3 Ways CBD Could Help You Overcome Mood & Anxiety Issues
Early anecdotal evidence implies that CBD is already helping individuals overcome their issues with mood swings and anxiety, but as scientific research evolves we’re getting more hard proof that CBD could help you live a more fulfilling, more well-rounded life …
#1: Providing Relief from Psychiatric Disorders
Cursory research from the last few years has investigated the mechanisms by which CBD provides relief for psychiatric disorders, with the potential to treat mood & anxiety disorders as well. This is thanks to CBD’s positive interactions with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a portion of the central nervous system that regulates key compounds like serotonin and dopamine—our body’s “happy” chemicals.
In one study, healthy patients given CBD were found to have lower blood pressure after just ONE DOSE! This is big news, because over 100 million Americans are currently suffering from high blood pressure, and it’s a major risk factor for heart disease and heart attacks.
#2: Acting as a Powerful Neuroprotective Agent
A Brazilian medical study from 2016 established that CBD acts as a powerful neuroprotective compound that could modulate the effects of psychotic-, anxiety-, and depressive-like behaviors. Studies have found that CBD accomplishes this by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system using mechanisms that are relatively similar to popular SSRIs—but without the dangerous side effects & complications.
#3: Treating common disorders of motivation
Those who suffer from mood problems tend to also struggle from apathy and lack of motivation. These are included in a larger group of “motivational disorders” that include depression and drug addiction. Another early study suggests that CBD can be helpful in treating motivational disorders to get you re-engaged and feeling alive again.
Once again, the science behind CBD’s effectiveness is still in its infancy, but it’s all promising so far. Experts are still hammering out the details when it comes to dosing and specific mechanisms of action, but the key point is clear—CBD does have the potential to curb anxiety, increase motivation, and get you back to living the life you love.