As conversations about mental health have become more commonplace, you’ve likely heard frequent references to anxiety. But do you understand how anxiety is different from typical stress?
Stress is a normal – sometimes even helpful – response to the challenges we face in normal life. But it becomes an anxiety disorder when stress is persistent, excessive, and irrational. It interfere with a person's ability to function. Anxiety disorders are classified into several types, including phobias, panic and stress disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Anxiety symptoms may differ depending on the individual; symptoms in general include:
Increased heart rate
Shortness of breath
There are many factors that trigger anxiety. These include past trauma, current life situation, and the use of drugs or alcohol. But what helps mitigate it?
One answer to that question is Delta-8. D8 has an effect on our endocannabinoid system, or ECS - a cell signaling system that keeps our bodies in a state of homeostasis. ECS regulates several vital functions in our bodies, including mood, pain, inflammation, sleep, stress, appetite, memory, and so on.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that Delta-8 has the potential to treat anxiety. Taken in low doses, it doesn’t get you "high" in the traditional sense, but instead provides a mild euphoria that can help calm anxiety symptoms.
How does Delta 8 help in managing anxiety?
Improve your concentration
CBD is a well-known anxiety treatment, but it is mild. And if you've ever used Delta-9 for anxiety, you know it gives you a head rush and can leave you dizzy and exhausted. However, Delta 8 is less psychoactive due to its affinity for the CB2 receptor in the brain. It relaxes and calms you, allowing you to be more productive and focused.
Promote better sleep
Anxious people frequently experience sleep deprivation and insomnia. A moderate dose of Delta 8 can mitigate these symptoms by relaxing and calming the mind. It helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Sleep deprivation raises the risk of chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart attack, kidney failure, and so on. In particular, professionals suspect that D8 improves your third and fourth stages of sleep. Getting quality sleep reduces stress, depression, and anxiety symptoms.
Delta-8 has been a game changer when it comes to treating a wide variety of conditions. But it’s important to always know the quality and composition of the product you’re consuming. That’s why we only recommend using Delta 8 products that are formulated by the experts.