CBD: A Natural Treatment for Anxiety & Stress
Anxiety and depression are an unfortunate reality of the world at large with statistics on the rise for people who are considered clinically depressed. The first approach to treat these conditions seems to be with various medications, but there is some hope for those seeking a natural alternative, CBD as a treatment for anxiety and stress.
The properties of hemp and its interaction with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain induce a state of peace, relaxation, and well-being without the potential high of THC, the more psychoactive chemical found in the traditional Cannabis plant. Unlike this plant, CBD oil is extracted through the means of a crop of hemp plant where there is an incredibly minuscule percentage of the psychoactive THC. Trying CBD oil before the more serious treatments can yield effective results according to many studies, and the numbers indicate that the stronger and purer the product, the better the treatment results!
Different Types of CBD
When tackling a debilitating anxiety disorder, it’s important to consider the various types of CBD available for consumption. There is a huge difference between a regular Try the CBD product and a full spectrum hemp extract that is medicinal in nature. Many products on the market contain unwanted fillers or CBD with weakened properties so it’s important to make sure that you’re getting the purest form possible for maximum results. There are also isolates that can be purchased for medical purposes, isolating the CBD oil for the purest effect possible. When taking a look at the market for suitable products, it’s imperative that you request a certificate of authenticity regarding testing for contaminants and a list of all the ingredients before consumption.
Making a commitment to eliminating stress and anxiety starts with making a wise and informed decision about the product you choose to consume. When CBD is dosed correctly, you will find a sense of calm wash over the body and mind without any intoxicating effects found with THC. There are many ways to administer the treatment, and they all have different feelings depending on the strain and method of consumption.
Different Ways You Can Take CBD
One factor to consider when choosing the right CBD product is how you would enjoy using it the most. Edibles are considered as one of the more powerful sedating methods for administering CBD and can have a soothing effect on your body for longer periods of time. Some people may have lung issues or just don’t wish to vape anything because they don’t like anything that resembles a cigarette. For them, there are topical ointments that soothe migraines by rubbing it on the temples.
There are even waters that have infused cannabidiol at lower amounts so that you can stay hydrated while also being stress-free throughout the day!
The fastest and most effective method that is widely used in the community is to take a dropper and put a few drops under your tongue when you’re feeling stressed out. And within a couple of minutes, you’ll start feeling less stressed and start feeling more relaxed.
Many pet owners also use hemp extract to help soothe restlessness in their barking dogs with successful results. You can even add it to your morning coffee and it will accomplish the task at hand.
Making sure that you purchase your CBD from a reliable vendor is the most important part of all this. You want to make sure that the product you’re getting is not contaminated and that they follow good manufacturing processes that ensure a higher quality CBD all around.
The hemp plant has amazing properties when extracted and consumed, and many have had success in treating their anxiety and depression without any additional medication or turning to a more destructive habit like alcohol abuse. Which, when you think about it, is quite revolutionary because up until now, people were completely dependent on anti-depressants or just plain old marijuana to lower their stress. Both of those solutions often have side effects which lead to even more damage to your body.
Long Term Benefits of Using CBD for Stress Relief
The reason why so many people are turning to CBD/hemp extracts for their stress reduction needs is that it has little to no long-term side effects. Many people report that it’s an effective treatment for many other ailments such as insomnia, which can be a contributing factor to the existing stress.
There are studies that are still being conducted to make sure that we cover all the angles to this because it only been 5 years since CBD started getting legalized in the US. Although this industry is growing at a rapid speed, the FDA and other governing bodies clearly say that they are not 100% certain that there are no side effects to using CBD.
Other people however think that there are no side effects because people have been using CBD to lower stress for thousands of years just like marijuana. And the more recent studies tend to agree with what most people think. But then again, there has to be concrete evidence that there are 0 side effects to using CBD in any form.
So far, the short to long term benefits (0-3 years) have been amazing and people love the fact that CBD does not have any addictive properties.
Potency and Quality Variables
The potency of any particular hemp product will vary significantly, and it’s easy to buy a watered-down dose. When speaking about long term potent medicinal applications, it’s better to go for the most effective product available that’s lab tested and certified.
It is proven that the higher concentration of CBD that you have in a product, the better your results will be. But then you also have to weigh the pros of better results with the higher cost of buying a CBD product with high concentration.
Let’s take CBD oil for example. If you think you are okay with taking more drops of it and waiting a bit longer for the results to kick in, then you can go with a lower concentration and cheaper option. But if you’d rather prefer to have a quicker result with fewer drops and if you’re also experiencing more pain, like arthritis, you are better off going with a higher concentration. There’s no point in saving money and experiencing pain. So why not buy the best quality CBD you can?
Nabil loves writing about everything related to CBD, especially about the part where people are able to deal with life long chronic conditions with just a few drops of CBD each day. He believes that this is nothing short of a miracle.