The Science Behind CBD, Part III: How Relax CBD Oil Calms Stress and Anxiety
Sometimes I have really stressful partner meetings at my large software company . . . the meetings that keep you sweating. But I have started taking RELAX CBD about 20 minutes before those meetings and I cannot believe how different my stress level is. I am calm during the meting and walk out of the meeting afterwards without the anxiety I have always had. This stuff works ridiculously well!”
– Mike C., Seattle WA
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 even heart disease have all 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. That is why we developed our RELAX CBD line of products. 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 essentially 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 to 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 you calm your 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 in order to increase the availability of the serotonin the body naturally produces. The result is reduced stress and 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.
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 anxiety indicators like blood pressure and heart rate. Other studies have shown CBD to be effective for stress-related anxiety and stress response to events.
How do essential oils make RELAX CBD more effective?
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 as an isolated compound, it isn’t nearly as effective as when it is combined with other terpenes that work alongside the 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. The result is a greater sense of calm than you will get with just a plain bottle of CBD. For example, the terpene Limonene is known for its anti-anxiety effects. It increases levels of dopamine and serotonin. Studies have also shown that the terpene Linalool has antidepressant and calming effects. The essential oils in our Relax CBD Oil make the CBD even more effective.
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.
Have you tried CBD for stress or anxiety?
At Mission Farms CBD, we are so convinced that our RELAX CBD OIL 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 OIL so you can feel good again.
My 16 year old is on the spectrum and she has benefited from Mission Farms CBD Relax tincture. She was dealing with increased anxiety related to school to the point of anxiety attacks and depersonalization. Her therapist suggested we may have to try prescription medication but I knew the side effects and did not want to have to put her through it. I started giving her a very small dose of Relax tincture under her tongue before school and before bed and she has improved dramatically. We did this in addition to increasing her cognitive training and she now has had to take less and less of the tincture and is a much happier human. I am beyond grateful to see her quality of life improve dramatically.
– Lanie D., Portland OR