Dr. Hurd: “It can activate some serotonin receptors, and the serotonin system is associated with alleviating anxiety.”
Anyway, several hours later, I took my last dose of the day.
CBD is a distant cousin of THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana. They both come from the cannabis plant, but CBD isn’t psychoactive. Meaning it doesn’t get you high. Now, of course, getting high isn’t the only reason why cannabis is popular. People also use it to relieve pain, control seizures, and lessen anxiety. But as researchers like Dr. Yasmin Hurd are discovering, it’s likely CBD, not THC, that’s behind these benefits.
The ability of CBD to reduce anxiety may follow what scientists call a "dose-response curve." Simply put, the curve shows the relationship between the size of a dose and the response to it. And the shape of the curve resembles a bell.
Arno Kroner, DAOM, LAc, is a board-certified acupuncturist, as well as an herbalist and integrative medicine doctor. He operates a private practice in Santa Monica, California.
Anxiety in Healthy Participants Study
For people dealing with pain, anxiety, or depression, taking CBD oil may seem like a quick and simple fix.
Consumers should know that CBD oil may be labeled incorrectly because it is mostly unregulated. In fact, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that nearly 70% of all CBD products sold online are mislabeled.
Why People Take CBD Oil
Cannabidiol is a compound found in the cannabis plant. Its availability is soaring as cannabis is being legalized in more states across the country.