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Can CBD Replace Anxiety Medication?

(4 min read) Over 75% of Americans experience stress at one time in their lives. People manifest the symptoms differently, but the modern medications might not be as effective, after all.

However, with natural remedies, one can counter the illness and its symptoms. Studies back the practice of CBD for stress and anxiety to treat the conditions.

CBD Research

CBD has gained much popularity in recent years because of the amount of interest among not only consumers but clinicians and scientist as well. With over 20,000 plus scientific articles on the cannabis plant, there is much reason to believe that the medical uses for this plant are here to stay.

Numerous animal and human experimental, clinical and epidemiological studies suggest CBD has powerful anti-anxiety and anti-depression properties.

  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Depression
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

It has been shown to be safe, well-tolerated and may be beneficial for disorders.

Typical Treatment: Pharmaceutical Drug

“Some 40 million people in the United States suffer from anxiety disorder and about one third of them get treatment for it.”

The typical treatment might include therapy and pharmaceutical medications like benzodiazepines, antidepressants, beta blockers, and SNRIs (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) such as Prozac, Zoloft, Valium, and Xanax.

They work with increasing a certain neurotransmitter like serotonin our “happy chemical” in the brain. These drugs may be helpful, but they are only a temporary fix that does not address the underlying cause of multiple neurotransmitter imbalances.

Some patients do not respond favorably and actually seem to get worse with common side effects (not to mention many are highly addictive).
Many patients do not see any results or cannot tolerate the harmful side effects these drugs include, this is why we are seeing a big rise in non-pharmaceutical solutions, including cannabis, and particularly cannabidiol.

Why CBD does not get you High but relieves Anxiety?

CBD does not directly attach to these receptors – it is actually a modulator, which is why it doesn’t give you the psychoactive effect that THC does.

CBD modulates what your endocannabinoids are doing and it increases the number of your endocannabinoids so when we take CBD, we are replenishing the endocannabinoid system with cannabidiol. CBD opens the channels and pathways in our brain and stimulates brain receptors to help regulate our system.

This is what helps the body have an alkaline balance. When our bodies are inflamed we have higher levels of acidity thus making CBD powerfully anti-inflammatory for the body.

CBD also puts our system into the parasympathetic nervous system state (our rest, relax and digest state) the opposite of our sympathetic nervous system, “fight or flight” mode.

Generally speaking, CBD works as an adaptogen herb – meaning it can adapt to whatever your body needs. Because it works directly with the very system that balances our bodies, it knows what to do in the body to bring you back into balance. CBD overall helps balance us emotionally, mentally and spiritually bringing our bodies back into the states we are meant to be in.

How can I find quality CBD products?

Looking to learn more about CBD? These are some of my favorite products to help get you started.


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