No, CBD will not get you high. But but the benefits for combatting anxiety may surprise you.

Well Monthly

December 10, 2021

If you’re prone to feelings of anxiety, your doctor may want to prescribe a powerful, pharmaceutical drug. These drugs often come with debilitating side effects, such as blurred vision, headaches, fatigue, and the inability to concentrate.

Fortunately, there is a natural home remedy that can calm your mind and spirit without harmful side effects. If you haven’t tried hemp-derived CBD for anxiety, rest assured, it’s nothing like cannabis. CBD won’t get you high or make you paranoid, and it’s legal in all 50 states.

CBD is extracted from hemp plants, a close relative to marijuana. However, hemp contains an insignificant amount of THC, the stuff that gets you high. Instead, it contains high amounts of CBD, which can be beneficial for anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.

How CBD Helps with Anxiety

Researchers have found that CBD interacts with the CB1 receptors in the brain. These receptors receive signals from a variety of biochemical stimuli, including from both CBD and THC. How CBD interacts with CB1 receptors is not totally understood, but, it’s possible that it positively affects serotonin. It’s well known that low levels of serotonin are frequently found in both anxiety and depression.

In fact, the anecdotal evidence that CBD helps to reduce anxiety has become the subject of scientific research. One study involving rats also found that lower doses of CBD were more effective for reducing anxiety than high doses. This is good news for anyone concerned about the cost of using CBD daily.

In addition to reducing anxiety and depression, CBD is also effective for reducing insomnia. After a good night’s sleep, you’ll feel relaxed, refreshed, and ready to have a good day.

Full-Spectrum CBD vs Broad-Spectrum CBD

Both full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD contain all of the healing terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids contained in the hemp plant.

However, full-spectrum CBD does contain trace amounts of THC, while broad-spectrum has had all of the THC removed. If you must do drug tests for your job, choose broad-spectrum CBD, just in case. Otherwise, the trace amount of THC in full-spectrum CBD won’t get you high but does add a little more benefit.

CBD Oil, Extracts, Edibles, and More

Once the CBD is extracted from the hemp plants, it’s blended with a vegetable oil base or an oil-free extract. Extracts and oils are also used to make edibles, such as gummies, candies, and drinks. They can also be blended into lotions and gels, which are used to relieve muscle and joint pain.

Before you choose your CBD product, look to see if it’s broad or full-spectrum, and for the amount of CBD, it contains. It may take trying a few different products and dosages to get the relief you need.

This article is opinion and not a substitute for professional advice. Disclaimer

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