Scientific studies between long-term cannabis users and non-cannabis users revealed the cannabis users to having lower stress levels. Researchers say that low doses of THC reduces stress and relieves anxiety for many people. They explain that chronic stress specially reduces the levels endocannabinoids in our body. This can cause more stress and make anxiety worse. The THC in cannabis can help replenish our endocannabinoid level, reducing symptoms of both stress and anxiety.
Symptoms of Chronic Stress
Chronic stress can have both physical and psychological symptoms that affect the whole body. Some of the main symptoms of stress are
- Tiredness and Fatigue
- Loss of Appetite or Overeating
- Nervousness and Anxiety
- Weakened Immune System and Sickness
You can have several symptoms at once, and it makes day to day life difficult.
Taking THC to Relieve Stress
- Pick the cannabis strain that will help treat your symptoms. Take indica and indica-dominant strains for sleeplessness and nervousness. Indica strains will help relax you. Sativa and sativa-dominant strains are good for treating depression and tiredness and will help give you energy.
- Start with small doses. Take a very small dose and wait for it to take effect. You can always increase the dosage little by little.