Benefits

CBD For Anxiety

CBD For Anxiety

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid, a chemical found naturally in cannabis (marijuana and hemp) plants. Early research is promising regarding the ability of CBD oil to help relieve anxiety.

Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another type of cannabinoid, CBD doesn’t cause any feelings of intoxication or the “high” you may associate with cannabis.

How CBD works

The human body has many different receptors. Receptors are protein-based chemical structures attached to cells. They receive signals from different stimuli.

CBD is thought to interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are mainly found in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, respectively.

The exact way CBD affects CB1 receptors in the brain is not fully understood. However, it may alter serotonin signaling.

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in your mental health. Low serotonin levels are often associated with people with depression. In some cases, insufficient serotonin can also lead to anxiety.

Conventional treatments for low serotonin are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as sertraline (Zoloft) or fluoxetine (Prozac). SSRIs are only available by prescription.

Some anxious people may be able to manage their condition with CBD instead of SSRI. However, you should consult with your doctor before changing your treatment plan.

Research and evidence

For generalized anxiety disorder. The study subjects were observed to have lower signs of anxious behavior. Their physiological symptoms of anxiety, such as increased heart rate, also improved.

For other forms of anxiety. CBD may also benefit people with other forms of anxiety disorders, such as social anxiety disorder (SAD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It may also help treat anxiety-induced insomnia.

For other forms of anxiety. CBD may also benefit people with other forms of anxiety disorders, such as social anxiety disorder (SAD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It may also help treat anxiety-induced insomnia.

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