CBD and Hemp Oils for Coronavirus Stress: Does it Work?

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    By Rae HudsonDec 1, 2020, 11:24 am725 ptsHot

    Like every other year, people had a lot of hope for 2020, but BOOM! COVID-19 struck and turned the world upside down. Apart from being placed on lockdown, people have lost their jobs and their loved ones. Some things we used to take for granted, such as hugging our loved ones, going for a walk, or even sitting at a café taking coffee, now seem like luxuries. And this can wreak havoc on a person's mental status, leading to coronavirus stress.

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    Humans are social beings by nature-we love to go out, socialize, and network with other people outside of homes and works. However, since the virus is highly contagious, governments worldwide have instituted stay at home orders, closure of non-essential businesses, social distancing, and self-isolation in case you are sick.

    Imagine how hard it is to maintain your mental health on ordinary occasions, but now you must manage your symptoms all on your own - stressful, right?

    Being in quarantine for over four consecutive months has taken a toll on our psychological health, leading to stress. It also messes with our bodies and brain. What are some coronavirus stress symptoms seen in your body?

    • Depression
    • Headaches
    • Fatigue
    • Weight gain
    • Lowered immunity
    • Endocannabinoid imbalance
    • Heart problems
    • Anxiety
    • Brain fog

    If you are portraying these signs, do not panic because CBD oil for stress can help you manage coronavirus stress during this unprecedented lockdown period.

    If it's your first time hearing about cannabidiol, you might be wondering: "what is CBD?"

    CBD is the acronym for cannabidiol. It is also known as hemp oil and is found in the cannabis and hemp plant. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive; instead, it has a wide range of health benefits.

    What Are Some CBD Oil Health Benefits?

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    Apart from helping with coronavirus stress, cannabidiol has other healing properties that help treat:

    • inflammation
    • headaches and migraines
    • nausea
    • anxiety
    • insomnia
    • muscle cramps
    • body pain

    How to Take CBD Oil

    Before using any cannabidiol or hemp oil for stress and anxiety, check out the review for more advice.

    Cannabidiol oil comes packaged in various ways, and they include:

    • capsules
    • drops
    • spray
    • vaporized oil

    Each person has their way of using cannabidiol or hemp oil, and below are some popular methods of taking cannabidiol

    • infusing it with your food or drinks
    • ingesting the capsules
    • vaping
    • dabbing
    • using the best hemp cigarettes

    The method you use determines how quickly you will ease coronavirus stress. If you opt to infuse your food or drink or swallow the pill, it will take an hour or two. But if you vape or dab, you will see the results immediately.

    When to Take CBD to Manage Coronavirus Stress

    With coronavirus disrupting our lives, chances are you are under stress all day. So, it does not matter what time you opt to take CBD. But, to start your day on a pleasant note and mood, it would be best if you take your dose of cannabidiol in the morning and accompany it with a meal.

    How Does CBD Oil Work on Stress?

    Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the consumption of CBD products has significantly increased. This is evidenced by the countless reviews left by people on CBD e-Commerce store and how it has helped them deal with stress.

    Cannabidiol can interact with the endocannabinoid system (CB1 and CB2 receptors) to maintain your body's homeostasis.

    Happiness is one way of alleviating stress. It is associated with serotonin, which plays an essential role in your mental health. And low levels of serotonin result in depression and anxiety.

    Serotonin has about 14 different receptors, and each has its role within the body. CBD attaches itself to the 5-HT1A receptor, controlling depression and anxiety, thus, reduce your stress levels.

    Chronic stress destroys your neurons and can even shrink your brain, but don't worry because certain parts of your brain can undergo regeneration. Research on mice shows CBD can stimulate the growth of new neurons and boost brain development.

    Side Effects of Taking CBD

    Just like every other drug, CBD also has its side effect, and these include:

    • Drowsiness
    • Low appetite
    • Diarrhea
    • Weight loss or weight gain

    What is the Legality of CBD and Hemp Oils?

    CBD oil/hemp oil is extracted from hemp and is federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, but there are places where it's still illegal. CBD from the cannabis plant is only legal in those states where medical and recreational marijuana are legalized.

    Therefore, before buying any cannabidiol product to manage coronavirus stress, check the laws of your state.

    Final Thoughts

    As we've seen, CBD is playing a crucial role in helping people maintain their sanity and live stress-free during these unprecedented times of the coronavirus. And you'd better hop on the wagon, but before taking any CBD oil, talk to your doctor to see if it is okay.

    Have you ever taken CBD or hemp oil to manage stress? Please share your experience in the comment section. You can also post any questions below.

    Author's Bio: Rae Hudson is suffering from anxiety but is afraid of taking CBD out of fear of previous experience after smoking weed. But now that she knows CBD is not weed, she gave it a go. Rae recorded her everyday experience before and after taking hemp oil for seven days. And she found her anxiety was manageable and liked the feeling after taking the hemp oil.

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