CBD and Anxiety
Ah, anxiety...everyone’s favorite friend right?
Have you ever heard someone say, “Man, I can’t wait to have a bout of anxiety today that will be great.” or “You know I’ve really been wanting to feel more anxious.
While not a single person would voluntarily admit they feel anxious, defined as experiencing worry, unease, nervousness or fear of future events, the most recent statistics do the talking. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental condition in the U.S., affecting up to 40 million Americans. The scientific community and the general public are just now getting answers and awareness on how this condition and emotional state can affect us. During this blog, we’ll take a shallow dive into what we know about the history of anxiety, how CBD can help with anxiety, and perhaps even some tips on how we can conquer our own anxieties to design a less anxious life.
First and foremost, we must understand that anxiety is a normal human emotion. Say that again and out loud, slowly, if you need to. Anxiety is a normal human emotion. Literature on anxiety dates back to ancient Greece and the writings of wise thinkers and philosophers who understood that we experience these emotions in our everyday lives. Ancient Greek philosopher Lucretius praised fellow Epicurius in his book de natura rerum for being the first philisopher to discover that “men were lords in riches... and that they yet, O yet, within the home, still had the anxious heart (anxia corda) which vexed life unpausingly with torments of the mind.”
So as we see, feelings of unease, fear, and distress have always been a part of the human experience and we can rest easy knowing we aren’t alone or abnormal in any way. Every human who has lived before you and every human who will live after you will experience anxiety and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. These anxious feelings are a part of our lives and we mustn’t resist them but observe, experience, and live alongside them. Once we understand the feelings and sensations of these emotions we can begin to manipulate and control them. We can pair therapeutic activities and daily measures (such as CBD, a good diet and staying hydrated) to reduce our everyday feelings of worry and clear our minds for thoughts of joy and productivity.
CBD and Anxiety
Now that we understand some basics of anxiety and its history, coupled with the fact we all experience it, let’s jump into some proactive techniques regarding CBD for anxiety that can really make a difference and start lowering your levels of anxiousness. It is our goal at KC Hemp Co. for you to feel your absolute best and this is where we start to get really excited because we know we are making a difference.
Guys, this is big.
For natural treatments to be made available again in a world full of “try this” or “take that” medications, controlled by an industry, is a sigh of relief and a sign that things are changing. We are learning what ancient wisdom has always known; there are keys in nature that can unlock potential benefits of the human body and ease us from our discomforts, both mentally and physically.
In short, CBD has a broad pharmacological profile, including interactions with several receptors known to regulate fear and anxiety-related behaviors, specifically the cannabinoid type 1 receptor (CB1R), the serotonin 5-HT1A receptor, and the transient receptor potential (TRP) vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) receptor.
Studies are currently being done as we speak and the results are promising. Existing preclinical evidence strongly supports CBD as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder as well as other forms of fear-based conditions.
Now let's look at which CBD products are BEST suited to fit your anxiety
For daily use, our Tinctures are as good as it gets.
Taken twice daily, we recommend 500 mg as an affordable and effective way to see potential relief. When taken by tincture, CBD is quickly released into our bloodstream through thin mucus membranes under our tongues and the product begins to take effect within minutes. When discussing anxiety, time is obviously extremely crucial. When not feeling right another quick dose of CBD via tincture could be just what you need to get back in balance and on with your day.
When anxiety boils over or when our life becomes too chaotic, we may experience what is known as an actual panic attack or an onset of intense fear or discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes. For intense episodes of anxiety and panic, a CBD vaporizer can be a life-saver so make sure it’s nearby when you feel it start to come on. Just a couple of puffs and the CBD is instantly delivered to your body via the lungs and anxiety should begin to subside right away. We offer two strengths of vape cartridges, 100 mg and 250 mg, depending on your needs. This is something you can carry with you daily and use in conjunction with your other CBD products and a fast way to get comfort when you need it most. Stop in our store today to see our assortment of CBD vape cartridges and try a couple flavors to find your favorite.
In all, anxiety is a very real and intense feeling. Unfortunately, it’s something we all deal with. Our lives are hectic, there's never enough hours in the day, and we all have responsibilities that can make life feel unbearable. It’s up to us to make sure we’re taken care of at an emotional level and here at KC Hemp Co. we’re always here to help. Feel free to share your experience of CBD and anxiety in the comments below so we can start to share the wonderful benefits of worry-free living.