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CBD and Anxiety
Have you tried CBD for anxiety? Has the thought ever crossed your mind? It might just be the safest way out of that anxious moment.
We have all experienced anxiety in one form or the other in our lives; it is part of human existence that help keeps us in check, protecting us from impending danger through our ‘fight and flight’ system. The proper use of anxiety correctly channeled can help us perform effectively, also enhancing our productivity.
We also have another view of anxiety. Too much or persistent anxiety can lead to real health and emotional trauma, if not checked, and can pose real health challenges, causing panic attacks, high blood pressure, phobias, and other anxiety disorders.
A study conducted by The Mental Health Foundation revealed that the rate of anxiety today has increased at an alarming rate. The report stated that 1 out of every 5-adult confessed to being anxious almost all the time. With debt, finance and money troubles as the major causes of anxiety.
The escalating health problems caused as a result of anxiety has prompted for drastic measures to curb this building problem but not with its debilitating side effects as anti-anxiety medications have severe physical and traumatic aftereffects on the brain, nervous system and the body in general.
The lingering side effects from using anti-anxiety medication led to the search for a healthy alternative source of relief for anxiety patients. CBD has been used to treat and relieve patients who suffer from anxiety and depression disorders without any traumatic aftereffects whatsoever.
CBD is popular for its medicinal traits that come without any side effects (non-psychoactive properties) or better put the “high effect.”
Another huge advantage that has given CBD its massive reception in recent times is that it is being packed in varied types of delivery methods from CBD oil, CBD capsules, Coffee, tinctures, Nano-Liposomal sublingual delivery (the most bioavailable), transdermal patches to even pets treats, give you variety of options to get the compound into the body.
What is CBD and how does it work to ease anxiety?
Let’s talk about CBD briefly. CBD, also referred to as cannabidiol is one of many active compounds found in cannabis and hemp.
How does it work in the body?
CBD works by influencing the natural Endocannabinoid system of the body without the body noticing any external interference; this is because the body produces natural cannabinoids. and so thinks the external CBD is part of the naturally occurring endogenous cannabinoids in the Endocannabinoid system. This Endocannabinoid produced in the body binds and influences the brain and immune system. So, the introduction of an external CBD puts the body under no threat. A report by the National Institute of Health affirms that manipulating the natural Endocannabinoid system of the body by introducing external CBD can influence the treatment of anxiety alongside several ailments.
What does the science say about CBD and anxiety?
In a human study conducted by Brazilian researchers, a double-blind test was carried out on patients who were suffering from generalized social anxiety. The patients experience a significant decrease in their anxiety level after consuming CBD. The researchers then went further to validate their finding by subjecting the patients to brain scans, this revealed cerebral blood flow patterns consistent with anti-anxiety medication effect.
In other research, patients suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder showed less anxiety in a public speaking test after being given CBD. The findings were measured by the anxiety indicators like blood pressure and heart rate. Other studies even showed CBD to be useful for stress-related anxiety.
There’s considerable evidence to prove that that CBD can be effective in the treatment and management of anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, but more research needs to be carried out to explore further benefits this miracle compound can help ease our existence on earth.