Can CBD Help Anxiety?
CBD is one of the main cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids interact with your endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help your body maintain a state of balance and stability or homeostasis. Research suggests that CBD can help with anxiety.
CBD and Anxiety.
CBD works by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is responsible for mood, memory, sleep, behaviour and immune function. Regular consumption of CBD has shown to have a positive effect on the ECS.
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 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.
Studies have shown that CBD interacts with the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor and works to increase the availability of serotonin in the brain which can reduce anxiety and boost mood.
It also can block the reuptake of anandamide (the bliss molecule) and its metabolism by the enzyme, fatty acid amide FAAH. This means that Anandamide staying in your system longer allowing you to feel the befits of your feel good hormones.
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 and that CBD has shown to have a cumulative effect which means that result get better over time.
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|
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