What is anxiety?
anxiety is an emotional state characterized by tension and negative thoughts, on a physical level it manifests itself mainly with the increase in pressure. Contrary to what one might think, anxiety is a “necessary” emotion and in some ways it can be considered positive. That our brain and consequently the physical respond by raising the alert level is completely normal in objective dangerous situations. However, it becomes a disorder to be treated when it occurs disproportionately to the real situation.
It is a fairly widespread condition, so much so that almost one in ten people suffer from it. Taking CBD can have beneficial effects, if the anxiety-inducing state is chronic or long-lasting it is good to consult a doctor first.
The effects we experience during a state of anxiety are manifold:
- Sleep disturbances
- Heart rate acceleration
- Raising blood pressure
- Muscle tension
- Shortness of breath
- Excessive sweating
- Headache, stomach pain
There are several studies that justify the use of CBD to treat anxiety.
In 2010 the cannabidiol has been tested on subjects with general social anxiety disorder. The researchers tested two samples, one to which 400 mg of 99.9% pure CBD dissolved in oil was administered and another to which only the oil was administered as a placebo.
The results have convincingly shown that CBD actually reduced anxiety in the subjects who had taken it. Not only have these patients reacted well to overcoming anxiety, but the brain has somehow permanently changed the way we react to similar situations
In 2019 one was conducted study on some patients of a mental health clinic in Colorado. For three months, patients were given 25mg of CBD daily (in addition to the usual treatments). After the first month 79% of the patients experienced an improvement in their condition and after the second month there was a further improvement of 78%. There have also been cases where the condition has worsened, which is why in pathological situations it is recommended to seek medical attention.
In general it has been found found that those who take CBD can actually benefit from it for many forms of anxiety: social anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized disorders and post traumatic disorders
Another situation in which the use of CBD has proved particularly effective is when you experience anxiety states resulting from having to speak in public. In 2017 a study a in this regard, highlighted the positive effects on people who took doses of 300 mg, the benefits were lower for dosages lower -100mg- or higher – 900 mg-
The reason why CBD helps to overcome anxiety in optimal quantities is to be found in its ability to bind well with some receptors that regulate the release of cortisol and adrenaline, hormones that cause anxiety.
How much CBD to take for anxiety?
If it is not for medical use, we will have to find the effective quantity. The optimal dosage varies according to several factors and depends on the person.
According to our experience and also according to other opinions we can start with 10 mg of oil per day, 5 in the morning and 5 in the evening, and gradually increase or even 15mg taken at three times of the day.
Have you already experimented with oil to calm anxiety? Let us know!