CBD and Anxiety

Fear and anxiety alert a person to harm or danger. When anxiety and fear are chronic and excessively disproportionate to or not associated with any actual risk, they can impair physical and psychological functions and lead to disability. Approximately 40 million adults in the US suffer from anxiety disorders.

CBD has been known to have a relaxation effect not on just people but animals as well. This relaxed state seems to at the very least take the edge off of the anxiety. Some people call it feeling like they are on an “even keel”, giving them the ability to function more normally throughout their day.

A recent article [1] discovered that evidence from 49 different studies researching the effects of CBD as treatment for anxiety and fear “conclusively demonstrates CBD’s efficacy in reducing anxiety behaviors relevant to multiple disorders, including PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), PD (panic disorder), OCD (obsessive–compulsive disorder), and SAD (social anxiety disorder)” and “strongly supports the potential of CBD as a treatment for anxiety disorders.” This article further states that CBD can help with blocking or removing traumatic memories often associated with PTSD.

Further, the article reviewed potential side effects with doses of up to 1500mg a day and discovered there were “no reported psychomotor slowing, negative mood effects, or vital sign abnormalities noted”. Medications prescribed to treat anxiety disorders often have a side effect of lethargy and sleepiness. These side effects can be avoided by switching to Sunset Hills CBD products and you can get back to doing the thing you enjoy again!

CAUTION: DO NOT suddenly stop taking medications without consulting your doctor first! Suddenly stopping some medications can cause withdrawal and seizures.


[1] Blessing EM, Steenkamp MM, Manzanares J, Marmar CR.


2015;12(4):825-36. [PDF]

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