CBD For Anxiety: How It Works and Why You Might Want To Try It!

CBD For Anxiety: How It Works and Why You Might Want To Try It!

Written by Katherine Saab.

One of the most popular uses of CBD oil is for anxiety. Perhaps, unfortunately, because so many people experience some level of anxiety. There is, however, a big difference between having moments of anxiety and living with debilitating daily anxiety. Many people that use CBD oil for chronic anxiety have experienced a complete reset in their daily lives. How is that possible?

When you have a basic understanding of how CBD works in the physical and emotional body, the why it works will be clear.

First of all one of the medicinal properties of cannabidiol, or CBD is that it is an anti-anxiety/anti-depressant compound. What that means is that, according to studies, CBD exerts 5-HT1A cell receptor actions that are located in diverse areas of the brain. This exertion provides a strong range of effects on the Serotonin System that positively impacts your mood, behavior and motivation. This 5-HT1A-receptor activity also acts upon the Dopamine System, which regulates aspects of behavior and cognition. In addition, in the Opioid System, CBD acts as a negative allosteric modulator on your opioid receptors to reduce pain and the effects of chronic inflammation. This broad range of actions of CBD is what provides the relief for the core symptoms of anxiety.

Chronic anxiety can be expressed in various ways and in various degrees. The emotional feelings of anxiety, when experienced consistently over time, can also take a toll on the physical body. Then, if you introduce pharmaceutical medications that may have debilitating side effects, you may become caught in a web of increased despair instead of relief. With natural, non-toxic, non-psychoactive CBD you can safely and effectively treat the symptoms of CBD.

Here are a few of the most common symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder, known as GAD, that can be relieved with a daily dose of CBD Oil.

Excessive Worry

If you are experiencing exaggerated, constant worry about everyday events, you are caught in General Anxiety Disorder, (GAD). Worry gets in your way of your ability to experience the natural joy and enthusiasm of daily life. That’s the time to pop a CBD Gummie and let it all go.

Problems Focusing

You can’t seem to keep your mind focused on your task. Your thoughts are racing and disconnected. This might be the moment you want to indulge in a relaxing bath to get yourself back on track.

Sleeping Problems

Not being able to sleep is one of the most common symptoms of anxiety. Just a few drops of CBD oil tincture, under your tongue, will promote a deep renewing sleep and a bright new morning!

Muscle Tension

Are you clenching your jaw, balling your fist or tensing and holding any of your muscles? This physical reaction to anxiety can create a number of challenging body issues. You can relieve the local muscle tension and pain by taking some CBD oil or capsules. This internal and external dosing of CBD will relax and relieve your muscle tension quickly and effectively and allow you to reset.

Have you ever tried CBD for anxiety? What was your experience?

Please share in the comment section below. We all benefit by hearing about the experience of others!

Allison Waters

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