Of all of the known health benefits of CBD, treating anxiety is one of the most well established. Currently in Canada almost 1 in 10 people are on anti-anxiety medications. Some of the most prescribed anti-anxiety meds are Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, and Ativan. These are all prescription medications that unfortunately do have other side effects, and while they are an effective treatment, and don’t actually help solve anything at the root level.
As society is becoming more health conscious, people are looking for more natural alternatives to anti-anxiety medications. We now understand that anxiety often comes from a hormone imbalance, and this is something that can often be treated through more natural means. Of course, for people battling with severe anxiety or depression it is always recommended they see a doctor, there are some treatments that they can try that have clinically shown to be beneficial.
How do We Know CBD Helps Treat Anxiety?
CBD oil has undergone numerous clinical trials and studies and has been found to be very proficient at treating anxiety by helping to correct hormone imbalances – specifically for cortisol and serotonin. The endocannabinoid system, which is how CBD interacts with your body, directly affects your endocrine system, which is how your body regulates hormones. People with anxiety usually suffer from having too high of cortisol levels, and too low serotonin. By taking CBD, you can positively affect your bodies endocrine system, which will help to balance your serotonin and cortisol levels, effectively treating the anxiety at its root cause. Of course, it is always recommended that people see a doctor or therapist to fully evaluate their anxiety and depression to make sure they are being treated properly. Doctor’s can requisition a blood test to check hormone levels so that people can be sure everything is in balance.
When it comes to using CBD to treat anxiety, it is so important for people to know that the CBD they are using is high quality. Some suppliers can mix their CBD oils with hemp oil or other ingredients which will dilute it. This can render them almost useless in treating anything. At Kurativ CBD, we provide full lab reports on all of our product batches – including our CBD oils, CBD gummies, and topical creams. We want to make sure that all of our customers are well educated and confident in what they’re buying.