Hemp oil can relieve stress and it is also a wonderful health supplement to keep in your home. Did you know that hemp oil makes you feel good, look good and bounce around full of energy? The rich omega 3 content in hemp oil, the essential fatty acids, not only benefit dry skin and nails but is also a great hair treatment. Hemp oil has been used to ease skin diseases such as dermatitis and psoriasis. But the main benefit of hemp oil, we feel, is that it relieves anxiety and stress.
There are important difference between hemp oil and cannabis oil. Cannabis oil usually contains the two main cannabinoids in the cannabis plant – cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Some cannabis oils can be high in THC which is psychoactive so can have an effect on the user’s behaviour. It is still illegal in most parts of the world because people use it as a recreational drug but some people abuse it. THC does heal stress and pain, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. But many patients do not want to feel high when they take cannabis oil.
Hemp oil contains mostly CBD and is made from a different part of the cannabis plant. The best way to take hemp oil is in your food as a nutritional supplement. This wonderful plant derivative comprises omega 6 and omega 3 in huge quantities – up to 85% of the oil. The human body cannot produce omegas, so we have to consume them and they are called essential fatty acids. We should be consuming a ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 that is 1:1 but Americans consume way too many omega 6 which is then unhealthy. We do need them to prevent disease and to function efficiently, keeping inflammation low. Taking omega 3 and 6 in the correct ratio will relieve stress – so take hemp oil!
People at risk of depression should increase their daily dose of omega 3 and this will also prevent the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. Vegetarians and vegans who need omega 3 can safely take hemp oil and reap the benefits. Use it as a salad oil, pouring over vegetables, using as a bread dip, or sauteing your favourite vegetables and seeds. If you use hemp oil daily for stress, you will notice the difference. Stress is more manageable with CBD enriched hemp oil.
Stress is an ancient part of the human spirit, an evolutionary response to the environment. The fight or flight trigger releases plenty of natural hormones and chemicals which enable the body to act. When people lived in tune with the earth, this fight or flight response worked well and saved them from danger. In today’s unnatural world, this response happens daily and far too much.
Neurotransmitters release energy for physical activity and reduce the energy needed for non-vital processes like digestion or menstruation. Cortisol is a hormone that is released by the adrenal glands in times of stress to specifically increase blood flow, heart rate and circulation. If cortisol is continually being released, it becomes an unnatural process which is detrimental to general health and well-being.
It is a well-known fact that stress causes raised levels of cortisol which in turn causes depression. It can also cause mental illnesses, a shorter life span, and a decreased ability to cope in daily life.
Now people can relieve stress with hemp oil – and plenty of exercise. If stress is based on fear, then plenty of exercise also helps to relieve that fear. Taking hemp oil will calm the person down and relieve the anxiety during the cortisol release. Too much stress, in our artificial world today, does negatively affect mind and body and spirit.
The CBD in the hemp oil is able to control the stress response, the anxiety and the fear when it goes straight to the right places, the cannabinoid receptors, in the brain. CBD can actually reduce the mind’s ability to recognise stress-related facial expressions. It also decreases the activity of the brain in the left amygdala-hippocampus complex. This is the region of the brain where anxiety comes from. In addition, CBD in hemp oil has been shown to decrease stress associated with public speaking – relaxing the speaker and allowing them to speak clearly.