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CBG Oil against stress and anxiety

Everyone experiences stress: the race to perform, social complexity and a fast-paced lifestyle all contribute to an over-stimulation of the physiological mechanisms of stress. Anxiety is often a consequence of this ultra-dynamic and stressful rhythm and can sometimes have an undesirable impact on health and social or professional life. To remedy this, more and more people are turning to CBD to regulate their stress or anxiety. However, recently, the exceptional properties of CBG oil are attracting just as much attention. Is the effect of CBG oil more effective in combating stress and anxiety and why? Read on to find out!

The mechanisms of stress and anxiety

Stress is a natural phenomenon in reaction to a specific unknown situation and that allows all living beings to adapt and survive. Defined in 1925 by a Hungarian doctor (Hans Selye) as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change”, stress will become the subject of numerous studies. The research of French neurobiologist Henri Laborit, for instance, has allowed us to understand this psychosomatic phenomenon and its consequences on health. When confronted with stress, the organism generates cortisol and adrenaline, generally resulting in a fight-or-flight response to restore internal balance (homeostasis) or to escape the source of stress. The individual may also become aggressive to relieve stress, although, in modern society, he or she will usually not express stress but somatize it by developing diseases such as stomach ulcers, cancer, or high blood pressure.

On the other hand, anxiety is anguish in reference to a stressful situation that could hypothetically occur in the present or the future. Activated by the irrational fear of potential danger, anxiety takes different forms depending on the individual, up to the pathological level where social and professional life are disrupted. It can be, for example, panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, or OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). Anxiety occurs even when there is no source of stress, it is rather a psychological disorder where the worst is imagined, or which activates the fear of traumatic suffering suffered in the past.

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Could CBG Oil prevent stress and anxiety?

Stress is not necessarily bad in itself; it is what pushes us to reach our goals and even to exceed our limits. Stimulation or pressure in a situation certainly creates stress but if it is moderate, positive effects are observed: improvement of memory, self-confidence, and recording of information useful to the evolution of the species by transmission to the following generations. But when the stress becomes permanent and of high intensity with no way out, the organism can no longer adapt or fight. Stuck in an “impossible” situation, the person tends to inhibit himself and turns the stress against himself.

This is when physical symptoms appear such as:

  • Muscle tension
  • Digestion problems
  • Headaches
  • High heart rate and hypertension
  • Appetite disorders…

Most chronically stressed people also experience mental symptoms:

  • Mood disorders
  • Excessive irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sleep disorders, among others.

It is to prevent such extremes that it is necessary to take steps to reduce stress either by changing one’s lifestyle, improving a situation, or strengthening one’s body. Full-spectrum CBG oil and full-spectrum CBD oil are being used more and more frequently including in the hospital to combat the symptoms of stress but also to control harmful stress levels in a given situation. This is a preferable choice in the long run since nowadays, stressful situations are part of everyday life for most people.

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How can CBG Oil help you fight stress and anxiety?

CBG (cannabigerol) is a cannabinoid from the hemp plant which, although discovered in the 1960s, has remained virtually unnoticed until recently. This non-psychoactive cannabinoid is a precursor of THC and CBD, i.e., it is the parent or rather “queen mother” of all cannabinoids. Present at only 1% in the plant ready to be harvested, CBG is very difficult to extract and requires technical expertise that few full-spectrum oil producers possess. The experts at SupMedi have nevertheless successfully developed this sophisticated CBG extraction technology to bring you the highest quality full-spectrum CBG oil, available in our online shop.

Like CBD, CBG interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) but while CBD acts indirectly on CB1 and CB2 receptors, CBG acts directly, which increases its effect tenfold. Therefore CBG is undoubtedly an appropriate and effective response to support emotional well-being and manage stress.

Which CBD Oil effects can help prevent stress?

To be more precise, CBG helps to inhibit the degradation of the neurotransmitter GABA which promotes relaxation. The presence in the body of a greater quantity of GABA is a powerful factor of resistance to stress which allows for anticipating the psychosomatic response and thus avoiding the development of symptoms related to stress.

Another characteristic of CBG oil is its influence on serotonin levels in the body. Serotonin (5-HT), also known as the happiness hormone, is a neurotransmitter that is involved in the process of stress management. As a serotonin receptor antagonist, it has been observed in some studies that CBG helps to generate a good mood. Its ability to inhibit the absorption of serotonin results in an increased concentration of this neuromodulator which indirectly protects against the harmful effects of stress.

CBG oil and symptoms of stress and anxiety

When a stressful situation is temporary, or manageable, the person strengthens himself to be able to overcome a difficulty and his health is not in danger. But when stress is chronic, it can lead to exhaustion or burn-out, anxiety, and even exposure to risks of cardiovascular diseases, type II diabetes, and depression.

Fortunately, there are many natural ways to fight the symptoms of stress and anxiety. Sure, you can opt for practices like yoga and meditation in times of stress, but there’s nothing stopping you from combining these techniques with a plant-based supplement such as CBG Oil for added effectiveness.

Although studies on the effects of CBG Oil on stress are still in their infancy, the potential of cannabigerol is promising. By promoting relaxation, CBG has shown that its use is recommended to fight against sleep disorders but also to stimulate the appetite without inducing a “high” effect like THC. Although the long-term daily use of cannabinoids and in particular CBD has been approved by the World Health Organization, it is advisable to always talk to your doctor before using CBG oil or CBD oil for stress relief and anxiety. CBG may have adverse interactions with other medications you are taking and decrease their effectiveness.

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Can you combine CBD and CBG Oil for stress relief?

Of course, numerous studies on CBD have also demonstrated the stress relief potential of this cannabinoid, and this can be used in tandem with full-spectrum CBG Oil for a more powerful impact on the body.

In fact, cannabinoids when used together enhance each other’s properties through what is known as the “entourage effect“. That makes the full-spectrum formula of our CBG and CBD Oil even more suited for use against stress, as both supplements contain the entire range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids present in the harvested hemp plants. You’ll find both products in our online store, ready to order and try straight away.

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To help you become stronger in the face of stress and less dominated by anxiety, you can find our premium full-spectrum CBG Oil in our online store. Our CBD and CBG supplements are independently lab-tested to ensure premium quality. And most importantly, keep reading our blogs to learn all about the many benefits of CBD and CBG Oil!

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