Diffusing Stress with Combustibles and Diffusers

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Potential Remedy for Immediate Relief Now!

We have been talking a lot about stress and anxiety over the last few weeks and how CBD and the endocannabinoid system helps regulate operations within the body and nervous system. While a daily regimen of CBD can help minimize anxious symptoms and increase our ability to handle stress, sometimes there are moments where we need immediate relief and calm.

When it comes to CBD and cannabis-based products, ingestion method, or the method of consumption, is an important factor in how we experience the effects of these products.

Combustible products, such as diffusers (CBD Pens/ vaporizers) or pre-rolls (joints, sm0kes) turn the plant and its cannabinoids into smoke and vapor that we inhale into our lungs, which then enter the bloodstream directly. This rapid ingestion into the bloodstream allows us to feel the effects of CBD and other cannabinoids within 3-5 minutes. The effects of combusting CBD can last between 1-2 hours.

With the fast-acting relief provided in combustible products, they are an obvious choice for use for immediate relief from high-stress situations and pain.

Keeping a pen on hand throughout the day can give us relief at any moment. It’s also a great addition to a tincture regimen for people experiencing high levels of discomfort throughout the day.

Relief for Feeling Overwhelmed

HOW DOES THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM INFLUENCE STRESS?

Everyone, both men AND women, have an endocannabinoid system in their body. The purpose of this system, in short, is to facilitate homeostasis in the body.

“The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is believed to help modulate a wide range of physiological processes, including pain sensation, body temperature, memory, mood, appetite… sleep, metabolism, immune function, and reproduction.” (3)

In this system, neurotransmitters called “endocannabinoids” communicate and regulate homeostasis. Cannabidiol (CBD) interacts with and fuels this system. While stress can prompt the body to engage in the “fight or flight” state, our natural fear response, the endocannabinoid system can step in to slow the roll of stress chemicals, relieving tension in the body.

HOW CAN HEMP SUPPORT THIS PROCESS AND HOMEOSTASIS?

By feeding your ECS, you can potentially increase your threshold to deal with stress. This can potentially increase your ability to calmly engage in situations that might otherwise stress you out. By feeding this system that pumps the brakes on stress responses, the ECS has the potential to take unnecessary stress and anxiety away. (4)

There is currently a lot of research being done to support these ideas, but the research that has already taken place, coupled with the anecdotal stories of thousands experiencing success in using this plant to manage stress and panic attacks, is promising. Check out this study for further reading Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders“:

What Product is Right For Me?

While we can’t diagnose or prescribe, we do have a few favorites (and fam faves!) for overcoming feeling overwhelmed,

DAY TIME

Cherry Blossom is a hybrid lady and provides amazing support without making us too sleepy. Try her in a Diffuser or Preroll

 

 Pack of seven, ½ gram Cherry Blossom hemp CBD Flower pre rolls.  by Appalachian Standard

Cherry Uno & Cherry Mom are OG Indica (Chill) strains, who are known for taking the edge off when you need it.

Cherry Uno Prerolls

Cherry Mom Diffuser Kit

DAY & NIGHT

Our Greenhouse Tincture is our strongest blend of our ladies. It’s a no-nonsense, straight to the point. Taken sublingually, it enters the bloodstream directly and starts working magic in 30 minutes.

Extra Strength Tincture- CBD Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Greenhouse Blend

The best way to use CBD for chronic issues is to use it every day so your body can build up its Endocannabinoid system

If you have questions regarding the various methods of taking CBD, reach out to our Customer Service Angels at customerservice@ross.farm, and we will be happy to support you on this journey!!!

Additional Reading and Information

  1. National Institute of Mental Health,
  2.  “Beware High Levels of Cortisol, the Stress Hormone” Premier Health
  3. Cherney, Kristeen. “12 Effects of Anxiety on the Body” Healthline
  4. Scherer, Liz, “Can CBD Really Help Relieve Anxiety?” Every Day Health.
  5. Blessing, Steenkamp, Manzanares,& Marmar “Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders” NCBI