Stress is a part of life. It can last for a few hours, to weeks, or even months, depending on the trigger. Stress is sometimes a motivator that helps you rise to the occasion. At other times, it’s simply overwhelming. Whatever the case, if it’s chronic, it can take a toll on your immune system, and lower your body's ability to defend against infection.
Cortisol is a stress hormone released by the adrenal gland. It’s triggered by the brain in response to fear or anxiety and it can help to increase your alertness. Unfortunately, when cortisol levels are too high for too long, it can hurt you more than it helps.
Immunologist Leonard Calabrese, DO, from the Cleveland Clinic offers insights on how
- Kratom is a tropical tree native to South Asia. Kratom leaves or extract from its leaves have been used in alternative medicine for chronic pain and other conditions.
- Many people also use kratom to self-treat symptoms of depression or anxiety. evidence suggests that certain strains of kratom can help alleviate these symptoms.
- Kratom is considered a dietary supplement, so it isn’t regulated by the FDA.
How does it work for depression and anxiety?
What is Kratom?
Mitragyna speciosa (commonly known as kratom) is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia. Kratom is indigenous to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea. Kratom leaves has been used in traditional medicines in these regions since at least the nineteenth century. Traditionally, it is chewed on or consumed as a tea after the leaves have been dried/cured. In recent times, kratom is sold and consumed as a product with either the powder of the dried kratom leaves, to be taken straight orally (although the taste is very bitter), or capsules of the powder for easy consumption.
Kratom has been used for centuries in Southeast Asia ; Farmers and laborers in the region would consume Kratom to stave off pain from labor, and i
What Is CBD?
CBD is the abbreviation for Cannabidiol, a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant. It’s the second most active ingredient after THC. By itself CBD does not cause a “high”, and according to the World Health Organization “In Humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependency potential … To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD”. The cannabis plants contain 85 known cannabinoids, meaning there are 85 known chemical compounds secreted by the plant. The most popular and well known is THC which contains psychotropic effects in additional to it’s pain-relieving properties. CBD is different, it contains all the pain-relieving properties with nothing effecting mental state.