“Respond from the centre of the hurricane, rather than reacting from the chaos of the storm”…. George Mumford
Life with all its stressors can engulf you from time to time. Anxiety, as part of those stressors, takes your mind into overthinking and can manifest itself in a number of physical and emotional ways, for example; a pounding heart, sweaty palms, racing thoughts, nervousness, trouble concentrating and a perceived sense of impending danger, panic or doom. Living with the feeling’s that anxiety invokes can make life-debilitating. It can feel like a storm is brewing, developing into that hurricane and you are at the epicentre.
So what can you do to reduce the physical and emotional feelings of anxiety?
Although fast-acting conventional prescription drugs such as Xanax and Valium may provide short-term relief, these drugs can become addictive. Additionally, long term medication such as Prozac can be helpful in the management of symptoms however, dependency can be an issue and the medication itself is not suited to all who struggle with anxiety. While there is no one ideal solution, more and more individuals are looking to alternative or complementary natural therapies including using CBD oil to help manage anxiety, thereby easing negative thought patterns and emotions.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 1 in 13 individuals live with an anxiety disorder, collectively making them the most common group suffering with mental health-related issues across the globe. Finding a way to take control and manage symptoms manifested by anxiety is crucial for improved mental well-being. The WHO has stated CBD oil is safe to ingest sublingually and there is no known addictive potential resulting from taking CBD oil.
In recent years there has been a significant surge in the number of clinical studies looking further into the efficacy of CBD oil as a natural alternative treatment for managing the physical and emotional impacts of anxiety. Findings from many of these studies indicate CBD oil helps alleviate the symptoms of anxiety. Early evidence goes on to suggest CBD oil may also help manage depression and addictive issues too.
How does CBD help to manage anxiety?
The way CBD works on the brain is complex. It reacts with our Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a regulatory mechanism for the body’s maintenance of homeostatic balance. You may or may not be aware of this system. The ECS looks after the physiological systems of the body and includes the cardiovascular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, endocrine and digestive systems. In other words, these systems control our moods, sleep, stress, appetite, immune functions, pain, memory, reproductive health and behaviour. A balanced regulatory system keeps us happy and healthy.
When cannabinoids bind with our cannabinoid receptors, found all around the body, a response is stimulated, which then creates a domino effect activating certain responses from other systems in the body, helping to achieve homeostasis. In essence, your body benefits from a calming effect so you can have a better day. Taking Elements CBD oil to help reduce anxiety promotes well-being and helps you to “respond from the centre of the hurricane, rather than reacting from the chaos of the storm”. CBD oil is a natural alternative treatment to help restore a sense of calm and for you to achieve a positive balance for both your physical and mental well-being.