One of the most unnerving ‘South Africanisms’ of recent years is when you’re stressed out and someone tells you to, “Just relax, okay?”. Great advice but hard to implement; particularly in a year like 2020, where the Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on our state of mind. Stressors that come to mind, include retrenchment, reduced pay, worrying if isolated elderly parents are coping during lockdown, wondering whether we were infected when the person in front of us, coughed in the check-out line the other day… the list goes on and on.
Simply put, stress is how your brain and body react to any type of stressor or challenge. Physical expressions include a racing pulse, increased breathing and tensed-up muscles. Resulting symptoms may include headaches, insomnia, anger, irritability or sadness. Over time, uncontrolled stress could lead to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease or mental disorders.1
How do we cope and turn a bleak outlook around? Around the world, more and more people are honing in on the benefits of cannabidiol or CBD; a compound in the cannabis plant. Extensive research has separated the myths from the facts, highlighting CBD’s ability to assist in providing relief of minor symptoms associated with stress such as muscular tension, fatigue, restlessness and poor concentration.2
Leading pharmaceutical company Adcock Ingram recently launched ADCO CBD Stress, which helps with symptomatic relief of symptoms associated with stress.3 ADCO CBD STRESS is available in drops (15 ml and 30 ml) and capsule format.
Trusted, reliable, reputable ADCO CBD products are now available from selected Clicks and Dis-Chem stores, as well as selected independent pharmacies and online stores. For more information, visit www.adcocbd.co.za and join the conversation on Facebook.
- 5 things you should know about stress. National Institute of Mental Health, Publication No. 19-MH- 8109. [cited 2019 Dec 04]
- Pisanti S, Malfitano AM, Ciaglia E, et al. Cannabidiol: State of the art and new challenges for therapeutic applications. Pharmacol Ther 2017;175:133-150.
- Adco CBD Stress Professional Information Leaflet.
Stress levels skyrocket during lock down but now as the lock down is eased I feel a bit more relaxed. Great reading material
I was stressing a lot when I got retrenched but I’ve made peace with it for my kids sake.