Consider trying CBD for anxiety if you're looking for a medication that's effective and has few reported negative side effects on the mind or body. The act of addressing anxiety or any other mental health problem for that matter, should certainly not make you feel more anxious.
Anxiety and despair are not the easiest of sentiments to handle. Anxiety is your body's normal response to stress. It's a feeling of dread or foreboding about what's to come. On the first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech, most individuals are terrified. Anxiety is something that everyone goes through at some point in their lives. You may feel anxious when presented with a problem at work, before taking an exam, or before making a critical decision.
Anxiety disorders, on the other hand, are more than just a passing feeling of fear or anxiety. Anxiety disorders cause anxiety that does not go away, and it can worsen with time. Work, academics, and maintaining relationships may all be challenging due to symptoms. Anxiety disorders include, among others, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and a variety of phobia-related disorders. Enter CBD, in both long and fast acting deliveries.
Finding the proper therapy combination can feel like a never-ending battle, leaving patients disillusioned and depressed. Those suffering from anxiety and depression have a wide range of drugs to choose from. And, while these drugs can be helpful when taken at the correct dosage for months at a time, they come with a laundry list of potential side effects, some of which are rather frightening.
While most herbal remedies are known to have very minor effects, CBD has been proven to be quite helpful in the treatment of anxiety, especially when taken at the recommended dosage and on a regular basis. The best aspect is that there are very few side effects, and those that do occur are relatively minor.
We've got you covered if you're new to CBD. We'll go through how CBD oil can be used to treat mental illnesses including anxiety and depression. We'll also go over essential aspects like how much CBD you should take, as well as a list of the finest CBD oils on the market. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about CBD in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
The top 10 things you may not know about anxiety10 Anxiety has a genetic basis.
Explore our full range of products formulated specifically with anxiety in mind, from our fast acting CBD vapes to long acting CBD capsules and CBD edibles. Chances are high that should someone in your family suffer from anxiety, you will as well. Enter the nature/nurture debate. Anxiety can be inherited by genes (nature) or behavior (nurture). In 2014, the α-endo mannosidase gene was linked to panic disorder and social anxiety.
The research shows that nervous parents unknowingly feed worry by delaying autonomy in their children or by encouraging the avoidance of circumstances that, for them, generate anxiety. (While these actions are acceptable and motivated by love, they can actually worsen anxiety in children.) This is not to suggest that parents induce or cause anxiety.
It's possible that both genetics and environment play a role — hereditary anxiety vulnerability makes environmental influences easier triggers. Remember that genes do not determine fate nor do they dictate your level of ability to manage any symptoms you may be experiencing. Anxiety can be tamed. Regardless of how or where it comes from, there are CBD treasures sure to help you sail your own ship into calmer waters.9 Anxiety expands our personal bubble.
There is room for CBD for anxiety, within your personal bubble. Bubble as a word has quite frankly become all too common in today’s vernacular. Bubble this, bubble that, distance this, isolation that. Never before has something so airy, so light, taken on such a negative context. The pandemic guidelines have for the most part encouraged us to add to the space immediately around us. But long before social distancing and masked encounters, we had an invisible zone around us, one with oft-times impenetrable borders.
Anxiety enlarges the self. Everyone has an unseen personal space. The closer we are emotionally, psychologically to someone, the more of our personal space we permit them to enter. This comfort zone, a distance of usually 10-20” away from our face, is increased in the cases of those who experience anxiety. Get too close and we’ll step back.
If we feel your breath while you speak, we may start to tense up. Speak too loudly and our ears may start to ring. Sit without invitation, immediately next to us, and we may embark on a defensive, spontaneous game of musical chairs. Anxiety, in short, causes the need for our personal space bubble to grow. Long acting CBD products such as our Natuur line of tinctures are well-suited for helping us to feel more comfortable in our surroundings.8 Diet influences anxiety
What we eat has been shown to influence our levels of anxiety, so it only makes sense that consuming CBD edibles for anxiety, will too have an effect. A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry found that people who followed a healthier, more ‘traditional’ diet consisting of vegetables, fruit, meat, fish and whole grains tended to be less anxious compared to those who followed a ‘western’ diet of processed or fried foods, refined grains, sugary products and beer or alcohol.
Sugar consumption has been related to a variety of health problems, including obesity, high blood pressure, and anxiety. Sugar has also been related to sadness, mood changes, and basic functional abilities. If you have a sweet tooth, consider a CBD gummy or CBD chocolate. If you are trying to reduce your consumption of sugar, opt for a long acting tincture or capsule instead.
Many people crave sugary meals and drinks because of the immediate energy boost they get from ingesting sugar, but with that rush comes a crash. The energy released is not steady, and the associated peak and valleys are directly linked to increases and decreases in anxiety, triggering fight-or-flight stress responses, which release a cascade of chemicals and hormones, including adrenaline, into your system.7 Anxious people are more sensitive to changes in facial expressions.
For highly sensitive people, a long acting CBD product may be your best bet. Our slow release products such as Now + Then capsules or Natuur tinctures are ideal for reducing anxiety, when consumed daily, and at low to moderate doses.
People who suffer from anxiety are quicker to detect changes in facial expressions than those who do not, but they are often less accurate. Because of their proclivity to jump to conclusions, anxious people more frequently make blunders while attempting to deduce the emotional states and intentions of others.
Anxiety can lead to paranoia, and the sense of being constantly judged or analyzed, as well as coming quickly to conclusions in human interactions. Understandably, this causes friction and conflict in relationships. If you are prone to anxiety, keep in mind that what you believe others are thinking or feeling may not be correct — your quick perception or anxious state may have fed you a misinterpretation.6 Anxiety can impair one's sense of smell.
CBD vaping is a delivery mechanism of choice for those who suffer from rapid breathing, or a loss of sense of smell, as a result of an anxiety attack. Our vape section offers our curated selection of disposable and refillable vapes, in a variety of forms and types of CBD, ones designed specifically as anti-anxiety remedies.
According to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, people who are anxious have a stronger tendency to identify neutral odors as negative odors. Typically, only the olfactory (smelling) system is activated when processing scents. A person's emotional system becomes entangled with the olfactory processing system when he or she is nervous.
In the short term, this could increase your pulse and breathing rate, allowing your brain to obtain more oxygen. When you are stressed on a frequent basis, your body recovers to normal functioning. However, if you are always apprehensive and agitated, your body will never get the signal to return to normal. As a result, you become more susceptible to viral infections and illnesses. Also, if you suffer from anxiety, your typical vaccines may not work. Check out our CBD vaping systems from premium brands such as Vessel and Jive.5 Exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety.
Will CBD motivate me to exercise more? Not directly, but as CBD for anxiety has been shown to have lasting effects on your level of calm and focus, when using long acting CBD on the regular, hitting up the gym may soon become an physical outlet that appears more frequently on your radar.
When you are suffering from depression or anxiety, it is common for you to feel like exercising is the last thing you want to do. Exercise, on the other hand, can make a significant effect once you become motivated.
A variety of health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis, can be prevented and improved with regular physical activity. In studies on anxiety, researchers discovered that in addition to the psychological and physical benefits of exercise, the latter can also aid to enhance mood and reduce anxiety.
Even if the relationship between anxiety and exercise is not completely understood, working out and engaging in other forms of physical activity can surely help to relieve symptoms of sadness or anxiety and make you feel better. Exercise may also assist to prevent depression and anxiety from returning after you've recovered from their effects. There are several CBD recovery products on the market, including our CBD beverages and our CBD topicals, perfect as a post-workout treat.
The body's fight or flight responses are in full force when it experiences anxiety. When there is nothing to fight or run from, the stress hormones that are surging about have nowhere to go, so they accumulate, causing the physical symptoms of anxiety to manifest themselves. Fighting or fleeing is a normal response, and physical exertion is the natural, conclusive release. Exercise can assist to restore equilibrium to the neurochemicals in the brain that are responsible for the onset of anxiety related symptoms.4 Anxiety may be the catalyst for entering a state of temporary ‘paralysis’.
Fast acting CBD vapes and nano-CBD with high bioavailability are well suited for consumption prior to high anxiety causing events, such as a performance, or public speaking. According to a study conducted by the Harvard Business School, feeling excited about a performance can help to reduce anxiety about the performance. The trick lies in the re-labeling of our symptoms or emotions. The manner in which we express and identify our emotions has a significant impact on how we are feeling.
Many of the physical characteristics of both anxiety and exhilaration are the same. When you label an emotion as "anxious," you automatically think about all the things that could go wrong. By reinterpreting it as "enthusiastic," we are able to achieve a more optimistic emotional state.
The trick is to stay one step of the anxiety before it goes into overdrive. There are several different ways to consume CBD that could help.3 Anxiety does have advantages
There is nothing about us that is either all positive or entirely negative — nothing. While dealing with anxiety can be quite distressing, it can also be really beneficial in terms of shaping the person you have become – your choices, your friendliness, your partnerliness, your sisterliness, your brotherliness, your leadership qualities, and your employee qualities. Have a combination of daily use, long acting CBD products in your arsenal, such as Mota CBD isolate gummies, or Birch + Fog daily use capsules, and a vape in your pocket as a fast acting back up.
Anxiety is not a part of who you are; rather, it is something that happens to you from time to time. It's all part of the experience of being human, and the sometimes beautiful, sometimes messy, sometimes astonishing art that it can be at times.
Anxiety is a health opportunity, if you will, one to inspire you to incorporate best, long-haul health practices such as regular exercise, balanced relationships, non-toxic environments, ample rest, proper diet and as needed, nutritional supplements including a CBD capsule, one formulated to promote calm and balance (or...less anxiety).2 To some degree, it’s all in your mind.
CBD vapes are fantastic fast acting delivery mechanisms for those who need CBD for anxiety, on the fly. People who suffer from social anxiety frequently believe that they do not present themselves well in social situations. Often, their friends and strangers for that matter, believe them to be quite wonderful, according to recent research.
Perhaps as a result of their sensitivity to the feelings of others, by the time socially anxious people engage, their words have often been carefully studied, chosen to have a high impact - a feat they frequently achieve. Incorporating CBD into your daily routine will lower your general levels of anxiety over time, making prepping for social engagements a little less daunting each time.
If you suffer from social anxiety, keep in mind that when you let others see you, they will come to appreciate you. It's possible that you won't believe this even though you've likely heard this before, plus you’ve now read it here, but regardless, the next time you're out, try to act as if it's true. It will make a difference to you and to the way you are perceived by others. Also, carry a fast acting CBD product on your persons, such as a CBD vape pen. A couple of puffs before heading into a social setting may be just the thing you need.1 Physical pain runs in the same circles as anxiety.
For those who suffer from pain and anxiety concurrently, a combination of long acting daily use CBD, as well as a fast acting CBD topical or sublingual spray, will target your co-existing conditions at once. Read more through our section on CBD for pain, to better understand how to use CBD for pain.
When it comes to anxiety, there is a solid physical basis for it. Every physical symptom is a direct outcome of the body's fight or flight reaction, which is activated when it senses danger. When the brain detects a threat (actual or imagined – it doesn't matter), it floods the body with a cocktail of neurochemicals to provide the body the physical tools it needs to fight for life or flee.
Chest tightness, nausea, vomiting, muscle tension, heart palpitations, and tummy discomfort are all possible physical manifestations of the condition. Anxiety can be a painful experience. Everyone's bodily response is unique, but the physical manifestations of an anxiety attack are every bit as real as the emotional one in terms of intensity. Consider a CBD program for managing your anxiety that includes a long acting product such as the Birch + Fog Full Spectrum Nighttime drops, with a Birch + Fog heating or cooling pain stick.