Anytime the term “anxiety” is used, it is important to remember that it covers a wide spectrum of conditions, many of which symptoms are somewhat similar. Anxiety covers a whole range of conditions including panic disorders, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorders, etc. Of course, it is not abnormal to feel a bit anxious before a major event like you give a
Suffering from anxiety is in no way a pleasant occurrence. For those bogged down by anxiety, they may not even remember the last time they were able to relax and feel free. If you think you may have an anxiety condition, check in with these symptoms. Anxiety may come in the form of;
• Excessive sweating
• Heart palpitations
• Concentration problems
• Dry mouth
These symptoms – even though some may accompany anxious thoughts – very often are
Traditional modes of treating anxiety
There are a couple of treatments you could be put on to help deal with your anxiety. One form of treatment is the CBT or the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which is more of a counseling-type treatment and involves scheduling meetings with a therapist for a period of about 3-4 months. This, however, doesn’t work for everyone. In most cases, your doctor will recommend medication. The problem with medication especially the SSRIs or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors – which work by making you feel really relaxed by spiking up levels of serotonin in your brain – is that their side effects are brutal. They may include;
• Erectile dysfunction
• Nausea and vomiting
• Low sex drive
• Blurred vision
Therapy and antidepressants like the SSRIs should be perfect but they really aren’t even though they could do a good job. Could CBD, therefore, be the answer? Let’s find out
How does CBD help with depression?
Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, has been gaining popularity for quite some time now. One of the main compounds found in cannabis, it has become renowned as an alternative form of treatment for a number of conditions including anxiety. Though some people tend to link CBD to psychosis and paranoia, nothing could be further from the truth. One cannot get high with CBD. It is the other compound – THC – found in cannabis that causes that “high” feeling and CBD shares no similarities to that. However, is it possible that CBD could help in the treatment of anxiety?
Well, in 2011, a study published in Psychopharmacology roused a lot of interest. The study showed how 24 patients who were struck with
CBD capsule or CBD oil for anxiety
Two of the most popular ways that people administer CBD to themselves include through the capsule and through the oil. With the capsule, all you need to do is to swallow the pill along with water like you would any other pill. With the oil, you take it by placing a bit of the oil beneath the tongue and let it stay there for about 90 seconds before swallowing. This gets into straight into the bloodstream and gets it working almost as quickly as it enters.
However, with the capsule, it could take a bit longer before it starts taking effect. Sometimes, you may end up waiting for as long as 2 hours to experience mitigation in symptoms.
Ultimately the choice is yours. If you want super-fast relief, then CBD oil is the way to go. If you are always on the move, and wouldn’t want eyes prying, then CBD capsules are the way to go.