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Can CBD Help With Anxiety?

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We all have anxiety. It’s a natural part of life and a feeling that, despite not exactly being pleasant, is as natural as feeling happy or sad. But it is what we do about our anxiety that really matters. Often, people are prescribed medications that can have adverse side effects or cost an arm and a leg, but not work at all in treating the anxiety. But what about CBD?

Some of you may have been hearing a lot of talk lately about how CBD (or Cannabidiol) can help with anxiety and stress. Is this true? What are the side effects, if any?

CBD works by, effectively, amplifying signaling through serotonin receptors; allowing for anxiety relief and mood enhancement. In animal trials, CBD has also been shown to promote neurogenesis, which involves regeneration of neurons in the brain’s hippocampus. This can potentially lead to better memory, clearer thoughts & anti-depressive qualities.

A few of the disorders CBD is suggested to aid with include: Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Certain Types of Depression.

Going back to actual human tests, many studies in recent years have revealed that, in groups of people given CBD to consume vs those who were given a placebo, the group that was given CBD showed significantly greater cerebral blood flow patterns consistent with anti-anxiety, as well as a decrease in social anxiety when presented with a public speaking assignment. Meanwhile, the groups given the placebo showed no change in behavior, nor acted more relaxed or stressed out when given the same task.

While many more human trials need to be conducted to keep up with the growing, more-common use of CBD products in 2019 and beyond, initial human and animal testing has certainly shown that CBD certainly presents a natural, viable alternative to current medications.

Have any questions about CBD? Would like to know more? Looking to buy CBD on Staten Island? Come down to one of our J&A Vapes locations and ask one of our experts! We’re always happy to help you out. J&A Vapes sells the highest quality CBD oils & CBD products ranging from CBD oil and CBD sleep-aids to CBD edibles and even CBD pet treats right here on Staten Island!

J&A Vapes – 2110 Richmond Road, Staten Island NY 10306, (718) 668-2737
J&A Vapes – 1880 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island NY 10305, (718) 351-0700
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Learn The Benefits of CBD From Staten Island’s CBD Capital, J&A Vapes

You may have heard a lot of talk about CBD, and specifically CBD oils and edibles, lately. This is mainly due to the recent passage of the 2018 Farm Bill that now allows CBD and hemp with less than 0.3% THC to be sold in most states. So what exactly is CBD and why is everyone so excited by it?

CBD stands for cannabinoid and is one of 100 natural chemicals found in hemp. Specifically, when people refer to marijuana, they are often referring to two types of natural chemicals: CBD and THC. THC is the psychoactive part of weed, while CBD is benign in that area; thus allowing CBD and CBD products to be used solely for their various pain and stress relieving effects, without any psychoactive side effects.

One of the main benefits touted by supporters of CBD is that it helps treat pain relief. CBD has been known to help with inflamed sores, joint pain, arthritis, and even multiple sclerosis. CBD works by, according to, “impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters,” thus relieving certain common types of pain in the body.

Another huge benefit that gets talked about often is relieving stress and anxiety. It is well known that smoking marijuana can greatly help with stress, anxiety, and public engagement. But for people who don’t smoke or don’t want the – even mild – effects of any THC, CBD oils and edibles offer a great alternative.

Looking to clear your skin up? Sounds out of left field, but believe it or not, CBD has been known to cure acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties. CBD’s natural factor also means that, unlike prescriptions and certain creams, there are not the same types of side effects at play. The only side effects common to CBD at this time are possible Diarrhea, Fatigue, and Changes in Appetite.

Now that you have a good primer on what CBD is and why people are talking about it, we encourage you to come into J&A Vapes today and chat with our knowledgeable staff, hang out in our lounge, and try out some CBD oils yourself. We are the premier Staten Island CBD Shop, and will be happy to answer any questions you have about the product!

Find us at our three convenient Staten Island Locations:

1880 HYLAN BLVD 10305, 718.351.0700
2110 RICHMOND ROAD 10306, 718.668,27371652
RICHMOND AVE 10314, 917.397.8979

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Staten Islands CBD Capital

1880 HYLAN BLVD 10305, 718.351.0700

2110 RICHMOND ROAD 10306, 718.668,2737

1652 RICHMOND AVE 10314, 917.397.8979