Let’s be honest, anxiety has played a part in some way, shape, or form in most people’s lives. There are hundreds of ways that people cope with it and I believe there is one way to cope with it better than most others. That is by using cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabinoid extracted from a cannabis plant that has been used for hundreds of years and is finally being noticed for its benefits by the U.S.
After a long day of work, sports, school, or something stressful going on in your life, it is very common to feel some anxiety. I personally love Design Wellness products to help ease my anxiety, whether it be using their tinctures, vapes, rubs, or bath bombs, I always feel my anxiousness decline.
A lot of people have heard that CBD is great for anxiety and is probably one of its most effective benefits. However, if someone were to ask you to tell them how it actually helps with anxiety, would you know how to explain? Most people wouldn’t and this blog is here to inform you how it works within the body.
A lot of how CBD works within our body is contributed by our genetics. Everyone has a different body and will react differently. Our hormones and neurotransmitters have a huge impact on how we respond to anxiety and CBD attacks those areas when in stress.
Getting into the scientific details, CBD combats anxiety many ways within our body, and the three major ways are stated below:
Serotonin: When people think of serotonin they usually associate it with happiness. Serotonin has many receptors, but CBD binds together with 5-HT1A, which plays the strongest character in easing anxiety disorders. 5-HT1A is what most over-the-counter anxiety drugs try to target. Those over-the-counter anxiety drugs are filled with chemicals and can have serious side effects, while the Design Wellness CBD products I use are 100% natural.
Endocannabinoids: The body naturally produces cannabinoids that positively affect our bodies and brain through the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS respond to internal and external use of cannabis. When we use cannabis, the cannabinoids bind with two different receptors known as CB1 and CB2 receptors. The CB1 receptor is the one that deals with anxiety. Cannabinoids will bond with the CB1 receptor and then enzymes will break it down and give off the reaction of higher serotonin levels.
Neural Regeneration: Anxiety and stress can damage our neurons and even brains, and CBD counteracts that. Studies have shown that CBD encourages neural regeneration. While you are anxious your neurons begin to degenerate and can cause headaches, depression, pain, etc. While taking the ECS will navigate cannabinoids to that area of stress and stimulate your neurons promoting the regrowth of those neurons.
The science behind CBD can be pretty confusing to comprehend at first, but once you learn more about it, it is pretty exciting to talk about. Hopefully now if one a friend, family member, or whoever asks you about how CBD helps with anxiety, you can “WOW’ them with your knowledge and facts you learned from above.
Like I said, CBD reacts different with everyone based on their hormones and neurotransmitters. So if you have anxiety and are taking over-the-counter anxiety medication and it’s not helpful or are having to deal with chronic side effects, give CBD a try! I recommend Design Wellness products because they are 100% natural and pesticide free and they really show their commitment to other people’s wellness.
I Hope to see that you take the journey to use natural CBD as your medicine to wellness!