CBD and Anxiety

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What is Anxiety? How can CBD help?

 

What is Anxiety?

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines anxiety as “abnormal apprehension and fears often accompanied by physiological signs (sweating an increased pulse)." The Oxford Dictionary defines it as a “troubled state of mind." When humans face danger, the natural response is "fight or flight." For some people, the problem is elevated into excessive fear and uncontrollable worry. This intense fear and worry can result in irrational behavior. Anxiety disorders are considered a medical disorder that can lead to other severe health conditions. Our society is currently undergoing incredibly stressful times with the Covid-19 and the unrest in the United States and the world.

 

What Are the Traditional Treatments for Anxiety?

Researchers, Scientists, and Healthcare Professionals are searching for new ways to help people who suffer from this condition. The traditional treatments are therapy, medications, meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises. Therapy, meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises can help people with milder symptoms but are not enough for most cases. That is why most people turn to medications. The medications are known as anxiolytics. Anxiolytics have numerous side effects, including weight gain, drowsiness, a decrease in a person’s libido, and come with a risk of dependency. Anxiety is the number one reason that people are using CBD products (see the pie chart). The current research is still very preliminary, CBD is thought to ease anxiety.  Keep in mind that this blog's information is an informational guide and should never be considered medical advice. 

 

Ok, Let us Talk about CBD- Is there Evidence to Support CBD Relief for Anxiety?

The answer to the question is Yes! Several large clinical trials have shown within the first month of use, up to 80% of adults with anxiety disorders find relief from their symptoms. But again, studies are still ongoing in this arena. CBD oil binds to the body’s natural endocannabinoid receptors. This mechanism is thought to restore balance to the body’s neurotransmitters, which play a role in suppressing anxiety symptoms. There are also numerous anecdotal reports of people using CBD oil for their anxiety. Reporting their anxiety dissipated, and they felt “noticeably calmer” after a few weeks.

The Quality of the CBD product is very important. No matter why you use CBD, if the quality of the CBD product is poor, if it does not contain the specified amount of CBD or does not contain CBD at all, CBD will not help. Impurities in the CBD product due to harmful by-products should also be avoided as they are harmful to humans. Therefore, it is essential to review the CBD product you use. Insist on an analysis certificate of the product. Also, pay close attention to the product’s CBD content, which is expressed either in percent (%) or milligram (MG). CBD Wild Leaf products are tested twice. The first test is done before formulation to test for heavy metals, pesticides, microbial, and THC. After formulation, we test the CBD content so that what is on the label is what is in the bottle. For anxiety, we recommend using one of our oral “Releaf” tinctures. Our play on words “Releaf.” If headaches accompany your anxiety attacks, use our Migraine “Releaf.” If you experience tension around the neck, use our 500mg “Releaf” roll-on.

Conclusion

The current research provides some convincing evidence to support the use of CBD oil for anxiety. This research is great news considering the high number of people suffering from some form of anxiety; A supplement like CBD oil is a welcome option. If you have any questions about CBD for anxiety or any other related questions, please contact us. We have both a Medical Doctor and a Master Cannabinologist to answer any questions. Just remember: Recent research has shown CBD can effectively reduce anxiety symptoms and maintain positive results with continued use.

The FDA has not evaluated these statements. These hemp products are not intended to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent any disease or affect the body's structure or function. The FDA has not yet approved any cannabidiol formulation for the treatment of MS. To date, it has approved one CBD-based medication to treat epilepsy and two CBD-derived medications to treat symptoms related to AIDS.

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