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Have you ever experienced anxiety? It’s likely you answered yes. There are a reported 40 million adults in the United States alone that suffer from anxiety disorders. Even more troubling? Of that number, only 36.9% seek treatment for it. Part of this statistic includes individuals not wanting to ingest unnatural medications on a daily basis and their potential side effects. These days, more people are seeking natural medication for anxiety and turning to clean, holistic remedies such as CBD.

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How does CBD minimize anxiety?

Upon entering the system, CBD interacts with your body’s receptors, including the ones that regulate fear and other anxiety-induced behaviors. CBD’s ability to work as a natural treatment for anxiety lies in its regulation of the endocannabinoid system, which helps to improve these symptoms of anxiety:

  • Inability to cope with stressors
  • Inability to focus
  • Mood and irritability
  • State of mind
  • Muscle tensions
  • Fatigue
  • Social anxiety

Easing these symptoms provides overall relief from one’s anxiety, as well as improved general wellness.  CBD has been proven effective in minimizing anxiety with little to no side effects and it is non-habit forming.

 

CBD, Serotonin, and Anxiety

The levels of serotonin in your body have an important role in your mental health, as low levels can lead to depression or anxiety. Typically, doctors will prescribe a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or an SSRI, to balance it out, however, more people have become dissatisfied with the negative side effects and have turned to more natural medication for anxiety – CBD. The effect that CBD has on serotonin in your body makes it a viable option to treat the symptoms of the following conditions:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic Disorder (PD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

There is preclinical and clinical evidence behind the claims that CBD can effectively treat these conditions, but always talk to your doctor first. 

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How much CBD should I take for my anxiety?

Simply put, the dosage depends on the person taking it and the product that is taken. Things like age or height/weight play a role in the desired dosage as well as the product’s efficacy and method. There have been studies to test what an optimal dosage is – in 2019, researchers found that 300-600 mg was the sweet spot for reducing anxiety in adult males. Our recommendation is to start out with a small dose and increase as you figure out your body tolerance – and always consult with your doctor.

 

There are a few ways to get your dosage of CBD, including:

  • Oils and tinctures
  • Capsules
  • Oral Strips
  • Edibles / Gummies
  • Vaporized oil
  • Flower

The method you choose will determine the rate at which CBD will interact with your body. Oral methods like edibles and capsules will take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to take effect in the body, with tinctures and oral strips leading the list on speed of relief. Taking these products regularly will help promote long-term overall anxiety relief.  

 

Aside from seeking help from a licensed therapist, psychiatrist or psychologist; don’t let anxiousness about medication or herbal remedies keep you from treating your anxiety.

 

For over ten years, Full Spectrum Zen has set a new standard in modern-day CBD that’s American-grown and third party tested CBD for efficacy; providing you with a perfectly natural way to cope with the symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety. 

 

It could just be the start of changing your life for the better.