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3 Ways CBD Can Help Make 2023 Stress Free

Jan 04, 2023Customer Service

Stress and anxiety related disorders are currently on the rise. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness affecting 19% of the population, or 40 million adults. Cannabidiol or CBD might just be the answer in helping to reverse these statistics and making 2023 the most stress free year yet for many! Here we will go over the ways CBD may help to reduce stress and soothe the soul.

What does research say about how CBD Can Help Make 2023 Stress Free?

1. Anxiety Disorders

Numerous studies show that CBD may reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Scientists believe the main receptors in our body that CBD interacts with are the CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are primarily found in the nervous system and scientists believe CBD may affect these specific receptors by altering serotonin (the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating mood). Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD for short) is among the most common anxiety disorders suffered by Americans. In a 2010 study published by the Journal of Psychopharmacology, 400mg of pure CBD as well as a placebo were given to individuals who suffered from SAD. Participants who were given the CBD rather than the placebo experienced significant decreases in anxiety levels. As many as 10% of people experience PTSD at some point in their life. Sadly, common pharmaceutical treatments for PTSD are often shown to be ineffective and at the cost of substantial side effects for users. Multiple clinical studies show CBD to be effective in altering aspects of traumatic memories by activating CB1 receptors resulting in the improvement of PTSD symptoms.

2. Chronic Inflammation

Research shows that some anxiety disorders go hand in hand with excessive inflammation. A study in the Journal of Psychiatric Research has found that there is a strong link between those who suffer from anxiety (more specifically PTSD) also have increased inflammatory markers. CBD might help to reduce inflammation and therefore potentially stress related to inflammation. The idea is that CBD alters inflammation by reducing pro-inflammatory enzymes in the body called cytokines.

3. Poor Quality of Sleep

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association, sleep disorders are often characterized by poor sleep as well as abnormal sleep patterns. It is believed that sleep deprivation can cause or worsen anxiety disorders. As many as one-third of Americans report sleeping less than 6 hours a night. In a scientific study published by the Permanente Journal, evidence shows that CBD helps tackle the root causes of insomnia, whether it be anxiety, or pain. The correlation between CBD and its effects on sleep is still being researched. It is thought that CBD lowers cortisol levels in the body however, thus acting as a sedative for those who struggle with sleep and experience high levels of cortisol at night.


Rather than overwhelming oneself with large overzealous resolutions for the upcoming year, we at Appalachian Standard believe making small changes make the most impact. We are manifesting 2023 as being the year of self-care for everyone! Starting the year off with more peace and lower stress levels might be as simple as implementing a daily CBD routine into your life! For more information on the various intake methods and a further dive into the science behind CBD, check out our blog for beginners here.

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