CBD: Can It Help You To Relax?

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Cannabidiol, or CBD, is becoming known as a compound from Hemp that can deliver the potential health benefits of the plant without any psychoactive ‘high’ side effects.

CBD & Anxiety

One of the most noticeable effects people report from CBD is an improvement on mood and reduced anxiety levels.  This is consistent with role of the endocannabinoid system in constraining the response to stress.

Studies support the idea that CBD may relieve some symptoms of anxiety.  It’s thought that CBD effects 5-HT1A and TRPV1 receptors that play an important role in neurotransmitters that calm responses to stress.

CBD has also been shown to significantly decrease blood levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.

CBD & Sleep

It’s said that two-thirds of us survive on inadequate sleep.  Sleep affects our mental aptitude and physical vitality and, in an effort to get as much quality sleep as possible, many people use CBD as part of their evening routine.

But CBD actually acts on the same receptors as the stimulant caffeine and can enhance wakefulness.  Other animal studies suggest it increase total sleep time, though.

CBD may provide you with the relaxed state you need to wind down from the day and many with sleep issues report the balancing effects of CBD before bedtime help them get a good night’s rest.  But it might be worth dosing cautiously, at least initially.

 

 

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