CBD or cannabidiol is an active ingredient in hemp whose effects on health and well-being are now recognized. In recent years, CBD has been of increasing interest to the scientific community for its positive effects on various psychological disorders.
Perfectly legal in France and in Europe, CBD comes in different forms: flowers, resins, and, certainly the most known, the form of oil. The latter is made of natural vegetable oil and a hemp extract whose dosage varies. How can CBD oil help people suffering from anxiety?
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a natural adaptive response. It corresponds to a state of alert to mobilize our resources to cope with a threat or avoid danger. Anxiety is thus manifested by a sensation or a feeling of diffuse fear.
It becomes pathological and is a source of suffering when this anxiety becomes chronic and/or when it occurs outside of an anxiety-provoking situation.
When anxiety persists without any particular event, we speak of anxiety disorders which, unfortunately, affect an ever-increasing number of people. Women are more affected by anxiety disorders, as well as the 25 to 44-year-olds.
Anxiety can be treated with psychotherapy. Sometimes a drug response is necessary, which is not without side effects.
The flower and its CBD oil appear then as an interesting and natural alternative to explore.
The beneficial effects of CBD oil on the brain
In France, CBD can be found in tobacco shops, specialized stores, and of course, online. How does this molecule act on the body?
The endocannabinoid system
We all know the nervous system and the immune system, or at least their main functions. But have you ever heard of the endocannabinoid system?
Discovered only 30 years ago, the endocannabinoid system, or ECS is a communication system made up of receptors located in our brain and immune system.
These receptors are activated by cannabinoids, molecules found in CBD but also naturally in the body. Cannabinoids play a crucial role in cellular homeostasis, that is to say in the balance of the cells allowing the maintenance of important functions such as body temperature, blood sugar, heart rate, weight, etc.
CBD and anxiety: scientists approve
Several types of research focus on the effect of CBD on anxiety. Among them, a Brazilian study has shown that CBD acts directly on the receptors of serotonin, this neurotransmitter that regulates mood and is associated with a state of well-being when it is present at a balanced rate. It is moreover this mechanism of action that is implied in the catch of certain anxiolytics.
Other studies have corroborated the result, showing that CBD has positive effects on anxiety but also on stress, sleep, and depression. And this is what many users testify.
How to dose CBD oil?
The effectiveness of CBD varies greatly from one individual to another. The dosage will therefore depend on the anxiety disorder itself, that is to say, its age and intensity, but also according to the person himself, including his weight.
It is advised for people who have never taken CBD oil to start with low doses. In general, we suggest three intakes of five to ten drops of oil with 5 or 10% of CBD per day, directly under the tongue. Find the Best 10% CBD Oils by going to this link.
The advantage of CBD is that it causes few side effects, except a dry mouth or slight drowsiness.