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How to Overcome Stress with CBD, Meditation, and Yoga… Take a quick moment to think of the things that are currently causing stress in your life… Is it more than you can count on a single hand? You’re not alone.

According to a starting Gallup poll from 2017, eight out of ten Americans are afflicted by stress.

While periodic levels of stress can merely cause minor headaches and mood swings; prolonged stress has been linked to serious health conditions such as cancer, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and more.

With the demands of our fast-paced society, it’s no coincidence that these stress-induced health conditions are on the rise.

So what’s the solution here… or is there one?

While solving our stress epidemic may require some radical societal changes, you can take a stance against stress today. With a simple routine consisting of meditation, yoga, and CBD, you can get control of your stress and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Now, before we can defeat this menace, we first need to understand what it is and how it works.

What is Stress and Why Does it Happen?

In simplest terms, stress is a response to change.

Based on how that change is perceived, the brain will react with a physical, emotional, or mental response. This is what scientists call our stress response or “fight or flight” response.

If our mind determines a situation to be dangerous or uncomfortable, it sends signals prompting the rest of the body to be alert. For example, it’s night time and you see a shadowy figure behind you. Naturally, you feel afraid and start to walk faster.

Biologically, stress isn’t a bad thing. Just like the example above, the purpose of stress is to warn us of a potentially dangerous situation, so that we can respond accordingly.

While stress is a vital function of the body, unmanaged, it can become a serious problem. But, like all problems, there is a solution, and in this case―there’s three.

Let’s explore what we have in our anti-stress arsenal.

How CBD Relieves Stress

CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in the Cannabis plant. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it will not induce mind-altering effects on the user.

Numerous research studies have found that CBD can provide relief for a variety of conditions―one of the most well-supported of which, is stressREAD FULL ARTICLE

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