Typically, after the stress response occurs your body should begin to relax, but too much constant stress can have negative effects on your long-term health.
There are several types of stress, including:
Stress can physically manifest in a range of ways, including:
Factors that may increase your risk of developing Stress:
Studies show that cannabis combats stress, anxiety and depression, finding that cannabis high in CBD and low in THC was optimal for reducing symptoms of depression while cannabis high in CBD and high in THC produced the largest reductions in stress.
Sativa strains are known for their “head high,” an invigorating, energising effect that can help reduce anxiety or stress and increase creativity and focus. Indica strains are typically associated with full-body effects, such as increasing deep relaxation and reducing insomnia.
Some of the cannabis products that have shown to be beneficial treatments to Stress sufferers include:
They can be consumed as an oil, vape liquid, sprays and wafers.
If you or a loved one are suffering from Stress and are considering medicinal cannabis as a potential treatment, please speak to your GP or to one of our SAS accredited doctors here.