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Using CBD Oil for Anxiety

By far the mental disorder with the most victims, up to 20% of the global population suffers from one of anxiety's many forms. Their symptoms can vary from mild to totally mentally debilitating. Luckily, there is a great deal of headway being made in combating these symptoms.

What is anxiety?

Believe it or not, no humans would be alive without anxiety right now to read this article. It is actually a fundamental evolutionary trait that serves to kick our brains and bodies into gear in preparation for impending danger. Coming across a pride of lions, for example, causes the shock-response that results in your brain secreting adrenaline. Along with enhanced reflexes and strength, you'll also experience discomfort, profuse sweating, and rapid breathing; or, what we commonly call "anxiety."

Even though we seldom encounter a lion, our brains are still afraid of impending doom and ready to fight. And, for the unlucky 20% that experience chronic symptoms of anxiety, their brains cannot differentiate threatening situations from non-threatening ones. Thus, anxiety disorders.

Why is CBD oil so effective?

First off, it's important to know that one of the human body's primary regulators of physiological functioning and emotional behaviour is called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Sound familiar? Endocannabinoid. . .cannabis. . .cannabidiol (CBD). . .

That's right; the CBD molecule is actually able to bind to the receptors in the ECS, your body's system of managing stress and anxiety responses. Thus, it is no surprise that an overwhelming number of studies report prolonged benefits of using CBD oil in acute doses to combat anxiety. In addition, compared to clinical medicines such as Xanax, there are almost no reported cases of negative side effects associated with CBD oil.

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