How CBD helps control anxiety

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Understanding the fundamental of the cannabis compound makes it easier to prove its worth

More people are turning to cannabidiol (CBD) in recent years due to the many health benefits that both research and people’s testimonies have shared. The body seems to be adapted to react to CBD when it gets in the body, as it has several receptors that can modify their behavior in front of CBD’s effects. Particularly for anxiety, CBD can interact with the body’s CB1 and CB2 receptors from the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that helps keep a balance between the central and peripheral nervous systems. This acknowledgement paves the way to a clearer understanding of the important role cannabis plays in health treatments.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions that can affect people of all classes and ages. In some cases, it develops other problems like nervousness, depression and stress. Recent research on CBD’s effects, although preliminary, has shown great benefits. Out of 49 studies that include clinal and epidemiological studies, only one of them didn’t observe any significant results.

Evidence from clinical trials recommends using dosages from ranges from 300 to 600 mg, which will vary depending on the patient’s weight. CBD has an effect on the ECS that helps the body regulate certain responses like mood, coordination, emotion, pain and many more. More specifically, it seems that CBD has anxiolytic effects stem from its interactions with the CB1 receptor and one particular brain region. Also, by interacting with the brain’s GABA receptors, CBD seems to slow down the brain activities causing a calming effect, which leads to reduce anxiety behaviors during stressful situations.