Are CBD Gummies Good for Stress?

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Stress is a complex topic. There’s stress on the body and mind and stress that affects our emotions, all of which challenge us in a variety of ways. But one thing is sure – we all face stress on a daily basis.

As a CBD, health, and wellness company, we get asked one question rather often – are CBD gummies good for stress? Yes, they are!

Key Topics 

 

  • Types of stress
  • How to arm yourself with CBD gummies (We’ll show you how!)
  • How to select quality product CBD gummies
  • Bonus: Other stress-busting strategies that really work!

 

Stress and Your Body

We live in a complex and evolved world, with all kinds of mechanisms and devices to make life easier and more pleasurable for us. 

Though our bodies are somewhat evolved, too, they aren’t machines. We can’t simply turn off our biological stress responses, which stem from an innate fight-or-flight mechanism that’s meant to keep us alive. At one point in time this protected us from predators and from dangers in our environment. 

Today, our battles are a little less life-threatening (mostly). The kids are late for school, the dog peed on the floor again, the car is still making that strange sound, the IRS wants the money by Tuesday – and to top it all off, the weather forecast is calling for high winds and you have to get all your plants inside before they’re decapitated.

Stress can be persistent.

Types of Stress

Stress comes in many forms. Nagging worries, unforeseen events, friction in your relationships, or even normal things like weather can cause stress on your body. Whether or not our stresses are do-or-die situations, they still put our biological safety systems into overdrive. 

And that stay-alive mechanism is very strong. Naturally we don’t want to turn it off, per se, but we do want to temper it when stress responses are out of place or cumulative.

There’s a lot on your to-do list and the stress at work isn’t going to dissipate just because you’re having heart palpitations at your desk. You need to be prepared to face stress as calmly as possible, and make choices that will help you eliminate unnecessary stresses.

(For the record, if you’re having heart palpitations, call your doctor, please.) 

With that, let’s take a look at the different types of stress.

 

  1. Acute stress – This is a common type of stress we all face. It begins and ends quickly so it kind of throws you out of sync. This type of temporary stress can arise multiple times during your day. Severe episodes of acute stress could lead to PTSD or other complications.
  2. Chronic stress – Ongoing stress, called chronic stress, can lead to feelings of defeat and burnout. If not addressed, chronic stress can negatively affect your health in many ways, including stress to your muscles, digestive system, and heart.
  3. Episodic acute stress – This is more internal. Think of when you worry yourself over things, experience repeated negative thoughts, or feel dread in certain situations. Therapy can do a lot to help you curb these negative mental habits.
  4. Emotional stress – This type of stress occurs when you have emotional distress. It could be acute, episodic acute, or chronic if you don’t make changes in your life to help you feel more emotionally well.

 

Preparing for Stress

Stress is inevitable. You may be able to make some changes in your life to avoid unnecessary stresses, but you will still have daily stress. Thankfully, you can prepare your mind and body to be strong on the battlefield of stress. 

How? Consider developing some of these stress-busting habits.

 

  • Get your best sleep. Good sleep prepares the body for the next day and helps to keep your mind strong and clear. It also helps your body to rest and repair itself.
  • Avoid caffeine and other stimulants like nicotine. They keep you in a state of anxious restlessness, which makes you fertile ground for suffering during stress attacks. Plus, it’s hard on your heart. Swap out your sodas for fruit-infused water and consider coffee replacements that have less caffeine. And talk with your doctor about ditching your smoking habit.
  • Learn some stress-busting techniques. Meditation and deep breathing (don’t roll your eyes – it works!), journaling, taking walks, or getting some endorphins up by working out. Even five minutes of powered calisthenics can really reset your body with feel-good hormones, making you feel empowered and less stressed.

 

Are CBD Gummies Good for Stress?

 

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You bet your sword they are! If you’re going to battle with stress, make sure you have the best weapons possible: calming CBD gummies, calming techniques to use in the throes of battle, and a strong plan for rest and recovery. It sounds like a lot of work, but the better you get at fighting stress, the less you will notice that things get you stressed out. 

Our premium CBD gummies have 25 mg of CBD per gummy, which is a powerful little punch for any type of stress your body and mind is enduring. You can use them before, during, or after a stress event. 

What Are CBD Gummies Anyway?

CBD gummies are a fun way to get CBD into your body. They are quite popular for athletes who like the before- and after-workout CBD boost, for busy on-the-go people, and for people who have acute or chronic stress situations. They are a type of CBD product that is used on an as-needed basis to help with various things like calm, sleep, gut health, immunity, etc.

The market for CBD gummies for anxiety is exploding, possibly due, in part, to our changing world. In the wake of a global pandemic, social isolation, changing careers, and a tumultuous stock exchange (among many other things!) our world is changing – and for some folks, those shifts are felt more internally than others.

CBD gummies are gummy edibles with CBD oils in them to provide health and wellness benefits as well as calming support. The CBD extracted from cannabis plants (industrial hemp) is federally regulated as to how much THC is allowed in any final product. 

For broad spectrum CBD products, the CBD extracted is selected more carefully, avoiding the THC. If a CBD gummy is labeled CBD isolate, then the CBD has been very carefully extracted and “isolated” so it’s the only cannabinoid in the final CBD oils product. (These are far more hard to make and are much more expensive. At this time, cbdMD does not offer a CBD isolate gummy.)

Managing Daily Stress with CBD Gummies

There are four different ways to use quality product CBD gummies to battle your stress:

 

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  • Daily or regularly
  • As-needed
  • As part of an overall CBD regimen (in partnership with a daily CBD tincture or CBD capsule regimen). This is the strongest way to empower yourself against stress with CBD.
  • Microdosing of Delta 9 (our most calming CBD product with THC)

 

Getting CBD Support in Your Scabbard

Let’s face it, every day is a battle between your body and mind and the outside stressors that wreak havoc on you. If it sounds grim, it can be. Stress, especially ongoing (chronic) stress, can create serious issues for your health. 

But there are a few things you can do to arm your body and mind for these daily battles. Your battle armor is multilayered:

 

  1. Identify your triggers and be ready when they set off your body’s alarm system. Be prepared with well-developed coping mechanisms (deep breathing, calming meditative practice, or with an outside substance that can help temper the body’s physical response – this is where CBD gummies may help you to restore calm.)
  2. Remove unnecessary stressors from your life. If it’s triggering you every day, perhaps it’s something that can be improved. Remove things (toxic relationships, jobs, situations, etc.) from your life that cause recurring stress.
  3. Know how to identify when your body is responding to stress and needs immediate intervention. Some signs include increased heart rate, sweating, a deep and unsettling feeling in your abdomen, pressure in your chest, a thick feeling in your head (difficulty thinking straight), or a long and enduring feeling of emotional discomfort. The CDC has a more full list of stress signs on their website.
  4. Take action to relieve immediate stress. Take a CBD calming gummy to help your body and mind to feel more balanced during this heightened stress. There are ones with naturally calming ashwagandha and others with powerful Delta 9. Remember to do deep-breathing or meditation calming techniques to help settle you down.
  5. Take care of yourself when you are coming out of a stress event. Rest, relax, allow your body to calm itself, and try not to ruminate on the stressor itself; doing so could prolong your body’s reaction to the stress. If you need to take another calming CBD gummy during this time, that is ok.

 

Quality Product CBD Gummies

CBD gummies are most helpful when you buy a quality product. Here are some things you need to look for in a quality product:

 

  • Type of CBD: broad spectrum CBD gummies, full spectrum CBD gummies, and other active ingredients
  • Clear labels: all ingredients, exactly how much CBD is in each gummy, directions for use
  • Reputable CBD brands like cbdMD
  • Certificate of Analysis (COA) available to consumers
  • Third-party testing in an ISO-accredited lab
  • Hemp sourced in the United States will have stricter growing guidelines and is typically preferred
  • For vegan CBD gummies, look for plant-based ingredients rather than the animal gelatin often used as a product gel to hold the gummies’ shape and texture (cbdMD’s are vegan and gluten-free.)
  • Natural flavoring rather than artificial flavoring
  • Lower amounts of added sugar

 

You Can Defeat Stress Each Day – with the Right Kind of Support!

So, to answer your biggest question – Are CBD gummies good for stress? – You bet they are! 

(Remember to buy a high-quality product, like cbdMD’s gummies!)

CBD gummies are one more way to beat stress, along with breathing techniques and other healthy coping mechanisms. For more stress-busting armor, check out our full line of delta 9 CBD products.

 



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