CBD & Anxiety - The Biggest Benefit?
CBD & Anxiety
The dreaded anxiety. Many of us experience feelings of anxiety from time to time and, for some of us, it is an almost daily occurrence. Sadly, this has only been exaggerated by the environmental factors we have been (and continue) to live through. We see it more in everyday life, from the stresses of the crowded commute, to the additional pressures on our shoulders in the workplace as the world readjusts to the "new normal".
Conventional anxiety medications can be habit forming and are easily misused. Why are sufferers opting for CBD to release their stress and anxiety?
CBD Anxiety Studies
A recent study in Brazil earlier in 2019 has shown that CBD could decrease anxiety.
Most of the evidence we have comes from short term studies in humans and from animal research. In 2018, the New York psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Blessing stated “There is really good evidence to suggest that CBD could be an effective treatment of anxiety and addiction, but we need clinical trials to find out.”
Apart from the glowing testimonials from CBD users who have treated their anxiety with CBD oil, there is a growing body of evidence that CBD actually works. A 2015 research paper “found that existing preclinical evidence strongly supports CBD as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder”.
How could CBD work to combat anxiety?
Your amazing body produces cannabinoids, which are used in your body and in your brain in your ECS system. Your ECS system could become less efficient whilst under chronic stress. This is where CBD comes in – it could help to restore balance to your ECS system. How could CBD help anxiety? By preventing overstimulation of the CB1 receptors and giving your endocannabinoid production a boost!
What is the best CBD for anxiety?
There is a huge variety of CBD oils for anxiety and it's difficult to choose a best one. Ultimately the best CBD oil for anxiety, will be the one that works best for the individual. In order to find that there will need to be some experimentation as CBD has very personal effects to each individual. Whether choosing a CBD isolate, a broad spectrum CBD or a full spectrum CBD the user will likely feel differing effects on anxiety so it is important to work out which is best for you.
Life is hard and if you are struggling with anxiety, CBD could work for you. We cannot guarantee this will cure you and you will feel better, but compared to other options that you might put into your body, why not give one of our many highly-rated products a whirl and see how it helps.
From us at Associated CBD
One of the key reasons we sit here today so passionate about CBD and it’s benefits, is from our own experiences with the compound on our daily lives. Speaking purely from our personal experiences, CBD and it’s ability to reduce anxiety is what has made it something we just do not go without. It helps give us so much confidence to try new things and control any apprehension we may have in difficult or awkward situations. The business we are creating here is borne out of the benefits that CBD provides and our desire to help others experience and engage with its wonders. If you’ve not tried it yet, please see our full range of products here :) and reach out to us if you need more information.
What CBD oils are best for anxiety?
This is a question which will depend very much on the user. We find just as many of our customers opting for a cbd isolate based oil as we do for those looking at full spectrum or even broad spectrum oils. It is very much a question that is best tested by each person to find which CBD oils work best for them. The common advantage to CBD full spectrum oils are in regards to the well known combination of CBD with other cannabinoids called the entourage effect. The combination of other cannabinoids with CBD are said to interact with one another to have a more profound impact. However on the flip side, we find many customers who want the purest form of CBD with no further cannabinoids and for these users a CBD isolate remains their best bet.
How much CBD oil should I take?
So this brings us full circle to the heading of the blog post. Well to be honest, ultimately it depends. If you are a new user, we would typically suggest trying a CBD isolate oil and going for a small dosage in the region of 10mgs. You can then build this up over the following days and weeks to test your tolerance and see how your body reacts up to a limit of 70mg. We always remind people that you can dose far higher than this, and there are studies that have supported its safety profile as high as 1500mg per day, but we would certainly not suggest anyone to do that!
I’ve taken CBD in small doses before but now I want to try CBD for anxiety, so what do you suggest?
For a more seasoned CBD user, we might suggest trying a broad spectrum of full spectrum CBD oil but would still look to start small with a dosage in the 10-25mg category. This allows any user to build up overtime and to really test how the CBD interacts with your body and if it really aids your sleep.
Can I take CBD everyday?
Yes, you can take CBD everyday and in fact building up CBD in your system overtime can give some of the greatest benefits as opposed to one-off dosages.
Which CBD Oil is best?
We like to think variety is an important factor, and that is one reason at Associated CBD we try to hold a wide variety of CBD strengths, types and products! There is no best CBD out there, it is about what works best for you and your body.
Are there studies that can support CBD helping with anxiety?
Yes, there are plenty of studies that support CBD having effects on anxiety and many of our customers have left positive reviews for how it has supported them in this way. Some of our blogs look in more detail at these studies.
How much CBD oil should I take?
Well to be honest, ultimately it depends. If you are a new user, we would typically suggest trying a CBD isolate oil and going for a small dosage in the region of 10mgs. You can then build this up over the following days and weeks to test your tolerance and see how your body reacts up to a limit of 70mg. We always remind people that you can dose far higher than this, and there are studies that have supported its safety profile as high as 1500mg per day, but we would certainly not suggest anyone to do that!
Is CBD oil safe?
Yes, it is perfectly safe and legal to consume and all our products have a legal limit of THC below 0.2% and lab reports are available for all our CBD products.
Will CBD get me high?
No, CBD will not get you high as CBD is not the psychoactive element of Cannabis Sativa group of plants that gives the “high”. This is the THC element and all our CBD products for pain relief contain less than 0.2% THC as legally permitted in the UK.
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