Just over 18 per cent of the adult population in America is struggling with an anxiety disorder.
This mental health disorder has long been associated with the way serotonin is processed in the brain and SSRIs were created to resolve this issue.
There is research that indicates that CBD may offer promise as a natural treatment for the symptoms of anxiety. So far, the research is limited. One animal study published in the journal Pain in 2019 observed improvement in behaviours related to anxiety in rats. Another study used 600 mg of CBD in men who reported a phobia of public speaking and observed significant improvements in their anxiety.
The endocannabinoid system in the human body regulates sleep, pain, appetite, and immune system response. This specialized system contains endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind with cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system. And our chemical compound of interest, Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 113 cannabinoids founds in Cannabis Sativa.
Research reveals that CBD is a reliable pain-reliever and anti-inflammatory agent. As a cannabinoid receptor agonist, CBD reduces pain-causing thresholds by adjusting neuronal activities. CBD can relieve chronic pain when dealing with non-nervous tissues
The oral spray Sativex was administered to multiple sclerosis patients and the results were amazing. The study showed all the 47 patients treated with Sativex for a month were reported to improve more than the Placebo group. The Sativex-treated patients felt little or no pains and muscle spasms. They could walk easier than others.
Note: the food and drug administration has yet to approve Sativex. It is the first drug to be approved in the United States.