CBD and Anxiety

The positives of CBD are now gaining huge traction here in the UK, with many people opting to take it to help with various ailments. Aside from very obvious physical benefits, many mental health issues may see improvement with CBD.

Combining both the physical and mental effects, anxiety is a prime example of an affliction that may see great improvement with the use of CBD. Anxiety manifests itself not only as a mental issue but a physical one too.

Symptoms include nausea, shaking, hyperventilation, diaphragm spasms, high blood pressure, heart palpitations, and appetite loss. 

For many anxiety sufferers, the physical symptoms of anxiety can cause more anxiety, which leads to a full blown panic attack. CBD can help manage these symptoms by:

● Regulating blood pressure
● Regulating heart rate
● Reducing nausea

● Preventing diaphragm spasms

As well as the physical side of anxiety, studies have suggested that CBD can help with the mental symptoms too. CBD has been shown to increase the serotonin receptor activity. Serotonin is the compound that is responsible for regulating our mood, as well as anxiety and sleep.

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Often depression and anxiety are caused by a lack of serotonin. Traditional antidepressants work by inhibiting the absorption of serotonin, which can lead to an imbalance. CBD works by strengthening the serotonin receptors, which is a far more natural solution.

Not only is this great news for those who suffer from anxiety, but those with conditions such as SAD (social anxiety disorder), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), and panic disorder. 

Please feel free to check out the rest of our site for more information and support on CBD and mental health.

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Study source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13311-015-0387-1

Last Updated: 18/02/2021

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