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CBD oil’s benefits for treating anxiety

CBD oil’s benefits for treating anxiety

As you already may know, CBD is a substance extracted from Hemp that acts in the central nervous system, being able to treat psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and anxiety. One of the many CBD’s properties is that it is a powerful relaxant, not only for the mind, but also for the muscles.

When using CBD to treat anxiety, its calming effects present many benefits for both mental and physical well-being, being an anti-inflammatory and natural anxiolytic. Much like antidepressants and other drugs, CBD acts in the endocannabinoid system, affecting the levels of serotonin in the brain.

Serotonin is a natural chemical substance in our bodies that play a fundamental role in our mood, sleep, behavior, and even in our digestion. Therefore, CBD oil can improve multiple symptoms linked to anxiety, such as sadness, insomnia, constipation, and fatigue.

3 benefits of using CBD to treat anxiety:

1.Little side effects

Cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system’s receptors CB1 and CB2. Since there is this mimetic relation, there are few adverse effects caused by the consumption of medications based on said substances. Another explanation for this fact is what we call entourage. In this process, the action of a cannabinoid is potentialized when it is jointly administered. That is: an isolated CBD causes more adverse reactions* than when it acts in synergy with other compounds found in the Hemp plant.

2.Calming and relaxing effects

It is also known that the endocannabinoid receptors are found on muscle fibers. In this way, CBD interacts indirectly with these receptors present in the muscles, changing the levels of many endogenous cannabinoids. Cannabidiol is, still, a powerful vascular relaxant. It dilates the blood vessels and increases the blood stream on the affected area, producing an analgesic and calming effect. Consequently, CBD’s muscular and vascular relaxant properties make it efficient when bringing pain relief. It prevents artery blockage, relieves anxiety, and reduces muscle spasms as well as tension and muscle contractures caused by stress.

3.A natural alternative

One additional advantage of using Cannabidiol for stress, anxiety, and on the treatment of other diseases, is that it is a completely organic substance, and, in Prolife Hemp products, it is also vegan. In this way, it does not cause chemical addiction, like it happens with industrialized drugs. By the way, not only it does not cause addiction, it also helps people to get rid of it, as those who are addicted to chemical substances such as alcohol, cigarettes, and nicotine. This happens because CBD is a cannabinoid, a substance that everyone naturally produces.

* About possible side effects of using Cannabidiol, the World Health Organization (WHO) has already spoken out in favor of the product, in a publication of the Critical Review Report, in 2018: “CBD is usually well tolerated and has a good safety profile. The adverse effects could be a result of interactions between CBD and other medications that the patient might be using”.