What is CBD Gummies for Anxiety?
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, has been subject to much research recently due to its anti-inflammatory and neuroprotectant properties. It has also received attention because it is non-psychotropic (it does not make you feel “high”) and can be extracted from hemp (cannabis with less than %0.3 THC).
People find this subject interesting for many reasons; whether it’s to self-treat their anxiety or because they are looking for pain relief without the psychoactive effects of cannabis. According to a peer-reviewed article by Dr. Ethan Russo, 47% of subjects reported that CBD provides them with significant relief from their chronic pain symptoms.
Although at first the idea of cannabis as a medicine could seem rather counter-intuitive, it is important to consider the reason for this.
When you smoke cannabis, you are allowing its cannabinoids (notably THC) to bond with your CB1 receptors which then trigger a reaction in your brain that can cause psychoactive effects including pleasurable feelings and relaxed inhibitions. Dr. Russo has published several articles that provide insight into how CBD can also interact with CB1 receptors but does not cause these psychoactive side effects because it doesn’t bind as strongly as THC does. While this is currently an area of study for researchers, what we do know now is that CBD does not make people feel “high” like THC does.
People who suffer from chronic pain may benefit greatly from trying CBD gummies in budpop.com; they dose more easily than edibles, are fast-acting, and may help with pain relief.
CBD can also be used for treating anxiety disorders because it doesn’t make you feel “high” or disoriented like other cannabis products might. It has profound anti-anxiety effects that come from its interaction with serotonin receptors (specifically the 5HT1A receptor) which can also produce an antidepressant effect (Russo). CBD seems to work by blocking the reuptake of serotonin; essentially allowing more serotonin to bond with your receptors thus increasing activity in the pre-frontal cortex (a part of your brain involved in mood control). There is still much research needed to fully understand how this mechanism works, but many people find significant relief from their symptoms when they use CBD gummies for anxiety.