By ariana farahani

Is the Pandemic Making You Anxious? CBD Can Help With That.


Those who struggle with anxiety disorders know the mental exhaustion attached to uncertainty, lack of control, and in many cases, change. Unfortunately, a worldwide pandemic will trigger all three of these anxiety inducers. 

With the growing number of individuals whose anxiety interrupts their everyday life to the point of irregular sleep, avoidance, depression, and so on, there has to be some sort of relief. 

The good news is that the current clinical research on CBD and how it interacts with the brain not only looks promising for all kinds of wellness benefits, but for anxiety specifically!

How Can CBD Help With Anxiety?

So far, the current research of CBD has found effective results in easing symptoms of generalized anxiety, PTSD, panic disorder, OCD, and social anxiety. However, even if anxiety doesn’t typically interrupt your life, but the pandemic is making you think otherwise, incorporating a small dose of CBD might reduce discomfort.

In a recent study conducted in 2019, patients experiencing poor sleep and anxiety were given 25mg of CBD each day for three months. Over 79% of patients saw a reduction in anxiolytic effects after the first month, and for the remainder of the study. Further, sleep scores were also improved in the first month for 66% of patients. This research hints on a phenomena known as “low dose accumulation,” where a steady amount of CBD remains in your bloodstream and has the ability to correct any chemical imbalances that may arise due to acute anxiety. 

Simple Way to Incorporate CBD

That second cup of coffee always sounds tempting, but excessive caffeine consumption is associated with stress, anxiety and depression. If you try incorporating CBD with your caffeine intake, you’ll find that CBD can take the “edge” off of that extra cup -- reducing jitters and leaving you feeling calm but focused and alert.