When the existence of humankind is doubtful, it is not surprising that people are scared and anxious about what the future holds. There are more than two things to worry about. The spreading virus puts your family and loved ones in danger and the stress from unable to move freely is another. How can you help yourself during this pandemic?
It is especially difficult for people who have always had anxiety issues. They hardly need anything to fuel their fear and uncertainties. Sleeping at night becomes a chore, forcing yourself to enjoy things you otherwise always did- you just feel miserable.
It is during times like this that you need medication to control your thoughts and relax. That’s why you need CBD.
You must be familiar with CBD. It is widely available in the market as CBD chocolates, CBD gummies, CBD vapes, etc. But, there are still people who do not know what it is.
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol, which is also known as CBD, is a cannabinoid that is known widely for its therapeutic properties. It is extracted from hemp plant belonging to the cannabis family. But unlike other cannabis families, hemp does not contain THC- the psychoactive compound in cannabis- because of which it does not get people high and is legal.
Does CBD Really Work For Anxiety?
CBD functions by triggering the CB1 molecules present in the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system of our body. CBD regulates the level of serotonin- a neurotransmitter- whose low levels can cause depression. Having CBD will increase the amount of serotonin in the body, relieving tension, and soothing mind.
It was proven in a study conducted in the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) that CBD reduced stress in rats. It was found that symptoms of anxiety like increased heart rate- returned to normal.
It was also noticed that people suffering from insomnia due to social anxiety disorder (SAD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be treated using CBD. People with nightmares and replaying negative memories- which are symptoms of PTSD- can be treated.
How Much CBD Should You Take?
The use of topical CBD for anxiety is not less. Many prefer using CBD vapes also. CBD oil is another way to take CBD. Using CBD oil for anxiety is also common. National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws said that very few products available in the market have CBD in concentrations required for the desired effect.
The amount of CBD you should take depends on many factors. It will vary depending on your body’s tolerance, the purpose, and also the purity of the extract.