Now more than ever, it feels as if we need a way to cope with the increased levels of stress and anxiety we’re all facing. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has already acknowledged that the coronavirus and its impact are causing stress for many across the world.
When you’re struggling with anxiety caused by global situations like the Covid-19 outbreak, you just want to feel like yourself again, to be able to think with a clear head and give your overall wellness a boost.
It’s normal to feel sad, stressed and scared during a crisis. As we all try and cope with adjusting to new circumstances, it’s more important than ever to take care of ourselves and look after our wellbeing. There are practical things that we can do to look after our own wellbeing and our families, while keeping each other safe.
Some great practical advice for anyone who’s feeling stressed is to try and take a break from news or media that can cause us to feel anxious and pay attention to your own needs. Get some exercise or take a walk outside if you can, try to stick to regular sleep routines and eat healthy food. But as positive as these strategies may be, they still might not be enough to fully fight anxiety.
Could CBD help?
Cannabidiol or CBD has grown massively in popularity over the last few years, with many finding it an effective natural and holistic support to their daily wellness routines. Jersey Hemp was started with the aim of helping people live better lives, and we’ve dedicated our time to producing the best quality CBD products because we have the interests of our health-conscious customers in mind.
If you’ve been struggling with anxiety and stress, then a pure and natural supplement like CBD oil may be the right choice for you. When we’re faced with challenges, we all need time and support to calm ourselves, refocus and boost our wellbeing.
CBD for stress?
You might be wondering why so many more people are choosing to take CBD for stress. CBD is a phytocannabinoid that can help regulate our biological endocannabinoid system, a complicated system within the body that becomes unbalanced when we’re feeling stressed, and can give it the break it needs.
And if you’ve heard of serotonin (5-HT), you might already know that this chemical neurotransmitter can have a large impact on our mood and emotions in the brain. It’s sometimes called ‘the happy chemical’ because it contributes to wellbeing and happiness. So how does CBD fit in? Within the brain, studies have shown that CBD has an ability to mimic serotonin by binding and activating your body’s F-HT1A serotonin receptors.
Of course, people choose to take CBD oil for many different reasons. CBD oils like our full spectrum CBD extract mixed with our organic hempseed oil can be absorbed into the body rapidly, with no reported harmful side effects, and is a natural choice that can have an effect almost immediately, rather than in several weeks. Most people who choose to use CBD in their daily wellness routine, and take it sublingually (using the dropper to place a few drops under the tongue), report that they feel an effect within 15-20 minutes.
But is CBD safe?
Is CBD a drug? Is it legal and will it get me high? If you’re new to CBD or wondering whether to use it on a regular basis, these are questions you might be asking. Cannabidiol or CBD is just one of over 80 chemical compounds found in plants from the cannabis family of plants. Another one is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the main compound found in marijuana or street cannabis that gives people the feeling of being high. CBD is extracted from industrial hemp that, while it may come from the cannabis family, has extremely low levels of THC.
All CBD oils that are legally sold in the UK must contain less than 0.3% THC, and our CBD oils contain non-detectable levels.
Sadly, there are also many poor-quality CBD products that don’t offer value for money and won’t give people the support they need. So when you’re searching for the best CBD oils for you, it’s more important than ever to do the research and choose products that have been made with care, from high quality (preferably organic) hemp, and can back up the claims they make on their label with third party laboratory tests to prove their quality.
Jersey Hemp CBD oils are a natural, alternative, non-toxic and fast-acting supplement for many. If you’re considering making CBD a regular part of your health regime, why not try our CBD oils or find out more about starting a CBD routine? You could be feeling more like yourself in no time at all.