The Crippling Effects of Anxiety

For many people, moderate levels of anxiety and life in the modern world go hand-in-hand. However, some of us have quite different daily experiences when it comes to anxiety.

When you are plagued with a severe anxiety disorder, the smallest tasks can seem monumental. Sometimes all it takes is for more than one thing to go wrong at once, and the individual is spiraled into a heart-pounding panic. Sometimes an actual “anxiety attack” is triggered, physically preventing the person from accomplishing anything due to an increased heart rate and rapid breathing spell. These are just a few examples of how anxiety can truly get in the way of living. Those who are under anxiety’s grasp are subjected to a certain type of daily torment, one that nobody should have to deal with.

Should I Use CBD for Anxiety?

Different Remedies for Anxiety

All types of medications are suggested and prescribed for anxiety disorders, many of which sedate the person more than curb the anxiety. These drugs often alter the mind and body in more ways than simply fixing the anxious tendencies. Not to mention, many of these prescribed medications are addicting and even sold as street drugs to give a normally functioning person a “high.” Many of these medications are not suggested for use when operating machinery, drinking, or doing other things that can create great safety concerns. In addition, many times these drugs affect the mind enough that the person taking the dosage finds their ability to focus, work, or their overall productivity levels suffering. So, while some have found these medications useful and have found ways to take them effectively, for many, they are simply not a good fix due to their crippling and disadvantageous side effects.

CBD – The Effective Natural Solution 

So, what is the solution? Many individuals have found their savior in an increasingly popular substance called CBD, or cannabidiol, a byproduct of hemp and cannabis plants that does not contain the same levels of THC that we are familiar with in weed/marijuana (some CBD products contain no THC at all, and some contain trace amounts that are used to increase substance effectiveness, still lacking the intense THC side-effects). In contrast, CBD does not provide any of the “high” that THC does, but does provide incredible medical benefits. So, while for many, ingesting THC can actually increase anxiety substantially, the effects of CBD are the opposite, and quite calming. These effects are often so mild and non-noticeable that the individual usually does not feel a sensation of it “kicking in” or “working” like with THC or other strong anxiety medications, but will often just realize after some time has passed that they feel an overall sense of calm, that their heart rate is steady and at a normal rate, and that they are better able to take on the world and the everyday problems that arise.

While during a particularly vicious anxiety moment it may seem that what one needs is a “serious drug” (which in some cases might be accurate- every anxiety disorder is different and some need the additional medication in the event of an anxiety attack or major emergency), the effects of CBD, especially through prolonged use, are often the perfect subtle aid to curb overall anxious tendencies. The aim is to keep the body at a controlled level, to prevent elevated anxiety, and to keep the patient at an even, calm, and focused level. Since CBD is subtle and naturally occurring, one shouldn’t feel a type of withdrawal or feeling of “coming down” when this drug is wearing off. In general, it should provide a steady and positive level of comfort and peace.

While in 2022 it is still often said that “more research is needed” regarding the use of CBD as a medical treatment, the positive evidence is beginning to be overwhelming and unable to be ignored. Even the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) has recognized the valuable effects of CBD when it comes to treating anxiety:

“Pre-clinical evidence conclusively demonstrates CBD’s efficacy in reducing anxiety behaviors relevant to multiple disorders, including PTSD, GAD, PD, OCD, and SAD, with a notable lack of anxiogenic effects.” . . . “Human experimental findings support pre-clinical findings, and also suggest a lack of anxiogenic effects, minimal sedative effects, and an excellent safety profile.” (Blessing EM, Steenkamp MM, Manzanares J, Marmar CR. Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders. Neurotherapeutics. 2015 Oct;12(4):825-36. doi: 10.1007/s13311-015-0387-1. PMID: 26341731; PMCID: PMC4604171.)

It can be assumed that sometime in the near future, CBD will be the leading mainstream treatment for many different physical and mental ailments, anxiety being one of them. A natural aid that works both subtly yet effectively is exactly what science has been attempting to mimic for all these years, and now, we have found that perfect aid right under our noses.

Why Choose Wellington CBD & Medicinal Marijuana Care

As with all medications and natural remedies, please make sure that you choose a reputable provider to receive your CBD oil from. Companies such as Wellington CBD & Medicinal Marijuana Care are dedicated to providing customers with only the best and most pure CBD, with no dangerous added chemicals or mysterious substances. A major point of taking CBD is that it is a naturally-occurring solution, so adding different ingredients that are man-made begin to dilute the true pure effects of this wonder-substance.

For many suffering from severe anxiety, there is nothing to lose by simply trying a natural CBD treatment, especially if all other methods have already been attempted. With so much consistent evidence showing that there may be a simple and easy anxiety aid with CBD, there is absolutely no reason a human being should be constrained in the prison of their own mind daily, a cage built with the iron bars of anxiety. Break free and find relief today! Be sure to check out our products and services. Feel free to give us a call at (561) 798-7420 or contact us to answer any of your questions or schedule an appointment!