CBD oil has been shown to have a multitude of benefits for symptoms of anxiety. From daily stress to more severe anxiety disorders like PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), CBD has demonstrated to have the potential to powerfully reduce and manage symptoms. Let’s take a look at 5 key reasons that you just might want to try CBD for your anxiety and stress.
1.) CBD is a natural, non-toxic and non-psychoactive alternative to prescription anti-anxiety medications.
The side effects from these pharmaceutical medications can be both severe and debilitating: including sexual dysfunction, apathy, headaches, nausea and more.
PCR (Phytocannabinoid Rich) Hemp CBD Extract provides the same response in the body, namely, targeting the serotonin pathway, as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) and other anti-anxiety medications. However, this means that you can ‘safely’ and naturally increase the levels of serotonin in the brain without the risk of side effects. Research points to CBD as a potential alternative for relief from anxiety and its symptoms.
2.) How CBD interacts with your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to reduce anxiety is why you experience relief from many symptoms.
Your ECS, a vast system of receptors on cells throughout your brain, organs, muscles tissues and immune system, is activated or stimulated by CBD. Because CBD has anti-anxiety properties, it exerts, what is known as, 5-HT1A receptor cell actions that are located in diverse areas of the brain. This action creates a strong range of effects on the serotonin system, which positively impacts your mood, motivation and behavior.
3.) CBD For GAD (General Anxiety Disorder) address the following symptoms:
- Excessive Worry
If you find yourself stressed out and constantly worrying about every day events then you are trapped in a cycle of GAD. When you feel the anxiety rising, just use a small dose a of CBD tincture under your tongue, take a few deep breaths and in a relatively short time, you may notice a feeling of calm and release.
- Difficulty Sleeping
CBD can provide the calm and relaxation needed to fall asleep easily and reach a deep REM sleep. Again, a small dose of CBD right before bedtime can provide a deep, rejuvenating sleep and you will awake refreshed and ready for a new day.
- Lack of Focus
Taking a capsule of PCR Broad Spectrum CBD in the morning can help you focus throughout the day. Because you feel a sense of calm you will find that your clarity and ability to focus and stay on task is enhanced.
4.) CBD For Anxiety Related Muscle Tension
When you are generally stressed and anxious, the muscles in your body tense up. You might even find yourself clenching your jaw or holding your muscles tight.
CBD can be taken both orally and used topically to release tense muscles and ease soreness. By applying CBD salve or cream to sore muscles you will experience pain relief and the release of tension.
5.) CBD As A Supplement
Many people have found that by supplementing daily with a PCR (Phytocannabinoid rich) broad spectrum CBD extract, that general feelings of anxiety are reduced. Anecdotal evidence shows that CBD seems to have a ‘cumulative effect’. This means that over time, the vast array of CBD benefits increase. Because the ultimate goal of the ECS is to bring your body to homeostasis or balance, daily dosing of CBD can assist that goal. Thereby, you will begin to see a long-term improvement in your general feeling of ease and well-being.
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