6 Everyday Anxieties That CBD Can Soothe

Sep 19 2016 8 Comments Tags: Mental-Health

1) Obsessing over hypothetical situations

Sometimes, it can be difficult to be present. Our thoughts are entertaining and it’s human nature to grab onto them and run. Unfortunately, our bodies don’t have the capacity to recognize when a story is real versus all in our heads. This means that we have a physiological response to our worries, whether we like it or not.

This means that we have a physiological response to our worries, whether we like it or not. Obsessing over a worry or story causes both physical and mental stress.

CBD can help with this**. Like other anxiety medications, CBD has a strong calming effect. However, it isn’t overly sedative and does not come with a host of uncomfortable side effects. The herbal compound is also a strong antioxidant, protecting your body from the physical effects of stress.

2) Social anxiety

Some people associate cannabis with increased social anxiety. While high doses of THC may be anxiety-provoking, CBD has the opposite effect. In a way, it’s like breathing in a breath of fresh air.

If you are nervous about going out in public or meeting a group of new people, the cannabinoid helps calm overexcitement in the brain**. It produces a mild, mellow sensation that allows conversations to flow easily without added nervousness.

3) Awkward silence

So, you’re chatting with someone you don’t know very well and all of a sudden, the conversation just trails off. You find yourself stuck in the dreaded limbo of awkward silence. Rather than shuffle away feeling a bit bummed by your odd interaction, wouldn’t it be nice if you just didn’t care?

Or were able to laugh and appreciate the awkwardness for what it was?

Enter CBD. The herbal supplement that helps you not give AF. Though this is a subjective experience and is difficult to measure, things just seem a little bit lighter with cannabidiol. Awkwardness is only really painful if you perceive it as being so. CBD changes your perspective slightly, enabling you to be more comfortable with things as they are.

4) Tight deadlines

Short on time? Nah. Don’t worry. You got this. Stressing about a tight deadline only harms your performance and makes things take longer. It’s best just to forget about the stresses, sit down, and get things done. When you need a little help relaxing in a difficult situation, CBD is there to lend a hand**.

Since it’s non-psychoactive, you won’t feel mentally bogged down or easily distracted. Rather, you’ll feel carefree yet focused enough to bang out some quality work.

5) Performance anxiety

Performance anxiety is often associated with sexual dysfunction. Yet, there are all sorts of situations where this might come into play. Whether you’re nervous for a job interview or concerned about engaging with a new partner, obsessing over how you’ll perform is a sure-fire way to run into difficulties.

Yet again, the anti-anxiety properties of CBD can come to the rescue**. The compound cultivates all-around feel-good sensations of contentment. These mood-lifting properties help pull out of your own thoughts and back into the present. This means that you can give your partner (or anything else that demands performance) your full attention.

6) Public speaking

There’s an actual human study behind this one. In 2011, a research team treated 24 social anxiety patients with either 600mg of CBD or a placebo in a double-blind, randomized trial. The patients were then subjected to a public speaking test. At various times during the experiment,  scientists measured blood pressure, heart rate, skin conductance, and gave patients a mood evaluation.

Unsurprisingly, CBD outperformed the placebo in managing anxiety symptoms. The cannabinoid effectively reduced anxiety, boosted cognitive performance, and decreased alertness (anticipation, vigilance) than those given the placebo. This is excellent news for anyone with social anxiety but is especially awesome for those who struggle with public speaking.

As this research suggests, CBD actually improved cognitive performance during the presentation. This is a good sign that the herb may be preferable to common anti-anxiety drugs like benzodiazepines, which can make people feel groggy, slow, and unmotivated.

 

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8 comments

  • My 21 year old daughter with Down syndrome suffers from severe depression with some psychotic features. It was suggested to me by a friend that she might benefit from using CBD oil. She is currently on an anti-depressant, 15 mg and abilify, 5 mg. The problem with them is they leave her sleepy and kind of out of it. Could this be a good option for her and do you give it in addition to the other meds?

    Mary Delaney on
  • @Denise
    Thank you so much for sharing with us. Now, unfortunately, since we are not doctors we would first recommend seeing a specialist about what the best option for treatment is. As far as which CBD strength to take, well it depends.

    Many individuals start with the 350mg and just like any supplement, consistency is key. Helping it build up in your body is what will ultimately be best to experience the effects of the CBD.

    From that point on you’ll be able to tell if increasing the strength, or decreasing it will be the best move for you.

    If you still have more questions please reach out to us on Facebook: @GreenRoadsFlorida

    GreenRoadsAmin on
  • I have severe RA along with a poorly healed broken back and am on Xanax and Percoset for SEVERE pain ans severe anxiety. I have already tried the free samples of the CBD oil with no result. I am on disability also and cannot work. Can you please recommend what you think he best dose of your CBD oil would be for my symptoms? I am on a budget and price is an issue and i would like to get the maximum benefit that i can afford without blowing my SSD payment. Can you please help? My daughter is getting married in a few weeks and i would like to attend her wedding and not have to arrive there in my wheelchair. The wheeelchair is for transport only, as i cannot walk long distances without SEVERE incapacitating pain. HELP

    Thanks, Denise

    Denise Oehrlein on
  • @Kathey Hello, while we are not doctors we cannot prescribe exact products for those symptoms. We do have some great blogs that include what other individuals with Epilepsy used! If you’re deciding in preference of ingesting CBD we do offer a starter pack in our shop!

    GreenRoadsAmin on
  • Just tried it for the first time ever. I’m already feeling mellow and in a better, comfortable mood. Excited to see where this new discovery will take me. RECOMMENDED!!!!

    Cassie on

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