Anxiety is one of the most common of all mental disorders with 7.3% or 1 in 13 people living with anxiety globally & on a local level: 1 in 6 South Africans live with depression or anxiety according to SADAG. Dr Eugene Allers, a leading South African psychiatrist believes that when crime and motor-vehicle accidents are taken into consideration, up to 6 million South Africans could suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder – leaving many people experiencing bouts of anxiety. 

Can CBD help relieve symptoms of anxiety?


A large case series investigated Cannabidiol in Anxiety & Sleep – they tested subjects with anxiety & sleep disturbance issues – mostly men for anxiety & mostly women for sleep problems.An extract from the study reads: “Two months after the start of CBD treatment, 78.1% (32/41) and 56.1% (23/41) of patients reported improvement in anxiety and sleep.” This shows that over time, these subjects enjoyed relief from the symptoms of anxiety as well as insomnia which is often related to stress & anxiety. 


According to a 2015 review, CBD interacts with our cannabinoid type 1 receptor as well as other integral receptors that help to regulate feelings of anxiety & fear. The authors found that preclinical & clinical evidence pointed to CBD as an effective type of treatment for different kinds of anxiety particularly; generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety disorder. 


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