CBD works for treating anxiety…according to Carlene Thomas, RDN, LD a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who’s also Food & Beverage Content Creator from Leesburg, Virginia.
As she said, “Of all the wellness tools in my toolbox, CBD oil has been the best addition to my life for anxiety.” That was her reply when asked about CBD oil for low-level anxiety, and coping mechanisms like meditation, yoga, deep breathing, exercise, journaling and even working with a therapist. (reference 1)
Ms. Thomas is also the author of a recipe book “CBD Drinks for Health.” She went on to express that CBD “worked immediately, effectively and effortlessly in a way that adaptogens (herbal, natural remedies) and years of meditation hadn’t.”
Dr. Nora Volkow, presented a paper to the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Dr. Volkow had this to say about CBD, “CBD, especially, may be poised to make great inroads into our pharmacopoeia.” She is the present Chairperson of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Although CBD has very little effect on CB1 and CB2 receptors. This is probably why it is not mind-altering. And, CBD’s actions in the body are not well understood. However, Dr. Volkow states clearly that CBD “…appear[s] to involve several signaling systems besides the CB receptors, including a serotonin receptor.”
“In the brain, serotonin impacts levels of mood, anxiety, and happiness.” As Medical News Today reported (Feb 2, 2018) in an article reviewed for publication by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT.
CBD…the NEXT all natural alternative for treating anxiety? Listen to the experts and you decide.
1. U.S. News & World Report (Aug. 20, 2019).