CBD for Anxiety
Are you suffering from anxiety? panic attacks? daily stress that seems to be out of your control?
Unfortunately, It’s happening to a lot more of us today especially given the struggles and uncertainties brought by the COVID 19 pandemic. Anxiety can be unpredictable, it can happen out of nowhere, for no reason. Always remember you are not alone in this disheartening experience and there are natural solutions that can help you.
With the legalization of cannabis in Canada, there are continuous studies surfacing that show the benefits of the marijuana plant. One of the hottest topics of debate is how CBD oil can be used to treat and manage mental health struggles such as anxiety, depression, and stress. Many scientists believe that CBD oil will be used in the future as an effective therapy for people suffering from depression and anxiety.
Statistics from camh state that 1 in 5 Canadians in any given year experience mental illness. Most of the time, the stress depression, and anxiety that we feel are out of our control and we become lost when trying to find ourselves solutions that don’t involve prescription drugs.
Google searches for “CBD Oils for Anxiety” have skyrocketed; perhaps you found this blog searching for it. Now more than ever, people are searching for more natural remedies and pharmaceutical alternatives to help them improve their overall wellbeing. Consumers are very curious about how this plant based medicine called CBD works to relieve anxiety.
Although research is continuing, based on consumer experience and purchasing patterns, there has been a lot of positive feedback on the link of CBD and positive mental health. The average person will use CBD oil or CBD edibles when they start to feel the re-occurring symptoms of anxiousness and stress arise.
How much CBD Oil should I use to help my Anxiety?
As much as we would like to have an ‘end all, be all’ answer to this question, we do not. CBD Oil should be treated as medication or vitamins. Everybody’s sensitivity and tolerance to CBD may vary depending on your age, weight, height, the severity of your conditions, and if you are a cannabis user or not. Regardless, every CBD product can be different from one brand to the next so we recommend starting slow (20 – 25mg cbd) and working your way to your desired dose.
For the quickest result, sublingual method should be used – CBD oil dose under the tongue. As this is the quickest way for the CBD compound to be absorbed and enter into your bloodstream, and typically you’ll notice results within 5 minutes and can last for 2-4 hours. Eating a CBD treat such as a CBD gummy for example, can take up to 30 minutes to feel results because the CBD compound needs to work through your digestive system first. Ingested CBD can provide results for 4-6 hours.
What type of CBD Oil is best to help my anxiety?
Just like the doses, everyone is different when it comes to the sensitivities of CBD. For anxiety related mental health, we recommend you start off by using a THC Free CBD Oil. These are called “CBD Isolate” Oils. In some cases, Full Spectrum CBD Oils that contain 0.3% THC may conflict and make your anxiety worse. If you feel that the CBD Isolate Oils are not working to your desired result, you may try Full Spectrum Oil. CBG Oils have also been known to help with the relief of anxiety and stress.
Consistency is key. Start small, then increase the amount you use slowly over time. Once you have found your limit, always stick to it. You should also be aware that it may take a few weeks before you see your desired long-term results, so don’t overdo your doses if you aren’t feeling any different at the start.
CBD and its fellow cannabinoids have some huge potential when it comes to proving us with natural relief to the ailments we can experience on a daily basis. We always recommend if you are currently taking any prescription medications always consult with your doctor first to ensure that CBD will be the right fit for you.