Does CBD Help with Anxiety?
Disproportionate fear, nervousness, apprehension and worry disrupt our lives on a massive scale. PTSD, OCD, panic disorder and phobias are considered anxiety disorders.
An estimated 264 million people worldwide have some kind of anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. with suggested estimates of around 40 million adults being affected. It is also known that just 37% of those suffering receive treatment.
CBD is a non-intoxicating compound found within the cannabis plant that research suggests has the potential to offer a genuine and natural anxiolytic or anti-anxiety solution that is helping thousands of people get their lives back.
So, how does CBD help with anxiety?
Firstly, CBD enables your ECS or endocannabinoids system to be at optimum functionality. This means your body will be regulating and moderating the flow of chemicals around your body rather than being in dysregulation.
CBD enhances signaling in the brain and delays the reabsorption of pleasure chemicals so good feelings last longer. It is also believed to help create new neurons in the brain, which in turn has an anti-anxiety effect. CBD also interacts with our serotonin receptors, producing a feeling of wellbeing.
Chronic stresses can affect the functionality of our Endocannabinoid System. CBD unlocks the system getting your body back into a state of optimum and balance. Getting your dopamine receptors functioning also brings a sense of wellbeing and CBD has also been shown to reduce heart rate if in fluctuation.