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Read This Before Using Hemp for Anxiety

Updated on June 24, 2019
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I am a writer, an author, speaker. I dealt with anxiety and depression for 40+ years. I write and speak about my experiences and recovery.

Read This Before Using Hemp for Anxiety

Anxiety has become a growing issue in the world today so it’s never been more important to find ways to treat this condition. There are a lot of options at your disposal but using hemp for anxiety is quickly becoming salvation for many. The use of hemp to treat a number of medical conditions isn’t exactly new news. It has a ton of beneficial properties. This article will focus on using CDB oil to help alleviate the symptoms that come with anxiety.

In most cases, individuals who are suffering from anxiety are going to find themselves dealing with any or all of these symptoms:

  • Unexplainable fear
  • Crippling panic and/or panic attacks
  • Dry mouth
  • Randomly breaking out in cold sweats
  • Insomnia

Almost everyone will experience some form of anxiety in their lives. That’s normal. But if you find yourself suffering regularly, then it’s chronic anxiety and needs to be treated. There’s no reason to panic though because there are plenty of treatments.

Why Using Hemp for Anxiety is So Effective

First of all, it’s important to note the difference between hemp oil and cannabis oil. Hemp oil is extracted directly from seeds while cannabis oil comes from the plant itself. This is an important distinction because hemp oil contains very little THC, so it will not make you feel “high.” So users get all of the benefits without having to worry about getting high.

Cannabidiol (CBD) also contains high levels of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, adding to its effectiveness in treating anxiety. Other powerful neurological-healthy compounds can also be found.

Methods of Taking CBD Oil

The most popular form of hemp oil is in gummy bear form but there are a number of different methods if you’re not a fan of gummies. Find a way that works best for you. Some people prefer it in capsule form because it has a higher concentration but others are much more comfortable using a spray.

The dosage is a bit trickier because it’s dependent on the individual However, most people will want to find a product that provides at least 25 mg per dose since that’s the recommended dosage for individuals who are suffering from anxiety. If you’re unsure, ask your doctor.

It’s also important that you consult a doctor if you are taking a prescription drug.

Using hemp for anxiety works rather quickly. In fact, dissolving it in liquid and then consuming it will work almost immediately. It takes slightly longer in capsule form. The slowest acting form of CBD oil is found in gummy bears since the body must digest it first.

What’s Next?

Once you decide that using hemp for anxiety might be your best choice, it’s important that you understand it’s not some magical cure. You should use it as part of a larger anxiety treatment plan. Meditation and yoga work great in combination with CBD oils so that’s a good place to start. What’s important is that you start addressing the issue immediately. Most people who suffer from chronic anxiety never seek help. Take action and gain control of your life. You deserve it!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Lynna K Teer

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