Anxiety is a mental condition affecting at least 40 million adults in the United States according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.  Anxiety presents itself within a variety of diagnoses, including trauma disorders like PTSD. There are a variety of options to help, can CBD help with anxiety? 

National Institute of Mental Health outlines a few anxiety disorders and symptoms.  This list is by no means comprehensive and mental health evaluations can be helpful in discovering individual needs.  

  • Feeling restless or on-edge
  • Easily fatigued
  • Concentration difficulty
  • Muscle tension
  • Difficulty separating
  • Sleep issues

How can CBD Help with Anxiety?

“A Cross-Sectional Study of Cannabidiol Users” published July 2018, reported findings of a three-month anonymous survey of cannabidiol users.  Within 2490 responses, 605 of individuals with a variety of life experiences, backgrounds, and countries responded with positive results using CBD. 

  • Anxiety was the third-highest condition reported that CBD was used to treat it successfully.
  • Adverse reactions reported largely centered around high THC levels.

Another report, “Cannabidiol as a Potent Treatment for Anxiety Disorders” looked at a collection of 49 studies with animals with a variety of anxiety disorders and isolated medical reports with humans concerning anxiety.  The studies with animals found success with their fear response, decrease compulsive behavior in some animals, and lower symptoms of generalized anxiety. It’s important to note that lower doses of CBD were found to be more effective with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. 

Why are these animals studies important to you?

One reason is that their endocannabinoid system is similar to humans. This increases the potential findings and ensured safety as clinical trials with CBD and humans move forward. Another reason it is important is that animals suffer from anxiety disorders too.  These clinical studies demonstrate the help CBD could offer animals with anxiety disorders, compulsive behaviors, and separation anxiety.

What does this mean for you?

CBD may be an excellent natural option for any age that works with your natural endocannabinoid system.  Some children and adults have shared their stories with our 502 Hemp staff on how our CBD products have helped their anxiety.

Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee any results as everyone is different.  Also, note that the FDA has not evaluated these statements. CBD and other related products are not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease. Please consult with a trusted medical professional for all available mental health treatment options.  If you choose to try CBD oil, the dosage is important for your unique needs. For CBD dosage, 502 Hemp is here to help. Please feel free to contact us for more information and let our experienced and knowledgeable staff help you find the best product for your individual needs.