CBD for Anxiety: A New Approach

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the flower of cannabis Hemp Plant which is a plant with a wide and long  history as medicinal plant going back thousands of years. Today, the therapeutic properties of CBD are being rigorously tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. There is a rush to examine this amazing plant now that it is legal on the federal level in all 50 states. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized CBD on the federal level and this is what made it legal throughout the country.

It is a completely safe, non-addictive substance,  and CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are completely unique to cannabis/hemp and gives the plant its huge therapeutic or medicinal profile. There is no threat of tolerance which is what happens when the body gets used to a medicine and then the person needs more and more of that medicine to get the same results. This has not been seen in CBD. CBD is also not psychoactive which means that it will not make you “high” or “stoned” and this is another exciting aspect of this miracle plant.

While it does not make you “high” or “stoned’ it DOES produce a calming or relaxation effect on most people at therapeutic doses.

Anxiety-related disorders affect a huge area of our population—40 million adults (18%) in the United States age 18 and older. In response, Big Pharma has developed a huge number of drugs to treat anxiety-related disorders, from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac and Zoloft to tranquilizers (the most popular class being benzodiazepines such as Valium and Xanax). Tranquilizers like Valium and Xanax can be highly addictive and have a huge range of negative side effects from memory loss to sleepiness to confusion and much more. Clearly, alternative treatments are warranted and in fact should be demanded.

There are numerous animal studies and fast accumulating evidence from human experimental, clinical, and epidemiological studies that are now suggesting that CBD has very powerful anti-anxiety properties. Administered at therapeutic doses, it appears to be safe, well-tolerated, and may be extremely beneficial to treat a large number of anxiety-related disorders, including:

  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Social phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Mild to moderate depression

The Endocannabinoid system’s most important function is to maintain balance and homeostasis of almost everything going on in your body. Homeostasis is the normal function of the body.

Here is how it works.

Research is also showing that it may help with many more psychological disorder’s and their symptoms. The list grows longer and longer of what this miracle plant can do.

CBD is completely safe and there is no record of any toxic dose or any overdose. CBD can even be taken in very high doses without any negative effects. In very high doses it may even be beneficial for certain conditions.

Science is confirming what tens of thousands of people already know. CBD oil works and it works well without any negative side effects. People with anxiety have a great alternative to traditional approaches and will get better and safer results.

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