We all get stressed from time to time. Stress can be very hard on the body, and many of us are unaware to the imbalances and changes stress can have on us. Recent scientific studies have indicated that stress could be one of the main causes of many auto-immune diseases including cancer. Here are some ways stress can negatively affect your health:
1. Evidence shows that increased cortisol hormone levels caused by prolonged stress can lead to overall weight gain.
2. Chronic stress creates the scene for high blood pressure conditions or even a stroke.
3. Chronic Fatigue occurs when muscles become tight and become over-worked and leave us with constant agony.
4.Recent studies are now linking stress with a multiple of conditions. Stress related conditions, include depression, migraine headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, reproductive disorders, skin imbalances and many others.
Hemp extract, or CBD, has recently become popular for stress relief and stress management. In a recent blog, we examined how hemp extract and Living Hemp can help with stress and anxiety. Due to CBD/hemp extract's ability to work within the endocannabinoid system in the body, it is able to reduce the physical and mental effects of stress.
*FDA Disclosure: Hemp extract products are not approved by the FDA for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease.
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