CBD oil seems to be the new wonder drug that everybody is talking about nowadays. With the ease of taking it, and its availability, it seems like everyone is taking the chance to try it. Why? CBD oil brags a huge range of benefits to people that suffer from a number of different conditions. However, it seems to be especially useful to those who suffer from anxiety. In this article we are going to look at how CBD oil can help with anxiety and why it could be a life changing thing for anyone that suffers from anxiety.
What is CBD oil?
We will start with the basics – what is CBD oil? CBD is the second major active ingredient that is derived from the hemp plant. The other active ingredient is THC. However, unlike the latter, CBD does not intoxicate you or alter your mind state in any way, but it does provide you with the calm and relaxed feeling. This makes it ideal for someone that is suffering from anxiety as it bypasses the systems “fight or flight” reaction that is in play when they are feeling anxious.
How does CBD oil ease anxiety?
CBD oil works by working and interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system which has two receptors in the brain, nervous system and throughout the rest of the body and is responsible for mood, memory, sleep, behaviour and immune function. The body normally produces its own cannabinoids which stimulate moods, but what CBD oil does is that it produces an artificial response that is similar – thus giving the user a small high. This is the reason behind why it can help with feelings of anxiety and depression. Depression is caused by a lack of serotonin in the brain – and CBD can help with that too. CBD oil reacts with the serotonin receptors in the brain thus producing a feel good feeling, and reducing the chances of being in a depressed mood.
Ways to take CBD.
So you now know that CBD can help with your anxiety and you know what it is, but now you need to know how to take it. CBD comes in many different forms: vaping, topical creams, edibles, gummies, oils and even capsules. Studies show that the most effective way to take CBD is by vaping, as this goes almost directly into your bloodstream and starts to take effect quickest. The second quickest way in by putting the liquid under your tongue, and then it will get into your bloodstream fairly quickly.
In conclusion, CBD is proving to be extremely useful in people that suffer from anxiety and seems like it could be a very viable option to those that need help in those dire moments. However, as with any new substance, it is highly recommended that you consult a medical professional before taking CBD oil as it may interrupt any other medication that you may be taking.Continue Reading