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How Can CBD Oil Help With Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder is a severe mental health condition that is caused by negative feelings of social interactions. People with this health condition are fearful of rejections, judgments and their performances in social situations. The condition is also known as social phobia.  

SAD is a branch of the set of anxiety disorders, and studies have shown so far that CBD oil is an invaluable source of treatment to these conditions. It appears to be the only recognizable ailment it can cure. However, CBD has been wildly effective for other health problems as well.  

Health Benefits of Cannabidiol Oil 

In recent times, a body of researches has confided in man the health benefits of CBD oil to the body. The last decades have shown quite an exceeding number of tested, trusted and applicable results that man could solely rely on. What’s more? Social anxiety disorder just found the ideal, reliable treatment. Here are some of CBD’s gracious benefits to SAD: 

Helps Improve Sleep 

A common symptom of people diagnosed with SAD is experiencing difficulty in falling and staying asleep. In other words, what we call insomnia. CBD oil is like a repair system in itself that works to address the part of the brain associated with sleep (the ventrolateral preoptic nucleus –a subarea of the hypothalamus).  Significantly, because CBD oil is a natural anxiolytic, it thus provides the relaxation and quiets an individual needs mentally to rest properly. This is possible because it interacts with this neutron for the good of the individual. 

Improves Memory Concentration 

CBD oil has been proven to promote neurogenesis (the generation of new neurons). What this implies is that cognitive functions such as memory concentration can be enhanced. CBD collaborates with the hippocampus –the section of the brain that plays a pivotal role in memory concentration and navigation –to reduce not only stress and anxiety but also SAD, depression and panic attacks. This suggests that traumatizing memories are blocked from coming onto the surface. This is because they affect the brain and limit thinking.  The brain then pre-empts itself by sending signals to associated neurons.  

Boosts and Regulates Mood 

SAD brings with it a rollercoaster of emotions. That’s not a big deal for CBD oil to handle. The hemp seed oil helps to boost and regulate mood in that it practically speaks to the serotonin neurons in the body. The cannabinoids present in CBD influences the neurotransmitter (serotonin) and automatically, respond positively. Hence, a happier, healthier mood and reduced anxiety. 

Helps with Appetite  

By regulating mood, an individual’s appetite is ultimately awakened. CBD oil works well for increasing appetite because it cooperates extraordinarily with the serotonin (also responsible for appetite). What is apparent is that when one is down, food is not an issue that comes to mind. Whereas, if an individual is elated, eating will always be a luxury.     


Social anxiety disorder is a mental health issue that results from chemical imbalances in the brain and varies distinctly from one person to another.  What relates SAD to chemical imbalances in the fact that neural pathways sometimes link up to emotional pain, e.g., anxiety.  

When taken, CBD oil attaches itself to the CB1 receptors present in significant parts of the brain, including those receptors involved with emotions, memory, sense perception and cerebral processes (thinking). Even though CBD does not function to alter the state of a person’s mind, it has an almost irrevocable ability to change a person’s mood. 

Difference Between Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol 

Much controversy has gone on for years about the differences between medical marijuana and cannabidiol. Some even argue that they both are the same and each carries effective traces of THC. That may be well said, but may not be accurate.   

Though the two are cannabis products, however, they differ in their little way. Medical marijuana has the capability of leaving one ‘stoned,’ even after a little intake (let alone a much larger dose) while Cannabidiol is set to let off a calming effect instead. This owes to the absence of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the active component that gives the ‘high.’ For the former, THC is ever-present.   

Although marijuana has been used for medical purposes in some cases (hence the name medical marijuana), yet it is still widely illegal to be administered in many countries. The case is different with Cannabidiol; it serves a wide range of medicinal causes.   


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  2. Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders.