While it is perfectly fine to feel a little bit anxious before taking a test or going to a job interview, being anxious during a longer period of time (like weeks, months, or even years) can lead to serious health issues.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental conditions today, affecting about 7% of the world’s population. The pharmacological industry has created several medications such as Zoloft and Xanax. However, while some patients have felt positive changes with such medications, others simply do not feel relief or just experience numerous side effects.
Fortunately, there is this one natural remedy that most people simply overlook — cannabis.
We all know what tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is. It’s the main and often “notorious” compound of marijuana. But, if you have ever read or heard something about medicinal properties of cannabis before, you probably heard about cannabidiol, or shortly known as CBD. It is being used for treating a number of medical conditions, from chronic pain and muscle spasms to all types of anxiety disorders.
That also includes generalized anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic attacks, fears, and phobias, as well as social anxiety. Even the fear of public speaking simply fades away when we administer a little CBD.
But, the thing is that CBD also reduces physical symptoms of anxiety. This almost magical compound of cannabis relieves patients from feeling nauseous, kills the headaches, relieves muscle tension, which leaves the patients relaxed.
Below is a visual overview of CBD’s benefits on anxiety disorders. This infographic is divided into 5 parts explaining how CBD helps patients get rid of their anxiety.
As it turns out, CBD is a pretty safe alternative medication for anxiety. Unlike THC, the main chemical of cannabis, CBD does not make consumers feel high. Since it does not produce a psychoactive effect, there is no possibility to become paranoid, like when it happens sometimes with high-THC strains.
Even better, if you get the dosage is right, there are almost no side effects. CBD is usually consumed as an oil, but there are some new strains on the market with higher CBD levels, even those containing almost no THC.
Also, there is a variety of CBD edibles and CBD infused products so there are no undesirable effects of smoking.
So, if you feel anxious about getting on the plane, have a fear of heights, crowded places, or have a terrible stage fright, CBD can be just the right thing for you. It will also improves your sleep and make you feel relaxed, without the buzz in your head like when taking THC strain.
Before taking CBD, please consult your doctor who will recommend you the right dosage for your specific condition regarding your overall physical and health state.
Article by: Greencamp