CBD-Rich Hemp for Stress Relief
Stress gets the best of us sometimes. But if that sometimes is becoming too often, it’s time to get some relief.
All CBD-rich hemp has the natural ability to help reduce stress, but products you ingest (ex. oils, chews) will do more to move the needle than topicals.
If you’re not sure about ingesting CBD just yet, we recommend one of our roll-on Wands that combine aromatherapy with CBD. Roll it over pulse points and under your nose, and keep it with you so you’re ready if stress sneaks up.
For those ready to ingest CBD-rich hemp for stress relief, here’s our advice:
• If your daytime stress is mild to moderate, start with a traditional dosing approach.
• If your daytime stress is severe, start with a micro-dosing approach.
• If your stress is more of an issue at night, read our sleep advice.
Traditional dosing: this method means that you’ll be taking larger doses less frequently, or even as-needed. For this approach, use the serving size on the product label as a starting point, and go up/down from there as needed.
Micro-dosing: this method means you’ll be taking smaller doses more frequently. For this approach, use half of the serving size on the product label as a starting point, and increase by that same amount every hour until desired effects are achieved. Once achieved, add up how much you’ve taken so far, and use that as a starting point to transition to traditional dosing.
The goal is to start feeling more calm. The definition of calm is “not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other strong emotions.” I put this here because often people who are stressed often haven’t felt calm in long enough that it’s confused with being sleepy. Calm does not mean sleepy.
CBD Side Effects
However, a side effect of taking too much CBD is sleepiness, so if you’re getting sleepy when you don’t want to be, take less of your product next time.
And because of the sleepiness side effect, consider testing out your new regimen during a time when you don’t have any pressing activities (for example, on a day off from work) so if you find yourself yawning too much, it’s not as big of a nuissance.
If sleepiness continues to be a problem using the traditional dosing approach, you can switch to or stay on the micro-dosing approach.
Know that CBD is not like a vitamin in that the effects are hard to quantify. If you’re taking the right product in the right amount at the right time, you should feel less stress & more calm.
Finding a CBD Long-Term Routine That Works For You
Once you feel like you have a handle on your stress, you can determine how you want to adapt your regimen. Some people continue taking the products daily because they need or want to, while others find they can transition to taking them as needed.
Be patient & consistent and you’ll start chipping away at the stress that’s been chipping away at you.