Emotional and mental health problems are a rising issue, and can too often have a devastating impact on the suffer’s health and well-being. Thankfully, sufferers of stress and anxiety have provided positive evidence for the use of CBD oil to help supplement the treatment of their symptoms.
CBD is believed to have this ability by working within the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to interact with CB1 and CB2 nervous system receptors. The purpose of our ECS is to balance and regulate, for our bodies to keep homeostasis, making its compatibility with our ECS an amazing discovery in the road to understanding how CBD works and its potential therapeutic uses.
Emerging scientific research has consolidated these claims, suggesting that CBD may have the ability to regulate the body’s serotonin levels by interacting with the brain’s cannabinoid receptors to produce potentially antidepressant effects. Serotonin is a hormone which stabilises our mood, impacts our feelings of happiness and well-being, and also plays a role in factors including our appetite, digestion, and sleep. Furthermore, CBD’s role within the ECS is also thought to possibly have the ability to lower high levels of the body’s stress hormone, cortisol.
As sleep issues such as insomnia are a common side effect of stress and anxiety, reducing the symptoms of the cause is believed to show an improvement in users’ sleep quality.