According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, around 40 million adults are suffering from anxiety disorders, such as:
- GAD – Generalized anxiety disorder
- SAD – Social anxiety disorder
- OCD – Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- PTSD – Post-traumatic stress disorder
What’s troubling about the 40 million adults (or 18.1% of the population) dealing with anxiety disorders is, only 36.9% are receiving treatment.
Although there are many solutions available to help reduce or eliminate stress, there is another option that’s beginning to rise above the rest; and it’s CBD. CBD oil is considered, amongst those who use it, to be a better alternative to traditional pharmaceutical medication, due to its nonaddictive nature, low impactful side effects and clean origins. CBD is non-psychoactive, naturally extracted from hemp stock, and one of over a hundred therapeutic cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant.
How Does CBD Work With Our Body?
Our body possesses an endocannabinoid system (ECS) and when we consume or use cannabinoids (i.e., oils, topicals, edibles), they bind directly and indirectly to the receptors located in our ECS (GI tract, central nervous system, glands, and cells), and causes a reaction that is considered to be helpful in treating an array of ailments. The purpose of our ECS is to keep our bodies operating at an optimal level and to maintain a state of homeostasis within.
The endocannabinoid system plays an important role in regulating many of our body’s functions, one of the most important to the quality of our everyday life, being our mood.