CBD Oil for Anxiety. Really?
I never though Nature would have the cure for so many illnesses and disorders in one single plant. I’ve read about CBD Oil for Anxiety, but I had to try it out my self.
I was blown away! And so was everybody that I recommended this to.
Anxiety Disorder vs Being Anxious
Being anxious or nervous is an inevitable and a normal part of everyday life. No person alive can completely avoid it.
Stress which comes from work, money problems, family problems and complicated social interactions – they’re all common occurrences. We usually find a way to deal with them. We balance them with the positive, fulfilling things in life.
However, for some people there comes a point when being anxious takes a turn for the worse. It stops them from functioning as a normal, healthy individual. It practically takes over their life – it dictates their thoughts, feelings, social interactions. It even affects their physical health. That’s when being anxious or nervous turns from a normal feeling into a mental disorder called Anxiety Disorder.
People suffering from anxiety disorders feel helpless as if their life is their own prison. Their days are filled with constant fear and worry.
Fortunately, Anxiety Disorder it’s treatable!
What Are Anxiety Disorders?
Anxiety disorder is a mental conditions that can damage the emotional and physical health. The disordered individual fears current events and feels anxious about anticipated events. He/she also feels worried and uneasy about situations which are only subjectively seen as harmful.
Anxiety disorders make everyday events seem stressful and stop a person from normal functioning.
Depending on the severity of the disorder, it may turn into serious physical condition.
If it’s not properly treated and continuously ignored, anxiety can cause:
- Suppression of the immune system
- Digestive disorders
- Muscle tension
- Short-term memory loss
- Premature coronary artery disease
- Heart attack
Things can get even more serious. If anxiety disorders go untreated for longer periods of time, they can also lead to depression and suicidal thoughts.
Types of Anxiety Disorder
There are several types of anxiety disorder:
Also known as social phobia involves too much worrying and self-consciousness in everyday situations. It’s based on the fear of being judged, rejected, hated, or ridiculed. It stops a person from having any normal social interactions. It affects 15 million in the USA alone. That’s 6.8% of the US population. It is equally common among men and women. It typically begins around age 13. According to a 2007 ADAA survey, 36% of people with social anxiety disorder suffered for 10 years before seeking help.
Involves feelings of terror and fear without any particular reason. It’s often reflected with chest pain, sweating, irregular and strong heartbeats. It can be very uncomfortable and feel almost like a heart attack. Panic disorder affects 6 million, 2.7% people in the US. Women are twice as likely to be affected as men.
Constant and intense worrying about things (money, health, family, work, or other issues) when objectively there’s little or no reason for concern. People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder are anxious about getting through the day, they imagine things to be much worse than they are and expect everything to go bad. Even though they’re aware of the unnecessary overreaction to situations, people with GAD feel helpless and cannot control their anxiety. Generalized Anxiety Disorder affects 6.8 million adults, or 3.1% of the U.S. population. Women are twice as likely to be affected as men.
People with specific phobias experinence strong, irrational fears of certain objects, places, or situations (fear of snakes, flying, big spaces, small spaces, etc.). These phobias can disrupt daily routines and limit a persons abilities to function properly. Some phobias develop in childhood, while others in adolescence or early adulthood. 19 million, 8.7% of the US population suffer from specific phobias. Women are twice as likely to be affected as men.
- Additionally, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are closely connected to anxiety disorders. Some people might experience them at the same time, along with depression.
Causes and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety disorder can be triggered by stress, trauma or it’s simply a matter of genetics. Some people are genetically predisposed to them because the disorders run in the family.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, here are some of the factors which can cause them:
- Shyness, or behavioral inhibition, in childhood
- Having few economic resources
- Being divorced or widowed
- Exposure to stressful life events in childhood and adulthood
- Anxiety disorders in close biological relatives
- Parental history of mental disorders
- Elevated afternoon cortisol levels in the saliva (specifically for social anxiety disorder)
Excessive worrying and anxiety case the body’s sympathetic nervous system to release stress hormones (for ex. cortisol). These hormones can boost blood sugar levels and triglycerides (blood fats), but also cause physical reactions.
Symptoms vary depending on the type of anxiety disorder, but these are the anxiety disorder eneral symptoms:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Dry mouth
- Fast heartbeat
- Inability to concentrate
- Muscle aches
- Muscle tension
- Nervous energy
- Rapid breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Trembling and twitching
Diagnosing Anxiety Disorder
Now, this is the difficult part.
Most people suffering from these disorders live with it for years and years before being diagnosed. This probably happens because we don’t take the symptoms seriously and assume that being anxious is normal. Most of the time we even believe we can manage it by ourselves.
We need to acknowledge it!
We need to get help!
But first we have to go through a complete physical exam.
The doctor has to eliminate all the other possible causes for the symptoms.
After that, when it’s clear that there’s no other physical cause for the symptoms, patients are referred to a psychiatrist or a psychologist. They use specially designed interviews which help diagnose the particular condition.
The diagnosis is based on:
- The duration of symptoms
- The severity of the symptoms
- Daily (dis)functioning because of the symptoms
- Family history with mental illness and disorders
What Can You Do to Treat Anxiety?
After you’ve been diagnosed by a doctor or you’ve diagnosed yourself, what can you do?
Due to the fact that it’s very difficult to diagnose anxiety disorders, it’s very tricky to find the right treatment – the right medication. So, most times people end up with a pile of drugs which can be rather dangerous, and yet useless in fighting it.
Fortunately, alternative medicine and Nature (again 😉 give us hope!
If you feel like you have lost hope, just try CBD oil for any type of the anxiety disorder you might have!
Cannabidiol (CBD) Hemp Oil for Anxiety Disorder
Nature does offer us a hand and you just have to take it!
Latest research and ongoing clinical trials have proven that Cannabidiol (CBD) has great effects on the parts of our brain and body which trigger anxiety.
CBD oil extracted from hemp (cannabis plant with low amount of THC) can do many miraculous things for your health, one of which is helping you with anxiety disorder.
Taking CBD oil for anxiety will help you get your life back and keep you drug free.
What is CBD anyway?
CBD or Cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive component in cannabis.
It is one of over 85 cannabinoids found in cannabis. It accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. Research shows that CBD has a much wider scope of potential medical powers than THC.
THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the main psychoactive component – the one that gives the high – and almost every product based on high levels of THC is illegal.
Fortunately CBD oil has almost no THC, does not get you High and has zero side effects.
The fact that CBD is legally way less controversial has allowed researchers to do their jobs.
Research even shows that CBD controls and reduces the psychoactive effect of THC.
People who are uncomfortable with the high of THC prefer the CBD hemp oil to THC-based oils.
CBD hemp oil has the following properties:
Check out the video below!
Journalist Ben Swann talks about Hemp based Cannabidiol and CBD oil for anxiety and many other medical conditions, their effectiveness and other issues.
How does CBD help with Anxiety Disorder?
Here’s how CBD oil for anxiety works in our body:
- The family of 5-HT receptors or serotonin receptors are a group of G-protein coupled receptors. They play a big role in anxiety. These receptors bind to CBD and when activated by it, and this results in an anti-depressant effect. These receptors also work in processes such as anxiety, addiction, appetite, sleep, pain perception, nausea, vomiting, etc.
- Endocannabinoids (ECS), a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors that play a key role in memory, mood, brain reward systems, drug addiction, and energy balance. They are also known as »the body’s own cannabinoid system«. Research shows the benefits of the ECS system in fighting depression, anxiety, increasing appetite, and creating feelings of well-being. CBD naturally acts on the ECS system’s signals to increase receptor function and flow. CBD, along with 2-Arachidonoylglycerol(2-AG), is involved in the regulation of appetite, immune system functions and pain management.
How is CBD oil for anxiety made?
CBD oil can be extracted in three ways:
- Super- or Sub-critical CO2 method – in entails extracting oil in high pressure and low temperature. CO2 is pushed through the plant and the result is CBD in its purest form. It is considered as the best and safest method, the extracted CBD-rich hemp oil has clean taste because the green chlorophyll is removed during the extraction. This method is more expensive than the alternatives and requires expensive equipment.
- Solvent extraction method – CBD hemp oil is extracted by high-grain alcohol. Most commonly used solvents are: butane, grain alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, hexane or ethanol. It is the cheapest, but most dangerous method. Also, some of the beneficial natural oils may be destroyed.
- Oil method or Carrier Oil Extraction – a popular method based on extraction by a carrier oil, usually olive oil. It is save and there is no unwanted, harmful residue in the extracted oil. There’s just one downside to this method: carrier oils have a short shelf life. Therefore, CBD hemp oil made in this way should be stored in smaller amounts and ingested orally.
Research: CBD oil For Anxiety Disorders Proves Effective
Since the recent revelations that CBD, the non-psychoactive component of hemp is low-risk, researchers, scientists and organizations enthusiastically investigate this powerful natural cure.
Apparently, CBD has anxiolytic properties (inhibits stress and anxiety) without any side effects.
A study published in 2011 on how CBD affects social anxiety disorder (SAD) shows some very promising results. Namely, researchers administered a Simulation Public Speaking Test (SPST).
24 subjects were tested before and after taking CBD and then the results were compared. 12 subject were given placebo. The other 12 were given CBD.
A SPST is a test designed to provoke a response in an individual with social anxiety disorder similar to the one they would experience from public speaking.
Here’s what the test results showed:
- a decrease in anxiety among individuals treated with CBD
- the placebo group presented much higher levels of anxiety, cognitive impairment, discomfort and alertness
- a single dose of CBD can reduce social anxiety and related symptoms, such as cognitive impairment, difficulties in speech delivery, and frantic, anticipatory speech
- CBD eased the process of speaking, but also enhanced the audience’s attention
- the Simulation Public Speaking Test revealed that CBD inhibits one of the most prominent symptoms of social anxiety – fear of public speaking.
- MRI scans of those with social anxiety revealed that CBD provokes action in the limbic and paralimbic brain areas – both linked to anxiety.
- CBD almost completely eliminated thoughts and feelings of negative self-evaluation
Another smaller study from 2010, conducted by Brazilian researchers, involved 10 people diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder. They investigated how CBD works in people’s brains by using functional neuroimaging.
In the first of two sessions, subjects received 400 mg of cannabidiol CBD ingested orally or a placebo. In the second session, the same procedure was repeated with the drug that hadn’t been administered in the first session.
Clearly, the result with CBD oil for anxiety are very promising.
Ongoing clinical trials and research will confirm the positive effects of CBD and the non-existence of side effects.
This means that CBD oil for anxiety can actually help you!
Dosage of CBD oil for anxiety
Since CBD oil can be helpful for so many diseases and medical conditions, it’s difficult to set a specific dosage of CBD. Besides, the effect of CBD oil works a bit differently from person to person.
The best way to go is start small!
Let’s say you get 50ml CBD oil bottle that has 2000mg of CBD (Cannabidiol).
50ml is about 1200 drops.
We recommend you start with:
- Week 1:
- 3 drops in the morning
- 3 drops at launch
- 6 drops before sleep
- Week 2:
- 5 drops in the morning
- 5 drops at launch
- 10 drops before sleep
- Week 3:
- 7 drops in the morning
- 7 drops at launch
- 15 drops before sleep
- Week 4, 5,…:
- same as week 3
This should get you started and should take care of most if not all of the anxiety you have. It will also allow you to find the perfect dose that will do it for you.
Just so you have an idea how long a 50ml bottle will last with this dosage schedule – about 7 weeks.
If you feel you need to increase, do so in about the same increments as from week 1 to week 2 to week 3. Remember, you can not overdose or go wrong so don’t stress about this at all. Your body will take the CBD along with all the other cannabinoids in there and balance it self to perfection. You just make sure that you also help your body with the right lifestyle along the way.
- take small dosage in the beginning of the treatment and use the same dosage for several days
- It’s also recommended that you take few smaller doses during the day instead of one big dose
- After a while, you can increase and adjust the dosage of CBD oil for anxiety depending on the results
- It is important that you are careful and observant, pay attention how your body reacts to the CBD oil for anxiety. Consult your doctor if you are on any medication or if you have any history with addictions.
How soon will I feel the effect – the 27 minute solution
One question left,… will CBD oil for Anxiety really work in “27 minutes”.
Short answer: YES in most cases.
Long answer: Most of our customers report back a super fast effect that CBD oil has on their mind and body. CBD oil taken sublingual will take effect in 20-30 minutes and that is exactly what our customers say. They are totally blown away especially after trying a bunch of other products and solutions out there.
And also (and I’m very sad to say this) after trying other CBD products on the market promising a quality product but the customers end up with “snake oil” that does absolutely nothing for them.
For somebody like me to trying to help people with their health issues, there’s just no greater satisfaction than a happy customer that tells me I was able to solve something that they’ve been fighting for years.
Are you ready to feel better?
Now that you have learned about anxiety disorders, about the symptoms, possible causes and how CDB oil for anxiety actually works, you have a decision to make.
If you have been diagnosed, or if you simply find yourself suffering from the symptoms for longer than 6 months, you really need to take action.
Start using CBD oil for your anxiety disorder because many people around the world have, and it really works!
Why would we live our lives in constant fear or the present or future, trapped in our own mind, without any friends or social life, without any success at work?
I will not let disorders dictate my life and neither should you.
Trying an all organic and natural cure from hemp is a small investment with zero risk for side effects that can make ALL the difference.
Try it, you’ll be happy you did!
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