The Effects of CBD on Anxiety
The year is 2022, and there’s no shortage of anxious feelings to go around. If you’re reading this, you’ve likely spent the past few years getting cozy with the nuances of your personal anxieties and stressors. Anxiety is something we’ve all felt or feel regularly. Learning ways to relieve our anxiety is equally important as finding out what causes stress and anxiety within our bodies. We’re here today to dive into the intricacies of CBD and how it can impact our stress and anxiety levels.
Can CBD Cause Anxiety?
This is a question many people who are new to CBD are concerned with. In short, it is extremely rare for CBD to be associated with any sort of anxiety or panic. Side effects overall are very rare with hemp-based CBD, with the most common associated side effect being a bit of drowsiness in part because the body's nervous system is being calmed.
From a scientific perspective, there’s no research linking increased anxiety to CBD. We do know that CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not affect the mind or mental processes.
We believe this question stems from the idea that cannabis get’s you ‘high’, and being ‘high’ can be uncomfortable and cause anxiety for some people. However, not all cannabis can get you ‘high’. It’s only cannabis that is cultivated to have high amounts of THC. Hemp (which is what we use) is a cultivated cannabis varietal that has very little THC but very high CBD. So when consuming our hemp products, you will not get high or feel any psycho-activity that would cause anxiety.
To increase effectiveness, our Prismatic Plant full-spectrum tinctures contain .05% THC per dose (the legal amount for hemp products is up to 0.3%). This tiny amount of THC makes other cannabis compounds like CBD and CBDa better at doing their jobs - which is to heal you! This is also known as the entourage effect. We extract the whole plant (mostly flowers) without stripping away beneficial compounds in favor of only CBD (like an isolate), and that’s why we call it a full-spectrum extract. We always recommend starting with a low dose and taking it slow when trying new products. Take note of how you feel and go from there. After all, everyone’s physiology is different! Read more on how to take CBD and find your dose here.
How Does CBD Decrease Anxiety?
CBD interacts with serotonin receptor 5-HT1A known to reduce anxious feelings associated with generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. These receptors are mostly found in our nervous system and they attach directly to our cells. Low serotonin levels lead to an increase in anxiety, stress, and depression. When our serotonin levels increase, we see positive impacts on our sleep, digestion, behavior, and overall mood. CBD also decreases inflammation, making it easier for our bodies to clearly communicate, heal, and detox while calming the nervous system.
CBD interacts with serotonin receptor 5-HT1A known to reduce anxious feelings...These receptors are mostly found in our nervous system...Low serotonin levels lead to an increase in anxiety, stress, and depression.
Managing Anxiety Day to Day
It’s no surprise that anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the world. When we say we’re all in this together, we really mean it!
As we jump back into what feels like a pre-pandemic summer, we’ve found that CBD helps us feel more present while easing tension around traveling, socializing, and heading back to in-office work. The pace of life quickly picked up, and it’s 100% normal to be feeling it in many ways. One of our favorite things about CBD is that it’s non-addictive, and it’s not necessary to increase the dosage over time In fact, you can reduce dosage over time as you replenish your body's own production of endocannabinoids. Find a dose that works for you and take it as needed (regularly works best for chronic anxiety and deep healing).
*** Hot tip: Boost the calming properties of CBD by staying hydrated and practicing deep breathing exercises!
CBD is non-addictive, and it’s not necessary to increase the dosage over time. In fact, you can reduce dosage over time as you replenish your body's own production of endocannabinoids.
How Prismatic Plants Good Day
Tincture Combats Anxiety
At Prismatic Plants, we’re all about balance, baby. No bandaids, just pure plant power delivering long-term healing. Cannabidiol (CBD) is featured in all of our products for its benefit in relieving stress and anxiety. After all, these days you can never have enough stress relief!
For quashing daytime stress we created our Prismatic Plants Good Day tincture. It uses Adaptogens (Schisandra, Bacopa, Rhodiola, White Ginseng, Holy Basil), CBD plus CBDa (the raw form of CBD) to double down on its ability to soothe inflammation, clear brain fog, and improve focus while keeping us calm and balanced. What to expect? Increased mental clarity, energy without the jitters, cleared brain fog, and reduced stress.
We don’t take stress or anxiety lightly, so we created our formulas with the guidance of master herbalists and biomedical chemists. Last but certainly not least, sourcing clean and sustainable ingredients is essential! Our ingredients are 3rd party tested and free of heavy metals, mycotoxins and pesticides.
*** While powerful, CBD is not a replacement for doctor-prescribed medications. Please consult your doctor before stopping medications. Got questions? Email email@example.com