Daily life is stressful enough as it is, and you shouldn’t have to bear the brunt of additional stress that makes life more complicated and harsher to live and get through daily. Natural and healthy ways of taking the edge off of the sharp edges of stress are something that anyone can appreciate, and should look into. That is where using CBD gummies for stress relief into the ring and is a prized fighter of stress in one of the most natural ways possible.
The cannabinoid known as cannabidiol (CBD) is a gift from nature that is untapped and life-changing. There is little better than tackling your day head-on without the fear of stress overwhelming you.
Let’s take a deeper look at how CBD can be used to treat stress and its effects on you. Whether you suffer from anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, or your average day-to-day stress, you can be sure that CBD is a great product to help you manage these feelings of overwhelming stress.
Let’s dive straight in.
What Is CBD?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a compound derived from hemp plants, which belongs to the cannabis plant family.
CBD is only one of these compounds which are called cannabinoids. Hemp is commonly confused with marijuana since they are both part of the cannabis family.
The word ‘cannabis’ refers to products derived from the plant’s Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, or Cannabis Ruderalis.
The Farm Bill of 2018 changed the legality of hemp and hemp-based products, and the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 had previously made hemp-based products illegal. Hemp is no longer on this list, thanks to the Farm Bill.
By law, no hemp plant may contain more than 0.3% THC by weight, and anything above this THC content is classified as marijuana.
Why was this the right move? People want to enjoy the therapeutic health benefits of cannabis without getting high from the THC content. The answer to this issue is legalizing hemp.
Because CBD has NO PSYCHOACTIVE EFFECTS, it will not get you high. Further, according to the World Health Organization, “…there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
Marijuana Vs. Hemp
While you do get marijuana-derived CBD products, these are not legal, nor are they the same as they contain higher concentrations of THC and lower concentrations of cannabinoids, such as CBD.
Conversely, hemp-derived CBD products contain higher amounts of CBD with next to no THC.
It is essential to note this difference as the At New Phase Blends our CBD products are made with 100% organic pure Hemp CBD.
They are tested rigorously by third-party labs to ensure quality every time you purchase them.
Why Use CBD for Stress Relief?
According to a new National Institute of Health study published in February, stress and anxiety are the most common problems Americans alleviate with CBD. The study showed “that CBD users take the drug to manage self-perceived anxiety, stress, sleep, and other symptoms, often in low doses, and these patterns vary by demographic characteristics.”
Cannabis has been used therapeutically by humans for at least several thousand years, and the oldest known evidence comes from China in the first millennium BCE.
The cultural perception of cannabis as medicine has never gone away, but research funding was very limited due to marijuana’s classification as a controlled substance.
The Farm Bill
The introduction of the Farm Bill of 2018 changed the landscape of the hemp and CBD world. Now that hemp is federally legal, this also made CBD legal. Large-scale studies have started coming out proving the medical benefits of cannabis and cannabis products.
The results of these studies have been nothing short of astounding. A recent long-term anxiety/sleep study conducted by Kaiser Permanente stated, “Anxiety scores decreased within the first month in 57 patients (79.2%) and remained decreased during the study duration.
Sleep scores improved within the first month in 48 patients (66.7%), but fluctuated over time.”
Not only that, as with any drug or medication, it needs to be tolerated well in users. Many people need to tolerate it and stay comfortable while reaping the benefits for CBD treatment to be viable.
Surprisingly, in the trials, it was discovered that 96% of the group tolerated the medication well! Another study team looking into anxiety disorders noted: “revealed a significant effect of group on cortisol reactivity as well as a significant linear decrease.”
In other words, cortisol, which is responsible for stress within the body, levels DECREASED in the control group. Long-term exposure to cortisol, which increases blood pressure and heart rate, can disrupt almost all your body’s processes.
This has been shown to cause weight gain, easy bruising, muscle fatigue, diabetes, and a host of other health problems. Cortisol also exacerbates PTSD symptoms and anxiety symptoms in some.
Conditions Treated With CBD
There are many different reasons to take CBD daily, aside from general anxiety symptoms. Many people find that stress manifests in several ways; from generalized anxiety disorder and anxiety-related disorders, many other mental health and psychiatric disorders can benefit from CBD’s therapeutic effects.
CBD oils are an effective treatment for some of these disorders:
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder this condition often leaves sufferers plagued with stress and anxiety. CBD users report that CBD oil and CBD products off them relief as it takes the edge off the pressure.
- Panic disorder Anyone that has suffered from panic attacks can tell you it is not pleasant. CBD treatment such as a sublingual CBD oil offers fast relief on the onset of a panic attack.
- Social anxiety disorder CBD can help the user regulate fear. The anxiolytic effects of CBD are beneficial to those that suffer from anxiety in large crowds or with
Hemp-derived CBD products offer the best relief as they contain more CBD and less THC. This distinction makes it an easy choice for those that would like low-risk treatment with a whole host of health benefits.
Using CBD for PTSD
Post-traumatic stress, or PTSD, symptoms manifest differently in different people.
However, CBD treatment has offered many sufferers relief from the most intense symptoms such as nightmares, sleeplessness, anxiety disorders, and intense feelings of stress.
Try using CBD for PTSD if you haven’t already.
Why CBD for Stress Relief?
Now that CBD works, the next logical question is what the preferred means of administration is? Here at New Phase Blends, we develop our products based on data showing what people want and how they want to take it.
CBD Oil Based Gummies for Anxiety and Stress
Surveys show people prefer gummies for stress relief over ANY OTHER FORM of CBD administration. The reasons we see for this:
- ease of administration
- non-invasive and discrete
- easy to store
- high level of efficacy
- enjoyability of administration (due to flavor)
In other words, the people have spoken, and we listened! People love New Phase Blends’ gummies for stress and anxiety relief enough to propel them into our best-selling product line.
The newest addition to this line, packaged and conforming precisely for air travel/FAA regulations, has been flying (pun intended) off the shelves.
A five-day supply containing 225 mg (total) of premium CBD extract packed in a completely legal, airtight package is the perfect tool to combat jetlag/airline anxiety.
Additionally, we have an ideal product for times when sleepless nights add to your stress. Ask us about our melatonin gummies.
How Can CBD Help With Stress?
Cannabis has a long history as a well-known method for stress from ancient Indian medicines to modern culture and everyday use in many forms. Apart from its intoxicating qualities, THC is also beneficial in reducing inflammation, increasing appetite, and inducing relaxation.
CBD does not have these harmful properties or effects as THC, but it interacts with an ECS, allowing for some ease in both animals and humans.
For example, in a simulated public speaking test, studies found CBD helps lower anxiety both during and post-event.
At the same time, it was found that THC increases paranoia and anxiety and can even aggravate psychotic symptoms for the most prone people. This is an essential factor that needs to be considered.
Types of CBD
There are different types of CBD products that are used for stress relief. The choice is not complicated, and it boils down to the kind of stress you suffer from and how you would like to treat it.
We have already touched on one of the most impressive and popular forms of CBD for stress-relief: CBD Gummies. Let’s take a look at the others.
Sublingual CBD Oil
Sublingual CBD is also known simply as CBD oil, is an excellent format for any CBD user. The cannabidiol compound is suspended in a carrier oil such as an organic MCT oil.
The oil can be taken in smoothies or simply taken orally. For the best results, this oil should be taken in the mouth and held under the tongue so that the sublingual vein can absorb it faster into the bloodstream.
This offers FAST relief when you need it most, and it can provide relief within 15 minutes. This is a benefit for people who suffer from sudden onset feelings of anxiety due to stress.
The world of CBD has evolved from its first incarnation with unique flavors; you don’t have to hold a mouthful of earth-flavored oil in your mouth. Instead, many companies, such as New Phase Blends, offer a range of different flavors, making the process easier and tastier.
Another benefit to sublingual oils is that you have the choice between strengths and broad or full spectrums. Making it customizable to your situation product.
Gummies are by far the most popular as it offers you a pre-measured dose of tasty gummy goodness.
The right amount of CBD is discrete, and depending on what you have eaten throughout the day, you can feel relief within 30 minutes.
Another easy way to take your CBD to help relieve feelings of stress vegan-friendly CBD soft gels.
These are discrete soft gel capsules that offer pre-measured doses in easy-to-take gels, and these provide the same level of relief as a gummy.
CBD Oil for Anxiety Disorders
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that can treat anxiety and related illnesses, and CBD doesn’t produce famous ‘high’ sensations associated with weed and THC.
Hemp-derived CBD is legal federally but still illegal in some states. An estimated 31.1% of the adults in the US are suffering from anxiety disorder and chronic stress.
A broad-spectrum oil is better for anxiety suffers as anxiety can increase feelings of agitation and feelings of a racing heart. Full-spectrum CBD oil does contain trace amounts of THC, which can worsen these feelings.
It is essential to purchasing CBD from a company that follows strict sourcing guidelines. Otherwise, you could be missing out on potential health benefits.
The effects of CBD should be felt and well-received, doing precisely what it is supposed to do. Many unscrupulous companies offer substandard products and hope and pray that it works well for their customers.
At New Phase Blends, our products are carefully vetted by a third-party lab to ensure that our customers get the most out of their products. It is vital to ensure that you get the right product for you when you are treating any anxious condition.
Just like prescription medication, any nonprescription CBD products should be treated the same, and you should consult with a medical professional before trying any products.
Broad vs. Full Spectrum vs. Isolate
We know gummies for stress relief work, but what are the different types of spectrums? If a CBD product contains several naturally occurring cannabis plant extracts, including THC, it is full-spectrum CBD.
Broad-spectrum CBD also contains numerous cannabis plant extracts, but it is almost entirely free of THC. That said, there may sometimes be higher amounts of THC in cheaply produced, broad-spectrum CBD products. We highly recommend avoiding these products.
Make sure you scan the QR code located on the label of premium CBD products. Any reputable manufacturer will display the chemical analysis in the form of a third-party certificate of analysis accessible via a QR code.
This is how a customer guarantees that the product they purchase is precisely what it says on the label. This is an industry-standard for high-quality products, any product that does not offer this as a baseline is not being honest about the product.
This rigorous testing ensures that you can avoid ill effects on your safety and side effects such as feeling high due to too much THC in the product.
This works much in the same way that prescription medications are tested. This mitigates potential risks and ensures that you get the best out of your CBD oil.
CBD isolate is the third common form of CBD. This is the purest form of CBD, containing no other cannabis plant extracts or compounds.
Why Choose Between the Three?
It is widely thought that due to the entourage effect of CBD, more active compounds provide more medicinal value. THC is one of these compounds, but some people are more sensitive to it or prefer not to have any exposure.
Even though CBD is entirely legal, THC is still widely prohibited for employment. Some people fear failing drug tests at less than 0.3% THC by volume (very unlikely but theoretically possible).
Others only want CBD isolate-based products because they want to establish a baseline of the effects of Cannabidiol on its own.
As stated before, most evidence suggests a more significant impact from more exposure to a wide range of cannabinoids.
Full Spectrum CBD oils
This is an important consideration when choosing the right CBD product for stress relief. Both CBD types complete and broad-spectrum are excellent for treating stress. People that suffer from stress without significant feelings of anxiety would benefit more from using a full-spectrum CBD oil.
As it contains a little more THC (no more than 0.03% as per the legal limits), it might not be suitable for those that suffer from feelings of anxiety.
Broad Spectrum CBD Oils
Broad-spectrum CBD has near 0.0% THC in it. This particular type of CBD offers stress relief without the risk of feelings of anxiety. As the zero THC content is strictly monitored, there is minimal risk for anyone sensitive to the compound.
People with generalized anxiety and social anxiety disorder will benefit from using a broad spectrum oil.
However, it is important to have a professional medical expert look after your mental health before trying any dietary supplements.
CBD: The Basics for Stress Relief Summed up
There is no better and satisfying way to relieve stress than with quality and tasty CBD products! Managing your stress shouldn’t be stressful and leave you feeling unsupported and down. Instead, it should be easy, effective, and delicious when it can be.
New Phase Blends products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
This is how a customer guarantees he/she knows what is in a product, and is an industry standard for high quality products.
We carry the highest quality CBD products and ship to all 50 states. We take your health and treatment options as seriously as we take our own, so we have developed the products that we have.