Why CBD Doesn’t Work

Almost everyday, we hear from people who have had frustrating experiences with CBD. Maybe you’ve had similar experiences, especially if you:

  • Took CBD as an oil, gummy, or other edible
  • Tried a generic CBD formula
  • Quickly stopped using CBD after not seeing fast
  • Chose a cheap, low-quality CBD brand

If that sounds familiar to your experience, you’re in luck! These are common pitfalls that CBD customers often fall into, but there are ways to avoid these issues entirely. Below, we’ll discuss these issues (and more) in detail, why they prevent a fully satisfying CBD experience, and what you can do to make sure you get the full benefits that CBD has to offer.

Problem #1: Using CBD Products with Low Bioavailability 

The biggest problem customers face when trying to use CBD products is the lack of bioavailability. In short, bioavailability refers to how easily medicine or other substances  (including CBD) can be absorbed into your body. If you’re using a CBD product with low bioavailability, then you may not have had enough CBD absorbed into your body to feel the active effects.

Factors that Affect Bioavailability

Not sure what impacts CBD’s bioavailability? There are several factors that can increase, or decrease, CBD’s ability to absorb into your bloodstream:

  • Method of Use: Patches or inhaled forms of CBD usually have higher levels of bioavailability because in this delivery method, the CBD avoids the digestive system. Ingestible forms of CBD, like oils or capsules, usually have low levels of bioavailability, since your digestive system destroys most of the CBD.
  • Product Purity: If your CBD product has ingredient fillers or contaminants, you’re not going to get the levels of absorption you would with pure CBD products.
  • Product Design: Certain CBD products may be specifically designed from the beginning to increase bioavailability (like PhenoLife). This is especially important for ingestible forms of CBD, since it has to survive harsh stomach acids. 

Problem #2: Using the Wrong CBD Formula

Another common issue we see customers face is getting the wrong kind of CBD formula. If you don’t get a CBD formula that’s a good match for your challenge, then you may not get the results you were hoping for. Let’s take a look at the different kinds of CBD formulas that you’ll commonly see on the market.

Broad-Spectrum CBD

Broad-spectrum CBD is the same as full-spectrum CBD, except the trace amounts of THC have been removed. This may allow customers to still benefit from the entourage effect from other cannabinoids and terpenes present in the products while avoiding THC.

CBD-Isolate

Products made with CBD-isolate will contain only CBD. None of the other cannabinoids or terpenes present in the sourced hemp will be present. This means customers won’t be able to benefit from the entourage effect, and customers will generally pay a premium price, since isolating CBD requires extensive processing.

Catered Formulas

Many CBD brands create CBD formulas that include other active ingredients to help target specific health challenges. Choosing a CBD product that’s targeted to help when you’re looking to manage chronic pain might not give you the results you were hoping for. 

If you are trying to hone in on a targeted health challenge, a catered, full-spectrum CBD formula is the best choice for maximum results.

Problem #3: Inconsistent or Improper CBD Dosing

This is one of the most common we see with customers that say that they felt some effects from CBD but never got the results they were looking for. It’s a confusing issue because most customers will feel CBD the very first time they take it, but they won’t get the best results on the first dose

To start, your first dose is not likely to be the amount of CBD you take forever. Regardless of what CBD product you use, we usually recommend our customers start with low doses and slowly work their way up as they understand how a specific product will make them feel. Starting with a huge CBD dose can cause uncomfortable side-effects.

CBD Needs Consistent Dosing To Work

Not only do you need to work up to your ideal dose of CBD, but you need to regularly take it to begin to feel the best effects. Usually, this takes up around 10 days of daily CBD dosing of any product you choose. We’ve noticed many customers take CBD for just a few days and quit without giving the CBD enough time to fully saturate the body. 

Give yourself time to find the ideal dose and then consistently take that dose for the best effects.

Problem #4: Choosing the Wrong Delivery System

As we mentioned in the previous point, different forms of CBD offer different advantages for customers. Certain delivery methods of CBD are better for helping to manage certain health challenges, and a delivery mismatch can make it feel like CBD isn’t offering the benefits it’s supposed to. Here’s a quick overview of the primary kinds of CBD and what to expect during use:

Inhalable Forms of CBD

Forms of CBD that you can inhale will enter your bloodstream the fastest, and since it bypasses your digestive system, the bioavailability of inhaled CBD is generally high (around 30%). This form of CBD is great for sudden, unexpected problems, like acute pain or a panic attack, but the effects don’t last very long compared to ingestible forms of CBD or transdermal patches.

Transdermal CBD Patches

Transdermal CBD patches allow for consistent CBD dosing for up to 8 hours, and with bioavailability levels at 80%, they are perfect for consistent, long-term dosing. However, it can take a while for the CBD to absorb through your skin and reach your bloodstream, which makes patches a poor choice for sudden, unexpected issues. 

Also, transdermal patches are not the same as topical CBD lotions. Topical lotions may provide some local relief directly where applied, but they are not designed to deliver CBD into the bloodstream. That means using lotions to help with widespread pain or anxiety will never provide the results you want.

Ingestible Forms of CBD

Finally, ingestible forms of CBD, while popular, have notoriously low bioavailability levels. Most ingestible forms only have 6% bioavailability, which means products like oils, tinctures, or capsules need extra potent, consistent doses to be effective. Ingestible CBD tends to have longer effects than inhalable forms of CBD and will usually take effect faster than transdermal patches.

Problem #5: Fraudulent CBD Products

In the UK, the CBD isn’t regulated by a formal government body. That means it’s up to CBD brands to police themselves to provide pure, high-grade products. Some less reputable brands will add fillers to their CBD products (and not disclose it), or they may be lying how much CBD is in their products. 

This is a common issue. A study performed by the National Institute of Health showed that, from their sampling of CBD products, 26% contained less CBD than advertised, while 43% contained more CBD than advertised. This same study also showed that 21% of these products also contained THC levels above the legal limit, which was “enough to intoxicate children.”

Your CBD product may not have worked because it didn’t have the amount of CBD as advertised.

How PhenoLife Makes CBD That Works

If you think that you’re ready to give CBD another try, then take a look at how PhenoLife resolves these common problems with CBD

PhenoLife Products Offer Superior Bioavailability

We have crafted our products specifically to increase bioavailability. First, our products like the PhenoPen and the PhenoPatch have naturally high rates of absorption. Next, our PhenoGel capsules use advanced microencapsulation technology to offer superior bioavailability to traditional CBD ingestible products. 

PhenoGel capsules are made with a protective coating that prevents CBD from being destroyed by your stomach acid (and that protective coating is dissolved from a specific enzyme released from the pancreas). Then, the microbead technology releases our CBD formula in a controlled dose, which gives your body a chance to absorb more CBD (while also helping the effects last longer).

PhenoLife Uses Full-Spectrum, Targeted Formulas For Superior Results

PhenoLife uses full-spectrum CBD in all of our products, since we want our products to provide the best results possible. We’ve also created targeted formulas for the three most common health challenges that CBD has the potential to help manage: 

  • Body for managing pain 
  • Mind for soothing anxiety 
  • Sleep for encouraging a full night of

All three of our formulas are available with PhenoPen, PhenoGel, and PhenoPatch.

PhenoLife Offers the Best CBD Delivery Systems

PhenoLife has developed three primary methods of CBD, each that have their own pros and cons of use:

PhenoPen

PhenoPen creates a vapor that is inhaled by users, which quickly delivers CBD into the bloodstream. This form of CBD is ideal for fast-acting relief for acute, onset challenges (like unexpected pain or an anxiety attack). However, the effects are short-lived, which may present an issue for customers looking for a longer-lasting option (like for help sleeping).

PhenoPatch

PhenoPatch is a transdermal patch that is applied directly onto your skin to deliver a slow, controlled dose of CBD. The patch lasts up to 8 hours, which makes it a great choice for customers wanting to use CBD to help get a good night’s rest, or for customers that want an all-day CBD solution. 

However, it can take 45 minutes to an hour for customers to feel the effects of the PhenoPatch, which makes it a less optimal choice for trying to manage acute pain or a bout of unexpected .

PhenoGel

PhenoGel is a slow-release gel capsule specifically designed to enhance CBD absorption. The effects of the capsules take longer than the PhenoPen, but the effects will last longer than inhaling vapor. PhenoGel capsules will begin to take effect faster than the PhenoPatch, but the effects last a few hours less than the patches. 

PhenoGel shines as a convenient way to take CBD regardless of where you are. If you want a discrete, easy way to take CBD (without having to manage a patch), then PhenoGel may be your ideal choice.

Combined Solutions

We encourage customers to combine PhenoLife products if there doesn’t seem to be a single product that meets their needs. This is a common practice for customers who struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep, who want to manage chronic pain consistently but also experience acute pain spikes, or who want to keep general anxiety low while also being prone to panic .

PhenoLife Takes CBD Seriously

We want our customers to trust us, but we understand that trust has to be earned. That’s why we perform third-party lab testing on all of our products, which demonstrates:

  • The amount of CBD labeled on products is accurate
  • The amount of other labeled cannabinoids is accurate
  • The lack of contamination from heavy metals

We also work to educate customers on the best way to take CBD, including ideal initial doses, how to step up to more potent doses, and techniques to follow if the desired results aren’t being experienced.

Contact Us to Learn More

PhenoLife loves helping customers learn the most effective ways to use CBD. If you have more questions about what stops CBD from working, feel free to reach out to us with questions. If you’re ready to give CBD another try, and want to start with PhenoLife, then take a look at our online store to see what we offer. 

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you find CBD that works!

Trick or Treat: The CBD facts (or myths) explained.

In the spirit of Halloween, the experts at PhenoLife want to dive into the tricks or treats of using CBD. The following six statements will either be a treat CBD (something that is true) or a trick (something that is not true about CBD).

TRICK or TREAT: CBD Gets You High

There can be a lot of confusion about how CBD affects you. After all, it comes from cannabis (which is famous for getting high), and many customers are concerned that using CBD will get them unexpectedly or uncomfortably high. 

So, is this a trick or a treat?

CBD Gets Your High: Trick

This is a trick. While CBD is found in cannabis, it is not intoxicating. The compound responsible for the traditional high associated with cannabis is , which is a restricted substance in most countries. However, CBD is unrestricted in most countries, largely in part to the fact that it doesn’t make you high. 

However, just because CBD doesn’t get you high doesn’t mean you won’t feel it. CBD can make you sleep and can affect your mood, and there’s a small percentage of people who won’t tolerate the effects of CBD well. However, the vast majority of customers that use CBD will avoid some of the uncomfortable side-effects, especially if they start with low, comfortable doses.

TRICK or TREAT: All CBD Products is the Same

The market is full of CBD choices, and while there’s a difference in how you can take CBD, there’s not a difference in the CBD itself, ?

All CBD is the Same: Trick

This is a huge trick. There are enormous differences between CBD products (aside from products being oils, capsules, etc.). First, the kind of CBD used can be different. Customers are often surprised (and a bit confused), when they discover that there are three kinds of CBD:

  • Full-spectrum CBD: This is the least processed form of CBD. It contains all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes found in hemp, which may help the CBD product be more effective. PhenoLife products use full-spectrum CBD in all of their products. 
  • Broad-spectrum CBD: This form of CBD is slightly more processed. It still contains many of the natural cannabinoids and terpenes found in hemp, with the noticeable lack of THC. Some customers may want to avoid THC, even legal, trace amounts, but also take advantage of the other natural cannabinoids and terpenes present in the hemp.
  • CBD isolate: This is the most processed form of CBD. It contains only CBD (so no other cannabinoids or terpenes).This form of CBD is usually the most expensive, since it requires far more effort to make sure that only CBD is present. 

In addition to the different kinds of CBD, there’s a difference between the same kinds of CBD. Most countries don’t regulate the CBD industry at all, which means companies can lie about what kind of CBD is in their product, how much CBD is in their product, and whether or not there’s something else in their product besides CBD.

This is why you always make sure that any CBD products you buy are tested by a third-party lab, and that you have access to those results. Third-party is a common practice by high-end CBD brands, and it’s the only way you can know for sure what is and is not in your CBD product.

TRICK or TREAT: CBD Helps with

Anxiety can be difficult to manage for many people. Some may have trouble getting access to healthcare to get prescriptions, while others may struggle to handle the side-effects of anti-anxiety medications like Zoloft or Prozac. Even medications for acute anxiety, like Xanax, are hard to use while you need to go about your normal day. 

So, can CBD help with anxiety?

CBD Helps with Anxiety: Treat

Treat! While the research into CBD is still pretty early, the research that we have strongly suggests that CBD can help to manage all kinds of anxiety disorders. A 2015 study suggests that CBD may be able to treat a wide range of anxiety disorders without harmful side-effects. 

Another 2019 study showed that 79% of participants reported lower anxiety in the first month of using CBD, and those positive results continued to be reported the months that the study was conducted. If you have anxiety problems, and you want to stop taking traditional anti-anxiety medications (or you can’t take them or don’t have access to them) CBD could be an option.

TRICK or TREAT: CBD Helps When You’ve Gotten Too High

If you have legal access to THC products, you may have experienced a situation when you’ve gotten “too high.” While this won’t create a medical emergency, it can still be an uncomfortable experience that lasts for hours. 

There’s several purported home remedies (like sucking on a lemon or chewing peppercorns), but several people have begun to say that CBD might be able to help, too. So, can CBD help when you’ve gotten too high?

CBD Helps When You’ve Gotten Too High: Treat

Treat! There’s some early research that suggests CBD can help you from getting too high and can soothe a high that is too strong. Since THC and CBD with your endocannabinoid receptors the same way, if CBD attaches first, it will block THC from attaching, so you won’t get as high or for as long. 

CBD can also help soothe the negative side-effects of THC, especially increasing anxiety or stress. As we’ve already mentioned CBD can help to reduce anxiety, so it can help to level out your high if you begin to feel stressed or panicked. 

Research into how THC and CBD interact is still early, but if you have legal access to THC and accidentally get too high, then CBD might be able to help!

TRICK or TREAT: CBD Can Be Absorbed Through Your Skin

Most people know that you can inhale or ingest CBD to get results, but there are several different kinds of products that are now available on the market.. There are CBD-infused bath bombs, lotions, and even patches, all claiming to be able to deliver CBD into the bloodstream. It’s natural to be skeptical about this claim, so can CBD be absorbed through your skin?

CBD Can Be Absorbed Through the Skin: Treat

Treat! CBD can be absorbed through the skin, but there’s a bit of nuance that customers should be aware of. Topical products, or products like creams that are placed on the skin, will not pass into your bloodstream. They can provide where they are placed (for example, rubbing a CBD lotion on sore muscles), but you won’t get the that you would from inhaling or ingesting. 

However, if you look at transdermal products, the story changes. Transdermal means that a substance passes through the skin into the bloodstream. Transdermal CBD products are usually patches (like the PhenoPatch), and they deliver CBD into your bloodstream like ingesting or inhaling. 

Transdermal CBD products have an enormous advantage in absorption. Since they stay on your skin for hours, and the CBD will completely bypass your digestive system, your body has the time to absorb the vast majority of the CBD present. For example, the PhenoPatch has 80% bioavailability, the highest of PhenoLife’s CBD products. 

CBD can be absorbed through the skin, but if you’re looking to get the same effects as ingesting or inhaling CBD, make sure you get transdermal CBD products, not topical.

TRICK or TREAT: CBD Is Addicting

There’s a lot of people that still don’t know much about CBD or cannabis, which can lead to some confusion about how CBD impacts the body. A common question (or belief) is that CBD is addicting, so let’s take a look! Is CBD addicting?

CBD Is Addicting: Trick!

There is no research to indicate that CBD is addicting. In fact, it’s possible that CBD may help resolve addiction to other harmful substances. Regardless, you can rest assured knowing that CBD is not addictive, nor is there currently evidence of harm due to long-term use.

Conclusion

There’s a lot to learn about CBD, and a lot of easy ways to get confused about what CBD really does. To wrap up some our tricks and treats, we learned that CBD:

  • Doesn’t get you high
  • Exists in several forms and may vary in quality and purity from brand to brand
  • May help to manage anxiety
  • Might help soothe intense highs caused by THC
  • Can be absorbed through the skin via transdermal patches
  • Is not addicting

Choosing the right CBD product from a trustworthy brand is important. If you have questions about how to choose the right CBD product for you, then ask the experts at PhenoLife! We love answering questions from customers and making sure that they get a CBD solution that is a perfect fit for the health challenges they are facing. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

CBD Oil Effects On Mental Health And Anxiety Disorders

According to recent statistics, at least 40 million Americans have health disorders, with 19.1% of the total population having anxiety disorders. Typically, females are more affected than males.

who experience anxiety disorders can have mild, moderate, or severe symptoms. At least 43.5% experience mild anxiety disorders, 33.7%, and 22.8% experience moderate and severe anxiety disorders, respectively.

A least 36.4% of diagnosed with anxiety disorders receive medical care. So, where does the rest of the population diagnosed with this manageable and treatable medical condition do?

So, if you can’t help but ask what are the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) oil on mental health and anxiety disorders?’ Then read on as we got you covered through this article. We will help you understand in depth what anxiety is. We will also provide you with a straightforward on whether CBD oil can effectively help in alleviating anxiety-related symptoms and disorders.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety can be viewed as a normal physiological process in which one’s body adjusts to stressful conditions. However, when these emotions keep recurring to the extent that it affects an individual’s daily activities and cause them to experience physical changes like increased blood pressure or sweating, then this individual is considered to be experiencing an anxiety .

People experiencing anxiety disorders can experience bouts of panic, agoraphobia (irrational fear of being trapped in a place), specific phobias, social stress, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and separation anxiety.

The telltale signs that you may be experiencing anxiety disorders include difficulty sleeping without an explanatory reason, intensified bouts of worrying, increased and irrational irritability, restlessness, and difficulty concentrating.

Is CBD oil in the treatment of anxiety disorders?

With the significant health impacts mental health disorders have on the general population, studies and research have been carried out to find an effective way of curbing these disorders. One method that’s yielding positive in anxiety disorders is the use of CBD oil. A survey conducted in 2017 demonstrated that at least 41% of Cannabis users had substituted their prescription anxiety drugs with Cannabis.

And 40% confirmed that the use of CBD was more effective in alleviating symptoms caused by medical conditions such as anxiety disorders. It’s a known fact that the cost of medical treatment in the USA prompts many people who have anxiety to hesitate in seeking the proper anxiety treatment.

For instance, it may cost you around $100-$120 to fully benefit from cognitive-behavioral therapies in the USA. This means that for an average American citizen to afford a single therapy session, it will necessitate them to work several jobs. This consequentially means lack of enough sleep more stress on how to get the jobs. Which in turn intensify their anxiety symptoms. Healthcare insurers also don’t help make this situation better for people experiencing anxiety disorders, as they only cover specific medications and health services offered to their subscribers.

All these factors necessitate people experiencing anxiety disorders to use CBD oil for the alleviation of their symptoms rather than incur high costs of anxiety prescription drugs or cognitive therapies. When the use of CBD oil to treat anxiety was at its infancy, many health officials deemed it to be unsafe due to the THC active compound present in Cannabis that gives one the ‘high’ feeling once this therapeutic compound was consumed.

However, after extensive research, CBD has proven to be more therapeutically beneficial than most of us thought it could be 10 years ago. Many countries have resorted to tapping the medicinal properties CBD has to offer to patients.

This has seen CBD-based medications produced on large scales over the years. It’s even possible and legal in some states in America and other countries to get a medical Cannabis license, which helps you gain access to buying CBD products from accredited and certified CBD vendors.

Can CBD effectively treat mental health disorders?

Yes, CBD can effectively treat mental health disorders. This affirmative answer was concluded after a clinical trial demonstrated positive results in treating mental health disorders by the use of CBD. Another which was published in the Permanente Journal, also showed that at least 79% of individuals who used CBD had their anxiety symptoms reduced significantly.

All these promising results have substantially influenced most health advocates on the possibility of using CBD as an anti-anxiety remedy. It has not yet been established how CBD works to treat or manage anxiety, but given the substantial research and emphasis being put on CBD use, we are optimistic that soon we will have a complete understanding of the science behind this life-enhancing compound.

A 2019 Gallup poll revealed that at least 14% of Americans used CBD. And according to another poll, at least 37% of Americans use CBD to relieve their anxiety disorders symptoms. Advancements in how CBD is used have evolved over the past years.

People no longer consume it directly. Reputable CBD brands make CBD products in the form of tinctures, creams, oils, patches. This makes it easy and convenient for people to use when treating different ailments.

This medically significant compound has also shown positive results in treating many ailments such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, Parkinsonism, multiple sclerosis, and depression. CBD products can also provide relief to chronic pain caused by diseases such as arthritis and also aid in sleeping disorders. FDA has also officially recognized the use of CBD in the treatment of epilepsy.

Things to note about CBD use

Despite having no long-term risks associated with the use of CBD for mental health disorders, it’s important to note that is a need in more research needs to be conducted to determine any long-term side effects or complications that may be associated with continual and prolonged CBD use.

Rarely do people experience side effects associated with CBD use. And when they do, it’s usually caused by using CBD products that do not have the levels labeled on these products.

Before using any CBD product, please make sure that you first consult your doctor since there is a chance that when taken simultaneously with prescription mental drugs, there may be an unwanted reaction between the two.

CBD Oil for Panic Attacks: Can It Help Treating This Disorder?

The incidence of anxiety disorders in today’s society is disturbing. In recent years, the number of books on anxiety has increased by 25%, and the illness affects roughly 284 million individuals worldwide.

It is known that panic attacks occur due to a specific serotonin receptor in the ; however, these episodes can be caused by other factors as well. To completely control anxiety, doctors have been prescribing different medications that only treat the illness’s symptoms.

This is where for panic attacks may help those who suffer from this .

What do you need to know about Panic Attacks?

A panic attack is an intense feeling of fear and anxiety that causes one to have a hard time breathing, shaking the body, excessive sweating, and other unpleasant side effects. These attacks occur due to the brain sending signals which provoke fear responses even though isn’t any danger at hand. The part of the brain that regulates such responses is called the amygdala, and it is responsible for sending signals that cause fear to take over.

In most cases, panic attacks are caused by a specific serotonin receptor in the brain known as 5-HT1A. It was found out that CBD oil for panic attacks best when this receptor is activated.

Common Symptoms of Panic Attacks Include:

  • Feeling lightheaded, faint, or dizzy
  • Trouble breathing or hyperventilation
  • Choking sensation or smothering feeling
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Nausea or stomach distress
  • Headache, tingling in the body, shortness of breath, turning red or hot flush

Other Specific Symptoms of Panic Attacks include:

Agoraphobia is the fear of being in places or situations from which escape might be difficult. It is a type of anxiety disorder that has a greater effect on women than men.

Anticipatory anxiety is the future fear of situations or events that may be likely to happen; however, this is chronic and does not seem like anxiety at all in some individuals.

Phobic avoidance is the most common anxiety disorder characterized by an intense fear of situations or events that avoid them. A person suffering from phobic avoidance feels anxious for any cause, and it can lead to extreme changes in lifestyle.

What Causes Panic Disorder?

Doctors believe that both hereditary and environmental factors contribute to panic disorder. They claim that certain people could trigger the episodes by exposing the patient to stressful situations or provoking negative emotions.

Some of the primary causes of panic disorders include; withdrawal from certain drugs, stressful life events like the death of a loved one, and major changes in lifestyle such as moving to another country.

How does CBD Oil for Panic Attacks Works?

CBD oil for panic attacks is helpful because it can target the serotonin receptors responsible for sending signals that provoke fear. The substances present in CBD oil also help regulate stress hormones and neurotransmitters that cause feelings of anxiety and fear.

According to a report, CBD oil for panic attacks activates 5-HT1A receptors which promote parasympathetic responses in the body. These are normally induced relaxation or meditation states. It also reduces the response of the brain’s hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis by decreasing the production of cortisol, a stress hormone that can trigger “ or flight” responses.

In addition to this, CBD oil reduces the insula and anterior cingulate gyrus activity, which are brain regions associated with panic disorder. It also activates CB1 receptors, which provide a calming effect on both the mind and body and reduce the release of histamines which trigger allergic responses.

How to Use CBD Oil for Panic Attacks?

CBD oil for panic attacks can be used in different ways. it as a suppository is highly recommended because this method allows the substance to target the part of the brain responsible for triggering fear and anxiety. The other methods include;

  • CBD capsules
  • CBD tincture
  • CBD vape oil
  • CBD wax or dabs
  • CBD edibles or candies

Latest Studies on the Effects of CBD for Panic Attacks

A study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics examined the effects of CBD on anxiety and compared its effects and those caused by – THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). The participants were divided into three groups. One group was given normal saline, another group was given a 2 mg dose of CBD, and the last group was given a higher dose of 10 mg of CBD.

The results showed that anxiety levels were reduced in all the participants, but those who received the higher dose reported being less anxious than those given a placebo. They found no difference between the two cannabinoids on comparing it with THC.

Another study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology revealed that CBD oil for panic attacks helps reduce anxiety, cognitive impairment, and discomfort in public speaking. The study also concluded that CBD does not increase or decrease anxiety levels when given to people suffering from social anxiety disorder with panic attacks.

How to Use CBD for Panic Attacks

CBD Oil for Panic Attacks

CBD oil for panic attacks is helpful because it can target the serotonin receptors responsible for sending signals that provoke fear. The substances present in CBD oil also help regulate stress hormones and neurotransmitters that cause feelings of anxiety and fear.

CBD Capsules for Panic Attacks

Cannabidiol capsules and edibles (e.g., gummies) are taken via the mouth. They must pass through the digestive system before being released into circulation. As a result, CBD capsules and edibles might take up to 90 minutes.

CBD Vape for Panic Attacks

Cannabidiol vape oil can be used in a vaporizer. They are absorbed faster than CBD capsules and edibles, so they take effect sooner.

CBD Dosage for Panic Attacks

CBD oil dosage varies depending on the individual and their needs. Always consult your physician or a medical professional before trying CBD for the first time.

Here are some general guidelines:

  • Vaping CBD oil is preferable for anxiety, panic attacks, and other similar conditions.
  • The dosage of CBD vape oil starts from around 40 to 80 mg per day. However, it would be best to start with the smallest possible amount to assess how much your body can tolerate.
  • Capsules are usually available in 10 or 25 mg, and you can start with one or two capsules after breakfast.
  • CBD edibles such as candies, gummies, and other products are usually available in 5 to 20 mg dosage. It is advisable to start with a small amount of the edible and then increase the dosage if necessary.

CBD VS. Traditional Medicine for Panic Attacks

CBD oil for panic attacks is not a sedative and does not cause drowsiness. Unlike the traditional antidepressants, it does not interfere with your daily activities such as driving or working. Also, CBD oil does not have side effects usually associated with most common anti-anxiety medications. However, some users have reported mild side effects such as dry mouth or diarrhea.

Which Substances should you Avoid during Panic Attacks?

A panic attack is the result of an excessive release of stress hormones. These substances are released by your body to prepare itself for a “fight or flight” response, which you may have noticed during intense physical activity.

However, these hormones can be harmful when secreted in excess, so it is advisable to avoid caffeine, alcohol, and other stimulatory substances such as nicotine.

Conclusion

CBD oil for panic attacks is effective and has shown positive results in reducing the intensity of anxiety and discomfort caused by this disorder. The potential side effects are mild, and CBD edibles like candies, gummies, and other products can be taken regularly without causing any problems.

Although CBD oil might not work for everyone, it can help treat panic attacks. The results vary depending on the person and the dosage used. Consult your physician before trying this method to understand which form is right for you.

Can CBD Help My Anxiety and Depression?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural component gaining interest in recent years. It is one of the cannabinoids found in cannabis. Here are some frequently asked CBD questions addressed by two mental health practitioners who specialize in this field:

What is CBD?

 Is it the same as Cannabis, Hemp, or Marijuana? Cannabidiol is the term for CBD. It’s one of 200 different cannabinoids found in marijuana plants.

CBD isn’t psychotropic, and it has a distinct pharmacological profile from other psychoactive cannabinoids. Both marijuana plants and hemp contain CBD.

 Is CBD (and its derivatives) safe to use?

 If a product has gone through sufficient safety , it will be deemed safe. However, due to the increased popularity of CBD products, this is no longer the case. The FDA has sent numerous warning letters to firms marketing unapproved new drugs that purportedly include cannabidiol. When reviewing any CBD product ensure that it has a certificate of analysis which is prepared by an independent laboratory.

The FDA has conducted analyses of some cannabis-derived chemicals to ensure that they meet the agency’s standards, and many were found to fall short. It’s worth noting that the FDA does not authorize these items for use as a diagnostic, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention tool for any illness. Consumers be wary of and purchasing any untested CBD products.

CBD appears to be appearing in a variety of items (shampoos, cosmetics, oils, bath salts, etc.). Most manufacturers are selling various CBD products in the market claiming to have various therapeutic uses.

Is it true that CBD aids when used in products?

There’s no evidence that CBD has any advantages when used with other ingredients. Furthermore, the amount of CBD present in each of these goods is unknown.

CBD Oil for Depression

Is it possible that, when taken continuously over a long time, cannabidiol (CBD) might help with anxiety and depression?

There is some evidence that CBD may be beneficial in treating a variety of medical issues. However, there is considerably less data on the use of CBD to treat depression. There is only pre-clinical evidence for most indications, with a sprinkling of limited clinical evidence.

 CBD’s effectiveness in treating various ailments is consistent with its neuroprotective, antiepileptic, hypoxia-ischemia, anxiolytic, antipsychotic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties of this product.

 There is presently insufficient scientific evidence to suggest that CBD oil is an treatment for depression or anxiety. That does not imply it would not assist, but there haven’t been adequately controlled clinical trials to suggest whether CBD may be used to treat anxiety or depression.

Considerably more study is needed to determine if CBD has the potential to be used in treating depression and anxiety.

There are several active clinical trials underway to examine the potential advantages of CBD for a range of diseases, including use disorder, pain, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other conditions. Most of these studies are being done in the United States, although some other countries throughout the world are involved.

A synthetic form of cannabidiol (CBD) is also under investigation in conjunction with THC (the primary psychoactive component of Cannabis). Sativex, a CBD+THC combination product, is licensed for cancer pain and spasticity in Europe and Asia.

Is CBD legal in the United States?

The FDA authorized GW Pharmaceuticals’ purified (Schedule 5 compound) in 2018 as a treatment for Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, two forms of epilepsy. Epidiolex is the brand name of the medication.

Thus it is essential to note that other CBD drugs are not FDA approved for use to manage various medical conditions. When using such products, ensure that you consult your doctor, who will advise you on their effectiveness and .

Are there any cost restrictions for CBD?

Only for an FDA-approved drug

Look for scientific evidence to back up any claims, such as controlled trials or proof that a reliable source has assayed the product to verify chemical components. Talk with your doctor. The American Academy of Clinical Assessors (ADAA) offers a free online search engine to locate mental health professionals in the ADAA membership.

What are the Various Forms of CBD?

CBD is available in various forms, including oil, capsules, sprays, and topicals. It can be inhaled or ingested as a tea or food product.

CBD Oils are Available in Different Strengths.

CBD oils are available with a concentration of CBD ranging from 2%-10%. These concentrations may be increased or decreased if you’re using an oil that has been previously used (for example, after it has been taken by someone else). CBD is determined using milligrams (mg) on the bottle, and the label will contain instructions on the recommended daily dose.

CBD Capsules are other forms that are taken orally. These capsules are typically CBD isolates derived from hemp, a plant in the cannabis family.

CBD Topicals may include balms, lotions, salves, and lip balm. They’re typically applied to the skin on areas such as the hands or elbows for localized of pain or inflammation.

CBD edibles such as gummies, chocolates, and ice creams are available for those who prefer to enjoy their CBD in a sweet treat. The FDA prohibits adding CBD to alcoholic beverages because it’s an unapproved drug, although the agency has indicated that it will consider allowing for CBD-infused drinks in the future.

CBD vaping-inhaling vaporized CBD oil -is another option. “Vaping is less harmful than smoking because you don’t have the by-products of combustion.

Conclusion

CBD oil is a top-rated product due to its medical claims. Many people have used CBD oil to cure health problems that affect the body differently. One needs to know all about CBD oil before using it, just like everyone should know, and everything about any product they intend to take.

Ensure that you consult your doctor before any CBD oil for anxiety or CBD oil for depression. The legal status of CBD oil may vary depending on how its produced, where it’s made, and the components in it. It is important to note that more research is required to back up the medical claims of CBD.

How to use CBD to help alleviate anxiety

Unlike THC, for anxiety can be used to anxiety, despite its reputation for being intoxicating and anxiety-inducing. CBD for anxiety has been shown to have a favorable effect on a variety of anxiety , according to several studies. Anxiolytic, or a drug for relieving anxiety, is a term that has not yet been legally assigned to CBD. Consequently, it’s your responsibility and the responsibility of an expert doctor in the field of cannabis administration-to establish whether CBD is a safe treatment for anxiety for yourself.

Anxiety Relief with Cannabidiol (CBD)

FDA has not approved any CBD-based drugs for anxiety treatment. Several scientific investigations have found that the drug can help alleviate anxiety. In the treatment of anxiety, cannabidiol (CBD) may play a new role because of its activities on the endocannabinoid system. To assess the current data on the safety and efficacy of CBD in anxiety and anxiety-related diseases, a systematic review was conducted in the study under investigation.

CBD for Symptoms of General Anxiety

Using the popular anxiety test known as the SPST, a small 2011 study examined the effects of CBD for anxiety on people with a generalized social anxiety disorder (SAD) and healthy control patients. Participants with SAD reported less anxiety and discomfort with CBD when compared to a placebo. They experienced a reduction in anxiety on par with the controls.

Men receiving the SPST were given three different dosages of CBD (150 mg, 300 mg, and 600 mg) as well as a placebo eight years later in a 2019 study. There was no in anxiety reduction between the 150- and 600-milligram CBD for anxiety doses, which were compared to a placebo. More CBD doesn’t always equate to benefits, as these findings demonstrate.

In contrast, a 2019 study investigated CBD is far lower dosages than typical clinical studies-some individuals consumed 25 milligrams a day, while others consumed 50 milligrams or 75 milligrams a day. To keep costs down, researchers opted for lower doses, believing that participants would be able to sustain them in their everyday lives. Most participants’ anxiety levels dropped within the first month and stayed low thereafter. Though it fluctuated a lot more than anxiety’s, quality has also improved. There were just three recorded side effects among the individuals.

Antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects of CBD

At various doses of CBD oil, 397 people were studied in 2020 for their benefits on a range of conditions. Non-cancer pain and those with mental issues reported substantial reductions in symptoms of anxiety and sadness and an increase in their capacity to carry out their normal activities. These groups also reported significant pain alleviation from CBD oil consumption.

For the most part, antidepressant medicines don’t act for days or even weeks after they’re prescribed. This is contrary to the findings of a recent animal study, which indicated that CBD for anxiety has an immediate and long-lasting antidepressant-like effect. Compared to antidepressant medicine, CBD may have fewer negative side effects. Side effects of antidepressants include , sexual dysfunction, mood changes as well as irritability. CBD for anxiety hasn’t had the same problems.

CBD for the treatment of PTSD and phobias

PTSD symptom intensity was reduced when CBD for anxiety was taken orally and delivered in conjunction with standard psychiatric care in a small 2019 research of just 11 patients. When THC is ingested alongside CBD, it has been shown to alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Together, THC and CBD for anxiety have what’s known as the entourage effect, where THC amplifies the benefits of CBD while CBD for anxiety reduces the effects of THC. Exposure therapy, which helps patients dissociate particular stimuli with a fear reaction, and cognitive behavioral therapy have both been shown to benefit from the use of CBD for anxiety.

CBD for Anxiety, how to Use It

Because of the lack of FDA advice, the best way to utilize CBD for anxiety is different for everyone. The strategy that works best for one person may not work for the other. CBD for anxiety can be consumed in a variety of ways, including:

  • · Dropper bottles of oils and tinctures for oral consumption
  • · Gummies are sweet, chewable candies, generally flavored with fruit.
  • · Bottled sprays that are applied to the lips or mouth via a nozzle
  • · Taken by mouth as a pill in the form of capsules, soft gels, or tablets
  • · Inhalable vapors are produced by heating CBD oil without igniting it.
  • · Creams and gels are applied to the skin to deliver CBD for anxiety to specific areas of the body, as opposed to smoking dried hemp plants.

To find the most effective treatment for your anxiety, you may need to try a few different approaches. Concerning CBD for anxiety absorption, and smoking are more effective than edibles like gummy bears.

Anti-Anxiety CBD Dose

A proper dosage of CBD for your anxiety is also necessary. Experts advise beginning slowly and increasing the intensity as your body adapts. High doses are often the first thing tested in clinical trials. CBD for anxiety-relieving dosages that have been tested include:

  • · Patients with SAD were given 600 mg of the drug during a speech simulation.
  • · In a speech simulation, 300 milligrams were administered to male patients.

In some studies, however, lesser doses appear to be just as beneficial in reducing anxiety as the more commonly used ones.

  • · For generalized anxiety and/or sleep issues, dosages of 25 to 75 mg are recommended.
  • · In addition to regular psychiatric treatment, 33 to 49 mg a day is recommended for PTSD.

Further evidence for the premise that CBD for anxiety dosage varies greatly, depending on a person’s symptoms and physiology is provided by another study that involved hundreds of patients and found benefits with doses ranging from 40 to 300 milligrams per day.

Risks and Effects that Might Occur

CBD is considered a safe and well-tolerated drug by the World Health Organization (WHO). There are extremely few reported side effects if any. Taken with other drugs, CBD for anxiety may increase the chance of side effects such as weight gain, sleepiness, nausea, and changes in appetite, all of which can be dangerous, therefore we will recommend consulting your doctor before using CBD.

Treating Anxiety with CBD Oil

with CBD oil is becoming increasingly popular among anxious in the United States. Some people use CBD oil as a way to alleviate their daily anxieties and stresses. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the more illnesses for which it is used.

The cannabis plant contains cannabidiol as one of its constituent compounds. As more states legalize marijuana, its availability is increasing. Cannabidiol differs from THC in several ways (THC). This additional cannabinoid molecule causes euphoria. Treating anxiety with CBD oil does not have this effect because it does not contain THC.

An increasing number of companies are producing CBD oil-based supplements, salves, and more. These products are frequently promoted as natural cures for a variety of ailments, including anxiety and pain. This page explains why people are treating anxiety with CBD oil, as well as the possible adverse effects. Additionally, it provides an overview of some of the exciting research that has already taken place.

Uses

At least 18% of American people age 18 and older have some form of an anxiety condition, according to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA).

 Only 37% of people seek treatment for these diseases, despite the ADAA’s claim that they are very durable. Psychotherapy, medicine, or a mix of the two are all viable treatment choices. Treating anxiety with CBD oil is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to more conventional treatments.

In a Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research survey, 62% of cannabidiol users said they use CBD to alleviate pain, anxiety, and sadness. They’re essentially a risk. Anxiety and other diseases may benefit from further study of CBD oil, scientists suggest.

In-Depth Examinations

Animal and laboratory research has so far yielded much of the evidence supporting treating anxiety with CBD’s ability to anxiety. It does, however, appear to have some potential. If you’re suffering from generalized anxiety, panic , social anxiety, OCD, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), CBD oil may be able to help.

Research on Social Anxiety

There is some evidence that treating anxiety with CBD oil may aid with social anxiety, according to a small study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. The ADAA describes social anxiety disorder as extreme anxiety or dread of being judged, adversely assessed, or rejected in a social or performance context.

As many as 7% of the population suffers from social anxiety at some point in their lives. Men and women alike are affected by the condition. As part of the study, 24 patients with social anxiety disorder were given either 600 mg of CBD or a placebo 90 minutes before they were required to speak in front of a group of strangers.

With no CBD medication, 12 persons with social anxiety disorder took the same test. Treating anxiety with CBD pre-treatment dramatically decreased participants’ anxiety, cognitive impairment, and discomfort when they delivered their speeches, according to the study’s findings.

Dose-Response Analysis

Scientifically known as a dose-response curve, CBD’s effectiveness to ease anxiety may be dependent on how much it is consumed. The link between dose size and response is depicted graphically by the curve. The curvature also has a bell-like form.

For the first time, researchers have found a link between the use of cannabis and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. indicates the anxiety-reducing effects of CBD increase in direct proportion to the CBD dosage.

Before a test of public speaking, subjects received CBD in various quantities from the researchers. A 300 mg dose of treating anxiety with CBD oil reduced subjective anxiety, according to the researchers. Both the 100 and 900 mg doses of CBD did not cause this decline. You may make a bell out of this result by graphing it on paper with 100 and 900 on either end. Because of this, the pharmacological concept’s name takes on a concrete form.

A Study of the Paranoid Personality Trait

However, it does not appear that treating anxiety with CBD oil eases paranoia. People with strong paranoid tendencies were studied in a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. CBD did not affect anxiety, heart rate, or cortisol levels, according to this study. The or flight hormone, cortisol, is responsible for the body’s response to stress.

As with systolic blood pressure, treating anxiety with CBD oil did not affect it, and neither did it affect persecutory ideation. Anxiety that someone is injuring you or will in the future is the underlying cause of this feeling.

Healthy Participants’ Anxiety in a Research Study

According to a study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, cannabidiol does not appear to alleviate anxiety in healthy adults. Researchers came to this conclusion after examining how oral CBD affected individuals’ reactions to unpleasant images, statements, and menacing faces.

Safety

It is possible that using CBD oil will result in a variety of unwanted side effects. Ironically, anxiousness can be one of these negative effects.

Other possibilities are:

  • ·Anxiety-induced drooling
  • ·Diabetic hypotension
  • ·Nausea
  • ·Vomiting
  • ·Changes in one’s appetite.
  • ·An ever-changing state of mind
  • ·Diarrhea
  • ·Dizziness
  • ·Drowsiness

The heart rate increases somewhat at 900 mg of cannabidiol. CBD oil may also raise levels of liver enzymes, according to certain studies. This is a sign of liver disease and be taken seriously.

Recognizing and Defining Inaccuracy

Because it is mostly unregulated, treating anxiety with CBD oil labels may be erroneous, and this should be made clear to customers. However, according to a JAMA study, approximately 70 percent of all CBD drugs offered online have been incorrectly identified. In addition, a few of the items had enough THC to elicit symptoms such as an elevated heart rate, making them potentially dangerous. 10 CBD products can exacerbate anxiety in this way.

what is CBD oil

To put it another way, CBD is a cannabinoid, which means it affects the entire body, including areas of the brain. Treating anxiety with CBD oil is gaining in popularity as a health supplement for this reason. Cannabis-derived tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is what gives marijuana its euphoric high, while hemp-derived CBD appears to be devoid of that effect, and some researchers believe it has the potential to be beneficial for health and well-being. Bioavailability is improved by diluting the cannabis extract with an oil, such as olive or coconut.

Summary

Anxiety is a common complaint among those who use CBD oil. Some of anxiety disorders may benefit from it, but not others, according to the research. And there’s a good chance that there will be a wide range of negative consequences. If you’re unsure about whether or not CBD oil is right for you, talk to your doctor first. Even if your doctor is unable to recommend a specific brand, he or she may be able to alert you to a potentially dangerous brand.

A Few Words from Verywell

Consult your doctor right away if you’re suffering symptoms like restlessness, difficulty concentrating, irritation, muscle tightness, exhaustion, and an inability to regulate your worry. Working together, you can find the best anxiety treatment approach. Anxiety disorders can harm your quality of life if left untreated.

 As a side effect, it might cause problems with the digestive system. Consider consulting with your doctor to see whether CBD oil will help you cope with your anxiety instead of self-medicating. A doctor is the best person to tell you how much medication you should take.

How CBD oil can help soothe anxiety

Let’s have a look at just what CBD oil can do for you and your . According to research from Our World in Data, done in 2017, almost 4% of the world’s popular have experienced anxiety. That means not only is it common, but chances are we all know someone who’s been affected by it. The influence of depression on society is well known but according to this survey, anxiety was even more common. are common prescriptions to help with both of these conditions, but more and more people wish to try CBD products as an alternative .

Anxiety and CBD

A recent study found that around 40% of anxiety sufferers would choose to swap their prescription medicine for cannabis products, with the report suggesting that users found cannabis a more way to relieve their symptoms.

In countries like the US, treatment prices are often very high and therapy such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) can cost as much as one hundred dollars per hour. Not everyone can afford this or has insurance that will cover it. If determined, your average hourly paid employee might have to take on a second job to afford sessions. Even when insurance does cover a condition, not every insurer will pay for every treatment or medication, and this may be one of the reasons why CBD based treatments are appealing.

One of the things that always stood against the use of CBD-based therapies is that it had been considered unsafe due to psychotropic of (tetrahydrocannabinol), a key ingredient of cannabis. However, after thorough research, these fears have been shown to be unfounded and the therapeutic abilities of CBD have slowly been embraced.

This may explain why CBD medications have become more common and more easily available in countries throughout the world. It’s gaining a reputation as a versatile and inexpensive treatment; even countries that have shown hesitancy have started offering cannabis licenses to allow people with verified need to buy products from legal vendors.

Just how good is CBD at improving mental health disorders?

Research has suggested that CBD can help reduce symptoms for a surprising range of conditions such as MS, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Last but not least is depression and, of course, anxiety. Due to this, CBD is increasingly used in a variety of applications like patches, tinctures and creams and these methods of delivery have become popular because they don’t require direct consumption of cannabis in the traditional way.

The even approved the use of cannabidiol under certain circumstances when epilepsy, and clinical trials are starting to show clear indications that CBD can be a useful treatment for anxiety. For example, in a recent trial by a publication called The Permanente Journal, it was found that almost eighty percent of participants in a CBD trial reported reduced anxiety.

It’s not even completely clear why CBD is effective, although it hasn’t stopped many from turning to it to relieve their symptoms and scientific research is ongoing. As many as 14% of Americans admit to using CBD products, and 37% of those cite anxiety as their prime reason and report it as an effective treatment. That’s why it’s fast becoming associated as a and holistic way to ameliorate anxiety disorders.

The scientific case for more research

There’s a strong need for more research so that we can really be sure of the long-term effectiveness and safety of CBD with regard to mental health. So far, the results look good, but it’s always important to make sure. While significant side-effects are rare, reports of CBD sensitivity are not uncommon which can result in fatigue or diarrhea when using CBD products. As well as research on long-term safety, more work needs to be done to understand how it . It’s also important to remember that CBD isn’t a replacement for pharmaceuticals and that users should follow the instructions of their healthcare providers.

Everything You Need To Know About Using CBD For Anxiety

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a chemical compound found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. The Cannabis plant contains hundreds of these compounds, the most famous being CBD and THC, tetrahydrocannabinol which creates the ‘high’ with weed. CBD and THC attach to specialized receptors in the brain to stimulate the natural endocannabinoid system, which helps maintain homeostasis in the body and provides a plethora of benefits. 

CBD provides positive pharmacological benefits without any unwanted psychogenic effects, making it a great choice to chronic illness, anxiety, and other health conditions. CBD reduces the inflammatory response by acting on enzymes which trigger inflammation in the body. Additionally, CBD attaches to serotonin specific receptors which regulate behaviors associated with anxiety and fear. There is clinical evidence that CBD can help prevent and treat generalized anxiety disorder, disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder and post traumatic stress disorder.Anxiety is one of the most relevant mental conditions today, with over 30% of American adults being diagnosed with anxiety or anxiety disorders.

As Cannabis is being legalized in many states, many scientific studies are being done to discover the efficacy of CBD and cannabis in treating a wide variety of conditions.A 2020 literature review confirmed CBD to decrease seizures in individuals with Dravet’s syndrome, a form of epilepsy that is largely resistant to drug treatments. A group of New Zealand patients given CBD for cancer related symptoms, neurological and mental health disorders reported significant improvements in their quality of life, pain levels and ability to perform day to day activities within just three weeks of trying CBD. 70% of participants felt satisfied to some degree with their treatment regimen and less than 10% experienced side effects like sedation or dreams. 

Another study evaluated effects of CBD treatment in a group of adults with anxiety and sleep . Most participants were given a single 25 mg capsule of CBD per day, with a minority receiving higher doses. Within two months of treatment, almost 80% noticed improvements in their symptoms with the remaining 15-20% experiencing negative side effects or worsening of the condition.

How do we know what dosage to take? Researchers suggest anywhere between 300-600 mg of CBD is effective to reduce anxiety, depending on individual factors, the specific product used and its method of administration. In extreme cases, up to 1500 mg/day could be tolerated but there is not enough data on the long term safety of CBD, especially when received at high concentrations. The significant variation in the dosage of CBD administered to participants in these studies highlights the need for larger scale, controlled clinical trials to determine better guidelines and standardized dosing for use of CBD as a complementary or stand-alone treatment. The most pronounced side effects caused by CBD include appetite changes, weight loss, drowsiness and diarrhea. 

CBD is available in various formats such as oil, capsules, gummies or edible cannabis flowers, oral spray and vape. How quickly the CBD enters  the bloodstream and takes effect will depend on the method of administration. CBD taken orally begins to work within 30 minutes to two hours. It takes time to pass through the digestive system but typically lasts longer. Vaping or edible buds provide immediate but shorter lasting effects.  Oral products are best taken daily at a set time such as in the morning, with food but can be taken throughout the day to relieve symptoms of anxiety. or vaping is fast acting and can provide quick prior to high stress situations like public speaking or travel.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) does not currently regulate CBD as a treatment for anxiety mental health disorders. It is imperative to speak with your healthcare provider prior to using CBD and discuss any other medications and supplements you are currently taking. Buy products from well known distributors, learn how to read product labels and opt for brands who undergo clinical laboratory testing. A plethora of research indicates that with supervision, CBD can be used alone or as part of a broader treatment plan to manage, prevent and alleviate anxiety.

Huff, Puff and Inhale Your Worries Away…Can CBD Treat Anxiety? 

CBD and Anxiety- the plant that’s the mental health world by storm.

Cannabidiol, or CBD is a chemical compound naturally found in the Sativa or hemp plant. CBD has been used for generations to of chronic illness, pain, anxiety and insomnia. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol is CBD’s sister compound found in hemp that creates psychogenic effects or the feeling of being ‘high.’ Individuals concerned unwanted side effects or safety have experienced potent, effective relief from CBD interventions without any compromise on safety. Current research indicates CBD is quickly taking its place in the medical spotlight as a promising, safe substance to aid in the and prevention of various medical conditions.

So how does CBD actually work in our bodies? Attached to our cells are multiple receptors, chemical structures made up of proteins that receive and transmit various signals to stimulate reactions within the body. CBD binds to receptors CB1 and CB2 in our central and peripheral nervous system. While the exact mechanism is not fully understood, CBD interacts with receptor activity and can change serotonin signaling patterns.

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain, composed of the amino acid tryptophan. Serotonin is responsible for mood regulation, sleep patterns, appetite and behavior changes. Low levels of serotonin are often found in individuals suffering from depression and anxiety. Typically, these mood disorders are treated with prescription SSRI’s- selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like zoloft and prozac. With proper medical supervision, CBD is becoming an alternative option to help manage anxiety and mental disorders.

Studies involving mice indicated improvements in behavioral and physiological symptoms of anxiety when given CBD. Another 2011 study on individuals with anxiety (SAD) found that adults given 400 mg of CBD experienced lower levels of anxiety compared to the group receiving a placebo. CBD, either on its own or combined with interventions such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and medication may be highly effective in generalized anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety induced insomnia.

 A recent study found CBD may have antipsychotic effects in schizophrenic adults, without the negative side effects of antipsychotic medications. More in-depth, controlled studies are needed to determine CBD’s ability to manage and treat mental disorders. In the meantime, discuss alternative options with your healthcare provider before adding or changing your current medication regimen.

Finding the correct dose may be a challenge. Experts claim that most commercial CBD products do not contain anywhere near the concentration necessary to achieve a clinical effect. The few dosage studies performed on adults with anxiety concluded that participants receiving a dose too high (600 mg) or too low (150 mg) did not feel therapeutic effects. The ‘sweet spot’ seemed to be approximately 300 mg, but the correct dosage will vary based on the individual and must be discussed with a doctor.

CBD is very safe and generally causes little to no side effects. However, some individuals may experience changes in weight/appetite, fatigue and diarrhea. CBD may also negatively with dietary supplements and medications such as blood thinners. Any medication with a ‘grapefruit’ label should not be taken alongside CBD. CBD and grapefruit act on the same enzymes involving drug metabolism, and CBD may inhibit the medication’s absorption or effectiveness inside the body. Never cease medications you take regularly before consulting a doctor. Doing so may result in withdrawal, with symptoms including nausea, dizziness, irritability and brain fog.

How can you obtain CBD? Depends where you live! Hemp based CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC are federally legal, but may be illegal in specific states. In some areas, CBD is allowed only to treat medical conditions like epilepsy and you would have to obtain a license from your physician to buy CBD oil. If you live in a cannabis friendly state, CBD can be purchased online or in cannabis dispensaries and clinics. 

Overall, studies so far may lack some credibility but are overall very promising. With supervision and a proper care plan, CBD may be an excellent supplement or alternative to treat anxiety. As research highlighting CBD’s health benefits continues to surface, we’re likely to see CBD become legalized and readily available in many more parts of the USA and across the globe.

5 Ways CBD Can Boost Your Brain Health

If you think isn’t good for your health, here are 5 reasons why you think otherwise

Discover 5 ways in which CBD is beneficial for your health, especially your

You might think that CBD is bad for your health. However, growing research studies show that CBD can help your health, especially your brain and cognitive abilities. You see, the brain has protein receptors that respond to endocannabinoids or . And if you don’t know it yet, your ECS helps regulate a variety of physiological and cognitive processes in the body, such as , , response, pain, and appetite. The main question now is this: how can CBD help boost your brain function? Well, here are 5 ways

CBD Can Blood Flow To Your Brain

In a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, test subjects with Social Disorder (SAD) felt less anxious after taking CBD. When checked on a brain scan, researchers discovered that blood flow decreased in the area that triggers anxiety, thus resulting in these subjects feeling more relaxed

CBD Can Keep You Pain-Free

If you feel some aches and twinges in your back, hands, or legs, taking CBD can help. CBD helps maintain healthy inflammation, allowing you to do your daily activities without feeling any cramping or discomfort. 

CBD Helps Improve Your Mood

If you’re feeling a little down and gloomy, it could be because your fatty acid made hydrolase (FAAH) is tearing down your body’s anandamide (also known as the bliss molecule), and low levels of this molecule can affect your mood. The good thing is that CBD can help stop FAAH from breaking down anandamide to help keep your happy mood throughout the day.

CBD Helps Keep Oxidative Stress At A Healthy Level

Too much exposure to toxins such as smog, stress, and alcohol consumption can result in oxidative stress. This is harmful to your health, as it may lead to serious health concerns like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. However, with CBD’s antioxidant properties, it binds to your CB2 receptors to help maintain healthy oxidative stress levels in the body. 

CBD Helps Maintain Healthy Brain Cell Activities

Your brain cells can become overactive due to excessive stimulation, which is also damaging to the brain. Recently, scientists discovered that CBD can help with brain excitation. It helps maintain healthy levels of Glx and GABA+ metabolites so that it won’t trigger brain overactivity. 

Fibromyalgia sufferers taking CBD for relief

Those with have a new aid in their battle against the – CBD, or Cannabidiol.

Fibromyalgia is a that results in widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, , memory, and mood issues.

Researchers now think that fibromyalgia makes painful sensations worse by affecting the way the processes pain signals. The good news for fibromyalgia sufferers is that CBD is a safe, natural pain reliever.

Common benefits associated with CBD include , relaxation, pain relief, and sleep. A recent study also indicated CBD may be good for fibromyalgia pain.

Fibromyalgia affects millions worldwide. While over 90% of those with the condition are women, it also affects men. In fact, physicians now believe the condition may be more prevalent among men than previously believed. Whether you are a woman or a man, if you have fibromyalgia pain, more and more studies are showing that CBD may be the solution you need to feel better.

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Nature in Treating Anxiety

In the United States, anxiety are the most frequent mental illnesses, affecting an estimated 40 million over the age of 18 each year, or 18.1 percent of the total population. Anxiety disorders, which are widely accepted as highly curable, are only received by roughly 37% of those who suffer from them. Misdiagnosis, lack of access to health care, or antipathy to standard therapies may be to blame for this.

As anxiety problems become more prevalent, researchers, doctors, and patients alike are becoming increasingly interested in the medical use of cannabis to treat them. Anxiety has risen to the top of the list of permitted disorders as more states allow medicinal cannabis and other jurisdictions reexamine their medical usage policies.

That was made feasible by research into the endo system (ECS) and its function in homeostasis. Cannabis is being used by professionals as a first-line and adjuvant therapy in the treatment of anxiety in patients with varying degrees of efficacy, even though no specific dosage or timing guidelines exist.

Anxiety

It is both a physiological and emotional response to perceived threats. Anxiety is defined by a wide range of emotions and bodily responses, ranging from a racing heart to frantically fleeing from the source of the threat. For anxiety to be categorized as pathological, the emotional response must be excessive in terms of duration, frequency, or intensity.

A condition defined by excessive worry and emotions of fear, dread, and uneasiness that lasts six months or more,” begins the ICD-10 definition of a generalized anxiety disorder (code F41.1). 3 People who have anxiety will tell you it’s not as simple as just a pill.

For some people, anxiolytic symptoms are episodic while for others, they might be long-term. anxiety can cause physical symptoms like abdominal pain and headaches, and emotional reactions like being unable to get out of bed or limiting interactions if left untreated.

Symptoms of anxiety

Phenomenons such as GAD and panic disorder can be classified into several diagnostic groups: SAD, SAD, specific phobias, PTSD, OCD, MDD, and persistent mood disorders. Major depressive disorders can also be classified into these diagnostic groups. It doesn’t matter what the diagnosis is; regardless of the severity and duration of the mental and physical symptoms, they are all the same.

Anatomy of Nerves: Neurotransmitters such as adrenaline and cortisol are released by the when it senses a threat, no matter how little. Constant exposure to these substances may create anxiety, difficulties concentrating, and even panic attacks in those who are already prone to these symptoms. Anxiety-induced weight gain, depression, and suicide are all possible side effects of chronic exposure to these hormones and neurotransmitters in the body and brain.

Inhalation and exhalation: During a manic episode, rapid, shallow breathing can be caused by the release of stress hormones in the body.

The cardiovascular system: Anxiety can cause heart palpitations, which can feel like a throbbing sensation in the chest. They are most commonly connected with panic episodes, but they can also occur with anxiety in general. Anxiety can cause a rise in blood pressure. Hypertension can develop if the condition is not addressed.

The body’s defense system: When stress hormones are released into the body regularly, the immune system is weakened, increasing the risk of bacterial and viral infections and resulting in more illnesses.

Anxiety Disorders and their Treatment

Anxiety, if left untreated, can cause major problems in one’s day-to-day activities, such as difficulty concentrating, completing daily duties, and forming or maintaining intimate connections. Anxiety can make it difficult for some people to leave the house or even get out of bed. It has been related to more problems like depression, suicide, and misuse as well as a physical illness if it is not addressed.

Anxiety disorders can be treated using a variety of approaches, each tailored to the patient’s specific symptoms and degree of severity. Medicine (covered in detail below), therapy, complementary and alternative medicine, and transcranial magnetic stimulation are the most common techniques that have been shown successful (TMS).

Antidepressants and antianxiety medicines are often prescribed in conjunction with therapy or other supportive treatment for anxiety disorders. A treatment strategy should take into account all available options, including the use of cannabis.

Therapy

It is the most frequent and effective form of anxiety therapy, which focuses on identifying and modifying one’s thinking and behavioral patterns. Anxiety-controlling ability can only be learned through active participation by the patient in therapy. In the past, patients could only communicate with their therapists in person, but now, thanks to technological improvements, they may do so over the phone, video call, or even text messaging.

TMS

When medicine and other treatments have failed to the symptoms of depression, TMS may be a safe, effective, and non-invasive alternative. Electromagnetic coils that send pulses through the scalp create a magnetic field that induces a tiny electric current in a specific area of the brain. Treatment using TMS has FDA approval.

Medication for treatment for anxiety

The use of anti-anxiety drugs for short- or long-term treatment of anxiety disorders can be done on its own or in conjunction with other approaches. Finding the drug that best treats the symptoms of a patient usually needs the patient’s patience and time.

One in six Americans, according to the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey from 2009 to 2010, takes an antidepressant or sedative medication. Using these medications, we may be able to learn more about how cannabis impacts our neural system. Anti-anxiety medications can be divided into four main types.

Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are antidepressants that prevent some brain nerve cells from reabsorbing serotonin (citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, and sertraline). Both venlafaxine and duloxetine (SNRIs) have a dual mode of action, which is an antidepressant. Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake into brain cells is their main goal of theirs.

One of the most used medications for treating anxiety is benzodiazepines, which include lorazepam, alprazolam, clonazepam, and diazepam. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GAB) is a neurotransmitter that has been shown to have anxiolytic (de-anxiety) properties. It has been found that three of the earliest antidepressant medications-amitriptyline, imipramine, and nortriptyline-increase norepinephrine and serotonin levels and block acetylcholine’s function.

Anxiety and the ECS

To keep things stable, no matter how much the external world changes, the ECS does a variety of things. Numerous biological processes, cognitive processes, and stress reactions, including anxiety, are influenced by the extracellular matrix (ECS). Antagonisms of the CB1 receptor and inhibitors of AEA hydrolysis both boost serotonin-producing neurons’ firing rates. It has an anxiolytic-like effect when serotonin neurotransmission is increased.

CBD has been demonstrated to reduce the activity of the enzyme that breaks down AEA, resulting in higher levels of AEA and increased serotonin activity, both of which have anxiolytic-like effects. The release of norepinephrine is stimulated by THC’s effect on cannabis receptors. With the addition of CBD and THC, an SNRI-like effect can be achieved.

Cannabis’ Biphasic Nature in Treating Anxiety

Anxiety is a typical side effect of medical cannabis use, and panic episodes of paranoia have been observed following high amounts of THC ingestion. Many patients use medicinal cannabis to relax, but anxiety is also a prevalent adverse consequence.

No wonder cannabis has both anxiogenic and anxiolytic properties when considering the role of the ECS in regulating a patient’s response to stimuli. Generally, modest doses have anxiolytic-like effects, but high doses have the opposite effect.

CBD Oil to Treat Anxiety Disorders

As a non-intoxicating cannabinoid with the potential to treat a wide range of symptoms and illnesses, Cannabis oil has recently claimed attracted considerable . Anxiety is the most common of these. When asked why they wanted to try CBD oil, more than 2,000 Americans said it helped with relaxation, anxiety, and better sleep.

Symptoms of social anxiety in patients with SAD were reduced in a small 2011 research that used cannabis. Participants’ brain scans revealed alterations in blood flow to brain areas connected to anxiety. Participants in this study felt better, and their brains reacted differently to worry as a result.

Cannabis oil has the potential to treat a wide range of anxiety disorders, including GAD. To be clear, the majority of the study to date has focused on the effects of acute CBD delivery, therefore further research into the long-term effects of chronic calming cannabis dose is needed before any form of clinical advice is made.

Conclusion

If you’re a health care practitioner, you must understand the basics of cannabis to confidently and effectively respond to patient questions. To avoid this, patients will seek advice and affirmation from others in their social circles as well as the internet and their local marijuana dispensary. When used as part of a customized treatment strategy, cannabis can be an effective first- or second-line treatment.

What is the Right Dosage of CBD to take?

A Beginner’s Guide on the Right CBD’s to Take

CBD is the new medicine. Many are CBD for health purposes and are from the product. There is no extensive research to confirm CBD’s health benefits, but many people claim CBD has been instrumental in their health. Therefore, it would be best if you learned about this magical drug. CBD is available in different formulations; tablets, gummies, and oils. This guide aims to help you know more about CBD and inform you about the correct dosage to take.

What are the possible benefits of CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound in the cannabis plant. There is still a lot of research that experts need to do about the possible CBD benefits. However, the little research that scientists have done shows that CBD has specific beneficial mental health ;

  • Alleviating stress and depression. According to studies, CBD influences serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that affects your mood. Therefore, according to the studies, CBD can help regulate serotonin and help depression.
  • CBD can help improve your sleep quality. Experts conducted a study, and the people who took CBD reported improved sleep. However, the scientists cannot yet explain the result, but they believe that CBD can improve sleep.
  • It can help reduce anxiety. 20% of American adults suffer from anxiety, and according to research, CBD can help these people alleviate anxiety.

Also, research has linked CBD to have therapeutic benefits for many other conditions other than mental health conditions. World Health Organization suggests that CBD can help treat;

  • Arthritis
  • Inflammation
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Psychosis

What is the correct dosage to take?

There is no correct dosage because people react differently to CBD. Therefore, it is up to you to know the dosage that fits you.

There are specific dosages that research studies have used. These dosages vary depending on the . The following is a list of the number of milligrams the researchers gave to the persons per day;

  • Bowel disease- 10mg
  • Anxiety- 300 to 600mg
  • Parkinson’s disease- 75 to 300 mg
  • Poor sleep- 25 mg
  • Psychosis- 600mg

However, before taking any CBD product, please consult your doctor on the right, especially if you take CBD alongside other medicines. If you take CBD in excess, you may suffer negative side effects; hence, visit your local physician for advice.

Some FDA-approved CBD products have dosage information, and you can use the details to the correct dosage to take. An example of an FDA-approved CBD medication is Epidiolex. FDA has approved Epidiolex for seizures in people with specific types of epilepsy. For Epidiolex, you should start with a dosage of 5 mg per kilogram of your weight.

When you are finding the correct dose to take your CBD, put the following into consideration;

  • Your sensitivity to CBD. People’s reaction to CBD differs. Some people can tolerate a high intake of CBD, while others cannot. As you take CBD, ensure that you assess how you feel as you take different doses.
  • Other factors include the product’s CBD concentration, age, weight, overall health, and sex; for example, if you are heavy, you need more CBD, and if you are old, you should take less CBD. Also, generally, men can handle more CBD than women.

Use a dosage calculator

You can find CBD dosage calculators online. You can use these calculators to help you determine the correct dosage to take. However, these calculators are not 100% efficient, but it is an excellent place to start.

Always start with a low dose

Unless you have consulted a doctor, you should never exceed 20 mg a day when you start taking the CBD product. Do this for a week to assess the CBD’s effect on your body. Ensure you can tolerate the CBD’s intake and the dosage is not giving you any side effects. Once you confirm this and are still not the desired effect, you can increase your dosage by 5 mg per week until you find the correct dose.

What is the maximum amount of CBD to take?

In many studies, researchers have found that taking 600 mg per day is safe. However, one study concluded that one might safely take and tolerate 1 500 mg a day. However, this information should not influence you to take a high dosage of CBD. Always start small or consult your doctor on the amount you can take.

How should you take CBD?

CBD products are available in various forms; nasal sprays, gummies, oils, capsules, and tablets. The most common way of taking CBD is oil. The developers make by mixing CBD with a carrier oil such as coconut oil.

How you take your CBD may depend on what you want to treat. For example, if you want to improve your mood, consider taking CBD as a dietary supplement. However, if you are targeting a symptom, it is recommendable for you to take oil, a gummy, or a capsule to get a concentrated dose.

What type of CBD should you take?

Sometimes you may have CBD products that are not pure. There are three types of CBD;

  • Isolate- Contains pure CBD.
  • Broad-spectrum- Has CBD and other cannabinoids but does not have THC
  • Full-spectrum- Has CBD, other cannabinoids, and THC

Full-spectrum CBD is recommendable since research suggests that CBD is more effective when combined with other cannabinoids. THC has some side effects, but CBD may help mitigate the THC’s effects.

What are some side effects of CBD?

Researchers consider CBD to be safe to take. However, there are still some side effects that you may have due to taking CBD. They include;

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach upset

Conclusion

There is no universally-accepted CBD dosage. You may need to experiment to know the correct dosage for you. If you don’t want to experiment, consult your doctor to learn the right dose to take. Always start small and enjoy the journey. Many studies suggest that CBD offers many CBD benefits, and it would be best if you try it.

Is Cannabis a Potent Treatment for Anxiety Disorders?

The use of cannabis in managing various medical conditions such as is still in its infant stage, and more research is required. There is no clear data on how cannabis can manage anxiety disorders. Ideally, preliminary research also shows that cannabis may even worsen the symptoms of the and, in some circumstances, interfere with some of treatment, such as exposure therapy. Thus you should use medical marijuana with caution.

But other research states that cannabis is a treatment for anxiety disorders. For looking to find out if cannabis is an alternative to reduce anxiety, medical CBD is the most effective method. However, the usage of medical CBD should be closely monitored by a mental health professional and medical provider.

The popularity of makes many wonders about its effectiveness in managing various medical conditions.

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis is also referred to as marijuana and is made up of various cannabinoids, natural compounds in this plant. Multiple cannabinoids such as CBD and THC interact with multiple cannabinoid receptors in the brain and make up your endocannabinoid system. The system controls various physiological processes such as appetite, mood, pain, and .

Ideally, CBD is famous for its medicinal value and is most preferred as it does not have any psychoactive properties. On the other hand, THC is known for its psychoactive properties and will make you feel ”high”.

There are various species of cannabis, with the primary being Sativa and Indica. Cannabis Sativa has higher concentrations of THC compared to the cannabis Indica.

Cannabis Facts vs Fiction

Many misconceptions and false data about cannabis are available in the news or other published media. Some of the common fictions about cannabis primarily include:

  • Cannabis is a very harmful drug that can cause various medical conditions such as lung disease and psychosis.
  • Cannabis can lead to substance use
  • It is a very addictive drug

It is also important to note that there can be misleading data about the medical use of cannabis in the market. Medical cannabis substances are not regulated by Food and Drug Administration () as they are considered dietary supplements. Thus, most manufacturers produce illegal products and make false medical claims about the products.

Some misconceptions about the use of medical marijuana in managing anxiety include:

  • There is enough evidence that medical marijuana is a potent treatment of anxiety.
  • There are minimal side effects of marijuana
  • Cannabis is safe to use in the long term
  • What Research Says About Cannabis

According to some preliminary research, THC is helpful in anxiety-inducing, and CBD is effective in reducing anxiety.

People using cannabis for recreational use can lead to some health risks and increased chances of anxiety, which often occurs after withdrawal. According to other studies, patients who use medical cannabis have reported reducing anxiety symptoms.

However, it is essential to note that research is still inconclusive. It is pretty challenging to conclude the effectiveness of medical cannabis in managing anxiety and other conditions such as and PTSD.

Do you have any Marijuana Use Disorder?

According to reports, there are positive benefits of using medical marijuana for managing various medical conditions. However, the studies are still not conclusive, and it is difficult to determine how the product can be used in managing anxiety. For instance, cannabis has both anxiety-reducing and anxiety-inducing effects. Thus it is correct to state that THC and CBD have opposing effects.

Thus it is difficult to determine whether medical cannabis effectively manages anxiety due to the controversial studies. According to a study conducted in 2019 that examined 72 patients, it was found that CBD helps to reduce stress and various sleep concerns.

Legality of Cannabis

After discovering cannabis as a treatment modality, the government started to place various sanctions on the cultivation and sale of cannabis in 1937. Since there are multiple concerns about its psychoactive properties, it was placed under Schedule 1 drugs in 1970. The government still prohibits the use and sale of THC substances. However, state laws are legalizing the use of CBD products with a THC concentration of less than 0.3%.

Since there are federal regulations of various cannabis products in the United States, it is essential to check the different state and federal laws before purchasing any medical marijuana products. Remember that the research on the use of CBD in managing anxiety is still in its infancy stage, and more research is required.

Before purchasing any medical cannabis products, it is essential to contact your doctor. You need to inform them about the current medications you are taking since medical cannabis can interfere with the therapeutic effects of certain drugs. Some of the common factors that you should check before purchasing medical marijuana products from online stores primarily include:

  • The certificate of analysis created by an independent third-party laboratory; the COA should have important information about the potency of the product and how it was processed.
  • Only purchase from reputable brands; for instance, you can check various online reviews about the company’s credibility before making any purchase.
  • Also, ensure that you purchase CBD products with a THC concentration of less than 0.3%
  • Ensure that the brand does not make false medical claims about its product.

Conclusion

It is important to note that cognitive behavioral therapy is the best method of managing anxiety-related issues. Using marijuana without close supervision from a doctor can cause interference with other therapeutic interventions and may even worsen the symptoms. If you consider incorporating medical marijuana to manage anxiety symptoms, your doctor should review the history of substance use and any psychiatric issues.

You should not use medical marijuana as the only treatment option for anxiety-related conditions. If you are already using this product, ensure that you consult a mental health professional. It is also important to note that cannabis can have mild side effects such as diarrhea, vomiting, and dry mouth. Remember that medical marijuana can be used to manage other medical conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, depression, and manage symptoms of cancer.

Delta-8 and CBD, is it effective in dealing with anxiety?

Most people demand cannabis products for recreational purposes or their medicinal properties. They feature more than 100 chemical compounds, each having its unique properties. Scientists have found that both Delta-8, THC and CBD are very useful in managing depression and . Here, we will know we will get to these products while comparing their effects and properties.

Difference between Delta-8 and CBD

CBD and Delta-8 have the same chemical configurations. They have similar and other distinctive properties. The potentials of both CBD and Delta-8 THC are not well known, and scientists are still trying to find out. On the other hand, these two cannabinoids have valuable therapeutic benefits.

What is Delta-8 THC?

Delta-8 THC or Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol is among the 100+ cannabinoids from the famous Cannabis sativa plant, never far from marijuana. Delta-8 THC is receiving more and more research as time goes by. Like marijuana, Delta-8 is well known to give you feelings of becoming “high.” This needs to be taken in smaller and controlled amounts since it has a chemical compound with mild euphoric effects while improving your mood. An analog of THC shows that Delta-8 combines CB1 receptors of the endocannabinoid system for more beneficial results. These include;

  • · Helps to relieve anxiety while offering you a sleep
  • · Posses anti-emetic properties that prevent nausea
  • · Aids in increasing appetite
  • · Equipped with pain- or analgesics.

What is CBD?

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is an active compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant. It is the second common , with THC being the first. If you compare it with THC, you will find that CBD does not possess psychoacoustics properties. Moreover, you will find CBD in most products, unlike THC. This includes CBD vape, CBD patches, and so on. All these delivery methods have some pros and cons. All in all, CBD vape has a quick delivery method. Most scientists have found some information regarding CBD. These are;

  • CBD cream helps to get rid of skin lesions
  • CBD supplements are very useful in managing depression and anxiety
  • Suitable for curbing sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea
  • Ideal for reducing any inflammation and pains from various body disorders
  • Aids in alleviating neuropathic and other cancer-related symptoms

How do Cannabinoids aid in relieving anxiety?

Several clinical studies have been done in the past. It has been brought to light that the Endocannabinoid system helps manage depression and anxiety. Other studies concluded that cannabinoids such as CBD and THC take control of the Endocannabinoid system by bringing together endocannabinoid receptors to relieve . However, most of this information the anxiolytic properties of cannabinoids was obtained from human studies and small-scale animal models.

A done back in 2011 revealed that CBD is suitable for lowering social anxiety disorders. Another research from “Physiatric Online” shows that cannabinoids help relieve mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorders. Another study in 2014 confirmed that CBD has some antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties. The research of 2019 came up with mixed results under the study of the effects of different cannabinoids on anxiety. This research did not portray any antidepressant or anxiolytic effects on the lab animals. Therefore, THC is the best choice for relieving anxiety and depression. Cannabinoid users also confirm that CBD supplements do wonders in managing mood disorders, anxiety, and depression. This, therefore, made the cannabinoid lovers ask themselves which Cannabinoid is better in dealing with anxiety. Let’s keep moving.

Which Cannabinoid is best for managing anxiety?

Various evidence and research show that both Delta-8 THC and CBD have similar effects in dealing with anxiety. However, you consider several factors before choosing the type of Cannabinoid to use.

Delta-8 THC displays some drug tests. Therefore, this means that if your workplace opts for random drug tests, it would never be wise to use Delta-8 for anxiety. CBD is the best choice because it does not display any drug reports.

A comparative study done in 2008 showed that Delta-8 THC helps increase your appetite, thus increasing food consumption. If you are looking forward to reducing weight and keeping fit, it won’t be wise to go for Delta-8 since it would go against your regime. On the other hand, CBD lowers appetite, thus reducing weight.

Delta-8 vs. CBD: Safety Concerns

is not much conclusive research about Delta-8; therefore, there is no information about the effects of consuming Delta-8 THC. Those people who used Delta-8 THC spoke of several side effects such as;

  • Anxiety
  • Numbness
  • Increased or decreased heart rate
  • Low blood pressure
  • Drowsiness and lethargy
  • Confusion and paranoia

Delta-8 is less potent if you compare it with the analog Delta-9. It possesses some effects such as being mildly addictive and making you overdependent on it. What’s better with Delta-8 THC is that it does not cause long-lasting effects on your mind and body. This means that whenever you experience any adverse effects, it would be best to withdraw from it.

On the other hand, scientists have established some adverse effects of CBD. Most people claim to have experienced some side effects such as ;

  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Dry mouth
  • Low blood pressure
  • Liver dysfunction
  • Reduced appetite

CBD poses no dangerous risks if you take it in controllably. This should not reach a point whereby you heavily depend on CBD. So, you should avoid taking them in heavier doses. CBD does not work well with some medications such as corticosteroids, blood thinners, immunosuppressives, and many more. THC causes reactions with certain sedatives if you take them for long. Therefore, you should always consider the medications you are using before opting for these cannabinoids.

The Bottom Line

Several studies done in the past have revealed that you can use either CBD or Delta-8 THC to curb anxiety. However, further studies show that Delta-8 THC is more addictive, unlike CBD. This can be readily displayed on your drug report. Additionally, it can increase weight; thus, obesity can start creeping in.

So, in conclusion, it is clear that CBD is a better choice compared to Delta-8 THC if you need a cannabinoid to manage anxiety. You should watch out and be more vigilant regarding its dosages, side effects, and drug interactions.

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