More people these days are looking toward cannabidiol, or CBD, as a natural method for managing and even reversing anxiety conditions and symptoms.
I’ve been working with the cannabis plant for over two decades. Cannabidiol, one of the main compounds of the plant, is a remarkable treatment for anxiety.
Read on to learn how CBD can effectively treat anxiety and what you need to know when choosing a quality product.
What is anxiety
Anxiety is an anticipation of an event or a result. We get anxious because we begin to project into the future what we fear is going to happen.
Physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety include
The inability to slow down and quiet the mind
Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
Avoiding social situations
How cannabidiol eases anxiety
Cannabidiol (CBD) helps with anxiety by creating space in the brain. It does this by reducing inflammation within the cell and releasing serotonin. The serotonin release is what lowers the anxiety.
Slowing down and being able to quiet the mind is key to reducing anxiety. When we are able to calm the nervous system, we can get out of the fight, flight or freeze response.
This gives you the ability to have a moment where you think about the issue as opposed to just reacting to the issue.
Signs that your anxiety is disappearing
You sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed
You feel calm throughout the day
You find it easier to get through stressful situations
You enjoy social situations more
You feel more elevated emotions, such as joy and gratitude
How to take CBD for anxiety
Cannabidiol, when enhanced and blended with a terpene profile, allows the mind to relax, the cells to retreat and the body to release serotonin and dopamine.
It’s important that you use quality products that actually contain CBD. For anxiety, look for products that also contain terpenes, as the synergistic effect of all of these compounds working together is how you really reap the benefits.
If you are looking for more research on CBD as a treatment for anxiety, you can check out the recent research.
To spot treat anxiety
Our CBD tincture and Jolly Jane edibles are a fast and efficient way to spot treat anxiety. This is for the folks who feel anxious in specific situations, such as social gatherings, public speaking or maybe just a stressful conversation that you need to have.
There is no “high” feeling from these products. You take a gummy or the tincture 45 minutes to an hour before the situation or before you go out into the world. It will calm you down.
To treat extreme cases of anxiety
To address extreme cases of anxiety, you want to look toward CBD Isolate. Isolate is pure CBD in crystalline or powder form. It is restorative, meaning it repairs and resets the nerves and neural net of the body. This is what really reduces the inflammation in the cell.
When you are really anxious, your nerves are firing, firing, firing. Cannabidiol slows down the firing and gives you more time. You have a step in between the thoughts. Rather than your thoughts coming at you it allows you to receive, perceive and integrate information from situations at a less rapid rate.
In this way, CBD isolate is restorative. This means the For someone suffering from an extreme case of anxiety,
One last note
CBD is something that you have to use consistently for, say, a year to really benefit from its restorative aspects. When used consistently over time, it provides deep healing to the myelin sheath and the nervous system. In this way, the more you use it, the less you need it, but you do need to give it time to do its work.