It might be news to many that CBD can greatly help with many modern day stresses and health issues. Although this three letter abbreviation is circulating information web, misconceptions and prejudices exist. The following paragraphs should help better understand benefits of CDB (Cannabidiol) as a natural anxiety medication.
Think about it, medication provided by nature! How simple!
Nature has blessed us with hemp and cannabis plants and people tend to their plants in various ways – growing it in various soils, using fertilizers, and processing hemp oil to extract CBD in differing degrees of quality. Your chosen CBD product should be made by a reputable company, be clean of any pollutants and only contain cannabidiol hemp extract of the highest standard.
Consider taking time and doing some research before choosing your CBD drops, oil or CBD sweets – making sure that the one you pick is produced in a manner that resonates with your best interests and is organic while held to the highest quality standard.
Nature has provided us with this amazing plant and hopefully it stays in its best natural state until the healthy compounds are extracted for human consumption. Most important to me is the fact that hemp grows in nature and is not synthetically or chemically generated by pharmacists.
As a “rule of thumb”, pharmaceutical drugs bring with them an array of side effects! Even though CBD use is not side effect-free, the impact on your body should be less detrimental. Keep in mind, this could be your most important supplement, but do your research and verify!
CBD – “The High” is not there
CBD was discovered in 1940 as a phytocannabinoid and is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in Cannabis plants. It accounts for up to 40 percent of the plant’s extract. Studies and clinical research on pain, movement disorders, cognition and anxiety have been conducted by entities in medical field. Other conditions CBD can aid include relieving inflammation, skin health, promoting the cardiovascular system health, taming cancer and anti-psychotic effects.
Usually, CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant and then diluting it with a carrier oil. It is not the CBD that gets people high, but the THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the component with psycho active properties. Often medicinal marijuana is made from plants bred to deliver higher CBD content and low THC content.
In most cases, CBD extract labels will display milligrams per dose of CBD. Any THC content would be on the label as well, so steer clear of psychoactive THC affecting your body. CBD does not have the same psycho activity as THC and will not produce mind-altering results.
Remember to look for CBD dominant hemp extract oil, capsules, dried cannabis or in liquid form and use CBD oil containing ONLY CBD as the active ingredient – no added THC or Terpenes (pronounced tur-peens).
Anxiety 101 – How is CBD an antidote?
Anybody in this day and age experiences anxiety. In fact, it is an important emotion for dangerous encounters or in life threatening situations when it triggers ones fight or flight instincts. When it happens frequently without any real reason and we can’t seem to control it, is when the trouble starts.
From Wikipedia: “Anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness and worry, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing. It is often accompanied by muscular tension, restlessness, fatigue and problems in concentration. Anxiety can be appropriate, but when experienced regularly the individual may suffer from an anxiety disorder.”
Friends and family members can be affected by it and not even realize that they are suffering from anxiety. They might be so accustomed to it that it now is inseparable from their everyday life. Unfortunately, for many, supportive friends or colleagues are not around to point out the obvious. This can lead to an unnecessary struggle and suffering.
Documented fact: “Anxiety disorders are ranked as the sixth largest contributor to non-fatal health loss globally and appear in the top 10 causes of YLD (yield per 100000) in all World Health Organization Regions (1).”
With proper information and common sense approach anyone can challenge their health or behavior “status quo”! Positive reviews about health and wellness benefits of CBD use are everywhere. It is not only humans who are relieved by it. Pets have demonstrated amazing improvement in most severe disorder cases, and YouTube has this documented in great variety!
Studies and research on record
The most comprehensive research is usually a mix of information from multiple, reputable sources. It is imperative for each of us to take time and responsibility for finding out what is a suitable form of CBD in an individual situation.
Here are a few studies I came across reflecting on the subject:
- An NCBI (The National Center for Biotechnology Information) preliminary report refers to anxiolytic effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in generalized social anxiety disorder and provides insight into body of collected experience during tests.
- Additional studies listing Therapeutic Actions and Potential documents a view point of The American College of Clinical Pharmacology.
- A study by Laboratory of Panic and Respiration, Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil says “CBD was shown to reduce anxiety in patients with social anxiety disorder”
- Antipsychotic benefits of CBD have been studied in cases of schizophrenia. In 2016 a study discovered some anti psychotic benefits. Due to severe, debilitating side effects of conventional prescription drugs the authors indicated a preference for CBD.
Reviews of products by users can serve as an additional source for information on CBD’s. When the product is helpful, some people will share their successes and it will be available as a testimony on the product page. You can also search for CBD Industry reviews lists online for additional information.
What’s best for You – Forms of CBD products
Trying out one or two different types of CBD form as well as manufacturers or brands will inevitably bring you to your favorite form of CBD product. Aside from your individual reaction to carrier oil in liquid form CBD’s, you will probably want to focus on taste preference, and that is super individual because everyone is unique.
You might want to start out with a lower potency dose or a smaller dose if in case the extract is of higher potency. If someone you know has experience with CBD products, you could seek their insight on how they came to using their preferred oil or gummy.
Cannabidiol can be delivered in multiple ways, including the inhalation of smoke or vapor, as an aerosol spray into the cheek, and by mouth. The sublingual method is very common and involves placing oil under the tongue to allow absorption into the mucous membranes; this is an ideal location due to a large amount of capillaries and blood vessels.
Greater effects of tincture will be achieved if the desired CBD amount is placed under the tongue and left there for one to two minutes. This time is needed for the cannabidiol to be absorbed by the mucous membranes and the CBD delivered into the bloodstream without being broken down.
This direct delivery foregoes the digestive tract, thus maintaining the efficacy of the CBD compound per each administered dose. Avoiding metabolization in the liver may induce a stronger result with less volume or concentration needed. So, the efficacy of each dose will be greatly diminished if taken orally and sent through the lengthy path of the harsh gastrointestinal tract, and with that we can conclude that sublingual administration is the most effective way to deliver CBD into the bloodstream.
May your CBD product search be successful and result in greater well-being and achieved relief from your current ailments!