CBD For Anxiety

What Is Anxiety?

According to the APA, anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.

 

People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat.

How Can CBD Help Anxiety?

CBD may be helpful in minimizing symptoms associated with various types of anxiety disorders, such as:

 

Panic Attacks

CBD has shown potential as an anti-anxiety effect because of its ability to interact with serotonin receptors in the brain. Those with panic attacks have lower levels of serotonin than those who don’t suffer from them, so CBD may be a great alternative treatment.

 

Social Anxiety Disorder 

Social anxiety disorder can be extremely difficult to live with, and a lot of the time sufferers feel isolated from their friends and loved ones. CBD has been shown to have positive effects in social situations by helping to reduce distress caused by the condition itself. This relief helps individuals maintain a presence in an environment with many people.

 

Anxiety Caused by Depression

Research shows that depression and anxiety often go hand in hand. Given that correlation it makes sense how CBD could help people who are depressed with their symptoms too. As CBD stimulates serotonin receptors as a means to help with anxiety, this increase in serotonin may also provide assistance with depression at the same time.

 

Agoraphobia 

Agoraphobia causes people to fear being out in public places. With the Covid pandemic, there has been an increase in this type of anxiety. CBD has a natural way to calm the mind and body. This result may be useful to help those suffering from the condition face their fears.

 

Panic Disorder 

Panic disorder is caused by anxiety attacks that are out of proportion and can be extremely debilitating. Those who suffer from panic disorder have been found to have lower levels of anandamide, which is why CBD could work as treatment for the condition.

 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD affects many people  after a traumatic experience, and causes severe anxiety. Research has shown that this can occur when there’s been a reduction in serotonin and an increase in cortisol. As CBD encourages serotonin receptors and naturally lowers cortisol, it may help with PTSD.

How Does Cannabidiol (CBD) Work?

CBD acts on a system in the body called the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for keeping us healthy. Research has shown that CBD interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors that are found throughout the body, helping to restore balance as well as health to the mind and body.

 

These CB1 and CB2 receptors have different functions depending on where they’re found, but it’s thought they all work together to encourage homeostasis in the body. Through interacting with these receptors CBD can help reduce pain levels, inflammation, blood pressure, anxiety, and more.

How To Use Nature's Gem CBD Oil For Anxiety

You’ll need: A high-quality cannabidiol tincture. Visit our consistently sourced, USDA Certified Organically sourced CBD oil at NaturesGemCBD.com

 

Step 1: Fill up the eye-dropper that came with your CBD oil to your desired strength. Squeeze the liquid under your tongue and hold 30-90 seconds. Swallow any remaining oil. The oil is absorbed into your bloodstream through the mucous membranes under the tongue making this method a rapid absorption in the bloodstream. Many people start feeling more relaxed within a 15-20 minutes if not sooner. (Note: If you choose to use a different method such as ingesting a CBD capsule or gummy, be aware that  it may take longer to take effect because it has to go through the digestive process.)

 

Step 2: If you are not feeling relaxed after 45 minutes, take another dosage. If simply means you may need more CBD at this point in time, and that is OK! The body changes daily, therefore, so will your dose! On days you don’t feel anxious – there is no need to take it. Use it depending on how you feel – that day/moment.

CBD And Other Resources for Anxiety

Do not let anxiety get the best of you. If you’re struggling with any  type of anxiety there is no shame in calling upon help from others. In fact, we highly encourage talking with your doctor, mental health or a professional that specializes in anxiety issues.  These professionals can help diagnose and offer treatment options for you to look into. They may recommend counseling, lifestyle changes, prescription medication, natural remedies such as CBD, as well as some type of exercise. They may recommend one or a combination of options that may help you manage anxiety.  

 

Getting the right help for you and your body is so important for you to learn how to help you manage it. If you are searching for a natural, non-addictive way to help your anxiety, CBD is worth looking into. Recent research has shown that it may be an effective alternative to pharmaceutical medications for treating many symptoms.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about how CBD oil could benefit your life or the lives of those around you check out more of our blogs.

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