Managing Holiday Stress and General Anxiety with CBD Hemp Oil
For many of us, the holidays are a bittersweet time of the year. While many days are filled with joy, thankfulness and love, they are also often overshadowed by stress, anxiety and overwhelm.
Between the social pressure to find the perfect gift, the rush to squeeze everyday responsibilities into a calendar packed with parties, the chaos of holiday travel and the mixed emotions of sometimes awkward family reunions, many people throughout the country, including here in the snowy Chicago suburbs of Illinois, are silently plagued with holiday anxiety.
And while many people self-medicate with alcohol and pills, we can probably all agree there are healthier and more natural ways to address these common ailments. This is why we offer all natural, plant-based options as an anxiety relief alternative.
A study conducted in 2015 examining the effects of cannabidiol (or CBD for short), on anxiety-related mental health challenges, came to this conclusion:
“We found that existing preclinical evidence strongly supports CBD as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder when administered acutely...”
In other words, studies are finding that CBD, or cannabidiol, can help with anxiety and stress.
How CBD Oil Treats Anxiety
A study published on the National Center for Biotechnology Information, explains that CBD interacts with serotonin receptors in a way that provides therapeutic results for our mind and body:
“Cannabis triggers a complex set of experiences in humans including euphoria, heightened sensitivity to external experience, and relaxation. The primary noneuphorizing and nonaddictive compound of cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD), has recently been shown to possess considerable therapeutic potential for treating a wide range of disorders such as chronic pain, nausea, epilepsy, psychosis, and anxiety.”
From a biological or chemical perspective, it’s understood that CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which regulates cognitive functions, such as memory and mood, as well as pain perception.
Don’t Worry, You Will Feel Calm, Not High
Studies like the one shown above are finding that it can be an effective, all-natural stress management alternative to alcohol and pharmaceuticals.
CBD alone does not contain THC. In high doses, THC is the substance known to cause psychoactive feelings, or a “high”. But in low doses, under .3%, it is known to enhance the benefits of the other cannabinoids, including CBD - with zero “high”. This is why we prefer high quality, full spectrum CBD oil which includes all the cannabinoids - they enhance each other and thus enhance the health benefits of CBD.
However, it’s important to realize that not all CBD products have the same level of quality, in terms of purity and potency. So you must use good judgment when sourcing your hemp-derived, full spectrum CBD oil it to ensure it was clean extracted and is free from heavy metals, herbacides, pesticides or substances that may contaminate the plant and produce unwanted side effects.
At CryBaby CBD, we only use the highest quality full spectrum CBD oil from a US Hemp Authority Certified farm and processor. This certification ensures you are getting the industry’s best hemp-derived CBD that was grown with organic and natural farming practices from non-GMO, pesticide-free industrial hemp.
We use our own products too, so we truly care about the quality!
The Best CBD for Anxiety
Our full-spectrum CBD hemp oil is bottled in various doses that are popular for managing anxiety and stress. Additionally, we offer complimentary CBD products that can be integrated into your current routine, such as taking a restoring bath or drinking calming teas.
CBD Tincture for Anxiety
Our full spectrum CBD tincture for anxiety comes in five (5) strengths, 250mg, 500mg, 1000mg, 2500mg and 5000mg. The 1000mg is our most popular strength for day-to-day or as needed stress management, but it’s important to choose the potency that works best for you. We suggest you start low and go slow. For example, start with a few drops of the 1000mg full spectrum oil once daily or as needed, “on demand” for anxiety. Increase as needed.
CBD Bath & Products for Anxiety
Often times, anxiety will creep in at the end of the day when your mind starts to worry about everything yet to be done on your to do list or when you replay moments in the day you wish had worked out differently.
For this, try settling in for a me-time, CBD bath soak to literally wash away the concerns and ailments of your mind. Our full spectrum CBD bath soaks, bath bombs and body butter are good choices to soothe your skin and help you relax.
Calming CBD Tea for Stress
Relax your mind with our CBD-infused Chamomile Tea, which is an amazingly calming, organic tea blended with chamomile, lemon balm and lavender.
Sweeten with our Hemp Honey if desired.
How To Use CBD for Anxiety
If you are using our CBD tincture products, start with a 1ml serving under the tongue 1-2 times a day or as needed. old it there for 30-60 seconds before swallowing. It can also be added to the food or drink of your choosing. Take daily for ongoing health benefits related to anxiety and stress or take as needed when you feel the stress coming on.
Teas and honey may be taken orally. Tea should be steeped for 4-6 minutes before consuming. Bath soaks can be poured directly into hot bath water.
CBD Dosage For Anxiety -
How Much to Take
The rule of thumb is to start low and increase until desired results. We recommend starting with a few drops or up to a half dropperful - which is approximately .5 ml - and equates to about 16.5mg in our 1000mg / 30ml full spectrum CBD oil bottle. Wait 3 to 4 hours before taking any more to achieve the desired effects.
Of course, individual results vary and you should always consult with your physician and/or qualified and licensed healthcare provider before starting this or any supplement.