CBD and Anxiety

How Relax CBD Oil Calms Stress and Anxiety

Modern life has many benefits, but chronic and acute stress is on the rise. If you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed by your circumstances, you are not alone. Over 70% of Americans report physical and psychological symptoms caused by stress.

These elevated stress levels are detrimental to our health. Depression, weight gain, headaches, indigestion, and heart disease have been linked to stress.

At Mission Farms CBD, we are juggling family life, farming, and a rapidly growing company. We know what it is like to feel stretched to the breaking point, so we get how stress can get the best of us. That is why we developed our RELAX CBD line of products. Our RELAX CBD naturally calms the stress-response so we can all live happier, healthier lives.

What is CBD and how does it work?

To understand how CBD helps you manage stress and anxiety, it is important to understand more about CBD and how it works.

CBD is an organic compound found in the essential oil of the hemp plant. It is called a cannabinoid because it comes from cannabis and hemp plants, but it is also a terpene. Terpenes are found in most plants and give plants their unique aroma, flavor, and color. Our bodies use these terpenes as neurotransmitters — the messengers that help cells (and even whole body systems) communicate with another.

This messaging system within your body that uses CBD and terpenes is called your endocannabinoid system. Its job is to start and stop the processes that your body needs for healthy functioning. For example, it may kick your immune system into gear to fight a virus, but it also tells it calm down when the intruder is defeated. It sends messages to reduce inflammation in your gut as well as ease pain in a swollen finger. It is responsible for the healthy functioning of many body systems and CBD is one of its most effective messengers

CBD is one of your endocannabinoid systems most effective messengers because it connects with over 65 cellular receptors. Some of those receptors are key to calming stress and anxiety.

How does CBD help Calm Stress?

CBD works with serotonin receptors in a similar way to prescription serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac or Celexa. It binds with these receptors to increase the availability of the serotonin the body naturally produces. The result is reduced anxiety and a better overall mood.

Brazilian researches did a double-blind study of patients suffering from generalized social anxiety. After consuming CBD, participants reported a significant decrease in anxiety. These results were supported by brain scans that showed blood flow within the brain consistent with an anti-anxiety effect.¹

In another study, researchers had patients suffering from an anxiety disorder perform a simulated public speaking test after taking CBD. Participants reported significantly less anxiety and these reports were supported by indicators like blood pressure and heart rate.² Other studies have shown CBD to be effective for stress-related anxiety and stress response to events.

Essential Oils + RELAX CBD

If you are buying a plain old bottle of CBD, you aren’t getting the most for your money. Why? Studies show that when CBD is used alone, it isn’t nearly as effective as when combined with other terpenes that have synergy with CBD. This is called the Entourage Effect.

For our RELAX CBD products, we have selected essential oils comprised of terpenes that are known to work with CBD to help calm the nervous system. This makes our CBD more effective and powerful.

For example, the terpene Limonene is known for its anti-anxiety effects. It increases levels of dopamine and serotonin.³  Studies have shown that the terpene Linool has antidepressant and calming effects.4

Essential Oils in RELAX CBD:

  • Organic Grapefruit Essential Oil — Contains the terpene Limonene that enhances CBD’s ability to relieve stress and elevate mood.
  • Organic Orange Essential Oil — Contains the terpene Limonene that enhances CBD’s ability to relieve stress and elevate mood.
  • Organic Ylang Ylang Essential Oil — Contains the terpenes Linalool and Beta Caryophyllene both of which are known to relieve anxiety and stress.
  • Organic Clary Sage Essential Oil — Contains the terpenes Linalool and Terpinolene both of which are known to relieve anxiety and stress.

For a thorough explanation of how CBD and Essential Oils work together, see How Does CBD Work? and Why is CBD + Essential Oils More Effective?

Have You tried CBD for Stress?

At Mission Farms CBD, we are so convinced that our RELAX CBD will help you manage the strains and stresses of life that we offer a Trial Size bottle for just $29. Give it a try, and if you aren’t feeling better, send it back, and we will refund your money.

We created this guarantee because we are confident you will feel better, all-naturally. We want you to experience the same benefits that we have with RELAX CBD, so that you feel good again!

  1. Jose Alexandre S. Crippa et al., “Natural Basis of Anxiolytic Effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) in Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder: a Preliminary Report,” Journal of Psychopharmacology 25, no. 1 (2010): 121-30, doe:10.1177/0269881110379283
  2. Mateus M. Bergamachi at al., “Cannabidiol Reduces the Anxiety Induced by Simulated Public Speaking in Treatment-Naive Social Phobia Patients,” Neurophsychology 36, no. 6 (2011): 1219-26
  3. Mark A. Lewis, Ethan B. Russo, and Kevin M. Smith, “Pharmacolocigal Foundations of Cannabis Chemovars,” Planta Medica 84, no. 4 (2017): 225-33, doi:10.1055/s-00430122240
  4. Ethan B. Russo, “Taming THC: Potential Cannabis Synergy and Phytocannabinoid-Terpenoid Entourage Effects,” British Journal of Pharmacology 163, no. 7 (2011): 1344-64, doi:10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01238.x