Managing Anxiety and Stress with CBD Drops: A Complete Guide
by Rowan Bailey
Unwind and Relax: Finding the Best CBD Drops for Managing Stress
Managing Anxiety and Stress with CBD Drops: A Complete Guide
Introduction to CBD and its stress-relieving properties
In today's fast-paced world, stress has become an inevitable part of our lives for many. When trying to grow in your career, or juggling mental health, stress can be an unfortunate constant. With many typical prescriptions coming with addiction or other nasty side effects, it's no wonder that many people are seeking natural remedies to help manage their stress levels. One such remedy that has gained significant attention is CBD, also known as cannabidiol. Derived from the hemp plant, CBD offers a range of potential health benefits, with one of the biggest request we get being whether it'll help with anxiety or stress relief. In this article, we will explore the best CBD drops available to try and manage stress and anxiety and how to get the best out of your purchase both in terms of effects and cost!
Understanding the different types of CBD products
Before diving into the best CBD drops for stress management, it's essential to understand the different types of CBD products available as it can be quite a mine field to navigate. CBD comes in various forms, including oils, tinctures, capsules, edibles, and topicals. For many new customers, they won't even know what a tincture is or how it differs from an oil, and we don't blame you! It's needlessly complex as an industry, but we continue to do our best to provide educational content around these topics to help you on your journey! While all these products contain CBD, they differ in terms of their onset time, duration of effects, and method of consumption. These factors will play a big role in terms of what works for you, and how it will fit around your life/ preferred consumption method. For stress management, CBD Oil drops, also known as CBD oil, are the most popular choice due to their fast-acting nature and ease of use and that generally speaking they're the most cost effective (Cost of living is stressful enough right?).
CBD Oil drops are typically taken sublingually, meaning they are placed under the tongue for 60 - 90 seconds and absorbed more efficiently into the bloodstream. This method allows for quicker absorption compared to other forms of CBD, making it an ideal choice for managing stress and anxiety if they come on suddenly. Where as others may opt to swallow it directly or mixed in with a drink such as tea or coffee as a daily routine to manage a baseline. This dose gets into your system a little slow with anywhere between 40 - 90 minute onset. However, for many struggling with stress or anxiety, this routine helps manage a baseline day to day with a dose in the morning and night only using a top up as and when needed on particularly bad days.
CBD drops come in different strengths, allowing users to customise their dosage according to their specific needs. Remember everyone is different, as well as the way that stress/ anxiety effects them. It's important to find the right dose for you by starting off small and building up over the space of a couple of weeks. This ensures that you're using a dose optimised for you. More isn't always better with CBD, it's about finding your balance and ensuring you have a baseline day to day. We find that on average, our customers who come to use for anxiety or stress land on a 10% or 20% options such as these 1,000mg CBD Oil Drops or 2,000mg CBD Oil Drops. These have the best balance of strength per drop (Usually only 1-3 drops per dose) and cost where you don't need to top up as often.
Factors to consider when choosing the best CBD drops for stress management
When it comes to choosing the best CBD drops for stress management, several factors should be taken into consideration. First and foremost, it's essential to ensure that you are purchasing high-quality CBD oil from reputable brands. Look for brands that use organic hemp, employ third-party lab testing, and provide transparent information about their manufacturing processes. Better yet, find a brand that makes their own products to ensure quality. Those who have nothing to hide will share their labs and behind the scene shots of them at work (Wink wink...).
Another crucial factor to consider is the CBD concentration in the drops. The concentration is usually indicated on the product label and determines the potency of the oil. Beginners may want to start with lower concentrations and gradually increase their dosage as needed but that doesn't mean going for the lowest available option.
Recommended CBD dosage for sleep and anxiety
Determining the right CBD dosage for sleep and anxiety can be a personal journey, as each individual's response may vary. It's recommended to start with a low dosage and gradually increase until the desired effects are achieved. For sleep, a higher dosage may be beneficial, while a lower dosage may be sufficient for managing daytime anxiety. Consulting with a healthcare professional experienced in CBD use can provide valuable guidance in finding the optimal dosage for your specific needs.
Here i'll outline an example of a starting CBD dose schedule for stress and anxiety customers where you start off on a mid range strength to avoid spending too much, and then level of strength wise once you find it effective to reduce your over all cost. So let's say you want to start off with a 15mg strength dose twice a day:
1. Buy these 5% 500mg CBD Oil Drops. They're a mid to low range strength and won't break the bank cost wise whilst you work out whether CBD is for you.
15mg dose - 6 drops of 5% 500mg CBD Oil Drops
2 doses a day - 12 drops a day
Bottle will last roughly - 16-17 days
Average cost per day - £1.37
2. If you find this effective you can reduce your cost and amount of drops taken significantly by then opting for this Extra Strong 20% 2,000mg CBD Oil Drops and adjusting it to maintain the same previous dose.
15mg dose - 1-2 drops of 20% 2000mg CBD Oil Drops
2 doses a day - 2-4 drops a day
Bottle will last roughly - 66 days
Average cost per day - £0.75
So as you can see, for as little as £22 you can find out if CBD works for you with a couple of weeks to adjust your dosage. Then if you find it effective you can almost halve your costs by opting for a stronger option but adjusting the amount of drops you take. This saving is significant, especially for those who use it daily to manage their stress and anxiety symptoms. This is without opting for the Buy 1 Get 1 Half price bundle on all of these drops that would reduce your overall cost further! You can always find this deal HERE.
Lastly (Not trying to over complicate things I promise!) It's also worth noting that the extraction method used can impact the overall quality of the CBD drops. CO2 extraction is considered the gold standard as it ensures a pure and potent product without the risk of residual harmless solvents. Furthermore this process encapsulates a wide range of other cannabinoids and natural goodies that were in the plant. Other methods produce products such as CBD isolate that removes all of these, and in our opinion this is a shame because you want the benefits the way the whole plant intended them right? Having said that, there is a time and place for CBD Isolate products. For example if you are a medical cannabis patient and already have a THC heavy oil/ flower routine but need to supplement it with CBD in a cost effective way, then by all means CBD isolate products are great as you already have the other cannabinoids in your routine.
Top-rated CBD oil brands for stress relief
With the increasing popularity of CBD, numerous brands have entered the market, each claiming to offer the best CBD oil as part of a routine to manage stress relief and anxiety. To help you navigate through the options, we have compiled a list of top-rated CBD oil brands that have received positive reviews for their stress-relieving properties.
Infinity CBD: If you don't believe in yourself then who will?All jokes aside, there's a reason we've been here since 2018 and have FSA validation on our award winning line of drops. If you want peace of mind from a brand that isn't afraid to put their face and behind the scenes content out there, then give us a try by trying one our range of CBD Oil Drops HERE.
Orange County CBD: Orange County have done a great job at cornering the market for a straight forward effective product range, with a great tasting CBD Gummies range and vapeables that are often preferred for their fast acting results for those wanting to use CBD for stress and anxiety.
Green Stem: Green Stem are also an award winning CBD company based in the UK with a great range of products. Their stress-relief CBD oil is designed to promote relaxation and calmness, making it an excellent choice for managing daily stressors.
The Best CBD Christmas gifts
With the holiday season approaching, CBD products make excellent gifts for loved ones looking to manage stress and find relaxation. Here are some of the best CBD Christmas gifts to consider:
CBD Bath Bombs: These luxurious bath bombs infused with CBD offer a spa-like experience, helping to melt away stress and tension. These are a great way to introduce someone to the world of CBD without having to count drops whilst also greatly appreciated as an indulgent pampering treat for daily CBD users alike!
CBD Gummies: A tasty and discreet way to enjoy the benefits of CBD are CBD gummies. These not only make a delightful stocking stuffer, but are a great way to introduce CBD to someones routines without the fuss of working out dosage or worrying about the hempy flavour and oily texture of drops. Better yet they tend to come in a wide range of familiar styles ranging from multivitamin style up to familiar sweet shop favourites!
CBD Infused Tea: For those who enjoy a warm cup of tea, CBD-infused tea blends provide a soothing and calming effect, perfect for winding down after a long day.
- The Best CBD Infused Chocolate: I mean who doesn't like chocolate? This range of gourmet CBD Infused chocolate from a SALSA accredited master chocolatier has been the best of the best in terms of flavour profile and effectiveness. Orange and Honeycomb is a personal favourite, but honestly there isn't a bad flavour in the whole range, they're all outstanding! So if you're looking for the best CBD Chocolate in the UK, look THIS WAY.
Benefits of using CBD oil drops for managing stress and anxiety
CBD oil has gained popularity for its potential benefits in managing stress and anxiety as we have seen first hand since our first shop opened in 2018. The natural compounds in CBD interact with the body's endocannabinoid system, which plays a crucial role in regulating homeostasis in our bodies. Stress throws things off balance by affecting sleep and raising cortisol levels in your blood stream. By trying to promote balance within the body, CBD can help reduce feelings of anxiety and promote a sense of calmness. Additionally, CBD oil is non-addictive and does not produce the typical psychoactive effects associated with THC, making it a safe and viable option for stress management whilst remaining fully functional.
Tips for incorporating CBD drops into your stress management routine
Incorporating CBD drops into your stress management routine can enhance your overall well-being. Here are some tips to get started:
Start with a small dosage: Begin with a low dosage and gradually increase until you find the right balance for your stress relief needs. Usually we'll recommend keeping it consistent for 7-10 days before increasing your dose slowly if needed.
Establish a consistent routine: Consistency is key when using CBD drops for stress management. Incorporate them into your daily routine at a specific time to ensure regular consumption. Establishing this base line is essential for getting the best out of your CBD Oil drops for anxiety or stress management. You'll likely find this baseline will keep you going 90% of the time, and will then need a targeted dosage on hand as and when you're having a particular bad day with it.
Combine with other relaxation techniques: CBD drops can complement other relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or yoga. Consider incorporating these practices into your routine for maximum stress relief. If you are using sublingual drops we recommend taking them an hour prior to mediation or yoga, and as little as 15 minutes ahead of time for topicals such as the Calm Stick or Muscle Salve.
If you're looking for the perfect CBD wellness gift for him, consider the following options:
CBD Muscle Balm: Ideal for active individuals, CBD muscle balm can help soothe tired muscles and promote post-workout recovery. With this all natural formulation and strict quality controls, its the ideal gift for someone who wants a strong effective and safe CBD product they can trust.
CBD Massage Oil: For those extra long work days, or recovering from an active weekend, or heck simply trying to pamper the fella. These CBD Massage oils can nourish the skin and promote healthy recovery while providing a deeply calming and soothing effect.
CBD Vapes: A discreet and convenient option, CBD vape pens offer quick relief from stress and anxiety on the go. As vaping is the most efficient absorption method, it can be great for those on the spot moments where you need to destress or moments where you just need to step away. With a wide range of styles and flavours, it's easy to fit into the same routine they already have, or simply opt for a disposable a working solution out of the packet!
When it comes to mental health, CBD products can be valuable tools for managing stress, anxiety, and other related conditions. Here are some of the best CBD mental health gifts:
CBD Capsules: CBD capsules provide a convenient and precise way to incorporate CBD into a daily routine, supporting mental well-being. As they're in a familiar form they can fit right alongside a current routine, or are easy enough to introduce without working out dosages.
CBD Roll On: Formulated specifically to promote better sleep and relaxation as and when you need it, this CBD Roll On can help those struggling with insomnia or sleep-related anxiety whilst also coming in handy for targeted relief with its concentrated formulation.
CBD Balm: Designed to be applied topically, CBD balms offer localised relief from tension and stress, providing a sense of calmness when used as part of self care routines.
Common misconceptions about CBD and stress relief
Despite its growing popularity, CBD still faces certain misconceptions when it comes to stress relief. One common misconception is that CBD will make you feel intoxicated or "high." However, CBD is non-psychoactive and does not produce the euphoric effects associated with THC.
Another misconception is that all CBD products are created equal. It's important to choose high-quality CBD oil from reputable sources to ensure effectiveness and safety. When it comes to CBD products that are taken orally such as CBD Oil Drops or Capsules. One step to check is whether or not the brand you are looking has had their products validated by the FSA. This means they have passed rigorous testing and their manufacturing processes have been vetted for your peace of mind. You can check the FSA's novel foods list HERE.
Additionally, it's crucial to understand that while CBD may help manage stress, it is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
CBD Oil Drops vs other forms of CBD for stress management
When it comes to stress management, CBD Oil Drops are often preferred over other forms of CBD due to their fast-acting nature and cost effectiveness when used effectively. Unlike edibles or capsules, CBD Oil drops can be absorbed quickly into the bloodstream when using sublingually (Placing under your tongue for 60-90 seconds), providing rapid relief from stress and anxiety. So you can imagine why this method is so popular for managing stress and anxiety. Additionally, CBD Oil drops offer precise dosing, allowing users to tailor their dosage according to their needs.
However, it's worth noting that other forms of CBD, such as edibles or topicals, may be more suitable for specific individuals or situations. Edibles provide a longer-lasting effect, while topicals can be applied directly to areas of tension or discomfort. Ultimately, the choice between tinctures and other forms of CBD depends on personal preference and desired outcomes. Generally speaking from our experience, most customers tend to lean towards having a base line dosage daily with their CBD Drops or CBD Capsules, and then top up as and when they need it with an additional dose on harder days.
Conclusion and final thoughts on finding the best CBD drops for managing stress
In conclusion, CBD Oil Drops offer a natural and potentially effective solution for managing stress and anxiety. When choosing the best CBD drops for stress management, consider factors such as product quality, CBD concentration, and extraction method. Additionally, incorporating CBD drops into your stress management routine can be beneficial when combined with other relaxation techniques. Whether you're looking for the perfect CBD gift or seeking personal stress relief, CBD drops can provide a sense of calmness and relaxation in today's hectic world.
Remember, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement or making changes to your current routine. With the right approach and the best CBD drops, you can unwind, relax, and find relief from stress.