CBD and Cortisol: HOW CBD WORKS TO BLOCK CORTISOL PRODUCTION IN THE BODY
Today we're talking about Cortisol and CBD.
Have you ever been going through a really stressful time (cough, quarantining with your 2 pre-school age kids, giant dog and husband in a 2,000 square foot house, cough) and noticed that even though your lifestyle hasn't changed much, the scale does, and not in the way you want?
How does stress effect weight gain?
Your body, when under stress, actually promotes weight gain. Cortisol, the stress hormone, is released in the body and can remain elevated for long periods of time. The ultimate goal for Cortisol is to provide energy for your body. This means it increases your appetite (and, not surprising, makes you crave comfort foods!). Increased Cortisol can also result in fat deposition in the stomach and hip areas, which is very difficult to get rid of (as if you weren't aware).
CBD and Cortisol
Exercise is one sure fire way to reduce Cortisol, as it actually leads to the release of endorphins, which have natural stress-fighting properties and can lower Cortisol levels. Another way? CBD! CBD is believed to interfere with the secretion of Cortisol by naturally improving mood, anxiety and, you guessed it, stress!
Just another reason to reach for #mygoodjane during quarantine, as if I needed another excuse 😉