Why is CBD so Good for Anxiety?
If there is one natural remedy that has captivated the attention of so many in recent years, it’s undeniably cannabidiol (CBD).
We wanted to write a little bit about CBD, because we’ve just released our 800mg CBD Oil.
This all-natural chemical compound has already proven itself as a tremendous aid for a wide array of health issues (including insomnia, chronic pain, and seizures), but for now in this post we’ll be mostly focusing on the effects of CBD on anxiety and other similar disorders, simply because so many people are currently affected by it, and that number is on the rise with each passing year.
It’s often quite difficult to separate when exactly anxiety becomes an issue, because while it’s completely normal to experience feelings of anxiety, nervousness and stress occasionally, it can easily become a “habit” to feel anxious frequently, and that can create some really serious health issues, both physical and psychological.
Usual solutions for these ailments include psychotherapy, prescriptions like Prozac (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor - SSRI) and Xanax (medication in the benzodiazepine family) which do offer relief for many patients, but can also have negative side effects, including addiction.
On the other hand, CBD is an all-natural remedy that has been slowly gaining momentum, captivating both the scientific world and users who’ve already experienced its benefits.
The wonderful thing about CBD is that it is not psychoactive, unlike the the other cannabis cannabinoid, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
CBD works its anti-anxiety magic in two different ways, the first of them being the slowing of serotonin re-uptake in the brain, which leaves additional amounts of it to be activated by our neural network, causing you to feel happier, more serene and calm. The SSRIs medications functions in a very similar manner.
The other function of CBD is that it has proven to cause quicker neurogenesis of the hippocampus section of the brain (which is in charge of emotions and memory formation/creation), and that means that CBD facilitates the birth of new cells (neurons) in the hippocampus.
To find out more on how cannabidiol can help post-traumatic stress
syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder, panic
attacks and social phobias, check out this awesome infographic which has
a bunch of useful information on the subject. This infographic was kindly made by the guys at Greencamp.