Using CBD for Anxiety, will it help?
This is a very interesting area of discussion, according to mind.org.uk, one in four people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England. One in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England.
Chances are someone within your close circle or family are or have experienced some form of mental health issue and may not even be aware of it. It effects our everyday life from work, to the ever-increasing family pressures we all face.
So this brings us to the burning question…can CBD help me with my anxiety?
Going back as far as 2011, a small study published in ‘Neuropsychopharmacology’ determined that CBD may help alleviate social anxiety. For this study, 24 people with social anxiety disorder received either a CBD treatment or a placebo 90 minutes before performing a simulated public speaking test. Additionally, 12 other people with social anxiety disorder performed the same test without receiving any CBD treatment.
Results revealed that pre-treatment with CBD significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment, and discomfort while participants were delivering their speech.
Other research also suggests that CBD may influence the receptors involved in the modulation of serotonin (a chemical messenger thought to play a role in anxiety regulation). Serotonin is the key hormone that stabilises our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness.
Serotonin helps with sleep regulation, eating, and digestion. It also helps reduce depression, regulate anxiety, and maintain bone health.
What’s our Verdict?
If you or someone you know is experiencing any form of mental health issues, first we recommend you talk to someone. It could be reaching out to a friend, family member or mental health professional.
We believe in the benefits of using a CBD oil and how it can help improve the quality of your everyday life, including as a holistic approach to reducing stress and anxiety. However, we must all remember it is OK not to be OK and talking about it will always be the first step to recovery.
We hope you have found this blog insightful. As always if you have any questions related to CBD or want to talk about your mental health, please do reach out for a chat.