CBD and Anxiety!
We have touched on Anxiety in the past and how CBD actually works to stimulate your endocannabinoid system. Now we want to dig a little deeper into this Anxiety issue that many people are suffering from, if you do not suffer from REAL anxiety, then you may not realize how terrible these attacks can be.
First, we want to cover a couple of things that some people may not be aware of that could be exacerbating your anxiety woes.
Smoking Weed | THC
CBD has been shown to decrease anxiety even at high doses, plenty of studies prove this, it is no longer speculation. Now here is the kicker, if you are smoking marijuana for anxiety, you need to know that while THC decreases anxiety at lower doses, it will increase anxiety symptoms at higher doses. Also, if you are consuming CBD that is high in THC while smoking, it could worsen your anxiety even further. Federally legal CBD that meets the 2018 Farm Bill requirements does not contain THC over 0.3% so it is safe to use for anxiety.
I think everyone knows America’s favorite, toasty-warm, morning beverage is a stimulant — but this is seriously bad news for those of us with anxiety. Caffeine actually works by artificially stimulating your “fight or flight” response, very much similar to when you are faced with a survival situation. Studies show that this can make anxiety worse, and can even trigger anxiety attacks during the day. Research also shows that caffeine’s jittery effects on the body are similar to those of a frightening event.
Now we are not asking anyone to give up caffeine or coffee for that matter, we don’t want to insight a riot on our FB feed, but what we will suggest is to take a small dose of CBD in the morning with your coffee or even add it to your cup of Joe in the morning. We have been trying to spread the word on CBD Coffee and Tea, and we can say it has personally helped us tremendously with our caffeine induced anxiety jitters.
How does CBD fight Anxiety? - Lets recap!
In our past articles we have shown that CBD directly affects your CB1 receptors in the brain. These receptors have a role to play with anxiety issues. Here is a quote from the source listed above that gives some details.
“CBD has a broad pharmacological profile, including interactions with several receptors known to regulate fear and anxiety-related behaviors, specifically the cannabinoid type 1 receptor (CB1R), the serotonin 5-HT1A receptor, and the transient receptor potential (TRP) vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) receptor [11, 12, 19, 21]. In addition, CBD may also regulate, directly or indirectly, the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ, the orphan G-protein-coupled receptor 55, the equilibrative nucleoside transporter, the adenosine transporter, additional TRP channels, and glycine receptors [11, 12, 19, 21]. In the current review of primary studies, the following receptor-specific actions were found to have been investigated as potential mediators of CBD’s anxiolytic action: CB1R, TRPV1 receptors, and 5-HT1A receptors. Pharmacology relevant to these actions is detailed below.”
CBD works by directly stimulating these CB1 receptors and producing an Anti-anxiety effect.
“Activation of CB1Rs produces anxiolytic effects in various models of unconditioned fear, relevant to multiple anxiety disorder symptom domains ”
Money Saving Tips
To help save you money, we suggest always starting with a lower dosage of CBD. Real, high quality CBD can be a bit costly, so this can save you money. Here is why. Many studies are showing a bell curve to CBD dosages depending on the ailment that is trying to be remedied. Your endocannabinoid system is more like an on off switch than a volume dial. Once it’s satisfied, turned off, or stimulated, any excess CBD that you take just passes on by. The best strength to start with is a 1500 mg tincture. Ramp the dosages up or down until you find what works for you. Then next time, just buy the appropriate strength of CBD. Our bottles have 50 servings at the suggested dosage. If you need the bTeam to help break down the different dosage levels on our tincture dropper for your bottle, just contact us on our page. We will be glad to help you decipher the amount of mg/CBD for each of those markings.
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