CBD as potential help for anxiety
Is CBD Oil a potential helping agent to decrease anxiety?
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns around the world. Often the environment in which we live can make us feel stressed from time to time. Stress is not always bad as it is often a motivator but sometimes when stress becomes more constant there may be more serious underlying issues. When stress becomes constant and debilitating, it can be a sign of anxiety.
Currently, there is not one singular cure to banish anxiety but there are products that claim to help lower the feeling of anxiety. One of which being CBD oil. Some products that are sold on our website are; cbdMD, Mint CBD oil, element RX CBD oil (spray), element Rx CBD (dropper for pets), and wholesale element Rx CBD oil (dropper).
What is CBD Oil?
The cannabis plant has been used for thousands of years for its natural pain-relieving properties. CBD oil is a product that is derived from cannabis. Cannabidiol is extracted from cannabis plants and can be used as an oil. CBD oil is rich in chemicals called cannabinoids that bind to receptors. It does not create the ‘high’ effect that is caused by THC. Extended research has been done on CBD oil and it has been suggested that it may have many health benefits.
What CBD Oil is it good for?
CBD oil is considered to have great potential. CBD oil has shown to be useful in relieving pain, such as joint pain and discomfort caused by conditions such as arthritis. This is due to its natural anti-inflammatory properties. It has also been shown to be useful in treating skin concerns, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and even burns.
As well as helping with physical health, some people find CBD to be useful in treating their mental well being. This can include anxiety. Many people living through stress or anxiety take CBD oil as a way of controlling their symptoms. Further research published in 2014 found that CBD oil had anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects in an animal model. Furthermore, a 2016 case study explored whether cannabidiol could reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety-provoked sleep disorder in a child with a history of trauma. Researchers found that cannabidiol reduced the child’s anxiety and helped her sleep. Research is still being conducted on the positive effects of CBD oil. Hopefully, the product will be able to help more people worldwide in the future.
How to take CBD oil?
CBD oil on its own can be quite bitter. Therefore, occasionally CBD is paired with flavoring agents (fruity flavors) to accommodate the taste. CBD oil can be placed under the tongue so that it diffuses into the bloodstream (make sure to get the right amount of dosage). This is the most efficient way. There are other ways to consume CBD, so it is best to check out the options and pick one that bests suits you.
Tincture is a plant-matter extraction into a carrier oil or other fluid like alcohol or glycerin. CBD is less-often associated with alcohol extractions, so users are more likely to see grapeseed oil and coconut oil, vegetable glycerin and other stable carriers.
Using a tincture is simple. Most tinctures come with a dropper so that you can take measured dosages. Each tincture will have its own potency, so they will have different doses listed on the bottle as a general guideline. The good news is that CBD is nontoxic, so if you feel you need an extra dropper full or two, you can go for it.
CBD has very few side effects, the main one being a feeling of relaxation or drowsiness in higher intakes. This is one of the main reasons that people use CBD for a sleep aid and also for high anxiety. CBD is known to alleviate depression, symptoms of menopause and even seizure disorder.
Obviously the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing will influence the amount of CBD tincture you ingest. When you have the dropper fulls of tincture under your tongue, hold the liquid there for at least a minute and a half to take in all the benefits. Swishing it around a bit may help absorption, but it also might stir up that hemp-y taste, some like it, some don’t.
Ingredients: Full-spectrum hemp extract, MCT oil
- May assist in improving general wellness
- Can be taken individually or added to food and smoothies
- Packed in a convenient travel-sized bottle