CBD and Anxiety
Anxiety is one annoying and persistent mental condition. We all feel it from time to time, and it is perfectly fine in moderate amounts. But, when anxiety starts to interfere with your everyday
activities (like sleep) and lasts for more than a few days, it’s time to do something about it.
There are a few ways to deal with it. First of all, anxiety can be treated with the right
psychotherapeutic intervention to relieve the physical symptoms, too. Cognitive behavioural
therapy (CBT) is the most common method for treating anxiety. But, one session with your
therapist will not be enough. It takes time and a lot of patients for CBT to work, sometimes even
up to 5 months.
Then there are anti-anxiety medications and antidepressants. However, like with any other
medications, these too can cause a number of side effects, like blurred vision, tiredness or
restlessness, dry mouth and so on. That’s why more and more patients are turning to
alternative, natural ways to relieve anxiety.
And here we get to the point. The secret natural remedy for any type of anxiety disorder its Cannabidiol. CBD is just one other compound found in cannabis herb, besides THC and many
CBD – what are the plus sides of this powerful and natural compound?
Although it comes from the Marijuana plant, CBD does not produce a head-buzz like THC does.
The only trick to it is that you have to take the right dosage and medicate every few hours. If you
get it right, there is almost no possibility to experience any side effects.
Scientists have high hopes when it comes to CBD for anxiety and we can expect more research
in the near future. However, there have been some studies on this issue until today.
The 2017 report by the British Pharmacological Society pointed out to a few studies which have
confirmed the positive effects of CBD in reducing anxiety. Also, CBD especially reduces
symptoms of phobias and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which are both based on
CBD is also proven to reduce stage fright before speaking in front of public. This info-graphic by
Greencamp, called 5 Fascinating Benefits of CBD for Anxiety, provides a neat breakdown of
CBD’s effects on every anxiety disorder.