Did you know that your body can get addicted to stress hormones?
Stress comes with living a human life. There is no loophole to completely avoid it. In fact, there are 3 theories or perspectives regarding stress that affect us: environmental stress, psychological (emotional) stress and biological stress. Even our thoughts alone can trigger stress. The best thing a person can do is learn to adapt to and manage it. But that doesn’t always come easy.
Short-term stress can actually be good as it can boost the immune system. But if managing stress poses an issue or if a traumatic event occurs, chronic stress can weasel its way into a person’s life.
When Stress Becomes Chronic
Chronic stress can arise from unresolved issues that keeps an individual stuck in the past. When you experience something traumatic, it’s hard not to consistently revisit that memory and put your attention on it. Would you agree that revisiting memories brings you the same feelings that you experienced during that time in your life? That is because you’re conditioning your body to release the same hormones you experienced before, and if it was a negative experience, you’re secreting stress hormones. So, by repeating the same negative hormonal secretions keeps the body under biological and/or emotional stress which increases the risk of developing an illness or disease.
Many people are unaware that they’re not managing their stress well until it manifests into a bigger problem. Chronic stress is the culprit of anxiety and depression for example. But it also can cause damaging effects to metabolic, immune, cardiovascular, and neurobiological function.
You’re probably thinking… How can feeling stressed out cause all of that?
It’s how stress physically affects our bodies. Feeling stress coincides with the chemical changes in the body from whatever triggered it. When we are stressed out, It raises catecholamine and suppressor T cells levels, which suppress the immune system. Left poorly managed and stress will start to manifest into other illnesses.
Not all stress is bad, however. It’s how a person reacts to it will determine it’s effect. Stress can become a positive impact on one’s health when it forces us to adapt, thus increasing the strength of our adaptation mechanisms. This, in turn, warns us that we are not coping well and that a lifestyle change is warranted if we are to maintain optimal health. This is how short-term stress can affect us positively.
Some people don’t become aware of how stressed they really are until they’re already dealing with multiple chronic issues, for example.
Where can a person start to learn how to cope with stress in a safe and effective manner?
One place to start is using CBD as a dietary supplement or medicine.
CBD mimics the effects of the neurotransmitters already produced in the body and supplements any deficiencies. This explains why CBD has the potential to benefit many health conditions, including managing oxidative stress.
There are many of us that live fast-paced, busy lifestyles, where stress can influence a person’s body. As an adaptogen (a natural substance that helps the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes), CBD can help eliminate the effects of stress, so maintaining a busy lifestyle will be a lot easier on the mind and the body.
While CBD can help manage a person’s stress, it allows the person to spend less energy on stress management and more time on things they would rather be doing.
If you suffer from chronic health issues and/or have a hard time in managing stress, definitely consider CBD as a dietary supplement. There are no side effects in taking CBD and you cannot overdose on it. If you are on other medications, it would be wise to consult with your physician before adding CBD to your daily regimen.
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