changes in appetite, dry mouth and drowsiness
Despite these possible side effects, a 2015 study consider CBD as very promising in treating lots of types of anxieties and stress disorders.
So, what are examples of CBD products that may help alleviate stress? A source named a group of products that you may want to add in your everyday regimen.
The Spray: Aceso Calm is said to be a concoction of CBD with terpenes or essential oils in the cannabis plant and vitamins. Just spritz in your mouth to experience immediate light, refreshing taste. This is ideal before bedtime. You may also want to apply a few drops of Charlotte’s Web CBD oil under your tongue daily to experience the calming effect of CBD. Then there is the Sagely Natural Tranquility Capsules that can be used like a supplement that contains anti-stress ingredients like adaptogens (ashwagandha) and lavender.
Suffering from headaches after a bad and tiring day? Try the Sagely Naturals Relief and Recovery Headache Roll-on. Just rub this wonder CBD roll-on on your temples, neck, and forehead to relieve stress and discomfort after that toxic meeting in the office. You can also relish on its soothing scents of peppermint and eucalyptus. For joints and muscle pain, try the Shea Brand Natural Pain Reliever. This is also perfect in treating skin inflammations and skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.