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Top 5 Plant-Based Foods To Relieve Stress And Anxiety Instantly

 

Caring about nature and the food choices you make to preserve the environment is a good deed to do. However, continually worrying about what foods you’re eating and omitting can put you in a stressful state. Other than this, there are many more things that can be the cause of stress, and after one thing leads into another, you quickly find yourself into a hyperventilated state unable to settle down.

Whether you ate due to stress or eating made you stressed, you can change things by eating to de-stress. The following are some healthy plant-based foods that can help with anxiety and stress rapidly:

Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds come from responsible regions and offer some of the essential nutrients needed in daily life. Moreover, they offer healthy counterparts of some of the nutrients, including proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Proteins and omega 3, iron, zinc, and other elements varying in different nuts and seeds aid the brain in the functioning and handling stressful tasks better. Some helpful nuts and seeds are peanuts, walnuts, and cashews; and chia, pumpkin, and hemp seeds, respectively.

Beans and Greens

Leafy greens and beans are already on the side of the healthy foods to eat and do incredible benefits to the body and brain. They do good to the overall health as they include several vitamins and minerals like folate, iron, magnesium, vitamin c, and b. You can add greens in your favorite dishes or make smoothies consisting of spinach, kale, asparagus, broccoli, and Brussel sprouts and chickpeas as beans. These foods effortlessly relax your mind and take away stress whenever consumed due to the rich nutrients they offer.

Cannabis

Speaking of leafy greens, a plant that provides numerous advantages and properties is also cannabis. Although its products are more widely used to relieve stress, the results from eating raw yields or mixed with home-cooked meals are incredible. The component known as CBD relieves stress and anxiety with anti-inflammatory properties. However, when it is combined with THC, action happens fast. And both of them are found in several strains of cannabis, read this article to find some of the best ones.

Oat

Oats or oatmeal may be a conventional breakfast item, but the influence it holds to provide to your body and mind is immense. This is the only superfood you need to help you lower cholesterol and blood pressure to a healthy level and also soothe your mind and de-stress. It contains some of the fantastic nutrients that can immediately relieve stress and anxiety, including complex carbohydrates and serotonin that take your brain to a feel-good state.

Teas

A food item that also feels calming to think about is teas that have amazing pacifying properties. Teas help calm down heightened emotions instantly and reduce levels of anxiety and stress. All kinds of teas work in accomplishing the task of relieving stress for good. You can just pick your favorite from a wide variety of exquisite tastes. Chamomile works best with reliving stress while other teas, including black, green, peppermint, and lavender, are also great and also provide additional benefits like help with sleep or invigorating mind.

CBD For Anxiety: The Best Products on the Market Today

Health enthusiasts attest to the broad range of CBD benefits that hemp-derived products provide. While more scientific research is encouraged, the existing research, as well as the anecdotal evidence from users, suggests that cannabidiol is an excellent pharmaceutical alternative for treating ailments like pain, anxiety, depression, and more–for example, the FDA has approved a CBD product called Epidiolex, which treats two kinds of pediatric epilepsy.

CBD products come in many forms, you can smoke CBD via vaporizer, apply it to the skin topically, ingest it in edible forms like gummies, and much more.

Arguably the most popular consumption methods are oils and tinctures, which you typically take sublingually. However, depending on how they are produced and what other ingredients are mixed in, oils and tinctures can carry earthy tastes that some customers are not fond of. Gummies, however, are a fun way to ingest CBD for pain relief and other maladies with an assortment of different flavors.

Here are a few of the best CBD products for anxiety on the market today.

Verma Farms

 

Verma Farms grows its own organic hemp and does not use pesticides. Because hemp is a bio-accumulator—meaning it absorbs other substances from its environment, such as toxins that may seep into the soil—unwanted and even harmful ingredients can sneak their way into CBD products. However, Verma does not use such toxins in its growing process and has a third-party lab test its products for purity and potency before selling them (the company also publishes the lab results online). If you want trustworthy CBD isolate products—including the best CBD oil on the market— Verma Farms is worth checking out.

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Cannabidiol Life

 

Cannabidiol Life is based in Denver, Colorado, manufactures all of its products in-house, and is frequently inspected by the Denver Department of Health to assure quality and purity.

 

CBD Oil Geek recommends Cannabidiol Life because not only are they high-quality, but their gummies come in delicious flavors without hempy aftertastes–such as Golden Maple and Chocolate Bliss. In addition, their products come in a variety of dosages and are reasonably priced!

 

The company’s gummies use CBD isolate, but they also sell a range of other full-spectrum products. Cannabidiol Life is an excellent option if you want your CBD to come in playful shapes like worms or bears—but make sure to keep them away from children!

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Green Roads

Green Roads is a renowned CBD company that sells high-quality, pharmacist-formulated products that are third-party lab tested and created from hemp grown in the US. Their website sums up what makes their gummies great,

“[Green Roads products have] universal appeal in that they offer a simple and discreet way to get your daily dose of CBD. Besides their fun and colorful appearance and fruity taste, these edibles contain all of the benefits of CBD, making them an excellent option for people looking for long-term relief over a short-term fix.”

Green Roads products are known to be highly effective and provide a host of options that range from gummies and syrups to pain cream and tea. If you want to make taking CBD a bit more fun and flavorful, Green Roads gummies are a good option.

 

CBD Edibles

Pure Kana

 

Pure Kana is a company that sells potent CBD isolate gummies—and they are vegan! An aspect that you can find with a variety of oils, but not always with edibles.

 

Each gummy has 25mg of cannabidiol and comes in natural fruit flavors. Experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and pain is not limited to particular times, so Pure Kana gummies are perfect for taking CBD on the go–especially if you are hesitant or feel uncomfortable ingesting oil via a dropper in the middle of the day or in public.

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CBDistillery

CBDistillery offers gummies with 30mg of CBD per candy. They contain no THC, and independent test results are visible online.

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Koi CBD

According to Koi CBD’s website:

“Unlike most CBD gummies—which spray CBD on their products—Koi takes the extra time to mix and roll our full-spectrum CBD blend into our gummies three times. Why? It evenly distributes the CBD throughout each piece, giving you the consistency and effectiveness that you deserve.”

Koi’s gummies come in flavors like tangerine, lime, and acai pomegranate. The company’s processes ensure that each piece is just as effective as any other, and their full-spectrum blend enhances the health benefits you are looking for.

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Why choose CBD Gummies?

If you are looking for the CBD for pain relief or other ailments but want to take doses whenever you want that don’t taste “hempy,” gummies might be the perfect option for you.

What are your favorite CBD gummies, and which ones are you interested in trying? Let us know in the comments below!

Patients Frequently Substitute Cannabis For Anti-Anxiety Drugs

CANADA: Patients authorized to legally use medical cannabis frequently substitute it in place of benzodiazepines, according to a pair of new studies. Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs primarily used for treating anxiety. According to data compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control, benzodiazepines were attributed to over 11,500 overdose deaths in 2017.

In the first study, Canadian researchers assessed the relationship between cannabis and benzodiazepines in a cohort of 146 patients enrolled in the nation’s medical marijuana access program. They reported that 30 percent of participants discontinued their use of anti-anxiety medications within two months of initiating cannabis therapy and that 45 percent did so by six months.

“Patients initiated on medical cannabis therapy showed significant benzodiazepine discontinuation rates after their first follow-up visit to their medical cannabis prescriber, and continued to show significant discontinuation rates thereafter,” authors concluded.

In the second study, investigators at the University of Michigan surveyed over 1,300 state-registered medical cannabis patients with regard to their use of opioids and benzodiazepines. They reported that 53 percent of respondents acknowledged substituting marijuana for opioids, and 22 percent did so for benzodiazepines.

The studies’ findings are consistent with numerous other papers — such as those hereherehere, and here— documenting patients’ use of cannabis in place of a variety of prescription drugs, particularly opioids and anti-anxiety medications.


For more information, contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org. Full text of the study, “Reduction of benzodiazepine use in patients prescribed medical cannabis,” appears in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Full text of the study, “Pills to pot: Observational analyses of cannabis substitution among medical cannabis users with chronic pain,” appears in The Journal of Pain. Additional information is available in NORML’s fact-sheet, “Relationship between marijuana and opioids.”

Study: CBD Dosing Relieves Symptoms In Patients With Anxiety Disorders

COLORADO: The daily administration of CBD is associated with sustained symptomatic relief in patients diagnosed with anxiety disorders, according to the results of a case series published in The Permanente Journal.

Investigators at the University of Colorado, Denver and Colorado State University assessed the adjunctive use of low daily doses of CBD (typically 25mg capsules) over a three-month period in a cohort of patients diagnosed with either sleep or anxiety disorders.

Researchers reported that patients experienced a “mild improvement” in sleep scores, and a larger “more sustained response to anxiety.” They also reported that “CBD appears to be better tolerated than routine psychiatric medications.”

Authors acknowledged that the therapeutic doses used in the study were far lower than those typically associated with anxiolytic action in prior clinical trials.

They concluded: “Anxiety scores decreased fairly rapidly, and this decrease was sustained during the study period. … Randomized and controlled trials are needed to provide definitive clinical guidance.”


For more information, contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org. Full text of the study, “Cannabidiol in anxiety and sleep: A large case series,” appears in The Permanente Journal.

Can CBD Dog Treats Help Ease your Dog’s Pain and Anxiety?

COLORADO: It’s difficult to watch our pets age. They provide so much unconditional love and support, we can’t imagine living our lives without them. As we watch them age, we can’t help but recall their younger years as puppies, when they would bounce and frolic about. While we can’t bring back our dog’s youth, we can help ease the pain of old age and anxiety caused by modern life.

We don’t intentionally let our dogs suffer, but it’s hard to tell exactly what they need because they can’t talk. Oftentimes, we do feel the pain and stress that they are experiencing, just by looking in their eyes. It doesn’t help that modern dog food often uses cheap fillers and poor ingredients that can compromise our dog’s health.

Fortunately for us loving dog owners, modern technology is unlocking the secrets of the hemp plant to ease the suffering and pain our dogs experience but can’t describe to us in words.

Scientists have discovered how a compound in hemp called cannabidiol, or CBD, can help our dogs with a wide range of pain and stress-related issues. These issues include separation anxiety, old-age related pain, i.e., arthritis or hip and joint pain. Another benefit of hemp-based CBD dog treats and biscuits is that they help calm dogs that are anxious from the frightening noise from fireworks or thunderstorms.

Dr. Axe, a prominent celebrity physician based in Nashville, TN, had this to say about CBD in a recent article on his site, “Research shows that CBD benefits include acting as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is therefore a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia.”

A common erroneous concern about CBD is that it will make your dog high. However, CBD by itself contains no THC, the active ingredient in marijuana that creates the sensation of being high. So you can rest assured your dog has the ability to stay calm, but clear-headed when enjoying a hemp-based CBD dog biscuit or treat.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Plan In The South Bronx Stirs Anxiety And Hope

NEW YORK:  The Hunts Point neighborhood in the South Bronx has struggled to clean up its act for years. Prostitution is still a problem, but it is far less prevalent, residents say, than it once was.

A couple of years ago, community leaders and residents helped derail the opening of a strip club. The neighborhood was once home to several strip clubs and now it has none.

So, now, news that the building that was going to house the club will instead open as another kind of business is stirring anxiety in the neighborhood. That is because the building is slated to be the site of one of New York City’s first medical marijuana dispensaries.

On Friday, New York State named the five companies that will be allowed to grow and sell marijuana for medical use in the state, including in New York City. One of the companies chosen plans to set up a retail site in Hunts Point.

Anticipation, Anxiety As State Prepares For Next Step In Medical Marijuana Legalization

MINNETSOTA:  Next week, the Minnesota Department of Health will name the two companies it has selected to grow and refine the state’s entire supply of medical marijuana.

While some communities are ready to welcome new agribusinesses, others have taken steps to block marijuana outlets from setting up shop.

The city of Duluth, which spent years battling a downtown head shop, just passed a six- to 12-month moratorium on any talk of zoning for medical marijuana manufacturing or dispensing facilities. The Minneapolis suburb of Richfield passed a similar moratorium in October after two different cannabis companies approached the city about setting up dispensaries there, should they get the nod from the state.

“From our perspective, what’s really important is to get ahead of the game and figure out how, or where, those facilities might fit into our community,” City Manager Steve Devich said at the time.

 

Washington Pot Sales Allay Some Anxiety

WASHINGTON:  I thought I’d tell you about my recent experience with shopping for marijuana in Washington State.

Earlier this summer, I vacationed in Portland, Oregon, to attend a wedding. Family and friends from across the states came to participate in the fun. One day, a few of us crossed the bridge that links Portland with Vancouver, Washington, to scope out the wedding site. As we drove through the scenic town, we happened to see a small shop with the name “Main Street Marijuana.” It suddenly dawned on us that Washington had just become the second state, after Colorado, to allow the sale of recreational marijuana. Legal sales had only started two weeks before our arrival.

A member of our party, who shall remain unnamed, asked if we could stop at the store so she could buy a couple of joints. She hadn’t smoked pot for over three decades. After raising four children and baby-sitting nine grandchildren, she was ready to relive her past as a ’60s flower child. How could we refuse her request?

After parking our car, we approached the store on foot. Just as we arrived, a young man was putting up a “closed” sign. It was only 11:00 in the morning. I asked him why he was closing so early. He told us that he was closing in protest to the high prices legal marijuana growers were charging for their crop. The growers were squeezing out the profit for the sellers.

 

AA: ADHD and Anxiety – Diary of an MJ Mom

by MJ & Me

In our world, AA is an identifiable acronym for Alcoholics Anonymous, American Airlines, and for those financial gurus, AA: NYSE the stock quote.

But in my world, AA stands for ADHD and Anxiety. Sadly, these are two challenges that my beautiful, smart, witty, charming and oftentimes challenging 16 year-old son faces every day of his life. They go hand-in-hand. [Read more…]