Hi everyone! I’ve had several people come to me recently asking about CBD and how it can help with anxiety. As people are becoming more aware of CBD and open to trying it for themselves and their loved ones, they have serious questions that they want the answers to before making the leap to embracing CBD. So in this blog post I’m going to answer some of the most common things I get asked about CBD and anxiety.

If you still can’t find the answer to your question after reading through this post then don’t hesitate to get in touch, I’ll come back to you as soon as possible and update this post so other people can benefit from the answers.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety, what is it? Anxiety feels different person to person. Feelings and sensations can range from a fluttery stomach to thumping heart. Some people say they feel out of control, like their bodies are not in sync with their minds. Some people report their anxiety includes panic attacks, feelings of fear and worries, even nightmares. The most common symptoms include rapid breathing, increased heart rate, concentration and focus problems, restfulness, and sleep issues. Remember, everybody is different, and what you may experience might be completely different from other people’s experiences.

What is an anxiety attack?

An anxiety attack is an intense feeling of worry, distress, or fear. For lots of people, an anxiety attack builds up slowly and sometimes worsens as stressful situations approach.

What causes anxiety?

Research has not found the exact cause, but what research has suggested is that it can be caused by a combination of factors including your genetic makeup, your environment as well as your natural brain chemistry.

What natural remedies can people use for anxiety?

Your lifestyle can play a significant role in how your body and mind cope with anxiety. Maintaining our health and wellbeing can be essential for our bodies to successfully cope with the daily pressures we are exposed too.

Most natural remedies include a conscious effort to be mindful of our diets and eating healthy, limiting the consumption of alcohol, and being active by taking regular exercise.

In these modern times we are so busy with work, home, family and the constant connection to the world through technology that we don’t give ourselves enough downtime to really switch off and truly relax. We need time to empty our minds of the days’ events, appointments and pressures to prepare for the day ahead after a good night’s sleep.

Like our home computers, we need to clear out our ram memory, clear out the caches and free up our capacity. Eating well and getting a full night’s rest can really help with this. They say sleep is one of the best medicines as when we sleep our bodies enter a self-service cleaning cycle. Our cells and organs slow down and filter, our brains release chemicals that break down the metabolic trash, and our immune cells perform their maintenance work. This is one of the reasons quality sleep is vital.

How does CBD oil help anxiety?

In 2011 a study found that Cannabidiol could reduce social anxiety. Since then, there has been more and more research, in fact, around 20,000 studies have been conducted globally. With more evidence mounting and being documented to suggest that CBD can and does help.

More and more people around the world have reported improvements with their struggles with anxiety, most not wanting to use prescription or over the counter drugs and pharmaceutical medicines. The overall feedback from users around the globe is hugely positive. People are reporting better sleep, and as explained earlier, a good night’s sleep is a start to aiding a less anxious life.

But, how does CBD help with anxiety through the day?

Without getting too scientific or complicated with scientific terminology, let me try and explain in simple terms.

In our bodies, scientists have discovered a natural system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Everyone has it, but for some of us our ECS performs better than in others. We all naturally produce endocannabinoids, some of us produce more, and some of us produce less. As some people do not produce enough endocannabinoids, a supplemented intake of CBD can help balance the levels within our endocannabinoid system. This can create more balance within our bodies by providing the fuel the ECS needs to function well.

In our brains and spinal column, we have receptors called the CB1, and in around our body we have receptors called the CB2. These receptors communicate with our nervous system. The CB1 receptors in our brains pick up on our nervous systems signals when we experience stress or trauma. Our nervous system reacts, and electrical impulses fire off. The CB receptors respond and help modulate the levels of reaction the nervous system is telling our bodies it needs. Science has linked the CB1 receptors in our brains to blocking our cravings for addictive vices like opiates, nicotine, alcohol and such like. As well as controlling signals of stress and pressure much like those of anxiety and nausea.

How much CBD oil do I need to take for anxiety?

Currently, there is no exact science to determine a quantifiable dose of CBD as everybody is a different size, weight and has a unique body chemistry.

Research around the globe carried out through studies report doses of between 25mg up to 250mg a day. Start low and work up to increase your dose if required but keep a journal and record what’s happening day by day, so you can reflect on your wellbeing over a month.

Why consider using Tailored Wellbeing CBD Oil?

Not only are our products fully certified by third parties, Tailored has gone one step further and added terpene isolates to our formulations. Terpene isolates are the purest form of terpenes, and each and every terpene has its own health benefiting property.

Terpenes have been used in medicine for thousands of years in the way of essential oils. Ancient civilizations used them in remedies, and as time has passed, we are now in an age where technological advancement and science has allowed us to develop unique recipes to use them in their purest forms. For example, terpenes associated with alleviating anxiety symptoms are Limonene, Linalool, Delta 3 carene, Myrcene and many more. We spent months researching these terpenes and have tailored our products in a way that we know, based on science and research, help aid the stresses of modern life and in turn, anxiety.

Thanks for reading and remember, if you have any questions still unanswered then do get in touch, I’m here to help!

James Barrett
Head Tailor
james@tailoredwellbeing.com