The challenges of recent times have seen more people grappling with anxiety, depression, irritability and mood swings. The term ‘having a bad day’ has never been more relevant to the global population than in the last two years. With October being Mental Health Awareness Month, recognising the signs of anxiety and depression and finding an effective solution is encouraged now more than ever. The good news is that growing evidence suggests CBD products like Rethink can help manage feelings of anxiety and improve your mood.
While seemingly irrelevant, your mood actually has a major influence on your behaviour and your ability to focus on and engage in everyday activities. “For some,” says Pharmacist and Certified Holistic Cannabis Practitioner Sean Willard, “taking CBD oil for sleep works wonders and can uplift the mood within minutes. CBD oil is an excellent supplement, which can be used to reduce anxiety and anxiety-related symptoms like stress and restlessness.”
How can CBD help?
Our bodies produce their own cannabinoids as part of what’s known as the endocannabinoid system. This system helps regulate many physiological processes, including mood, pain perception, appetite and cognitive functions. As such, CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system and its receptors.
Willards reminds us that Cannabidiol, or CBD, should not be confused with THC. “While both are derived from the cannabis plant, CBD products do not offer the euphoric feeling or ‘high’ common with THC. It is important to understand that CBD helps improve the mood without generating a high.”
He continues, “Scientists have made a lot of progress in understanding how CBD produces its calming, pain-reducing and anti-inflammatory effect in the body. Through these interactions, it appears that CBD can affect many of the body’s functions from sleep-wake cycles and emotional regulation to inflammation, pain perception and even seizures.”
Not just a ‘happy’ supplement
There are many benefits to using CBD, with the most common being relief of anxiety symptoms, including stress, restlessness and sleep disorders. CBD promotes a feeling of calm and induces relaxation and sleep, allowing the body to catch up on much-needed rest, which automatically lowers stress and anxiety levels.
“CBD is very versatile and offers many therapeutic benefits for those who would like to reduce stress and restlessness and promote increased feelings of calm. It is one of the most promising naturally-derived supplements on the market. I recommend the soothing Rethink CBD Uplift Oil, which contains 5mg CBD per ml. It’s infused with St. John’s Wort and Lemon Balm Leaf for mood enhancement and stress support, just enough to get you through those busy days.”
“CBD also comes in many forms, including drops, shots, capsules, teas and edibles, to name a few. Therefore, experiment with what works for you to improve your state of being and health,” he concludes.
*Speak to your doctor if you are currently on any other medications prior to self-treatment with CBD.
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