What is the Best Marijuana for Stress?
What is Stress?
Stress can be described as a wide range of feelings and emotions. Most common are feelings of frustration, anxiety, fear, and anger (just to name a few).
The reason that stress is hard to define, is because it causes a surge of hormones to rush through your body. According to BBC Science, these hormones include adrenaline and cortisol. The body produces them in an attempt to deal with threats or pressure that’s detected.
Psychologist World further describes this as the “Fight or Flight Response”. Basically, as soon as your body detects threats (such as tough situations, large work loads, or uncomfortable environments), your brain sends signals to your nervous system, triggering the release of hormones.
Ultimately, stress can lead to very serious physical and psychological problems. The extent to which each person is affected is difficult to measure, because stress affects everyone in different ways.
How does Marijuana help?
According to Psychiatrist Tod Mikuriya, M.D., stress reduction is nearly a universal benefit of cannabis use.
In short, the amygdala resides in your brain and is responsible for detecting danger or threats. The Medical Marijuana Association reports that “panic attacks, and most general unease, come from the amygdala mistaking stress for physical danger”. It then activates “heart-pumping, hand-trembling, lung-squeezing, fight-or-flight response” (aka more stress).
A study led by Vanderbilt University shows that there are cannabinoid receptors in the amygdala. Their research found “cannabinoid receptors, through which marijuana exerts its effects, in a key emotional hub in the brain involved in regulating anxiety and the flight-or-fight response”.
One of the biggest benefits to using marijuana for stress, is relief from the financial burden of expensive pharmaceutical drugs. In addition to the cost savings, anti-depressants, sleeping pills, anti-inflammatories, and other drugs can be harmful and hard on your body.
Depending on the strain you buy, you could find the best marijuana for stress relief. Since your body has unique signs and symptoms, the best marijuana for stress will be different for everyone. However, see below for strains that are commonly associated with stress relief.
If you want to buy marijuana for stress online, click on one of the strains below and read about it’s effects. Then make your selection based on your own unique symptoms.