Why Brit’s would try CBD to navigate life’s stresses

21st August 2019

Ah, work-life balance is it an urban myth?

Eos Scientific, has commissioned nationally representative research across a sample of more than 2000 UK adults to find out how work-life balance in the UK is affecting our health.

21% of British people currently in employment, representing 6,578,126, said they worked longer than a 50-hour work week.

In a time where millennial burnout and competition for careers is at its peak, many companies are boasting of a commitment to work-life balance. Some are even going as far as to offer a four-day week.

What we do know, from both Eos Scientific’s research and from case studies, is that millions of people in employment experience an unhealthy amount of stress and anxiety.

CBD for mental health

man with stress

This deterioration is most prominent in those aged 18-34, the demographic in which 42% said that the last five years has negatively affected their mental health.

38% of Brits – more than 17.4 million – would use CBD oil to manage their mental health.

Seemingly most affected by the rise in anxiety and depression diagnoses, millennials are the group most willing to use CBD oil to manage stress, anxiety and depression. 50% would use CBD products for this and don’t see any pitfalls or obstacles in the CBD glow up.

Natural alternative for city workers

Simon Manthorpe, CEO of Eos Scientific, comments:

“Our research is identifying a worrying trend in the UK’s workforce – one that sees millions of people experience unhealthy levels of stress and anxiety as a result of increased working hours, less time for recreational activities and a financial squeeze on everyone.”

Stay calm and CBD

The number of UK users of CBD oil has almost doubled in the last year, with many claiming the cannabis-based products are a more natural and easily accessible way to manage their mental health.

“While prescribed medicine will always be the recommendation of medical professionals, we are seeing increasing numbers of people turning to more alternative remedies, not just for their mental health but for any number of ailments.”

April is Stress Awareness Month, a period in which experts and medical professionals aim to highlight the effect of stress on our bodies and minds. We think every month should have designated stress awareness time. If there are measures and tools that are helping you navigate  life's grey fog, and CBD is one of them, shout it from the rooftops. In any month, time or moment, you could be helping a fellow sufferer. Stress shouldn’t have to ruin your life or your health. Let’s be kind to one another. Always.

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