Stress is a part of life but the type of chronic unremitting low-level stress we experience in modern life can wreak havoc on our nervous system. When your body is in fight-or-flight mode hormones such as cortisol are released which can affect our digestion, nervous system, blood pressure, other hormones and brain functions. This in turn can manifest in sleep issues, poor immunity, accelerated ageing and a myriad of other health issues. It is also intrinsically linked with your mood and symptoms such as low mood, trouble getting motivated, feeling overwhelmed or appetite changes are all connected with nervous system functioning and hormonal balance.
Whatever the reason for stress or low mood, following sound nutritional advice – in addition to supporting your body with exceptional quality raw, organic supplements can improve how well your body responds to it.
The endocannabinoid system is intricately involved in coping with chronic stress as it interacts with many of our neurotransmitters, modulates signalling pathways and can help restore balance in an overexcited nervous system.
Studies have shown that a balanced endocannabinoid system is critical for mood balance and emotional regulation.
On the flip side, a dysregulated ECS is involved in mental health disorders through various mechanisms including its impact on brain-derived neurotrophic factor, a chemical crucial for promoting new brain cells and learning.
Annabel, Busy professional and mother of 2.
For years, I dealt with anxiety, both as a result of work-related stress and key life events. But the emotional symptoms were only part of the problem. I also suffered from physical symptoms like panic attacks, irregular periods and hormonal breakouts. These physical symptoms then drastically affected my mood, creating a vicious cycle. I didn’t know what to do. Thankfully, I found SOH. Their Nutritionist prescribed a plan for me, as well as carefully selected supplements to help manage my stress levels. And within a week, I felt noticeably more balanced. But it wasn’t just the CBD supplements that made the difference. It was also the professionalism and support of my nutritionist that encouraged me to make this my new way of life. Thanks to SOH, I finally have the tools I need to manage my anxiety and live a healthier, happier life.
The endocannabinoid system is a network of receptors and chemicals that helps to regulate many of the body’s essential functions.
Our full spectrum oils including CBD, CBDA & terpenes can help maintain optimal functioning of the endocannabinoid system by reducing breakdown and re-uptake of your endocannabinoids.
For optimal results, we recommend taking our CBD supplements throughout the day to help feed the endocannabinoid system. By doing so, you can help to ensure that your body is able to properly regulate pain, inflammation, mood, and more.
It’s also important to take the supplements regularly i.e. daily and around the same time each day to get into a good routine and maintain a rhythm. In order to find the best dose for you, you will receive our usage guide and dosage diary with every bottle of oil which will help you track your symptoms, refine your dosage and achieve success.
With our Organic Pure Hemp Tea you will not just get the benefits of the cannabinoids but it’s also a great ritual to incorporate into your daily routine to make some time for yourself to breathe and relax. Our tea does not contain CBD but high amounts of CBDA which is up to 100 times more bioavailable than CBD!
If you fancy something a bit more indulgent try a creamy Hemp latte with our Ceremonial Tea and plant milk of your choice, we recommend coconut. The ritual of making this again can be a useful tool to create some time out. You’ll also get the benefit of the whole plant (similar to matcha where you are ingesting the powdered leaves rather than creating an infusion). Embrace the full plant power and enjoy this delicious treat whilst knowing you are supporting your body and mind.
Both out teas are a great tool if you’re trying to reduce caffeine which is an excellent idea when trying to reduce stress levels!
Another great way to aid relaxation is the use of our topical oils in massages or simply as an all over body oil after your bath or shower which will also nourish your skin and envelope you in wonderful scents. The Topical Treatment Oil contains not only our CBD & CBDA extract but a beautiful blend of essential oils including lavender which is calming, soothing and reassuring for the mind.
Our favourite addition to this wonderful mix is warm, woody pure essential frankincense, soothing and meditative for mind and body, and inviting you to stillness.
The Immune Body Oil contains another unique blend of oils. Cannabis essential oil contains terpenes such as linalool, also found in lavender and myrcene also found in hops. The beautiful smell is both calming and relaxing.
If you would like to find out more about any of the above or discuss your personal nutritional needs and how you might benefit from further advice book your personal nutrition consultation now.