There is a huge wellness trend with CBD oil at the forefront, CBD oil is stocked on every health food store’s shelves. Cannabidiol or CBD is extracted from the hemp or cannabis plant and used as oil. Researchers argue that CBD oil has many healing benefits ranging from improved mental health to slowing the growth of cancer. Here’s a look at how CBD oil can be used to help with anxiety, exploring the science and the studies into this burgeoning area of wellness…
There is a difference between cannabis CBD oil and hemp CBD oil and they both have different uses. Hemp CBD is a full-spectrum oil that contains CBD as well as other pytonutrients. It is processed in a way that the THC contents are greatly reduced or no longer present in the final product.
Cannabis CBD on the other hand has a small percentage of THC, CBD, as well as other compounds. It is derived from marijuana, and is regarded as a more complex and thorough product medicinally. Cannabis CBD oil can often have psychoactive effects and may be illegal in your country or state.
CBD For Anxiety
Several studies have found that CBD oil can help with anxiety in adults. According to a 2010 study done by Jose Alexandra S Crippa and others, CBD was shown to help reduce symptoms of social anxiety in people diagnosed with a social anxiety disorder (SAD). The participant’s brain scans showed changes in the blood flow to areas of their brain linked to feelings of anxiety. In the study, the participants felt better after using CBD because it changed the way their brains responded to anxiety. Studies show that doses of 300mg – 600mg helps reduce anxiety in people with SAD.
Fear Of Public Speaking
A study carried out by Mateus M Bergamaschi and others, found that CBD can help reduce social anxiety by looking at how CBD can treat anxiety related to public speaking. Additionally, in a 2018 study, male subjects were given CBD before they underwent a simulated public speaking test. It was found that the oral dose of 300 mg, give 90 minutes before the test, significantly reduced their anxiety.
For Social Anxiety
A 2015 analysis ‘Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders‘ concluded that CBD oil could be a treatment for many forms of anxiety like panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. There is no ‘one-size fits all’ dose for anxiety, the required amount will be specific the each individual.
CBD can be taken in different forms like capsules, oils, teas or drops. Hemp-derived CBD products are legal when the THC content is lower than 0.3%. Before using CBD for anxiety, look at the CBD laws in your country or state, and anywhere you travel. The science indicates that CBD oil does have some beneficial properties for easing anxiety. However, you should talk to your doctor or holistic practitioner first before using CBD oil for anxiety.
Author: Keith J. Myers is the Founder & Editor in Chief of the Hempire. Before creating the Hempire, He was a writer and editor who covered topics in CBD, health, science, and wellness. His personal commitment is to helping people improve their health naturally.