CBD & School Related Stress

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CBD & School Related Stress

For undergraduate students, graduate students, and teachers, this time of year is about more than wonderful weather and charming seasonal activities. It’s also a time when courses ramp up, mid-terms come out of seemingly nowhere, and finals are right around the corner. Whether you’re a student yourself or a parent, friend, sister, or mentor of someone who is, it’s understandable to look for ways to safely manage stress when the stakes feel high. Here’s a mini-lesson from Onyx & Rose on how CBD may help some students manage that stress in a way that’s safe, legal, natural, and incredibly effective for some.

So, It’s Legal?

Some Onyx & Rose products, what we call “Broad Spectrum,” contain 0% THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. These products will not cause any psychoactive or mind-altering effects.

We also offer a “Full Spectrum” product, which takes advantage of all the various therapeutic cannabinoids in the hemp plant. As a result, there is a trace amount (up to 0.3%) of THC present, along with all the other incredibly beneficial terpenes and flavonoids. This minimal amount of THC is naturally occurring in hemp and not enough to get you “high” when taken correctly.

Universities may have their own policies when it comes to hemp products. It’s important to be aware of what your University’s policy is, and to use that information when deciding which CBD product is right for you. If passing a drug test is important for opportunities such as co-ops and internships, those groups may have their own policies that you should be mindful of. CBD should help you relax and destress, not add more stress to your life. When in doubt, our Broad Spectrum products are a safe bet.

Girl Meet Exam Season

Hey, you. Eyes on your paper. There’s practically no need to mention the anxiety that comes with exam season. You’re being tested in a brand new way, and the tension and anticipatory stress that come with that big exam can actually inhibit your performance in the moment. Many find CBD Oil or Capsules a way to quiet the stress chatter in their heads so that they can focus on showing out when it comes to tests. CBD can help you have that “I got this!” feeling.

Not every stressful educational milestone is an exam, however. There’s also practicals, oral exams, and presentations. If public speaking gives you the jitters, know that you’re not alone. For those of us who aren’t quite so gifted in the art of public speaking without getting some performance anxiety jitters, CBD may help. A Brazillian study focusing on CBD and anxiety caused by public speaking found that “Pretreatment with CBD significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in their speech performance, and significantly decreased alert in their anticipatory speech.” In other words, the study showed that  CBD significantly reduced these patients’ fear of public speaking. This wasn’t a placebo effect, either. “The placebo group presented higher anxiety, cognitive impairment, discomfort, and alert levels when compared with the control group,” reads the study.

Girl Meet World

Any time of educational growth such as College, Law School, Nursing School, and so on, can also be a time for social growth that exposes you to new people. Each time you embark on a new life chapter, you also have to start all over to rebuild your circle and find your place. It’s totally natural to experience a little social anxiety with all of these newfound peers.

A daily dose of CBD is a natural remedy that has helped people get out there and take advantage of the opportunity to expand their horizons and make new connections. We recently wrote about CBD and Social Anxiety, which you can check out here.

All-Nighters Can Add Up. Take Care of Your Sleep.

We get it. Missing out on a couple of hours of sleep adds up pretty quickly, and the effects can be pretty detrimental. You may feel sluggish, not fully alert, and make careless mistakes that can make you pretty stressed out.

CBD activates your endocannabinoid system, which plays a vital part in regulating mood, appetite, sleep, and pain. Sleep is essential, both to your mental health and to your performance in the classroom or workplace. Many people have found that the regular use of CBD products as part of their nighttime ritual can promote a healthier night’s sleep. For some, CBD may help reset an off-balance circadian rhythm. No, it’s not a miracle drug that will wipe away a week’s worth of binging and burning the midnight oil. But, adding Onyx & Rose to your nighttime ritual may help you relax and achieve more restful sleep.

The Best Years of Your Life. Only Better.

Onyx & Rose is a company dedicated to the idea that all your years can be your best ones. That’s why we produce only the finest CBD Oil, Capsules, Balm, Bath Bombs, and other products made with 100% organically grown American hemp. For the growing number of students who rely on SSRI’s to manage the stress that they feel, CBD may be worth a try. We’re focused on giving you the best, and only partner with the top scientists, formulators, farmers, and health experts. It’s our mission to help you get the most out of your foundational years—and all the years afterward—with products that promote health, happiness, and well-being.