Nov.2 is known to be National Stress Awareness Day. Stress can be a real mental challenge, but it also has a physical effect on your body. People are surprised to learn exactly how stress is affecting their health – and how it can lead to serious problems. Health conditions like heart disease, stroke and even cancer.

Stress is a reaction to a situation where a person feels anxious or threatened. Stress can affect your physical and emotional health, mood, and overall well-being. It can also lead to dangerous behaviors that are more likely to hurt yourself or others. Learning healthy ways to cope and getting the proper care and support can help reduce stressful feelings and symptoms.

National Stress Awareness Day Tip #1 – Cannabis beats stress!

According to leafwell, cannabis can help you deal with stress and anxiety, but not all strains are created equal. Some cannabis strains are better at reducing symptoms than others. For example, one study examined how a phytocannabinoid found in marijuana called CBD may be helpful for treating PTSD, and the results were promising.

In addition, CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. It appears to have powerful anti-anxiety effects, whether anxiety is caused by stress or by something else. Many people prefer to take it at night to help them sleep better, the reason being that CBD can be a sedative for some people. An important thing to remember about CBD is that it does not bind directly to CB1 or CB2 receptors. Instead, CBD’s anxiolytic effects seem to be due to its ability to activate the 5HT1A serotonin receptor.

National Stress Awareness Day Tip #2 – Dosage is Important!

The effects of cannabis depend on a number of factors, in an article in leafly, including dosage and the frequency of use. Experts believe that extremely low doses of THC are likely to be effective for treating someone who suffers from stress/anxiety. However, high doses of THC may actually slow the effects of anxiety, insomnia, and nausea triggers by blocking CB1 receptors in the brain.

THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, can make some people feel anxious. The higher dosages that contain higher amounts of THC can result in increased anxiety and jitters. These effects tend to be more intense among infrequent or non-users rather than those who use THC frequently (such as daily), often described as a high dose.

Overall, these studies have demonstrated that low doses of THC can reduce anxiety and stress. Experience fewer of these negative effects by starting with a super low dose of THC. Then gradually increasing until optimal effects are reached.

Beat Stress with Holistic Releaf!

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Having the National Stress Awareness Day, at Holistic Relief by Design, the best dispensary in Montana, we are always building a knowledge base and experience level through continuing education and working alongside doctors and patients; guaranteeing our patients get the best medicine every time. We not only have access to products that are sourced from all across the world, but have direct access to a team of professionals who constantly strive for better practices in their everyday lives.

We believe Medicine without Education would only do part of the healing. When you know WHAT your medicine is and HOW it works, HEALING gets elevated and HOLISTIC RELIEF is achieved.

We are confident that driving the extra mile for RELEAF is worth it rather than settling for less.

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