CBD for Anxiety in the age of COVID-19

CBD has been called a miracle treatment for anxiety, insomnia, inflammation and pain. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis that won’t get you high but may help you relax and take the edge off during high anxiety times. 

Pounding headaches, brain fog, sweaty palms. Do any of the symptoms bring a specific thing to mind? Are you one of the millions of people who suffer from anxiety disorder? Do you often wake up and feel nervous about how to tackle all of the day’s tasks that lie ahead? Or lay awake at night thinking up an unstoppable storm? 

While there are many prescription medications available for treating general anxiety, those who want a more holistic approach, or cant take the side effects or those without access to health insurance or who want to save money, are turning to weed to help make their days better. But, what if you have to do office work remotely? Or perhaps you don’t enjoy how smoking makes your head feel (For some people and sometimes, smoking weed may help with anxiety, but can lead to losing focus). With 1 in 13 people suffering from general anxiety disorder according to the World Health Organization (WHO), anxiety is the most common form of mental illness in the United States. 

Recently, many have been turning to multiple forms of CBD to treat general anxiety. CBD is the compound in cannabis that doesn’t get you high and is being put in coffees, fruit gummies, and even jam. If you are curious about consuming CBD to treat your feelings of anxiety and depression, keep reading.  The main components that affect how CBD reacts in your body are weight, metabolism, severity of your anxiety, the amount you are taking and each person’s own endocannabinoid system.

For a quick and easy way to consume CBD look toward cannabidiol tinctures. These tinctures come in different flavors, such as citrus and unflavored. Simply drop the correct dose into tea or water or swish it around under your tongue and drink up.

Another form of consuming your daily dose of CBD is by vaping or smoking. Many people find great pleasure in smoking cbd joints. 

Finally, you can always turn to CBD oils that can be purchased in the form of roll-on essential oils, balms or creams. These oils are easy to carry around so that while you are feeling tension on the go you can know relief is nearby. Simply just roll the oil on your temples and other pulse points. Or drop some under your tongue and let it work its magic.

There is no better way to figure out if CBD will help your anxiety, then going to try it yourself! 

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