September 30th, 2020
How CBD Can Help With Anxiety
We’ve all been there before; that moment where your anxiety kicks in, and you become overwhelmed with irrational feelings of panic, your heart begins to race, breathing becomes difficult, and your thoughts begin to spiral out of control. Dealing with anxiety is both mentally and physically draining.
If you’ve never dealt with anxiety, consider yourself lucky. It’s something that sounds so incredibly insignificant, but once you experience it, you wouldn’t wish it on your worst enemy.
Until you’ve experienced anxiety yourself, it’s pretty hard to imagine what it feels like. For every person, an anxiety attack may include different symptoms and feelings, but here are some of the best ways to describe anxiety:
Anxiety is like being in a constant state of nervousness.
Its the fear of failure but having no urge or will to be productive. It's wanting friends but being too scared to go out and socialize. It's wanting to be alone but never wanting to be lonely. It's caring about everything, then caring about nothing. It's feeling everything at once, then feeling paralyzingly numb.
On a lighter note, it’s kind of like that moment when you're leaning back in a chair, and suddenly you lean back just a little too far and begin to fall.
You know that feeling? Now imagine it all the time!
Unfortunately, there aren’t too many ways to reduce anxiety, but one of the most popular methods recently has been to take CBD.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, most commonly referred to as CBD, is a chemical compound found within the flower of cannabis that is believed to help improve your mood, immune system, sleep quality, and reduce stress because of how it interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system.
Does CBD Help With Anxiety?
In recent years, many research studies have looked into CBD as a treatment for anxiety, and the results look promising.
Most recently, in a study conducted in 2019, researchers found a decrease in anxiety symptoms in the majority of the study’s participants and concluded that CBD helps patients with anxiety-related disorders. During the study, patients were given 25MG of CBD each day in addition to other treatments for a period of three months.
After the first month, just over 79% of the patients experienced a reduction in anxiety, and after the 2nd month, 78% stated that they experienced additional improvement.
In another study conducted by the New York University School of Medicine and Spain’s Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, researchers found evidence that strongly supports CBD as an effective treatment for anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
If you currently deal with anxiety, taking CBD might just be your best bet!
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