Over the holidays, its easy to become over stressed. Driving through snowstorms, visiting family, rushing around for last minute gifts – all of these things can cause major stress and anxiety, which leads to cortisol spikes. While they are considered “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, the holidays can also put a lot of undue stress on our nervous systems. It’s important to take steps to regulate your stress and do what you can to reduce the cortisol load on your endocrine system to keep yourself feeling good both physically and mentally.
What Causes Stress?
The endocrine system is how your body regulates hormone production. In this case, cortisol is a hormone that your body produces which helps to control the levels of other hormones in your body like serotonin, testosterone, estrogen, and more. Stress can cause your body to overproduce cortisol, which will then reduce the amount of other hormones – this can lead to increased anxiety.
How Can CBD Help with Stress?
While CBD is known for its ability to help with chronic pain and inflammation, it is also a very powerful anti-anxiety therapy. CBD work directly with your bodies’ endocannabinoid system, which in turn directly affects the endocrine system. Through this process, CBD can directly affect your bodies’ hormone production in a positive way by regulating the amount of cortisol that is produced. If the cortisol levels are kept in check, and spikes are prevented, it will greatly reduce the amount of anxiety and stress felt, even when put into stress-inducing situations.
To maximize the effect that CBD can have on regulating hormones and reducing stress, it’s important to always use high quality CBD. Kurativ’s CBD oil, gummies, and topicals are all third-party lab tested, and we provide the lab reports on every batch of CBD that we sell. We do this to provide transparency to our customers, so that they know they’re getting a top-quality product that will actually provide the therapeutic effects that they’re looking for.