Feeling stressed is a normal part of daily life, it’s our body trying to achieve balance and regulation by encouraging us to be flexible in our ever changing environment. A term used to describe this is Allostasis, which is our body's way of attempting to resume normal function or homeostasis by either avoiding the detrimental situation until it passes, or simply encourage us to learn how to manage the problem that is causing the stress. These are the normal functions of stress, however we see chronic problems arising when the allostatic load of the individual is too high for long periods of time.
Studies generally show positive results in animal stress levels after consuming CBD because of the effect it has on the endocannabinoid system. Small tests were conducted, monitoring the animals body weight, exploratory behaviours and preference to sugar. After 3 weeks there were generally positive results in all the animals which were consuming CBD.