For those living with an anxiety or immune disorder, many of the unwelcome symptoms can make everyday life feel debilitating.
CBD may help people with anxiety reduce their symptoms with little to no side effects. Studies show that one in thirteen people around the world suffer from an anxiety disorder, making anxiety the most common mental health disorder worldwide. Finding a safe method for managing symptoms is a critical concern for those living with an anxiety disorder.
Anti-anxiety medication, such as Xanax and Valium, have many unsavory side effects, one of the most harrowing are their addictive tendencies. Medications, such as Prozac, may not work for everyone, and also has its fair share of side effects. Recently patients are apt to turn to more holistic alternatives such as cannabidiol, better known as CBD, to avoid these side effects. While research on CBD oil is still in the early stages of development, there is significant evidence suggesting that some people can get relief from anxiety.
Consuming CBD for Anxiety:
Understanding the various ingestion methods can help you determine which form best suits your needs. CBD tinctures and oils are a simple and easy way to consume CBD. Tinctures and oils are taken using a dropper, which makes it easy to measure intake. The CBD rapidly enters the bloodstream when taken under the tongue and results can kick in as quickly as ten minutes, lasting up to three to four hours.
General dosing tips
Basic factors to consider when measuring CBD dose include:
- Body weight
- Concentration of CBD
- Severity of your anxiety
The concentration of CBD is generally expressed as milligrams (mg) per container. Your unique body chemistry will affect how you respond to CBD, so this may require some testing to see which way your body will respond. Dosage should be based on your body weight and the severity of your symptoms and will vary from product to product.
The Immune System and CBD:
Though research is ongoing, it has been widely concluded that targeted cannabinoids like CBD can help reduce autoimmune responses. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, which can be helpful by reducing inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation is the root cause of most autoimmune diseases. CBD can be very effective in strengthening the immune system to combat this inflammation. CBD is an immune suppressor, and has positive effects whenever the immune system becomes hyperactive or weakened.
When CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system as a whole, it helps with the homeostasis in the body, resulting in the decrease of inflammation and pain. An overactive immune system tends to react negatively when exposed to common allergens or food, and in response can begin to attack the body. For example, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, lupus, and arthritis are a few autoimmune diseases where cannabinoids are showing promising results.
Chronic inflammation is attributed to many modern diseases, including:
- Neurodegenerative diseases
- Irritable bowel syndrome (Check out our blog on CBD and Gastrointestinal Diseases)
- And more
If you’re looking to relieve anxiety or improve your immune health, CBD may be the answer for you! Brookside Holistic Solutions is here to promote your overall wellness and to support your health journey. We are now offering free delivery within a 20-mile radius from our Lee’s Summit location and we are also providing curbside pickup. Ready to place an order or talk to an expert? Call us today!
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