- CBD Benefits
- by Amber
Most people who suffer from anxiety either go untreated or try to medicate, whether it be with prescription drugs or other unhealthy tendencies. By extension, many of those who self-medicate often tend to use cannabis products, whether it be smoking, vaping, or using edibles and other concentrates because of the claims that cannabis can help you relax.
In short: yes, cannabis can help you relax.
But cannabis with high THC contents will instead just get you very high, and that can be an unpleasant feeling for many.
The reason cannabis helps people relax isn’t because of the ‘high’ feeling. It’s the other, lesser-known chemical that’s found in most strains: CBD. CBD is the chemical that helps you relax, and does not add any psychoactive effects. As such, CBD oils have been gaining popularity. CBD for anxiety might be the closest option that we have for a cure, today.
Because of the legality of cannabis around the world, many people have shied away from using CBD products and have not educated themselves on the actual effects of cannabis. But now in today’s day and age, more scientists are beginning to research the effects of CBD as a viable alternative to other prescription drugs to treat anxiety.
Recently, one of these studies was published on how CBD affects the nervous system in a positive way, and shows very promising results for how CBD will likely start to be used as anxiety medication rather than all these harmful prescriptions. On top of that, it might even begin use as treatment for many more disorders, such as Social Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic Disorder, and many more!
If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, they may benefit drastically from the use of CBD rather than having to deal with drugs and self-medication. CBD oil for anxiety is likely the frontier for how we treat anxiety-related disorders, and in the next few years, will become mainstream.