CBD and Anxiety - My impressions
Anxiety has been a constant presence in my life. From separation anxiety to agoraphobia, I’ve spent 25 years plagued by panic attacks and debilitating fears that have stopped me living my life to the fullest, always full of nervous energy over what it will morph into next. Both medication and therapy have been hugely helpful, but having accepted that it’s always going to be a condition that I’m going to struggle with in one way or another, I’m always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to provide relief.
It was about a year ago that I was first introduced to the wonders of CBD (Cannabidiol) - a substance derived from the Cannabis plant that has been found to provide relief from pain, anxiety and sleeping difficulties. Unlike THC, the other main compound found in the plant, it has none of the psychoactive properties, meaning that no high is achieved, but instead works to supplement your endocannabinoid system. You can read a more in depth explanation here, but the long and short of it is that it known to provide relief for a number of conditions, one of those being anxiety.
Always one to be up for trying new treatments, I’ve been dabbling with CBD for a while now. I’ve found that personally, I find it most effective when I vape it because it’s an active process that distracts not only my mind but my hands, a body part that gets extremely fidgety when I’m on edge, whereas taking a tincture or a pill is over in a second. I find the double approach of the medicinal benefits of CBD combined with a distraction do help me to noticeably calm down, therefore providing an extra tool for me to call upon if I’m starting to get worked up.
The CBD market as a whole can be fairly intimidating to explore at first - with so many companies and formulas available to try - most of which are sold over the internet which raises the issues of safety and credibility of the manufacturers. That’s why, when the guys over at Enhanced Biotics contacted me about their vegan and GMO-free CBD products, I jumped at the chance to try out some of their products. I decided to try two of their e-liquids - Heisenberg* (cool mint berry flavour - my favourite!) and Lemon Meringue*, as well as a flavourless CBD additive* which you can mix with any flavour to increase the level of CBD. So far I am a huge fan of their products - the flavours they offer are incredible and are extremely high quality, something that is so important when experimenting with Cannabidol.
If vapes aren’t your cup of tea, Enhanced Biotics also offer CBD oils and capsules, both of which are great ways to try out the effects of this medicinal compound. Still unsure? They also have a number of interesting and informative articles including CBD OIL AND MENTAL HEALTH: DOES IT REALLY HELP? and WHAT IS CANNABIDIOL (CBD) OIL AND HOW CAN IT HELP YOU?, as well as guides to help you decide what CBD product and dosage might be right for you. What’s more, they have very kindly provided me with a 15% off discount code to share with you! Just enter ‘EB15C’ at the checkout for a nice little discount off your order - you’re welcome!
*This post contains PR samples for review. For more information, visit my Disclaimer page.