Will CBD help me with relaxing, anxiety/stress, and joint pain while I stop all nicotine?
Asked 3 years ago
I have been smoking for more than 20 years and now want to stop all nicotine, but I need help with relaxing, anxiety/stress and joint pain Any advice please? I have a new cbd shop open close, should I just go in and tell them?
Friday, May 07, 2021
Withdrawal symptoms from nicotine can be painful and uncomfortable, but luckily it's not a relatively long period that you have to suffer compared to the long-term health benefits that you're going to gain. Unfortunately, nothing is certain, so you may experience benefits from CBD products, but you also might not.
Luckily, some of the most prominent symptoms that people are treating with CBD are anxiety and stress. They do this by interrupting certain receptors in your body's endocannabinoid system that are associated with stress and anxiety. CBD has also been used to treat chronic levels of pain in cancer patients, so you might find some benefit there as well.
Considering you're wanting to quit smoking, I'd suggest avoiding that route of CBD consumption. The most effective method would be taking the oils sublingually (holding the drops under your tongue for at least 30 seconds until they dissolve). In addition, you'd want to go for a broad-spectrum oil or, if you're feeling okay with it, a full-spectrum oil. Full-spectrum has the presence of other cannabinoids besides CBD, which actually boost the effect of CBD through something called the "entourage effect." Just be advised that there are trace amounts of THC here, which won't get you high, but could show up on a drug test or exacerbate feelings of anxiety.
If you can afford it, start with a full-spectrum, around 10mg/day, and increase the daily dose by 5mg each week until you notice a change. If this makes you more anxious then try a broad-spectrum, which has far fewer levels of other cannabinoids (especially THC). CBD is just one of the potential ways to relieve stress.
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