CBD FOR ANXIETY RELIEFCategory:
During this unique time in history, cannabis dispensaries have encountered a large amount of people that need help with anxiety and stress-related issues but would like to avoid adding a pharmaceutical solution to their daily regimen. At the same time, individuals would like to enjoy the relaxing benefits of cannabis, but simply don’t have the ability or time to be slowed down during the day. Fortunately, you can count on CBD (Cannabidiol) to help solve this issue! It is important for people to find the right product and dosage that fits their lifestyle, so learning how CBD works is a vital step for individuals being able to take control over their own anxiety.
Cannabis and close relatives to cannabis, like hemp, produce a fascinating array of molecules known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids like THC and CBD interact with different receptors in our body, and provide a variety of effects with this interaction. Recent medical studies (such as Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders, published in the Neurotherapeutics medical journal) has found that although CBD closely resembles THC on a molecular level, it does not provide euphoric or “high” effect, which makes CBD a perfect anti-anxiety option during your busy day.
Using CBD daily and getting a daily dose of the cannabinoid is the best way to see relief, it has not seemed to be as effective if it is only used in anxious moments.
Now that we have gained a little understanding for how CBD works, let’s dive into finding the right product for you! There is a plethora of CBD products, ranging from tinctures that are applied under the tongue, to tasty edible treats, and even pain-relieving creams. As mentioned above, it is best to find a product that you can use each day, so product cost can sometimes play a factor. Just always be sure to find a reputable brand that has put in the effort to create a consistent product. At The Leaf, we recommend finding a CBD tincture to introduce you to the potential effects. We recommend a tincture, because it is one of the more cost-effective options that also provides a consistent dose day after day. Many people enjoy inhaling cannabis smoke or vapor that is rich in CBD, but it can be challenging to find a consistent daily dose when using an inhalable product.
When starting out with cannabis products, it is always important to find the right dose (measured in milligrams or ‘mgs’ of CBD) for you as well. There are many theories as to where to start, but we have found that a good starting CBD dose is equal to ¼ of your body weight. So, a 200 lb person can start with 50mg of CBD per day and adjust up or down from there, in 10 mg increments. We also recommend using a consistent dose for 7–10 days to see if that is the right spot for you. Luckily, using too much CBD at a time can only provide a little sleepiness, so you are able to test out the efficacy of each product knowing that you won’t have a mind-altering experience and will be able to remain anxiety-free any time of the day.
If you are in the area and would like to learn more about how cannabis works, please visit The Leaf, members in the Wellness Village since June 2020. In addition to having your questions answered by their professional and highly trained Cannabis Consultants, until August 31st they are giving 10% off for all customers from PRO. For their online website use promo code “VILLAGE10” or for in-store just let them know you are a member of PRO and they’ll apply the discount at the store. They encourage guests to stop by and ask any cannabis questions they may have.
The Leaf is a member of the Wellness Village since June 2020 and can be found at https://parkinsonsresource.org/the-wellness-village/directory/the-leaf/