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How does CBDa oil help stress?

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How does CBDa oil help stress?

CBD oil products are widely marketed and used to help ease feelings of stress.

While some level of stress is healthy, when a person experiences an abundance of stress it has the ability impact both the mind and body in a negative way.

Stress has been shown to manifest in your mood and body in various ways:

  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle pain or tension
  • Irritability
  • Lack of focus
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep issues
  • Feelings of overwhelm
  • Sadness

But how does CBDa oil actually work against stress?

Research has shown that CBDa communicates with receptors found in the central nervous system. One study found that in specific, CBDa enhanced the 5-HT1A (aka serotonin) receptor, which modulates stress response. Serotonin is a key hormone in stabilizing mood and feelings of happiness, joy, and well-being.

CBDa is also thought to interact with our endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a molecular system responsible for regulating and balancing many processes in our body and functions to maintain homeostasis within the body. When the body is not in a state of homeostasis, i.e. dysregulated, we can experience negative side effects in our mood and energy levels (along with other physiological processes in our body).

Why Pure Fin chooses CBDa over traditional CBD for our stress relief products…

Compared to CBD, CBDa is less processed and in a more natural whole plant form. To create CBD, you would have to take a more whole plant form cannabinoid (like CBDa) and run it through high levels of heat and processing (known as decarboxylation) to break it down into CBD. When using CBDa, you’re getting a cannabinoid that’s more raw and natural as compared to its CBD counterpart.

In addition, emerging studies show likely higher bioavailability of CBDa compared to CBD. CBDa has been shown to be one of the most widely absorbed cannabinoids available. This simply means that in many cases the positive effects of CBDa can be achieved more efficiently and at lower doses.

In closing, CBDa is a whole form, natural cannabinoid which can be considered for relieving stress and regulating our body’s internal homeostasis system (ECS). Pure Fin products feature high quality, full spectrum CBDa loved by our customers for stress and anxiety relief.

Happy Healing,
Ciara & Tracy (co-founders of Pure Fin)

Disclaimer: Our website services, content, and products are for informational purposes only. Pure Fin does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


Mayo Clinic - Stress Management
PubMed - Pharmacokinetics and tolerability of oral cannabis preparations in patients with medication overuse headache (MOH)-a pilot study
NIH - Decarboxylation Study of Acidic Cannabinoids: A Novel Approach Using Ultra-High-Performance Supercritical Fluid Chromatography/Photodiode Array-Mass Spectrometry
NIH - Cannabidiolic acid prevents vomiting in Suncus murinus and nausea-induced behaviour in rats by enhancing 5-HT1A receptor activation
NIH - Cannabinoid Receptors in the Central Nervous System: Their Signaling and Roles in Disease
5-HT receptor
Activation of postsynaptic 5-HT1A receptors improve stress adaptation