At some point in your life, you will experience some stress or anxiety. This could feel like a continuous pinch in your chest or the inability to not worry about things you can’t control. Some of us will even develop chronic anxiety, and at that point, every day can seem like a never-ending test.
Unfortunately, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in America (1). It affects about 40 million people 18 and older, and only about 36% of people will receive some treatment (2). How come more people aren’t receiving treatment for their anxiety? It’s because the medical system’s solution for anxiety comes with some pretty significant side effects. That’s why more and more people are switching to a holistic approach to battling their stress and anxiety.
Anxiety vs. Your Body
There are many situations in life where you’ll get anxious. This could be during a job interview, presenting a project, or even going on your first date. It’s a normal response for you to get nervous since your body is getting you ready to face an intense situation. This could turn into you being in a continuous anxious state. This will hinder your body and mind in different ways. If not treated, chronic anxiety can cause: (3)
- Panic attacks
- Digestive issues
- Extreme fatigue
- Chronic pain conditions
- Difficulties with school, work, or socializing
- A decrease in sexual desire
- Suicidal thoughts
You might feel overwhelmed, but there’s a bright side. There are alternative treatments that could relieve your stress and anxiety.
Fight Anxiety with CBD
There have been numerous studies that suggest CBD has anti-anxiety properties. How CBD works is by attaching itself to different receptors like serotonin (5-HT1A) which is believed to have the most impact on anxiety disorders (4). That’s why drug companies created medication like Prozac and Zoloft to transmit more serotonin signals so you can feel “happier”. CBD will boost the signaling through the serotonin receptors, which may reduce anxiety and boost your mood without the adverse side effects. CBD appears to be safe and well-tolerated and could potentially treat anxiety-related disorders like: (5)
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Social phobia
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Mild to moderate depression
CBD is also available in a variety of products to fit into any lifestyle. These products include:
- CBD oil (tincture)
- CBD capsules (tablets)
- CBD bath bombs
- CBD sleep strips
- CBD water
- CBD isolate
- CBD edibles
- CBD skincare
If you choose to supplement with CBD, then we recommend adding it to your comprehensive anxiety plan. Always make sure you talk to your medical professional before adding something to your treatment plan to rule out any worrisome health issues. There’s a lot of things in life that can stress you out, so isn’t it about time you tackle it head-on?