It has been discovered that CBD benefits are numerous, and Cannabidiol is taken from the cannabis Sativa plant along with THC, the active ingredient that makes people become ‘high‘. The good thing is that Cannabidiol is not psychoactive and will offer many benefits to the user, while the THC can lead to addictions and cravings.
How Does CBD Work in Anxiety
CBD is open for many therapeutic uses as it is relatively safe. Epidiolex is the only CBD-derived drug approved by the FDA, with most of the research into cannabidiol conducted on animals. One of the studies on people was conducted on students to help reduce social anxiety before they gave a four-minute talk with minimal preparation time. In this trial, CBD was found to reduce nervousness and cognitive impairment in those who were highly anxious about the public speaking assessment. However, a double-blind study revealed that healthy people given CBD had very little change to their reaction to unpleasant images when compared to the placebo group.
A truly calming drug should change the response to stimuli, but this didn’t happen said professor de Wit, a co-author of the study.
What we are looking to do is to break the association between remembered trauma and fear that follows it. CBD does appear to help this happen faster, especially in animals.
Does CBD Help Sleep and Depression
When the approved drug Epidiolex was being trialed for Epilepsy, one of the side effects was drowsiness and a need to sleep.
This could mean that CBD may hold answers for sleeplessness, but further studies are required.
Sleep can be disrupted for a lot of different reasons, and one of them is depression. CBD was trialed on rats that were living in stressful conditions, and they became calmer and less stressed when taking CBD, and afterward appeared more resilient.
CBD appears to work well as anti-inflammatory aiding muscle recovery.
High-performance athletes in the past used opioids for pain management, and the more you use them the less effective they are.
CBD works differently by acting with the endocannabinoid system, making it more effective as it is delivered via receptors in the body straight to the muscles.
- CBD prevents pain transmission in the brain through the endocannabinoid system.
- CBD reduces the transmission of anti-inflammatory messages.
- CBD calms the sensitivity of muscle tissues and helps muscles to recover faster following a workout
Is Cannabidiol Harmful?
Taking pure CBD appears to be safe, but in some people, it can cause side effects like drowsiness, diarrhea, rash, and decreased appetite.
The American Psychiatric Association’s Council does not recommend CBD for anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression.
At the moment it appears to be difficult to guarantee the purity of the product.
In small pure amounts, CBD oil does seem to make people feel good and does appear to reduce anxiety.
A blind study of recovering heroin addicts found that the CBD reduced anxiety and cravings, and the worry is it could send the recovering addicts back to using again. However, we are beginning to see many excellent therapeutic advantages of CBD oil emerging.
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