Our adrenal glands play a big role in our overall health.
Located just above the kidneys, adrenal glands have a major impact on kidney function, and produce critical hormones that assist the body in regulating blood sugar and pressure, burning fat and protein, and surprisingly, managing stress. With the common lifestyle of high stress level, poor diet, sleep deprivation and a lack of exercise, many people suffer from adrenal fatigue.
The symptoms of adrenal fatigue can be severe enough that your life can be impacted in many ways. With a little help from CBD, your adrenal fatigue symptoms can significantly decrease so you can feel better overall.
Here are four of the most common adrenal fatigue symptoms and how CBD can help.
Take Back the Reins from Stress
If you’ve been battling chronic stress for long periods of time, your body has become unable to maintain the required hormones and neurotransmitters needed to continue coping with stress. CBD has the ability to target the issue and regulate serotonin levels, helping to reduce your anxiety and effectively help you manage stress. CBD helps to even out overactive areas in the brain that cause anxiety, and generate activity in the emotion-centric hippocampus.
Decrease Salty Food Cravings
Adrenal fatigue leads to smaller amounts of aldosterone production. This means you may experience frequent urges to urinate, which results in a cycle of elimination of essential minerals like sodium, potassium and magnesium, thus the craving for salty items. Unlike its parent THC, CBD reduces food cravings – potentially providing help with weight control as well.
Heal Your Immune System
Cortisol is key in regulating the immune system and preventing infections from wreaking havoc on the body. Adrenal fatigue can lead to extreme high and low cortisol levels, leaving it vulnerable to infection and even disease. CBD serves as a natural antioxidant, helping to boost the immune response and elevate immune function.
Reverse Extreme Exhaustion
If you have difficulty waking up and getting out of bed in the morning, you may be suffering from adrenal fatigue. Despite getting a full night’s sleep, some people will never feel rested due to unstable levels of adrenaline and cortisone. CBD helps regulate the circadian rhythm and encourages homeostasis during the sleep cycle through its interaction with the endocannabinoid system’s CB1 receptor, found throughout the nervous system. CBD helps users fall asleep faster and stay asleep, helping to alleviate fatigue throughout the day.
Time to Feel Better
Whether you are suffering from one or several symptoms of adrenal fatigue, CBD can help by naturally interacting with your endocannabinoid system to naturally regulate your body’s vital functions. Unsure where to start when it comes to CBD? Stop by Brookside Holistic Solutions in Lee’s Summit, MO to chat with our knowledgeable team who will help hand select the right CBD for you.