What is CBD for anxiety?
CBD is short for cannabidiol (pronounced can-a-BID-i-ol). Think of medicinal cannabis as a class of medicines. CBD is one of the most abundant and promising cannabinoids, a group of compounds specific to the cannabis plant.
How long have people used cannabis for anxiety?
Cannabis sativa has been in use by humans for 5000 years, according to records from ancient China. Cannabis was valued for its material, cultural and medicinal properties.
Is it helpful to use CBD for anxiety?
Anecdotally, cannabis has long been used by people seeking to reduce anxiety. But a lack of CBD clinical trials for anxiety has made it difficult for doctors to confidently prescribe medical cannabis.
What does the latest research on treating anxiety with CBD show?
Bod Australia has contributed to the UK’s largest medical cannabis patient study, Project Twenty21.
With 32% of the subjects reporting anxiety as their primary condition, the major findings about CBD for anxiety so far are:
- a 50% increase in patients’ self-reported health and ability to lead a normal life
- significant improvements in patients’ ability to manage conditions such as anxiety, insomnia and depression
- an opportunity for patients to stop their reliance on opioids as treatments, with their serious side effects.
Other CBD studies for anxiety
You can find a summary of other CBD studies that generally show positive results when using CBD for anxiety.
Medical News Today concludes: “An ever-growing body of research suggests that CBD may help relieve anxiety.”
You can read about more CBD studies here, with some promising findings about treating anxiety with CBD.
How to take part in CBD clinical trials for anxiety
Register your interest to participate in upcoming clinical trials.
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