As the world opens its eyes to the new world of Cannabis; its legalization and medicalization, the curiosity to understand and use CBD (the main medicinal cannabinoid found in marijuana plants, want to read more? Click here) grows adjacently. Although the researches done on CBD are still in the works, the world of science knows of its medicinal benefits but are still in the process of understanding to what extent it reaches. That said, we know of multiple domains where CBD’s input can efficiently help with treat problems such as muscle pains, anxiety, mood changing, etc. So, to keep you informed here’s how CBD helps with anxiety and our run-down of the best CBD oils that can help it.
Anxiety is an emotion characterized by the anticipation of dreaded events to come, (a job interview, a medical appointment, etc.) a feeling that is greatly useful for us to prepare for the challenge ahead, and yet it can be quite detrimental to our daily activities when it becomes our only focus; resulting in muscle pains, restlessness or fatigue, as well as many other anxiety disorders. We’ve all heard the saying “stress kills”, it’s true!
Pharmaceutical companies around the world have therefore developed specific drugs aimed at combating anxiety such as (SSRI) selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (which, by eventual causes increases the creation of serotonin, the hormone related with mood regulation and happiness). Many dispute the use of these drugs, arguing that the negative side effects outweigh the original problem and therefore worsen the patient’s situation.
In recent years CBD has really gotten its foot in the door of the medical world and has a strong case for being a great natural remedy for a various number of illnesses and disorders such as anxiety.
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All cannabinoids that enter the human system are received by endocannabinoids found in our body, that upon reception, redistribute the cannabinoids based on where they need to go. CBD is versatile in this aspect; in the sense that it can influence many different receptors and skip others when it’s not needed (so when you digest or inhale CBD, the plant-derived compounds enter the blood system, that then go to the brain where they react with the appropriate receptors). CBD has been shown to affect many non-cannabinoid receptor systems in the brain, and notably a variety of receptors linked to other neurotransmitters and drugs such as opioid receptors (which play a huge part in the regulation of pain), or dopamine receptors (involved in the regulation of motivation and happiness, such as reward-seeking behavior).
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We can partly conclude that this is where CBD’s therapeutical benefits originate from, obviously still taking into account the complexity of these biological procedures. Although most studies remain non-human, a Brazilian study done on patients afflicted with social anxiety showed that after consuming CBD, the participants showed a significant decrease in anxiety. The results were validated after comparing the results with brain scans of blood flow patterns consistent with anti-anxiety affectations.
This Pura Vida's 5% CBD Hemp oil will have all the richness and tastes of a natural hemp plant with a 1,8% active CBD content and a total of 5% of full spectrum cannabinoids, perfect for mild anxieties and to help your body maintain a balance and functioning correctly.
Other than scientific studies, there’s an increasing number of stories of people suffering from epilepsy or fibromyalgia that’ve seen their quality of life greatly improved since they started using CBD. May it be by smoking, eating, injecting or digesting, CBD has an abundance of benefits along with the treatment of anxiety; such as anti-cancer effects by helping activate receptors that benefit the regression of tumours, which in return helps degrade the development of amyloid-beta plaque, which is related to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Along with the latter, CBD is prone to help with depression, high blood pressure, and muscle pains and the discoveries keep on coming.
Evidence from animal studies have given us a general understanding and excitement for how CBD acts within the brain and body, combined with the ever-growing number of success stories of human usage and an expert peer review by the World Health Organization, all make for really good arguments for a revolutionary plant-based compound, proven to be healthy and safe with a large range of psychological and biological benefits.
Pura Vida's 15% CBD Oil uses olive oil as the base for all the users who dislike the taste of hemp. The oil contains 4% active CBD and accumultes over 70 cannabinoids to create the 15% of active cannabinoid components. Entirely natural and with the sole purpose of maintaining and supporting the body's endocannabinoid system.
The healthy food supplement can be found in different doses depending on the need, ranging from as low as 1% (good for mild mood changes or light anxiety) and reaching up to 30% (typically prescribed for chronic pains and illnesses).
If you’re looking for something to help appease anxiety, CBD is definitely a great natural supplement to try. For anxiety suffers we recommend a 5% active CBD oil, taking 2-3 drops under the tongue 3 times a day.
If you’re finding the 5% to not be having the optimal, or feel like you need a stronger dosage then the 10% oil may be better suited. What changes is the percentage of active cannabinoids entering the system at the moment of ingesting, the higher the percentage the greater the effect. If still at 10% you’re struggling to feel release then you can up the dosage to 4-5 drops three times a day, but we always recommend consulting a doctor before any kind of diet change.
Diamoil’s 5% oil is a lighter version of the 10%, just as natural with just as many active compounds but with a lower percentage of active CBD, meaning a lighter effect, great to use when smoking a heavy Sativa (prone to induce anxiety.
Note: CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in THC, meaning its consumption will not create any kind of “high” effect. Users will feel passive effects such as muscle-tension relief, light bodily relaxations and latent mood changes.
Note: Pregnant or lactating women should avoid using. Always consult a doctor before making any changes to your diet. At no point are these products meant to cure, prevent or treat any illnesses.