Anxiety can be a debilitating condition with symptoms like excessive worry, extreme self-consciousness, chest pain, panic attacks and insomnia.It is thought that CBD works with a receptor in your brain called CB1. Researchers believe the interactions between CBD oil and CB1 alter serotonin signals.
The core problem at the heart of anxiety disorders is low serotonin—a neurotransmitter related to mood and well-being. SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), for instance, work by blocking the absorption of serotonin in your brain, meaning you get more serotonin. CBD oil may do something similar.
Studies have shown that CBD oil can be effective in treating various types of anxiety, including:
§ Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
§ Social anxiety disorder
§ Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Both behavioural symptoms of anxiety and physiological symptoms of anxiety (like rapid heartbeat), were reduced in some studies. Many patients also report that CBD oil is effective against anxiety-related insomnia.