CBD Proves Effective In Treating Anxiety Disorders

CBD Proves Effective In Treating Anxiety Disorders

Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that CBD can be effective in treating a variety of anxiety disorders.

Anxiety related disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States. Studies have shown CBD to be safe, well-tolerated and beneficial to treat a number of anxiety-related disorders, including:

CBD appears to affect the brain like anti-anxiety medications do.

In 2016, a study showed that CBD can produce a fast-acting antidepressant and anti-anxiety effect by stimulating serotonin in the brain.

Brazilian researchers conducted a small double-blind study of patients with generalized social anxiety. After consuming CBD, participants reported a significant decrease in anxiety. Researchers validated patients reports by performing brain scans showing cerebral blood flow patterns consistent with an anti-anxiety effect.

In a review of scientific literature by researchers from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, scientists found that studies “clearly suggest an anxiolytic-like effect of CBD.”

In another study, researchers had Social Anxiety Disorder patients perform a public speaking test. Of the 57 volunteers, 15 took 150mg of CBD, 15 took 300mg of CBD, 12 took 600mg of CBD, and the remaining 15 were given the placebo. The results showed 300mg of CBD provided a significant decrease in anxiety compared to the placebo.

Data was measured by volunteers completing the Visual Analogue Mood Scale assessment while blood pressure and heart rate were also recorded.

Researchers concluded that CBD significantly reduced anxiety and discomfort in their speech performance.

There’s plenty of evidence and reviews from consumers to show CBD is effective in treating anxiety, making it a viable alternative to currently available pharmaceuticals.​

Celebrities Using CBD For Anxiety

CBD Proves Effective In Treating Anxiety Disorders

Actress Kristen Bell, known for her role on TV series “Veronica Mars,” uses CBD oil daily for her anxiety. She said she “really believes” in the healing properties of CBD and encouraged people to be critical about their views on CBD.

Bell joins a growing number of celebrities who are vocal about their CBD use. Other celebrities who use CBD are Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Wilde, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael J. Fox, Mike Tyson and Rihanna to name a few.

How Much CBD Oil Is Best For Anxiety?

A question that is often asked by new users is how much CBD oil should I take?

Ideally, starting with a low dose and building up is the way forward for most new users. As there are no official guidelines set in stone yet, time and patience are the keys to determining the most effective dose for you.

Here are some points to keep in mind…

Slowly increase your dosage until you notice any visible reduction in your anxiety symptoms. It will take time for CBD to affect you, so changes can take a while to notice. Before increasing your dose, stick with the same amount of CBD for at least a few days.

Separate your dosage into smaller doses throughout the day. This may enhance the absorption rate and efficacy of the CBD oil.

From research and information published online, doses between 300mg and 600mg seem most effective. However, other studies have found that lower doses are also effective in diminishing the symptoms of anxiety.

If you are on medication, read this article before you take CBD oil.

How To Find The Best CBD Oil

To find the best quality CBD oil, look for a certified CBD company. These companies are certified for quality and safety by the U.S. Hemp Authority.

Doctors Agree CBD Is An Effective Alternative To Medicine

Doctors Agree CBD Is An Effective Alternative To Medicine

Many doctors now agree CBD is an effective alternative to medicine. Doctors are reporting that CBD helps their patients’ anxiety, pain, inflammation, skin problems, sleep issues and more.

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, MD agrees, “While I hesitate to jump into this political quagmire, we have had such incredible feedback from people getting relief from CBD oil that I feel the need to add my opinion. It’s a very helpful tool and you don’t have to get high to experience pain relief.”

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN has been endorsing the health benefits of CBD on his many episodes of “Weed” since 2013. This first public endorsement of CBD by a well known doctor has continued to resonate with the general public.

CBD has also been featured on The Doctor Oz Show, CNN, CBS, Fox News, The Today Show and The Doctors.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound that naturally occurs in the Hemp plant. Discovered in 1940, it is one of 113 identified cannabinoids and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.

In 2003, the United States Department of Health and Human Services filed a patent on ‘Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants’.

Unlike traditional cannabis which is typically bred for high THC content, CBD contains a low THC content.

Hemp strains of cannabis contain substantially less THC (below 0.3 %) and higher levels of CBD.

According to the World Health Organization, CBD has been found to provide real medicinal benefits with no side effects.

How CBD Affects The Body

The body creates its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, to help support our regulatory system. This central system helps to keep our bodies balanced day to day, including: appetite, pain sensation, mood, memory, immune system functions, and inflammation control.

Similar to how we use vitamin C to kick start our immune system, CBD acts as a kick starter for these cannabinoids to keep the receptors working at optimal capacity and to help the functions of the body’s central regulatory system.

This video shows how CBD affects the body…

Eight Out Of Ten Patients Found CBD To Work

Doctors have reported eight out of ten patients found CBD to work very effectively for many conditions

The top 4 medical conditions treated by CBD are depression, anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain. Other conditions treated by CBD as reported by doctors are muscle tension, migraines, menstrual cramps, skin concerns, diabetes, PTSD, ADHD and stomach issues.

In January of 2019, Consumer Reports surveyed over 4000 CBD users nationwide to find out how it’s changing their lives. The survey found that most of those who tried CBD reported that it was effective, especially among those who used CBD for anxiety.

CBD has the ability to naturally relax your mind and body, activating the body’s natural healing system. This is important if you suffer from insomnia. Not having a restful sleep can lead to many health problems so using CBD for insomnia can be very beneficial to your overall health.

The opioid crisis has become a huge epidemic and people are losing their lives every day. In fact, more than 70,000 people died from a drug overdose in 2018, prompting the Department of Health and Human Services to declare a public health emergency.

Opioids are addictive and damage brain receptors. As reported on CNN’s “Weed 4 Pot vs Pills”, studies have proven CBD relieves pain, normalizes the brain and repairs damage caused by opioids.

Doctors have seen improvement for patients who have developed dependence on opioids. Patients who use CBD alongside addictive drugs like painkillers reported feeling fewer triggers to take medication unnecessarily.

Dr. Allen Zubkin Discusses The Benefits Of CBD

Doctors Agree CBD Is An Effective Alternative To Medicine

Dr. Allan Zubkin treats people whose lives have been totally ruined by drugs and alcohol. Many of his patients suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, sleep disorders and chronic pain. He discovered CBD oil is extremely beneficial for those conditions.

Dr. Zubkin says, “There are many people that have social anxiety disorder. People with social anxiety disorder have extreme fear of getting into social situations.

They have difficulty approaching people. They have difficulty going out shopping or going to malls. Anywhere there are other people they have extreme fear of that situation. Many people learn to medicate to cope with that problem.

Having a natural product that would help them in that situation would really reap benefits for them. CBD plays an important role in treating them. There are neuroprotective effects of CBD so I’m really excited about using it and happy for the opportunity to offer it to my patients.”

According to Dr. Zubkin, one of the other benefits of CBD is that people with skin disorders can benefit from topical application of CBD.

CBD and Celebrities

As an increasing number of Hollywood Celebrities discuss their use of CBD, more and more attention from the mainstream media is now focusing on what CBD is and the depth of its potential uses.

Jennifer Aniston has become the latest of high profile celebrities to speak out in favor of CBD, revealing her use of the supplement in a recent interview with US weekly. The former Friends actress stated “CBD helps with pain, stress, and anxiety.”

Olivia Wilde and Jessica Seinfeld have raved about the pros of topical CBD. Wilde told The New York Times, “My body was wrecked. My neck was really tight. The CBD has relaxing benefits, and the idea is to avoid using too many painkillers.”

Michael J. Fox was 29 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He said, “If there is anything working with CBD oil has shown me, it’s that there is always hope. Even for the hopeless.”

More high-profile users of CBD are now coming forward advocating CBD as a safe alternative to medicine.

How To Find The Best CBD Oil

Not all CBD claims are as they seem. There are thousands of CBD companies in the U.S and unfortunately some of them are out to make a quick buck.

From deceptive advertising to using synthetic CBD made in a lab, it’s hard to know who to trust.

On CNN’s “Weed 5: The CBD Craze”, Consumer Reports exposed retail CBD products that are made with synthetic CBD and other dangerous drugs.

Stay away from CBD companies who make medical claims about their CBD product to treat any medical condition. This is a violation of the FDA’s guidelines.

The FDA does tests on CBD products for sale online and publicly release warning letters to those companies who have failed to meet their claims.

Although CBD is safe and effective, there are many fake and synthetic products on the market.

To find the best quality CBD oil, look for a certified CBD company. These companies are certified for quality and safety by the U.S. Hemp Authority.