CBD or Canabidiol is a recipe for many things, but at the top of the relief list is anxiety. Millions of people struggle everyday with anxiety that can alter their day to day life. Anxiety medicines play a key role in the pharmaceutical industry and is a big money builder for big pharma. Another way to sooth your anxiety without the zombie feeling from taking a benzo is the natural cannabanoid CBD. CBD has a wide range of potential theraputic and medicinal effects on the nervous system. We tend to hear a lot about CBD in the context of treating epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and nerve pain. But there is also the potential for treating a range of neuropsychiatric disorders, from trauma and depression to stress and anxiety.
Anxiety is a broad term that recovers a whole spectrum of feelings and experiences, from everyday worries and fears about the many challenges in your life. Anxiety disorders can lead to panic attacks, cause obsessive-compulsive behavoir and trigger symptoms of post-traumatic stress.
A study done in 2013 in current neuropharmacology demonstrated the link between CBD and neurogenesis in humans. And a 2016 animal study showed that CBD can produce a fast ating antidepressant and anti-anxiety effect by stimulating serotonin transmission in the brain. Serotonin is the chemical in our brain that promotes happiness. Serotonin levels can change widely from day to day with people that have nervous disorders.
There are many ways that CBD can help with anxiety relief but the best way to really get a hold on your anxiety with CBD usage is getting a consistent CBD regiment, as well as finding the right CBD for you. Growing up I didn’t have anxiety until about six months ago. For me, finding the correct regiment was crucial. I personally dose twice a day, once in the morning with a 20 mg dose and once at night before bed with another 20 mg dose. I personally have tried several brands of CBD and this might be a little biased but I would say 7th Letter Wellness oils help me out the most with controlling my anxiety.
With that being said your next step is to find out what CBD works for YOU, again I have tried many different companies CBD and not all are the same. It took me trial and error before I was able to get my anxiety under control. When testing out CBD for anxiety take it slow, you want to start with a small dose preferably around 10 mg’s for a few days and decide if it is working for you. If that 10 mg dose is not working try 15 to 20 mg’s.