We all deal with the stresses of life in our own way. Whether you are starting that new job role, prepping for an exam or are facing an awkward social situation. Who knows, you could be leaving the world of employed work altogether and have decided to work for yourself. Sometimes we all need a little help dealing with life's stresses. And an increasing number of people are turning toward CBD, could it help you in your life?
The trajectory of life
Maybe it’s not about work at all. It could be the expecting sound of new feet pitter-pattering across the room. Both men and women alike are not alone in experiencing anxiety before childbirth. The desire to be a good parent is something that many of us strive to be.
New job. New family member. Change in finances or education. Dealing with a change in your immediate environment or a sudden event is enough to bring stress and anxiety to the strongest of people. It doesn’t matter what the change is, we can all agree that making your way through with a positive mindset is of the utmost importance, but it isn’t as easy as clicking your fingers and making yourself less worried.
Life would be much simpler if you could. So, some of us turn to the doctor for conventional, pharmaceutical treatment. Xanax and Diazepam are just two names among a wealth of addictive medications prescribed by doctors today.
Fortunately, there could be a natural alternative in CBD oil and CBD vape oil. The growing popularity of CBD for use as an anti-anxiety supplement is cause for an increase in clinical studies. Several of these studies into anxiousness and stress show strong evidence to suggest that CBD oil does work, no matter what the cause. We will investigate what CBD oil is and how it could potentially help you if you need that extra boost during a change in life situation.
What is CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound that is taken from the cannabis plant that has no psychoactive properties. This means that it won’t get you ‘high’. It has recently taken both the medical and health-supplement worlds by storm due to its wealth of proposed health benefits. Lots of people instantly assume because CBD is taken from the cannabis plant that it is illegal, but they would be wrong. The only thing illegal about cannabis is the THC content, meaning that CBD is perfectly legal to possess, sell and consume in the UK.
CBD oil has made such a name for itself in the past few years because people consume it to get healthy or to tackle specific problems with their health. Research into CBD is still in its infancy, but the industry is already worth billions. People in the medical, health-supplement and CBD industry believe it is only a matter of time before CBD medication is next to paracetamol and ibuprofen on the shelves of your local supermarket.
CBD comes in many different shapes and sizes to suit different people’s specific needs and lifestyles. For the regimented person with a daily routine then there is CBD oil that can be consumed sublingually (under the tongue) at the same time every morning. For the person with a more sporadic lifestyle there is the option of consuming CBD contained within an E-liquid that can be vaporized on-the-go.
The CBD E-liquids are available with a high CBD concentration per volume where the extracted CBD is extracted with or added to the terpenes/flavour profile of famous strains of cannabis flowers for flavour. These can be consumed on their own or be mixed and matched with other vape juices to lower the concentration of the CBD for consumption throughout the day.
How Can CBD Help Me Negotiate My Life Change?
We’ve heard about what CBD oil is and the popular ways of efficient consumption, but how can CBD help with the stresses that life throws at you? Well, the research is currently in its infancy, but the current results of clinical research studies are looking very positive in the favour of CBD for certain symptoms of anxiety. These can be translated into generally helping to deal with life changes and general wellbeing, such as:
- Sleep – A life change can cause worry, which can then cause poor sleep through overthinking and sleep deprivation only serves to worsen that anxiety. In fact, disruption of sleep is a factor in most psychiatric disorders. CBD has been proposed to help normalise sleeping patterns through the regulation of the 5 stages of sleep.
- Tension – Tension in the muscles is a tell-tale signs of a stressful time in your life. It is caused by the nervous system and can lead to headaches, irregular heartbeat, muscle pain, muscle tightness and fatigue. CBD has been shown to have properties that help with pain and inflammation within muscles as well as helping with the symptoms of some nervous conditions.
- Blood Pressure – High blood pressure is a sign of being in a stressful environment and can lead to further heart complications. The Journal of Clinical Investigation has shown that CBD has multiple cardiovascular benefits, including reducing blood pressure that is heightened in response to stress.
- Anxiety – Stress and anxiety go hand-in-hand. Time spent in a stressful environment will no doubt result in anxious behaviour after a prolonged period. CBD has had positive results when being tested for reducing anxiety.
In fact, according to a WHO report CBD is currently in research trials around the world for acting as a neuroprotectant, anti-epileptic, anxiolytic, anti-psychotic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-asthmatic, anti-addiction and anti-tumour.
CBD As Part of Your Routine
We have hopefully now broken down for you the potential ways in which CBD oils and CBD E-liquids/vape juices can help you to achieve a steady foot in the rocky moments of your life where you may need a hand. Further advice would be to use CBD as part of a healthy regime for yourself. As something to help instigate and help you hold down a personal wellness plan for yourself to help you through whatever you are experiencing.