Natural anxiolytic, gentle and effective, CBD is increasingly preferred to reduce temporary or chronic anxiety. More than 260 million people suffer from anxiety disorders, according to the latest studies by the World Health Organization.
Stress, anxiety, and depression affect people of all ages and social conditions throughout the world. Difficulties in daily life, anxiety-provoking professional situations, conflictual family situations, fear of climatic crises, pandemics… these are all sources of concern that multiply these “ills of the century” and the related traditional or alternative therapeutic treatments.
Let’s take stock of this molecule with a bright future.
1. Stress, anxiety, depression: what does CBD do?
It limits stress
Disturbances of the cardiac rhythm, excessive sweating, loss of means, fear of failure … stress take different forms, more or less invasive, depending on the situation and personality of each. Physical, emotional, or nervous, the feeling of stress is a natural biological reaction of the body to a constraint or a negative pressure from the environment. It can become very burdensome on a daily basis.
To contain stress, CBD is a first-rate remedy. Natural, it promotes relaxation and releases without altering the lucidity of the consumer.
It soothes anxiety
Anxiety, nervousness, fears, panic attacks, and anxiety results in various psychological and/or physical manifestations that often affect daily life.
This natural reaction of the body occurs in response to a situation considered dangerous or difficult. If the reaction is excessive, this mechanism can quickly mutate into a serious psychological imbalance.
The intake of cannabidiol can bring a notable improvement in its calming, relaxing, and anti-depression action. It can also relieve insomnia often linked to an episode of anxiety disorder and alleviate the somatic suffering sometimes associated.
It avoids depression
Loss of motivation, mood disorders, altered self-esteem, isolation, and depression has many disabling symptoms. If left untreated, it can lead to serious disturbances in communication and temperament and can take the form of paranoia, phobias, or burnout. It is therefore important to fight against an anxious state in order to prevent it from taking root and leading to a more advanced depressive state.
CBD can accompany severe forms of depression under clinical supervision. Medical care remains imperative, accompanied by the adapted traditional care and this, whatever the intensity of the experienced anxieties.
2. Why is CBD effective against anxiety disorders?
CBD has several actions in the brain that would explain why it is effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders.
It acts on endocannabinoid receptors
In one of these studies, Vanderbilt University highlighted the production of endocannabinoids by the brain cells of the human body. These have, among other things, the task of reducing and regulating emotional and psychological states such as stress, anxiety or anguish.
By binding directly to these endocannabinoid receptors, organic cbd participates in the reduction of negative behaviors related to anxiety and stress, while acting indirectly on the longevity of cells.
It acts on serotonin
CBD would act very favorably on serotonin whose function is to ensure the management of mood and stress to counter anxiety disorders.
Serotonin is a chemical messenger of the central nervous system involved in the regulation of behavior, mood or anxiety.
It is known as the 5-HT1A receptor. This is where medications such as Prozac work by targeting the serotonin system, blocking the reabsorption of serotonin in the brain and thus increasing its availability in the synaptic space.
A Spanish clinical study has shown that the cannabidiol molecule has the same action on brain cells as these drugs and also increases 5-HT1A transmission.
Better still, it can affect serotonin more rapidly than the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors commonly known as antidepressants.