For those struggling with stress anxiety, doctors are quick to prescribe quick-acting medications that are extremely addictive—it simply doesn’t work for everyone as medication usually works over an extended period. Recently, however, as an alternative or even a complementary treatment, CBD for stress and anxiety has become popular as a non-addictive and effective way to manage stress.
How CBD works to reduce and manage stress
Scientists think CBD interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors found in the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. They also believe CBD may alter serotonin signals in this way.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays a big part in regulating your mental health. For example, low serotonin levels are associated with depression, while decreased serotonin is linked to anxiety.
Doctors typically treat low serotonin using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like fluoxetine/Prozac or sertraline/Zoloft. Recently, however, doctors have begun treating anxiety and depression with CBD alongside SSRIs.
A study carried out took a look at CBD’s effect on people who have a social anxiety disorder (SAD). All participants were given either 400 mg of CBD or a placebo. The people given CBD reported reduced anxiety levels in general.
Control panic attacks
Although research is ongoing, testimonials of people coupled with other evidence reveal that CBD is a viable treatment for panic attacks as it helps alleviate the symptoms of stress that can lead to anxiety and panic attacks.
Rapid heart rate
Rapid heart rate is a common symptom of a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and other anxiety disorders. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), CBD can help with stabilizing heart rate.
In a NIDA study on rats, CBD reduced physiological signs of stress and anxiety. This reduction included decreasing elevated heart rate.
What CBD products can I use to help with stress?
Here at Zen Bliss, we offer a wide range of CBD products like CBD Gummies that can help with stress. Another top seller is our standard CBD oil, available in both 1000 mg and 2000 mg strengths. A drop or two before you start your day can help you to stay calm under pressure all day long, while a couple of drops at the end of a stressful day can help you to unwind.
Earlier, we mentioned 400 mg and 300 mg being effective dosages when using CBD for stress and anxiety. However, as every person’s physiology is different, it is best to start with the lowest CBD oil dose before gradually moving up to a quantity that gives you the desired results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use too much and have a negative effect? Some full-spectrum CBD products have a high THC content, but this is not the case with our CBD oils. Instead, our CBD is made from the hemp plant, which naturally contains zero THC.
Can I go about my day while taking CBD? Yes. Using CBD for stress is unlikely to make you drowsy. If you find that CBD does make you drowsy when you take it at the start of the day, you could always switch to taking it in the evening as CBD for Sleep.
How long until I should expect results? Normally, you can begin to feel the effects within 15 mins if using it sublingually. If you use edibles, it can take up to an hour or two before it kicks in.
How many times a day can I use CBD? While there is no standard number, generally, most studies conclude a dosage of anywhere between 20 and 1500 mg per day.
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