For people who struggle with various forms of anxiety, there is a new all-natural hope on the horizon. In the last couple of years, both the scientific community and the general public have gotten more acquainted with cannabidiol than ever before. Cannabidiol (or in short CBD), is a complex compound found in all varieties of the cannabis plant, and even in the industrial hemp plant (where it’s mostly extracted from), which has only trace-amounts of the psychoactive cannabinoid THC.
What is CBD?
Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC), CBD is completely and utterly non mind-altering. This basically means that it cannot induce any kind of mental sensations, and the only feeling you get from it are the medical benefits cannabis provides.
Is CBD THC?
Reputable manufacturers of CBD usually extract this cannabinoid from the industrial hemp plant (which is mostly used for the production of fabric and rope), and because a proper CBD-oil product can have only less than 0.3% of THC in it, this ensures that the customer is absolutely safe from any effects of THC, and at the same time this low level of THC is the reason CBD-based products are totally legal across the world.
Unfortunately, many people still have a hard time separating these two as they are both cannabinoids that come from the same plant. However, their effects are indeed supremely different, and as time goes by, CBD will surely gain the appropriate recognition it deserves.
Benefits of Cannabidiol
Besides anxiety, studies have shown that cannabidiol offers relief for a very wide range of medical issues, which include the reduction of neuropathic pain, lessens seizures in epilepsy, reduces muscle spasms and inflammation of tissue, helps with insomnia and other sleep-related disorders, lessens the progress of multiple sclerosis and functions as a powerful antipsychotic. We won’t go too much into detail on all of these conditions, I just wanted to show you that there are numerous uses for this majestic compound besides just anxiety.
Benefits of Cannabidiol for Anxiety
Let’s go into depth on how is this organic compound able to help with anxiety and other related disorders.
Soothes All Types of Anxiety Disorders
CBD oil is able is help with all forms of anxiety-related disorders that include post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, full blown panic attacks, issues with social anxiety (like public speaking) and various illogical phobias.
Helps Soothe Physical Symptoms Too
What’s also quite important is that cannabidiol offers relief not just for the psychological aspects of anxiety, but it also aids our bodies to overcome the physical struggles associated with anxiousness, which include nausea, stomach issues, headaches and muscle-tension. As such, CBD works its magic double-fold.
Boosts Mood and Reduces Stress
The first effect cannabidiol creates once it enters our system is it increases the amounts of serotonin in the brain. For the unacquainted, serotonin is the happiness molecule, and increased quantities of it available means an instantly better mood.
Creates New Neurons
The second way CBD oil works is by regenerating the hippocampus, which is significantly smaller in size in people who are struggling with anxiety and depression. This difference in size was noticed by scientists who were performing CAT-scans on anxiety and depression patients, and CBD actually promotes faster neurogenesis of the hippocampus, which is in layman’s terms the quicker creation of brand-new neurons.
An increase in the number of neurons means a bigger hippocampus, which correlates with a significant lessening of both anxiety and depression.
Reduce The Intensity of Panic Attacks
Another way CBD products are beneficial for anxiety is that it can diminish the effects of a panic attack almost instantly. This is achieved because when ingested, cannabidiol literally resets the nervous system, which stops the ongoing sensation of panic in its roots, preventing additional stress and returning us to a much calmer state.
Types of CBD Products for Anxiety
Whether you’re looking to take a drop of oil each morning to relieve anxiety all day long or apply it topically, there are a vast array of CBD products that can be used to help anxiety (and a ton of other things!).
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular types of CBD products are.
- CBD TINCTURES are at the top of the list for the most common ways to use CBD. With these products, you simply place the CBD oil under your tongue and let it work it’s magic.
- CBD SYRUPS are similar to a CBD oil and a CBD supplement, as it is added to water or a drink of your choice to make a syrup that you take.
- CBD GUMMIES are yummy gummies that you can pop into your mouth to enjoy a delicious snack and CBD benefits.
- CBD SUPPLEMENTS are just like any other nutritional supplement that you take to get specific vitamins, minerals and nutrients into your system.
- CBD CREAMS AND LOTIONS are exactly what they sound like and are highly recommended for treating physical anxiety symptoms, such as muscle tension, pain, restless leg syndrome, etc.
Cannabidiol products offer you a natural and healthy way to soothe mental, emotional and physical anxiety symptoms to improve your sleep, social life, confidence, comfort and much more.
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