PROBLEMS WITH ANXIETY? THERE IS A SOLUTION.
Welcome to another blog. This time, we’re going to approach a different yet so important topic that is familiar to most of us in one way or another. Experiencing anxiety is completely normal in our day-to-day life; most people experience it fairly regularly. We had quite a few customers ask us if we have anything for this exact problem, so hopefully, it will be helpful.
Anyway, some of you probably heard that you could combat anxiety with the help of cannabinoids. This is one of the reasons we came up with Hemp Booster, but more about it at the end. Cannabinoids and their effect on anxiety are quite well explored. Still, sadly, it doesn’t get even the half attention it deserves, and people turn to synthetic solutions way before they try out what nature has to offer. But, we’re on a mission to change that. So, we can ask ourselves…
ARE WE GETTING MORE AND MORE ANXIOUS?
The simple answer: yes. Anxiety and related problems are getting more and more common, especially in light of recent years. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that almost 300 million people have an anxiety disorder globally. In fact, some research suggests that the pandemic triggered and 25% increase in the overall prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide. This is very understandable; times are hard for many people, and those tend to bring out more negative feelings. Not to mention the modern face-paced life that is often stressful for many of us.
The good thing, however, is that people are more open about their anxiety and actively seek treatment. Which brings us to our next point.
Everyone feels anxious now and then. For example, you may be feeling anxious before an exam or a job interview. However, when you experience anxiety often and when those episodes are severe, we call it generalized anxiety disorder or GAD. The constant feeling of anxiety can strongly affect our daily life, to the point where people with GAD can’t remember the last time they felt relaxed, which can ultimately cause all sorts of physical and mental problems.
The causes can range from specific phobias, genetics, and brain chemistry to medical conditions or environmental stress. The symptoms range from sleep problems, heart palpitations, and nausea to dizziness, tense muscles, and many more. The list goes on, but you get the picture. It can severely affect the quality of our lives. But, we believe that nature could provide an effective way to combat anxiety.
HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?
First of all, most of you probably heard about THC and CBD. These two most known cannabinoids come from the same plant yet are very different in the way they work. While THC gets people “high”, CBD does not cause such effects but has a different and exciting capability. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that’s used for a range of potential therapeutic purposes, and it has been a bit of a “hot topic” in recent years.
But first, we need to understand through which mechanism these cannabinoids affect us.
There is something called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in each of us. It is always active, even if you have never touched cannabis in your life. ECS is a fascinating and very complex biological system. The endocannabinoids are found in all tissues, organs and bodily fluids thus far investigated. It plays a significant role in regulating functions and processes such as sleep, mood, appetite, memory, anD reproduction/fertility.
ECS is known to have three core components called receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids. Strangely enough, endocannabinoids are very similar to cannabinoids and can bind to ECS receptors. Through this mechanism, ECS is linked to appetite and digestion, metabolism, chronic pain, inflammation, mood, learning and memory, motor control, and nerve function. See the connection? If certain cannabinoids like CBD are linked to ECS, they can affect different and essential aspects of our lives.
And as you guessed, anxiety is right here in the affected areas.
A BIT ON STUDIES SO FAR
As you can imagine, there were quite a few studies made on it. For instance, a 2015 review of 40 preliminary studies on CBD found that this chemical may play a crucial role in reducing anxiety. Another 2015 research states that” Preclinical evidence demonstrates CBD’s efficiency in reducing anxiety behaviors relevant to multiple disorders. Human experimental findings support preclinical findings and also suggest minimal sedative effects and an excellent safety profile.” A large 2017 survey of medical cannabis found that 58% of users say it effectively helps them with anxiety. Furthermore, a collection of brain imaging studies revealed that CBD intake alters blood flow in the amygdala, hippocampus, hypothalamus, and cingulate cortex – four brain structures implicated in anxiety.
The exact way how CBD works is not determined entirely, yet it all points toward CBD being able to affect and help with regulating serotonin levels. And serotonin is a neurotransmitter that mediates satisfaction, happiness, and optimism. Interestingly, a 2016 study even found that CBD can have antipsychotic effects in people with schizophrenia. There is much more of this, and we will link other research below.
Still, you can see what they have in common. All this research holds a lot of promise and potential. You are also more than welcome to see what people have to say about it since there are countless testimonials on the internet of how people changed their life for the better. And you know what the best part is? Everything is completely natural and grows straight from the earth. No synthetics. Just sun, water, earth, and power of true nature.
WHERE TO GO FROM HERE?
Firstly, if you’re on any kind of prescripted medication, we advise you to talk to your doctor before making any changes to your treatment plan. However, we also think it is worth looking into cannabinoids and what they have to offer and learning a bit more about them. And the same would go for everyone else. Cannabinoids show so much undiscovered potential that they deserve our attention and, simultaneously, a lot more scientific research.
Still, much remains unknown about the use of CBD as a treatment for anxiety, such as the most effective route of administration, appropriate doses to be used, and its long-term safety and efficacy.
Secondly, as some of you know, we offer an exceptional product at Mountaindrop. It’s called Hemp Booster and is made with something extraordinary.
We’re using something called “full-spectrum” hemp resin, a special product on the market, which is a lot more potent and powerful than CBD. It does not contain THC, but inside we can find over 148 cannabinoids, including the famous CBD.
And this is what makes it so unique. It is made from certified organic hemp without the use of herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. The feeding of microorganisms in the soil is natural without the presence of chemicals. It keeps surprising us with its quality, and honestly, we’re discovering new and exciting things about it to this day.
Go check it out if you feel like it. We promise it’s top of the line. The natural way is the right way and always has been.
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