Let’s face it. Life can be stressful! Keeping up with daily responsibilities while trying to make time for friends, fun, hobbies and passions? Our heart rates spiked ten times just thinking about it all!
At Illuminent, we believe that life is meant to be lived well. As in, not wasted due to extreme stress and overwhelm. We know from experience that when these feelings take the front seat, we miss out on the best parts of life.
We entered the CBD space with that goal in mind. The goal of helping people get out of their heads and into the world. To support and promote the transition from stressed to stoked, from overwhelmed to inspired. We believe in the power of CBD to optimize your body’s ability to work through those stressful moments and get you out there living your best life.
CBD and Stress Management
You’re probably wondering exactly how CBD can support stress management. And all we have to say is… good! We can respect some healthy skepticism. Doing research before accepting information as fact is important! We’ve been in the industry for a while now and have had plenty of time to do ours. Here’s what we’ve found.
Stress and The Endocannabinoid System
The human body has this thing called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Essentially, the ECS is a communication network made up of a series of receptors. It’s main job is to maintain homeostasis (balance) throughout the body’s many vital systems. These systems include (but are not limited to):
- Cardiovascular Health
- Mental Health (including stress management)
- The Immune System
- And many more!
CBD and the Endocannabinoid System
What role does CBD play in all this? First, it’s important you know exactly what CBD is. Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a cannabinoid or a chemical compound found in the Cannabis plant. And surprise: It’s NOT psychoactive! That’s what’s so great about CBD. You can experience all the health benefits without feeling “high.”
Let’s talk about the health benefits.
They’re actually coming from supporting efficient ECS functioning, not from the CBD itself.
Like we said before, the ECS is made up of a series of receptors that receive information about imbalances in the body. Naturally occurring cannabinoids within the body bind to these receptors and share information about the body’s needs. The ECS then triggers the necessary responses to restore balance.
Consistently consuming CBD is simply a way to support your ECS, supplementing it with external cannabinoids in order to function efficiently.
Using CBD to Help Beat Stress
Since the ECS plays a role in supporting mental health and stress management, it makes sense to give it all the help it can get! Let’s talk CBD to help beat stress and what that can look like.
CBD comes in many different forms, including tinctures, vape-able products and topicals. If you are concerned with immediate relief, we would suggest a vape oil, as these products are the fastest acting options. If convenience is your priority, a tincture may be your ideal product. Just add it to your daily regimen! Topical products are typically used for localized physical support, so we wouldn’t suggest these if stress management is your goal.
Research your source
The CBD industry is still new and lacking regulation. Unfortunately, this is a loophole that many businesses take advantage of to cut costs and increase profit margins. Do you’re research! Make sure you choose to do business with a company that upholds certain standards. Check out our article on CBD quality control in a booming industry to see how Illuminent CBD measures up.
Consistency is key. Proactive health measures respond best to daily use. Think of exercise and fitness. One workout isn’t going to make you an athlete overnight! It’s the same with CBD. Daily consumption over time offers optimal results.
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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or ailment. Illuminent assumes no responsibility of improper use of these products. We recommend consulting with a qualified medical doctor or physician when preparing a treatment plan for any and all disease or ailments. Illuminent does not make any health claims about our products and recommends consulting with a qualified medical doctor or physician prior to consuming our products or preparing a treatment plan. It is especially important for those who are pregnant, nursing, chronically ill, elderly or under the age of 18 to discuss the use of these products with a physician prior to consuming.
Illuminent Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally-occurring constituent of the industrial hemp plant. Illuminent does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substance Act (US.CSA). Illuminent does sell and distribute industrial hemp-based products.