Can CBD Help Anxiety?
CBD is one of the main cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. It is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and is widely available and legal in many countries including the UK.
How Does CBD Help Anxiety?
CBD works by interacting with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a neurotransmitter system which is responsible for the communication between our brain and body and is responsible for mood, memory, sleep, behaviour, and immune function. The endocannabinoid system helps your body maintain a state of balance and stability, or homeostasis. Research suggests that CBD can help with anxiety and several blind placebo studies have concluded that there is strong evidence for the anti- anxiety effects of CBD.
A 2015 study showed strong evidence to support that CBD can help in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (O.C.D), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (P.T.S.D).
Another 2015 study that suggests that the endocannabinoid system may play a strong role in some stages of neurogenesis. It suggests that the development of drugs that target the endocannabinoid system to aid neurogenesis could help to treat anxiety, depression, and cognitive impairment.
How Does CBD Help With Anxiety?
Consuming CBD to help reduce anxiety can work both in the long term and short term.
CBD works instantly by slowing down the degradation of anandamide the bliss hormone, which will cause an instant positive effect on mood.
Over time CBD has been shown to help rebuild brain cells in the hippocampus as well as regulate serotonin levels in the brain.
Evidence suggests that regular consumption of CBD can also help regulate sleep, appetite, pain and stress instantly.
How Can I Take CBD?
There are a few different ways to take CBD, each method has its own unique absorption profile. Options include ingestion, topical application, and sublingual administration.
Sublingually: CBD is absorbed through tissue under the tongue and enters the bloodstream in around 15 minutes. This is one of the best ways to maximise absorption.
How Much CBD Should I Take?
Dosage frequency & amounts are at the user’s discretion, with a maximum daily dose of 70mg. New users are recommended to start on a low dose and build up gradually to a standard daily dose of 20 – 25mg.
|Mg of CBD Per 10 ml bottle||Drops Per 10ml||Mg of CBD Per Drop||Recommended dose||Number of servings|
|500mg||200||2.5mg||10 drops||20 servings|
|1000mg||200||5mg||5 drops||40 servings|
|2000mg||200||10mg||2-3 drops||80 servings|
For a more comprehensive CBD dosage information.
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