We find ourselves in perilous times and that can increase our anxiety to debilitating levels. How do we cope? Those who suffer from anxiety already know a few coping techniques, yet, at times like these, those techniques may not be enough.
As the Coronavirus spreads and the Media run non-stop stories about the death rate of the virus, the level of anxiety can increase. CBD can help.
CBD CAN HELP WITH ANXIETY
I posted a blog entry a few months back about a recent study on anxiety. Here is a portion of that post:
In a recent double-blind study, 60 men and women, ages 18 to 35 were divided into five groups that either received CBD, a placebo, or Clonazepam (a medicine used to treat panic disorders)
After each participant gave a speech, they filled out a questionnaire on anxiety level and had their blood pressure and heart rate measured.
Clonazepam was effective, as it consistently reduced anxiety in a more sedative way. However, CBD was also effective and didn’t have the potential for the side effects of Clonazepam which are: muscle weakness, drowsiness, indigestion, loss of muscle coordination, slurred speech.) There are others, but I think you get the picture. CBD has none of these side effects. The placebo group wasn’t as successful as the Clonazepam and CBD.
In another study the researchers found that CBD was effective in helping relieve a variety of anxiety related disorders. Here are their findings (as a warning, these are somewhat clinical.)
“Overall, preclinical evidence supports systemic CBD as an acute treatment of GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), SAD(Social Anxiety Disorder), PD(Panic Disorder), OCD(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), and PTSD(Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), and suggests that CBD has the advantage of not producing anxiogenic effects at higher dose, as distinct from other agents that enhance CB1R activation. In particular, results show potential for the treatment of multiple PTSD symptom domains, including reducing arousal and avoidance, preventing the long-term adverse effects of stress, as well as enhancing the extinction and blocking the reconsolidation of persistent fear memories…
…Overall, existing preclinical evidence strongly supports the potential of CBD as a treatment for anxiety disorders. CBD exhibits a broad range of actions, relevant to multiple symptom domains, including anxiolytic, panicolytic, and anticompulsive actions, as well as a decrease in autonomic arousal, a decrease in conditioned fear expression, enhancement of fear extinction, reconsolidation blockade, and prevention of the long-term anxiogenic effects of stress.”
We see from these two studies that CBD can be an effective way to manage stress and anxiety. Certainly, in these perilous times, we need something natural to help us get through the stress and anxiety. We are Eden Organics hope that all of you stay safe and healthy and, of course, anxiety free.