With the legalization of marijuana becoming an almost global topic now, one of the most cited arguments by proponents is the therapeutic effects of CBD on those suffering from anxiety. Many of those suffering have come forward to tell their stories on how CBD improved their lives by controlling their anxiety and the internet has made it easy for more users to access these stories and make an opinion based on very limited information.
Despite the number of proponents and those having personally gone through the experience, the use of CBD for this purpose is relatively new and many are still antsy about taking this approach to help with such a serious condition. However, studies have been carried out which can shed more light on the topic, and inform us of the actual facts as to how CBD affects the system and helps in managing anxiety.
First and foremost, it is important to understand exactly how CBD affects the body which would have an effect on the anxiety one experiences. CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system and helps to remove tension in the body. One study went so far as to point out that CBD did indeed reduce “anxious behavior” associated with multiple disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Furthermore, studies show that CBD is able to do this without having any “anxiogenic effects” which basically means that CBD does not pose a risk for increased anxiety, that many mainstream anti-anxiety medications do (ironic). Studies as recent as those conducted in 2019 even pointed to the fact that not only was CBD beneficial in managing anxiety but that it did so with relatively fewer side effects than conventional or mainstream medication. The tolerance levels for CBD were also recorded to be higher than those for other psychiatric medication.
Another concern users have with CBD is the dosage. While there is no set rule as far as the dosage is concerned, most manufacturers will often issue instructions. Evopure is a company that produces CBD oils and even provides information regarding the amount of oil to be used, the number of times you should consume it in a day, and the period for which you should follow the routine. You can also find dosage calculators for CBD online, but these are more advisory in nature and are estimates.
Even with the stigma surrounding CBD due to its connection with cannabis (regardless of the fact that CBD has no psychoactive effect) the future does look bright. More and more people are switching over to using CBD to manage anxiety due to the ease of use and the lack of side effects. Before you do opt for this method, it might be prudent to speak to your general physician not only as an opinion on whether you should try CBD but also regarding dosages and how it might interact with any other medications you might be taking.