By now, you have surely heard about CBD, and you might be wondering if all the hype is justified. Exactly what is this hugely popular product? Does it actually work? What does it work for? Will it get me high?
The truth is that cannabidiol – commonly known as "CBD" – really is a unique substance. Success stories (anecdotal evidence) and a growing body of research prove the skyrocketing popularity of CBD is indeed well-deserved.
While people (and their animal companions) are finding CBD provides them with relief for a wide range of ailments including arthritis, chronic pain, gastrointestinal problems, and sleep troubles, one area in which CBD shows incredible promise is in the management of anxiety.
What is CBD and how does it work?
Before we talk about how CBD can provide anxiety relief, here's a brief overview of what CBD is and how it works:
CBD is a fascinating compound that has tremendous therapeutic value. It is one of over 100 compounds found in cannabis sativa plants that belong to a class of ingredients called cannabinoids.
Cannabinoids are a diverse set of chemical compounds that bind to special receptors in the human body that make up what is known as the endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system is a biological system which plays many important roles in the human body. It is responsible for the physical and psychological effects of cannabis.