CBD and anxiety
Why is CBD such a big deal and so exciting?
According to examine.com the world’s leading platform for unbiased scientific information.
CBD won’t get you “high”, unlike THC (the other main cannabinoid in cannabis). Second, isolated CBD has shown a ton of promise in animal research particularly in areas of treating inflammation, pain and anxiety.
However, unfortunately there are not many human trials completed. But things are heating up and there are now currently nearly 255 studies going on studying cannabidiol (CBD).
CBD Safety and Dosages
As this 2017 review shows, a great deal of research has found that it’s a relatively safe treatment.
The studies analysed in that review didn’t show that there’s one universal dosage of CBD that everyone should take.
Instead, it underscored the fact that different people (and, in the animal studies, different animals) respond to different dosages of CBD. Most of the human studies use dosages anywhere between 20 and 1,500 milligrams (mg) per day.
Dosages can vary wildly and there are some variables linked to CBD effectiveness such as:
->Your body weight
->The condition you’re treating
->Your individual body chemistry
->The concentration of CBD in each pill, capsule, drop, or gummy
Why aren’t CBD dosages standardised?
The short answer is the MHRA and FDA, at the writing of this article, hasn’t recommended a daily amount for consumption of CBD, meaning that CBD doesn’t have an official serving size.
Taking CBD for anxiety:
The human body has many different receptors. Receptors are protein-based chemical structures that are attached to your cells. CBD is thought to interact with CB1 and CBD2 receptors located in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.
The exact way CBD affects CB1 receptors in the brain is not fully understood. However, it is thought it may alter serotonin signals. Serotonin is known as the feel good chemical and plays a vital part in managing anxiety levels.
There is some promising research to suggest CBD make help treat anxiety disorders, and the anecdotal evidence is constantly growing. If you are looking for case studies, there are thousands of success stories online of people being able to treat their anxiety with CBD. One success story from one of our customers Jon is below who originally took CBD oil for pain but found it improved his mental wellbeing also:
How does CBD interact with our body?
Our bodies contain what’s known as an endocannabinoid system, which is involved in regulating mood, sleep, and pain and inflammation levels.
Endocannabinoids are produced naturally within the body and bind to cannabinoid receptors all around the body to help maintain homeostasis (balance).
Contrary to what you may think, the endocannabinoids do not come from within CBD oil, but CBD helps to create the right internal conditions to help us produce more.
It is thought that CBD helps these receptors do what’s needed in order to stimulate all kinds of beneficial changes through the body.
CBD Dosages for anxiety:
As mentioned above there is no standardised dosages for anxiety but what we do recommend is to take more based on your bodyweight.
Start at the dosage linked below and increase the dosage over time if need be.
So, for example if you weigh between 70-90kg and you suffer with a moderate anxiety issue we’d recommend taking 5 drops of our 10% oil to start with.
If you don’t feel any effects raise your dosage slowly until you start to.
You can then cross reference the above table with the table below to work out the best oil for you and how long it will last.
So, if we take our example from above of needing to take 5drops of our 10% oil.
The bottle contains 200 drops so taking 5 drops a day would mean your bottle would last 40 days.
It’s important to note that this would just be a starting point many people end up doubling or even tripling their dosage if they need to.
We would always recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our team. We are on hand to help you choose the right oil for you so you can get started on your journey to improved wellbeing.
Why CBD OIl?
Tinctures are the safest, most effective delivery system for CBD. When taken sublingually (under the tongue), CBD is more rapidly and efficiently absorbed for maximum benefit.
The effects last longer than they do from smoking or vaping without the negative by-products.
Before trying CBD, be sure to talk to your doctor about an appropriate dosage and any potential risks.
If your doctor tells you how much to use, stick to their recommendation. This is especially important if you’re taking a prescription medication that contains CBD, such as Epidiolex, a form of seizure medication.