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CBD and Stress: Research, How It Works & More

CBD and Stress: Research, How It Works & More | fabuleaf

Every now and then, most of us experience some form of stress or anxiousness.

For some, the impact of stress is only mild; however, for others, stress can be a nightmare that plagues one’s life on a daily basis.

To find relief, many turn to traditional methods of treatment like prescription medication or professional therapy. Some turn to other alternatives like drugs or alcohol.

While these methods offer advantages and disadvantages that vary for each individual, a growing number of people have reported finding relief from a natural alternative–CBD.

CBD and the Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a synaptic signaling network found within almost every mammal, including humans. It was first discovered by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam in the early 1960s, which opened the door to countless groundbreaking discoveries about the unique relationship between cannabinoids and the body.

Today, scientists believe that the ECS is a crucial body system that acts as an internal communication network across the major body systems to modulate their functions and maintain homeostasis throughout the body.

Serving different areas of the body are cell receptors known as CB1 and CB2. All are linked together through the cannabinoids our own bodies produce. The main endocannabinoids are 2AG and anandamide. Many other compounds also come into play to direct the numerous activities of our systems in relation to each other. The end result is homeostasis and good health.

CBD is a substance that the ECS recognizes as very similar to our self-produced endocannabinoids. So, when we lose homeostasis, we can supplement our ECS with cannabidiol and other phytocannabinoids and terpenes from the hemp plant.

Although we’re designed to enjoy natural balance, for a variety of reasons – the stresses of modern lifestyles, for example – our ECS can use some outside help. All of our internal systems are connected. When any major system fails to fully contribute to balance, the results are imbalance and decline in overall health. This makes it difficult to maintain an upbeat mood, even if we have no underlying psychological conditions that generate anxiety.

CBD and Stress: How It Works

While CBD rarely acts directly on the CB1 receptors in the brain, it is an agonist which sets into motion a series of chemical reactions that work to stimulate those receptors. By doing so, CBD works to induce a range of effects on the body.

Brazilian scientists, using functional neuroimaging, demonstrated that CBD alters brain activity and routes of blood flow to reduce self-described, subjective anxiety. But more than the many studies completed on the anxiolytic effects of CBD are the countless users who’ve discovered this truth already.

But first, it’s important to note that not all CBD oils are created equal. Nor do they all possess the power to support balanced moods.

Why Choose fabuleaf CBD Oil for Stress Management

At fabuleaf, we are proud to offer some of the highest-quality CBD oil products on the market.

Ever since the 2018 Federal Farm Bill removed industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, a multitude of companies sprang up to meet the wild demand for the CBD. Some of them remain content to serve up products from stems and leaves that have very little cannabidiol and no terpenes at all.

Terpenes are phytochemicals that complete the entourage effect of cannabinoids, meaning you get the most benefit out of your dose. Only the hemp flower contains the highest concentration of CBD plus terpenes and flavonoids. While stems and leaves produce a tiny amount, it requires huge amounts of biomass to wring out the last drops of CBD. Without the flower, though, no terpenes make it into the mix.

Additionally, too many companies use hydrocarbon extraction which leaves some toxic residue. At fabuleaf, we refuse to permit any poisonous methane, butane, hexane or any other petrochemical to enter our supply. After all, we depend on the health advantages of our CBD, too. We use only the safest method of extraction, carbon dioxide. CO2 is the stuff that makes your soda fizzy.

CO2 extraction has the added value of killing off any unwanted biological life such as mold, mildew, and mites. This is particularly important because we use only certified organic cultivation methods on our Colorado farm. We never douse our plants with toxic pesticides or fungus inhibitors. The few invaders that might be present at harvest are completely removed after extraction.

Because fabuleaf offers only full-spectrum CBD with all the natural terpenes intact, your body receives all the cannabinoid tools it needs to seek and find homeostasis.

Try fabuleaf and Find Out What All the Buzz is About

By taking extreme care to offer nothing but the best, premium CBD oil tinctures, softgels, and topical muscle and joint relief cream, it’s no wonder we get raving reviews from our customers.

Linda J. of Colorado Springs has this to say:

“I tried dozens of CBD brands before finding fabuleaf. Few of the others helped me nearly as well. I either had to take much larger servings, or they were completely ineffective. I’m ecstatic to have found these products. It really helps me get through the day without that “itchy sweater” feeling. Plus, I sleep so much better. I didn’t even know it was possible until fabuleaf entered my life. Thank you all so much!”

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