Many of us are glued to the Internet, radio, or TV for updates on the covid 19 virus. We all want to stay informed on how it is spreading, what we can each do to keep ourselves, and the community safe and what measures the government is taking to contain it and relieve the ensuing financial crisis. Each update seems direr than the last. With the threat to our health and our economy, anxiety is a normal state of being.
Yes, it is still possible to get outside in many places, and with appropriate social distancing, do some form of exercise, which is a great anxiety buster. And while meeting with friends, and exchanging comforting hugs, is out of the question, we can still talk to each other. Humorous videos are circulating the Internet, and laughing at some of the irksome new realities such as toilet paper shortages really can help alleviate the anxiety for a while anyway. Eating properly is also important, but what about CBD?
CBD Oil can help relieve anxiety
According to preliminary research, CBD oil can offer relief from a variety of forms of anxiety in a substantial number of people. A portion of participants in some studies did experience a heightening of anxiety, however. We will go into how to proceed cautiously below.
CBD oil interacts with receptors in the nervous system and the brain and, from what can be determined from early research, seems to alter serotonin signals. Serotonin is the feel-good chemical in our brain that regulates mood among many other important functions. Low levels are associated with depression.
How to use CBD Oil for Anxiety
For anxiety, CBD oils and tinctures, taken via a dropper under the tongue, are the best way to go. Taken this way you can precisely regulate the dosage and the effects are fast-acting. When a drop is placed under the tongue, the cannabinoid quickly enters the bloodstream. Effects can be felt in as little as 10 minutes and can last three to four hours.
CBD oil also can be added to edibles or smoked, but dosage is less reliable.
Start low, go slow
The best way to start with CBD is with a low dose, increasing slowly over time, and paying attention to your response at each dosage. Keeping a journal of effects might help you determine the optimal dosage for your unique needs. Pi CBD recommends starting with 1/2 a dropper once or twice daily and increasing slowly as required.
Pi CBD offers two great flavours, blueberry and lemon, of 99.6% CBD isolate, sourced from pesticide free non-gm North American Hemp. It contains no THC, which is perfect for anxiety, since THC can sometimes heighten anxiety.
Take care everyone. We’ll get through this together. If you have any questions about our products don’t hesitate to contact us.