Anxious? Stressed? That’s your body’s endocannabinoid system struggling.

Anxious? Stressed? That’s your body’s endocannabinoid system struggling.

Are you feeling increasingly stressed out because of pandemic demands and isolation?

You’re not alone. And you’re not imaging it.

Science has demonstrated that lab rats repeatedly restrained or subjected to chronic stress experience a significant decrease in anandamide — the “bliss” endocannabinoid in their body’s endocannabinoid system.

This drop in anandamine triggers a state of depression and makes the body more susceptible to physical and mental illness. You can learn more about anandamine and your body’s endocannabinoid system on the Asterra Labs website.

Learn more about how your endocannabinoid system responds to stress — and how you can strengthen it during times of constraint or stress — in this article by Project CBD, a nonprofit organization in California founded in 2009 by journalists covering science related to the cannabis industry.

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