CBD products are becoming ever-more popular as medical research and anecdotal evidence touting their benefits continue to pile up. Well known for its calming effects, using CBD flower for anxiety can be greatly effective, especially for overcoming social anxieties. Learn more about how to use CBD flower for anxiety below.
Are You Suffering with Social Anxiety?
Are you terrified of being judged by others? Does this fear make it hard for you to complete everyday tasks such as speaking with coworkers, talking to a cashier, or meeting new people? If these things describe your behaviors, you may be struggling with social anxiety. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) defines this disorder as “an intense, persistent fear of being watched and judged by others. This fear can affect work, school, and your other day-to-day activities. It can even make it hard to make and keep friends.”
According to the NIMH, symptoms of social anxiety disorder include:
- Blush, sweat, tremble, feel a rapid heart rate, or feel their “mind going blank”
- Feel nauseous or sick to their stomach
- Show a rigid body posture, make little eye contact, or speak with an overly soft voice
- Find it scary and difficult to be with other people, especially those they don’t already know, and have a hard time talking to them even though they wish they could
- Be very self-conscious in front of other people and feel embarrassed and awkward
- Be very afraid that other people will judge them
- Stay away from places where there are other people
Unfortunately, these are symptoms that can really dampen someone’s quality of life, and can cause them to not reach their full potential.
Can CBD Help?
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid, or a compound naturally derived from the cannabis plant. CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two most prominent, and most scientifically studied, compounds found in the cannabis plant. Most people know what THC is, and they know about it as the ‘weed’ that will have you feeling high. THC is the component in cannabis that is intoxicating, and when you’re smoking cannabis containing THC, it will have psychoactive effects.
CBD does not contain the same psychoactive compounds as the THC found in cannabis, and it will not get you high. The passage of the US 2018 Farm Bill made it perfectly legal for farms in the United States to start growing commercial hemp, and selling it! However, that came with a set of rules; commercial hemp products must contain no more than 0.3% THC. This ensures that consumers have access to hemp and CBD products that they know will not cause them to become intoxicated.
Here at Kratom Capital, we sell CBD flower that has absolutely 0.0% THC content so you can calm your anxieties without any worries.
How can CBD help with Anxiety?
So how does CBD flower for anxiety work, exactly? CBD helps functions in our endocannabinoid system (ECS); endocannabinoids bind to a large network of cannabinoid receptor sites found throughout the brain, central nervous system, immune system, and organs. Our ECS is constantly at work to ensure that our bodies stay in balance.
CBD interacts with our ECS inside of our brains and bodies, and has been found to reduce anxiety as a result (just one of many!). However, CBD is not only at work interacting with our ECS, CBD has also been found to interact directly with “serotonin 5-HT1A receptors in the brain, which are tried and tested targets for anti-anxiety medication.“
CBD Flower for Anxiety
There are a myriad of products on the market as of late, but CBD flower for anxiety, in particular, can be a great choice. Any of these products will help you to calm and relax, but the fastest delivery method is to inhale it by smoking or vaping. When you smoke the flower, or the buds of the hemp plant, the cannabinoid gets directly into your bloodstream, leaving you feeling its relief much faster. Smoking CBD flower is a great method for those who suffer from social anxiety, and can be used before, during, or after anxiety inducing social situations. We sell pre-rolled CBD cones that are a quick and convenient solution for your anxiousness.
CBD is proven to be effective at combatting anxiety, especially in social situations. The hemp flower offers relief from feelings of unease, self-consciousness, nauseousness, and other associated symptoms by working with your body’s regulatory systems to calm you from the inside. If you’re struggling with symptoms of social anxiety, we hope that you can find relief through these products.
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