The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimate that 19.1% of adults in the U.S. experienced an anxiety disorder and that more women experience anxiety than men. That is an enormous amount of people suffering daily.
CBD (cannabidiol) is still emerging into the natural health world but there is mounting evidence that it holds a great many benefits for a myriad of health issues. Anxiety is one of those. In fact, a recent poll showed specific reasons why people are taking CBD products, the top three are;
55% use it for relaxation
50% use it for anxiety
45% use it for sleep
In the past several years there have been numerous studies conducted that have shown that CBD does help in relieving feelings of general anxiety. CBD has also shown benefits for people with other forms of anxiety, such as social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read about other health benefits of CBD here..
National Health Institute write of a case study involving 72 participants that was published in January, researched whether CBD can help improve anxiety and sleep quality. The results of the study showed a decrease in anxiety symptoms in 57 of the study participants and noted that CBD may hold benefits for anxiety-related disorders. Ans sleep scores were improved within the first month for 48 of the patients.
CBD oil combats anxiety by interacting with the receptors in your brain called CB1 and CB2 receptors. Research shows that the interactions between CBD and the CB1 and CB2 receptors work to alter serotonin signals. In case you’re not sure what serotonin is:
"Serotonin is a neurotransmitter. Its chemical name is 5-Hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT. It is derived from tryptophan. Serotonin is found in all vertebrates, mainly in the gastrointestinal tract, blood platelets, and central nervous system. ... It is believed to regulate mood, intestinal activity and appetite, memory, and sleep." Wikipedia
Most of us experience a form of anxiety at some point, it is good to know that CBD oil has helped thousands of people manage their anxiety, depression, sleep and more.... It is a proven safe, natural, and effective alternative to taking pharmaceuticals that come with an array of very harsh side effects.
The amount of CBD to take for anxiety varies, please see our dosage chart to assist you in beginning your CBD journey. Once you reach your desired effect, remain at that level as part of your daily CBD regimen.
If you suffer from any anxiety disorder, it is important to reach out to someone or seek a professional for help. As always you should consult your physician before anything.