07 Mar Find your inner peace with the natural serenity-enhancing properties of CBD
Natural serenity thanks to CBD
Stress is considered the illness of the 21st century at the heart of our Western societies. Originally, stress is a very effective defense mechanism that allows us to react quickly to a complex or dangerous situation.
The problem is that today, sources of stress are everywhere: at work, at home, in the world around us and its future evolution, etc. It has become extremely difficult to avoid stress and anxiety and, in the end, these emotions can have deeply harmful effects on our well-being. Allowing oneself to be overwhelmed by pressure can quickly lead to anxiety, depression, burnout, etc. It is no coincidence that the number of long-term illnesses related to stress is increasing. However, stress is not inevitable. It is possible to naturally help oneself to cope with it.
Nature offers us wonderful green allies to improve our well-being: there are many plants and flowers that are full of benefits and that we find in the form of dietary supplements, oils, etc. Among the varieties of medicinal plants, the hemp flower reveals multiple virtues, and more specifically its natural extract, CBD.
Cannabidiol, the cannabis derivative that improves your well-being
Entirely natural substance, CBD is an effective ally to free oneself from stress and anxiety and regain serenity and harmony. But what is CBD? It is the abbreviation of the word cannabidiol, which refers to the active molecule derived from the hemp plant, cannabis sativa L.
No need to worry, even if botanically speaking, cannabis and hemp belong to the same species, their transformation and the presence of THC differentiate them. Indeed, cannabis naturally contains THC and CBD. It is the active principle of THC that has psychotropic effects and can cause addiction or side effects, not the active principle of CBD. Nature has allowed the coexistence of these two components because they interact: the growth of the plant requires both elements. However, there are ways to isolate cannabidiol from the plant, or to produce cannabis plants that preferably contain CBD. That’s why CBD is perfectly safe and its use is legal in Europe and Belgium. It is therefore perfectly possible and legal to consume CBD within the framework of legislation, since it has no psychotropic effects.
A natural anti-stress solution
A World Health Organization report published in 2018 concluded that CBD could be useful in the treatment of many conditions and that its consumption could be highlighted for its neuroprotective, anxiolytic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-asthmatic, and even anti-tumor properties.
In this article, we will focus on the positive effect of consuming CBD on improving well-being and mental health because it is one of the main reasons for its use. Several scientific studies have shown that CBD’s effectiveness is comparable to that of anxiolytics in relieving acute stress.
Concretely, how does the anxiolytic action of CBD oil work? To understand this, we must first look at the endocannabinoid system, which regulates multiple functions of our body and nervous system. This vast network is responsible for many physiological mechanisms, from hunger to sleep to mood. Our brain is capable of creating its own cannabinoid receptors, whose function is to regulate and reduce stress. Therefore, when we use CBD, it binds to the receptors and improves several physical sensations related to stress. The relief is almost immediate.
Let’s continue our observation of the nervous system and now look at serotonin, the neurotransmitter sometimes referred to as the “happiness hormone”. When we are anxious, the level of serotonin produced by our body tends to decrease, resulting in negative emotions and even sadness or depression. However, CBD also has the ability to activate certain serotonin receptors and increase the brain’s response in order to regulate the level of this hormone and naturally improve overall well-being and mood.
Furthermore, CBD would also have a long-term effect on the formation of neurons in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that defines and regulates mood.
In addition, another property of CBD that is increasingly being noted in studies and scientific articles concerns sleep. CBD would regulate and lower the level of cortisol (“stress hormone”) present in the body, allowing for easier sleep and better quality and duration.
CBD therefore combines several actions with a similar effect to prescription anxiolytics, but without the side effects and dependence. Research on the health benefits of CBD oil is still ongoing, so new therapeutic uses will undoubtedly be discovered. However, it should be noted that since scientific studies are still ongoing and without strict medical evidence, hemp oil is not considered a medicine but rather a dietary supplement.
How to use natural CBD oil extracted from hemp for better relaxation and feel good effects?
Nature offers us this wonderful anti-stress remedy, which we cultivate from cannabis hemp in Belgium, in the heart of our Brabant terroir and under the best possible conditions. We seek to use local products from our own Belgian cannabis plantation as much as possible and guarantee the quality and transparency of our product. CBD oil is the most effective form for CBD consumption. We make our CBD oil by mixing cannabidiol crystals extracted from the flower and hemp plant with quality cannabis sativa vegetable oils.