Cannabidiol (CBD) has such a wide range of use, and it has sparked interest for its benefits in mental health. Typically, medications get prescribed, but many individuals are quickly learning that pharmaceuticals come with unwanted side effects, so they turn towards alternative choices that have a more positive impact on their overall health.
According to Neurotherapeutics, a peer reviewed medical journal, CBD has documented evidence that CBD has a positive impact on generalized anxiety disorders, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Blessing, Steenkamp, Manzanares, Marmar, 2015).
The study concluded that CBD has a wide range of uses including antipsychotic, pain management, neuroprotective, anti-convulsant, controlling nausea and vomiting response, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, ability to relieve or prevent arthritic symptoms, and anti-cancer properties (Blessing, Steenkamp, Manzanares, Marmar, 2015).
CBD has the beneficial properties because of the interaction it has with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which plays a role in regulating appetite, mood, sleep, pain perception, memory, and homeostasis or balance in the body’s regulating systems (Blessing, Steenkamp, Manzanares, Marmar, 2015).
We can use different cannabinoids like CBD to improve our day to day lives, all while remaining health centered. That is the beauty of these wonderful plant compounds.
*This information is for educational purposes only and simply sharing of the information pertained to this particular study. No medical advice or claims are being given.
Blessing, E. M., Steenkamp, M. M., Manzanares, J., & Marmar, C. R. (2015). Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders. Neurotherapeutics : the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics, 12(4), 825–836. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13311-015-0387-1