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Cannabis and stress: How does cannabis help?

Has your stress level been sky-high lately? Do you hear from everyone that you are ready for a holiday? Then you have undoubtedly tried everything. Maybe you left the coffee alone, went to bed earlier or opted for an online detox. But: did you know that cannabis also has stress-reducing properties?

Chronic stress ravages much of humanity. Our fleeting and busy lives cause tension and lack of concentration every day. Both our job and home situation can be a source of stress. Wherever it comes from; it is important to do something about it. Stress turns out to be one of the greatest assassins of our time.

Those who regularly use cannabis suffer less from stress.
To understand this better, it is helpful to have some knowledge about the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS plays a vital role in keeping the body healthy and regulating stress levels. Research shows that when we are under chronic stress, our endocannabinoid system falls short. This can lead to an increase in stress and anxiety.

Via the ECS, the body releases chemicals that correspond to substances in cannabis. An example of this is anandamide, which behaves similarly to THC. Like anandamide, THC acts on the same receptors and pathways in the brain. Marijuana actually has an effect on the stress level in your body. Good to know, right?

Are you a beginner? Then make sure you start with a small dose. An excessive amount of THC can be counterproductive. Micro dosing can be a cure for people suffering from chronic stress. This allows them to achieve the medicinal benefits of cannabis without getting high.

Do you have questions about the effects of cannabis?
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