If you’ve ever had to deal with anxiety, you know how disruptive it can be to your life, your work, and your relationships. If you’re someone who has anxiety often, it can be almost crippling. There’s some great news for people who experience anxiety, even severe anxiety, thanks to a recent study from the universities of Melbourne and Sydney.
In this study, young adult patients who did not experience relief from anxiety by using the standard SSRI prescriptions were given CBD capsules at varying dosages to determine if it would lessen any of their symptoms. The study concluded with stunning results.
The overall anxiety scores for the CBD group dropped 42.6%! Thirty of the participants reported that their symptoms decreased by more than 50%, and even those with severe anxiety saw a 40% decrease in symptoms.
In the real world, this translates to people who have fewer anxiety attacks and are able to participate in life more fully, from attending school or getting a better job, to meeting a new special someone or enjoying hobbies.
While SSRIs have been immensely helpful for those that they work for, that’s only about half of the people who are looking for relief. CBD was able to help those who had resistant symptoms of varying intensity. CBD also was not shown to cause side effects such as insomnia, irritability, or suicidal thoughts. Some of the CBD users reported mild sedative effects, which makes sense given its relaxing properties.
Separate studies from this year alone suggest CBD can be effective at combating test anxiety in college students, improve panic disorder and agoraphobia, enhance emotional processing, and decrease episodes of disordered eating associated with stress.
What’s the best way to combat feelings of anxiety with CBD?
Researchers in the study started participants at a dose of 200mg, then added 200mg at intervals until participants were comfortable with their results, going up to 800mg. This means that you don’t need much to feel a big difference. We recommend starting out with either our Hawaiian Rainbow CBD gummies or our Mint CBD Oil. or Both our CBD oils and gummies provide dosages in that range. Start small and work your way up to your ideal personal dose. Some people do feel sleepy when taking CBD, so if you haven’t tried it before, try it in the evenings to see how you feel. Don’t worry, even if you take your CBD at night, you will still get the anti-anxiety benefits the next day.