Can Cannabis Help Us Cope During These Anxious Times?
This COVID-19 pandemic is enough to turn the most stable of us into an anxiety-fueled soul. Fortunately, cannabis offers a way for users to deal with anxiety.
Anxiety disorders are a collection of mental health conditions characterized by disproportionate worrying about future events that brings about physiological responses in the body such as tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, muscle tension, sleep disturbance, excessive sweating, agitation, restlessness, irritability, and difficulty concentrating.
The direct activation of one’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is the main reason why users feel calm and relaxed after consuming CBD products. Activating CB1 receptors in the brain and central nervous system calms down the users and banishes anxiety.
On the other hand, chronic stress can harm our ECS system due to continuous exposure to stress. Studies on CBD show us that it works wonders as an anti-anxiety medication by increasing the creation of new neurons in the hippocampus. While there is a lot we are yet to understand about CBD’s anxiolytic effect, doctors have already started prescribing it for anxiety disorders, which is a great step forward.
Unfortunately, CBD can only become a mainstream medicine if clinical trials and more research are laid in place. CBD isolate, while easier to study in clinical trials, has drawbacks that aren’t present in full spectrum CBD extracts. There are some clinical trials going on that are seeing positive results for anxiety disorders, PTSD, and pain management.
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