If you feel stressed because of your occupation, you’re not alone. In fact, 60% of Americans feel work-related stress.
In order to cope with the stress at your job, you might feel like you could benefit from CBD products to reduce your anxiety and stress. While this is a possible solution, here are some considerations before using CBD.
What Is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, a naturally occurring part of the cannabis plant. CBD is different from the psychoactive compound THC, which is also found in the cannabis plant.
Upon ingestion (whether through digestion or inhalation), CBD alters how to body experiences and regulates pain sensation, mood, appetite, and immune function.
Every Occupation is Different
While CBD is not psychoactive–meaning, it doesn’t produce a “high” like THC–it can have side effects. These can include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Change in appetite
CBD should not be used before a job that requires a lot of concentration, such as driving or operating machinery. You should evaluate the risk of drowsiness in your occupation. If sudden drowsiness puts you or others at risk, then CBD is not the solution for you.
Talk To Your Physician
CBD can alter the effects of other drugs or medications your physician has prescribed. Never take CBD products without speaking to your physician first!
How To Take CBD Products
After evaluating the risk at your occupation and speaking with your physician, take time to research CBD products. CBD is not regulated by the government, so you want to pick a product that has a quality reputation.
Start by taking a low dose to see how your body responds to CBD. Ideally, take this first dose on a day when you have fewer responsibilities, like a day off or after a deadline has been met.
Finally, plan for how you would respond to side effects so that you and those around you stay safe.
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