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Anxiety Free, Medicine Free: CBD Oil as an Anxiolytic

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Almost one in five adults in the U.S today suffer from an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders typically characterized by fear, nervousness, apprehension, and continuous worry for a seemingly impending disaster which may not even exist.

While pops-and-taps have long been the go-to anxiolytics for many people in the country, the last few years have seen a change in this regard.

More and moreU.S adults are switching to CBD oil products for the treatment of anxiety, preferring the organic nature of these plant-derived extracts over the chemical nature of the pharmaceutically produced drugs.

CBD oil as an anxiolytic

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a type of cannabinoid found in plants, such as hemp and marijuana. It possesses expansive therapeutic value, providing medical relief for various ailments and symptoms of diseases, including anxiety.

When extracted and concentrated, CBD can be consumed in the form of edibles and can also be used in the form of oil.

Many research studies have been done validating the anxiolytic properties of CBD. For example, in 2010, a group of researchers found CBD oil effective for treating social anxiety. Later, another study published in 2011, reinforced these findings.

Similarly, there have been several breakthrough analyses performed over the last decade that have concluded the efficacy of CBD oil for treating numerous forms of anxiety, including panic disorder, general anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

So how does CBD oil actually help reduce anxiety?

Evidence shows that CBD oil helps alleviate anxiety in three ways:

  • It lowers activity in the amygdala region of the brain
  • It increases prefrontal cortex activation
  • It promotes neurogenesis, which in turn produces a balancing impact on glutamate and GABA levels in the brain

All these responses are commonly associated with reducing anxiety.

Currently, many states in the U.S have legalized CBD oil for anxiety treatment. However, some states still limit their use only for specific purposes.

It’s, therefore, important that a person interested in using CBD oil for anxiety treatment should educate themselves about the potential legal risks associated with using the oil. More importantly, they must consult a doctor before starting the treatment to avoid any medical inconvenience.

About Entourage FX

Entourage FX is a medical marijuana evaluation clinic and CBD dispensary in Florida. The dispensary runs both an offline, as well as an online store, to provide customers with high-quality cannabis and cannabis-related products. For more details, call 561-328-8384 or email at info.entouragefxflorida@gmail.com.

About the author

Nancy

Nancy

I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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