In studies over the past few years, CBD has been found to help with many forms of anxiety including social anxiety, public speaking, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. CBD’s effects on anxiety are still being investigated and while many studies have already been done, a lot of what we know regarding its therapeutic effects comes from the results that the regular users of CBD are sharing.
From the studies that have been done and from the results people are seeing, CBD can effectively alleviate a great deal of these unpleasant or potentially debilitating feelings. What’s even more appealing about CBD is that it does this without the serious side effects or potentially addictive properties that pharmaceuticals like Valium, Xanax, Prozac, and Zoloft may come with.
Everyone experiences some level of anxiety and stress and this is both normal and healthy. These responses to environmental factors help us formulate an appropriate reaction to stressful situations. When your central nervous system, hormones, and neurotransmitters aren’t functioning properly your ability to respond to these situations is diminished and your perception of danger or distress will be heightened. CBD can affect the how the chemicals in your body that are related to stress are produced, inhibited, or reabsorbed into your system, allowing you to respond to these stressors in a healthy, normal manner.