CBD for Anxiety and Stress
Can CBD help anxiety?
Firstly, there is an emerging consensus among medical researchers that CBD has therapeutic benefits for treating anxiety in an alternative therapy context. For instance, the effects of CBD can help treat generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder, and the anxiety component of PTSD. However, CBD is not an anxiety treatment in-and-of itself and should never take the place of licensed professional therapy. We encourage our customers to ask their GP, counsellor, or therapist to see if CBD is right for them.
To learn more, why not check out our blog post on Women and Anxiety here
Research suggests that CBD may have a positive affect on anxiety and could be used to support treatments for a variety conditions. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a chemical compound present in the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa). CBD is natural plant extract and manufacturers such as HempWell can combine CBD with an oil, cream or balm. People can purchase CBD Oil as a food supplement in the UK and most other counties.
Dawn Snape, Assistant Director of Sustainability and Inequalities Division, Office for National Statistics, says on the UK governments Office for National Statistics:
“Our figures show that the equivalent of 19 million adults in Great Britain report high levels of anxiety.
“One particularly striking finding is that 39% of people who are married or in a civil partnership, reported high levels of anxiety. This compares with 19% pre-pandemic.”
Another marked change is in those aged 65 years or older. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic we consistently saw lower anxiety ratings in those aged 65 years and older, but now we are seeing the highest levels of anxiety amongst this group”.