CBD & Anxiety

CBD & Anxiety

The Farmer & Chemist blog has touched on ways that CBD can help against a plethora of ailments, including arthritis, insomnia, and migraines. However, we have yet to talk about something that CBD is perfect for: anxiety.

Anxiety disorders are exhausting—there’s no other way to say it. One in thirteen people suffer from anxiety disorders, making them the most common and most widespread health disorder today. 

While some individuals may turn to anti-anxiety medications like Xanax or Prozac, these compounds may not work for everyone. Moreover, the infuriating side-effects and possibility for addiction make medications like these an unappealing option. 

Thankfully, CBD is here to help. When your anxiety is strong, CBD offers a natural and non-addictive treatment to anxiety that will leave you feeling rested and relaxed—without the nasty side effects.

What is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is a naturally-occurring compound extracted from cannabis plants that aids individuals with anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain—all while avoiding the hypnotic and psychoactive properties of medical marijuana. 

Found primarily in hemp, CBD provides most of the calming and pain-relieving benefits of other cannabis products while avoiding any high. The discovery of CBD’s therapeutic benefits was revolutionary because it provided a way for people to feel relief from chronic pain and anxiety, all while remaining in a typical mental state. 

CBD is non-addictive, non-psychoactive, and gives you the relaxation and relief you deserve. If you want to learn a little more about CBD, we gave a more detailed rundown in one of our previous blog posts, entitled “Let’s Talk CBD.” 

What are anxiety disorders?

Occasional anxiety is a perfectly normal part of everyday life. For individuals with anxiety disorders, however, anxiety is a frequent and consistent visitor. When it arrives, there is no telling how long it will stay—or what symptoms will accompany it. 

The Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA) defines anxiety disorders as “specific psychiatric disorders that involve extreme fear or worry.” These include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder and panic attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, selective mutism, separation anxiety, and various phobias. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, some symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Feeling nervous, restless, or tense
  • Increased heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Feeling weak or lethargic
  • Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
  • Insomnia
  • Experiencing gastrointestinal problems

Anxiety disorders can be crippling. As someone who has anxiety, I often fall victim to the mind-numbing worry that often accompanies it. It can make simple interactions stressful and put a damper on an entire day. Thankfully, and I can attest to this, CBD is here to help. 

How does CBD help?

As CBD becomes more prevalent in the United States, efforts to research the compound as a treatment for anxiety disorders have similarly amplified. The majority of these studies point to CBD’s therapeutic potential, and data continues to emerge that supports these findings. 

One study, published in the Permanente Journal, found that out of 72 adults with anxiety disorders, 79.2% had decreased symptoms due to CBD. Another study found that “CBD has considerable potential as a treatment for multiple anxiety disorders.” 

When CBD is introduced to the body, it binds to CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are primarily found in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. According to a study from 2015, by binding to these receptors, CBD is helping your brain create more serotonin, ultimately regulating fear and anxiety-induced behaviors. 

Which products are best for anxiety?

Farmer & Chemist has a plethora of products that are effective in the fight against anxiety:

Say goodbye to anxiety

Anxiety can be crippling, but it doesn’t have to be. With the help of Farmer & Chemist CBD, your anxiety will be a thing of the past. So, say goodbye to anxiety and hello to rest, relaxation, and simply enjoying life a bit more.

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