CBD oil for Anxiety, UK edition
The hype surrounding CBD for managing chronic pain and helping people get the sleep they deserve is huge. As a CBD company, it is sometimes hard to process just all of the new break throughs CBD has made in helping people feel better. But, moving away from physical ailments, we wanted to write about a topic that is especially interesting for young adults in the UK. People are increasingly turning to CBD oil for anxiety in the UK. Let’s find out why.
Anxiety’s rise to become the number 1 mental health issue in the UK
Anxiety in the UK is tied for 1st place with depression as the most prominent mental health disorder. What’s even more concerning, women have six times more of a chance in developing anxiety. There are no long-term studies yet because of social media being a “new” medium for expression and staying connected. But, multiple studies from around the world have found a strong link between heavy social media and an increased risk for depression, anxiety, loneliness, self-harm, and even suicidal thoughts.
What is CBD anyways?
If this is your first time coming to our blog section, you may want a bit of background on what CBD actually is. If you’ve been here before, go ahead and skip ahead 😀.
CBD or Cannabidiol is a type of cannabinoid, a compound found in the cannabis plant. Research regarding the ability of CBD oil to help relieve anxiety has been growing over the years as CBD has shown promising results in studies.
Sadly, cannabis is still associated with visions of the stereotypical stoner getting high from the THC in weed. But, unlike THC, another type of cannabinoid, CBD doesn’t get a user “high” at all. CBD can actually cancel a high from THC which is another fascinating topic on its own.
How CBD oil for Anxiety works
The human body has millions of receptors. Each group of receptors are responsible for carrying out certain bodily functions. Let’s not assume receptors are only responsible for physical duties! Many receptors carry out large, multi-role tasks like Receptors are protein-based chemical structures that are attached to your cells. They receive signals from different stimuli.
CBD is thought to interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are mostly found in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, respectively.
The exact way CBD affects CB1 receptors in the brain isn’t fully understood. However, it may alter serotonin signals.
Serotonin, a neurotransmitter, plays an important role in your mental health. Low serotonin levels are commonly associated with people who have depression. In some cases, not having enough serotonin may also cause anxiety.
Some people with anxiety may be able to manage their condition with CBD instead of an SSRI. However, you should talk to your doctor before making changes to your treatment plan.
Types of Anxiety
Several studies point to the potential benefits of CBD for anxiety.
For generalized anxiety
For generalized anxiety disorder, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) says that CBD has been shown to reduce stress in animals.
Study subjects were observed as having lower signs of anxiety. Their physiological symptoms of anxiety, such as increased heart rate, also improved.
More research needs to be done, specifically on humans and GAD.
For other forms of anxiety
CBD may also benefit people with other forms of anxiety, such as social anxiety disorder (SAD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It may help treat anxiety-induced insomnia as well.
In 2011, a study researched CBD’s effects on people with SAD. Participants were given an oral dose of 400 milligrams (mg) of CBD or a placebo. Those who received CBD experienced overall reduced anxiety levels.
Multiple recent studies have shown that CBD can help with PTSD symptoms, such as having nightmares and replaying negative memories. These studies have looked at CBD as both a standalone PTSD treatment as well as a supplement to traditional treatments like medication and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
For other neurological disorders
There have been other studies relating to CBD and neurologic disorders.
A CBD study conducted in 2017 found that there is no rock solid evidence relating to CBD and depression. Do not be discouraged with these finds. Here’s why.
The authors were able to find evidence to suggest that CBD could help with anxiety disorders. Although these studies were uncontrolled meaning there was no group to compare the results with. Basically, there was not one group who took CBD vs. another group that did not take it.
There needs to be a more controlled study and it is warranted for humans. The findings in animals alone lend to the fact that CBD could be a very effective treatment for anxiety.
In addition to this, a study done in 2016 found that CBD can have antipsychotic effects in people with schizophrenia.
Correct CBD Dosage:
An Example of A Correct CBD Serving
Pure Organic CBD UK, A Testament to Purity.
We take the purity and quality of CBD very very seriously. Our company understands that people turn to CBD when they want to find a solution for their anxiety and depression. We want you to know that our goal is to be as transparent as possible. We offer full lab reports from 3rd party laboratories. Each product has a separate report that you can find on each products page or by clicking here. You can find the exact amount of CBD in each one of our products along with all of the other components in the cannabis plants being used.
But, beyond all of that, from a personal stand point, we want to do more. If you are suffering from depression and/or anxiety, we want to be there for you. You are always welcome to reach out to somebody here at Pure Organic CBD if you need someone to talk to. We are there to listen and want to help you see how much good you have going on in your life. And, possibly, to redirect your attention to your potential, and away from your challenges. See all the ways you can contact us by visiting our Contact Us page.
Are There Any CBD Side-Effects?
CBD is a natural product and is for the most part safe to use. There are some medication interactions that you should consider before taking CBD. For a list of the medications that may interact with CBD, click here.
- changes in appetite
- changes in weight
Always speak to a doctor first if you have any concerns with how CBD could interact with your current medication. One rule of thumb is that CBD interacts with medications in the same way as grapefruit does.
If you’ve decided to come off your medication completely because you’d rather take CBD, please understand that there could be some withdrawal symptoms associated with it.
Symptoms of withdrawal could be:
CBD Oil for Anxiety UK
If you want to give it a try, as many thousands have, go with a company that offers you more than just CBD off the shelf. We are a company that cares, that wants to hold your hand and walk with you. A company that will sit down and listen to you. CBD has had an enormous effect in the public domain and is developing a reputation for being a miracle supplement. As a company, we can not say that. All we can just say that, but what we can do is continue helping people see brighter days ahead – and that suits us just fine.