CBD oil is extracted from either hemp or marijuana. However, there is a slight difference in the component of CBD and marijuana or hemp. Marijuana has at least 5-20% of the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but this is not found in CBD. As a result, CBD is very edible and can be used to treat both health-related issues and skin issues.
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the effect of CBD on a patient suffering from an anxiety disorder. From the little research on the effect of CBD on different anxiety disorders such as Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, the result shows that indeed CBD can be used as an effective cure for anxiety disorders.
In the research, it was discovered that when a patient suffering from an anxiety disorder is given at least 250 milligrams of CBD, the drug binds up with some specific receptors (CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors) in his or her body. These receptors are located around the human body. The coalition of CBD and these two receptors signal the nervous system to take actions that are necessary for the stability and wellbeing of the body. This is why the first result gotten when CBD was administered to a patient suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a very good sleep. CBD helps to stabilize the patient’s nervous system. Not only this, with consistent medication, it helps control the reaction of the patient to things that makes them worried or tense.
While CBD has been tested on both humans and animals suffering from a different anxiety disorder, there is no research carried out on a large group of participants. Research on the impact of CBD on patients suffering from an anxiety disorder is still in its infant stage, there is still a lot to learn about the right dosage that should be used and the duration of the anxiety disorder to be used on.
How then should CBD be used on a patient suffering from an anxiety disorder?
The Project CBD opine that patient who wants to use CBD for anxiety should start with a very minimum dosage and then work their way up to taking more. This would help know how their bodies would react to it. Added to this is the side effect reported from using the drug. These effects include diarrhea, tiredness, change in appetite and so on. Though this effect is somewhat positive in nature, lots of people have reported having dry lips when they take the drug.
It is also important to take into consideration the state law of the place you want to use the drug. Because of the health implications of taking Marijuana or hemp, most states in countries where CBD has been legalized are yet to validate the truthfulness of CBD content.
More importantly, it is advisable to seek a doctor’s guideline before taking the drug. This would help determine the right dosage that should be used.