One of the most well-known benefits of CBD is the positive effects it can have on anxiety and post traumatic syndrome (PTSD). Anxiety or stress is a debilitating condition that can seriously affect the quality of your life. Symptoms of anxiety can differ for each person, but they can be both mental and physical.
The most common symptoms are a constant sense of fear or worry, sadness, angst, breathlessness, heart palpitations, dizziness, hot and cold flushes – just to name a few. PTSD is a disorder founded on anxiety and usually occurs after a severely traumatic experience or event. Symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks, nightmares, detachment from people and feelings, drug and alcohol addiction and more.
How can CBD help in stress?
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a study was done on rats to see if CBD alleviated their levels of stress. The study concluded that the rats had much lower levels of anxiety – their increased heart rate slowed down – after receiving a dose of CBD. In humans, CBD interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are located in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Scientists believe that CBD may alter serotonin signals – the neurotransmitter associated with anxiety and depression.
Studies have also shown that CBD can also help with other forms of anxiety, such as social anxiety disorder (SAD). In one of the study’s, Scientists found that patients with SAD who were given 400 milligrams CBD experienced significant decreases in their anxiety levels. CBD can also help those suffering from PTSD. A recent study revealed that CBD can curb symptoms of PTSD, such as nightmares and flashbacks.
CBD can also help those who suffer from insomnia caused by anxiety. CBD assists in regulating the stress hormone, cortisol. Too much cortisol in the body can play havoc on non-REM sleep cycles. A study published in the National Library of Medicine found that a group of subjects who were given CBD oil could sleep better. It helped alleviate their anxiety symptoms.
Our range of CBD oils, sprays and gummies can help you get on top of your anxiety and reduce your stress levels.