Why CBD Just Makes Life Easier
“New data show Americans are turning to CBD as a cure-all for the modern condition,” reported Quartz in April of last year, and there’s a reason why:
It really can make life easier.
But how exactly might CBD do this? And what makes this thing we call life so hard in the first place? Here’s what you need to know about CBD’s stress-reducing qualities — and how the compound could help anyone who really wants to thrive.
- The bad news about stress
- Research-backed stress reduction
- A practical way to improve your life
- The CBD-calmness connection
The Bad News About Stress
We all know that things like smoking and eating fast food are bad for you, and we all know that skipping sleep can be bad for one’s health. Obvious enough, right?
But your health and fitness can be strained in other ways, too, and some of these ways are far more insidious. One of the worst offenders of all? Chronic stress. “The biggest killer on the planet is stress,” country star Willie Nelson once said, “and I still think the best medicine is and always has been cannabis.”
Even the most rigorous research is beginning to show that ol’ Willie is onto something. “The morbidity and mortality due to stress-related illness are alarming,” affirms this review. “Emotional stress is a major contributing factor to the six leading causes of death in the United States: cancer, coronary heart disease, accidental injuries, respiratory disorders, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide.”
Where the mind goes, the body tends to follow, and stress’s ability to damage the mind can make every facet of life seem pretty hard.
Research-backed Stress Reduction
Thankfully, though, stress isn’t something you just have to accept and learn to live with. Stress can be worked through and successfully reduced in many different ways. Research-backed stress-reduction techniques include:
- Massage therapy
Stress can also be reduced counterintuitively, be exposing yourself to minor stressors. Some forms of eustress (i.e., good stress) can cause the body to overcompensate and make the rest of daily life a little easier. As that old quote says, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Here are some examples:
- Cold exposure
- Intense workouts
- Eating veggies (seriously, the flavonoids and anti-nutrients in plants are slightly stressful for your body to digest)
A Practical Way To Improve Your Life
But maybe you’ve tried all of the above and still feel stuck in high-stress mode. If so, give yourself some grace — so far this year has been one of the most stressful in modern history. And definitely take heart in the idea that CBD could help.
How’s that? By stimulating the endocannabinoid system, of course! With this system’s activation comes all sorts of “side benefits.” As a 2015 review explained clearly, ECS activation “protects against the adverse effects of chronic stress.”
Just think: CBD could be the missing puzzle piece in your ideal (low stress!) routine. If any type of stress has been wreaking havoc on your life, even a single dose of CBD could get you back to baseline. And from there the above stress-reduction techniques should begin to feel a whole lot easier.
The CBD-calmness Connection
That’s no exaggeration. “A single dose of CBD, administered orally in healthy volunteers, alters the resting activity in limbic and paralimbic brain areas while decreasing subjective anxiety,” describes this 2017 study. And even the best studies out there have yet to fully capture what customers are experiencing. The vast majority of ours begin feeling calmer, cooler, less stressed, and more collected in as little as a few days
Ready to de-stress and begin feeling your best? At Intentional CBD we’re here to help! Our premium CBD products are designed to melt your stress away — at the molecular level. And while Mr. Nelson might’ve mentioned using cannabis for stress reduction, you can do one better with the help of some premium CBD flower or CBD Gummies
Ordering is convenient, too: we offer free local delivery within the U.S. Virgin Islands and free shipping to any part of the United States. Visit our store online to place an order. Questions or need help with your order? Email [email protected] or call us at (678) 404-9398.
That’s it for now, Take Care!