CBD for Anxiety
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. An estimated 30 percent of adults suffer from anxiety (that's 66 million people) and an estimated 25 percent of teenagers and preteens are affected by anxiety. Fortunately, new insights into the cause of anxiety may help with the development of more effective treatment options.
Enter CBD oil: an anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety compound. There has been much positive impact CBD oil can have on anxiety. Studies have found that CBD oil is a natural anxiety calmer and is effective in treating social anxiety. CBD calms anxiety naturally without the potential side effects of pharmaceutical medications.
In addition to fighting inflammation in the body, CBD oil may reduce anxiety by directly affecting the brain. Studies have found that CBD actually lowers activity in the amygdala and increases prefrontal cortex activation, two parts of the brain involved in anxiety. There is also evidence that CBD regenerates new neurons! This activates CB1 receptors, which has a positive balancing impact on GABA and glutamate levels, associated with reducing anxiety.
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So how much CBD should you take for Anxiety? The studies done on CBD oil have a pretty wide dose range (anywhere from a few milligrams to hundreds of milligrams). We suggest starting at the lower end (around 10 milligrams) and slowly increasing over a few weeks or months to see what works for you. Some people also do well with splitting the dosage throughout the day instead of taking the dose all at once. As with everything, it is always a good idea to talk with your prescribing doctor if you are on any blood pressure medications. CBD is generally very safe, but there are some pharmaceutical medications CBD oil could potentially interact with and increase or decrease the pharmaceutical drugs' effectiveness.
Here at Hidden Hemp we have a growing number of quality CBD oils on the market that are all third-party tested for quality and potency—and the hemp is organically grown!
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We are open 7 days a week and offer CBD consultations for walk ins. Visit us at our Park Slope location:
411 7th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215