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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.

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