Using CBD Oil for Anxiety: Does It Work?

Overview

Early research shows promising signs that a product made from cannabis known as cannabidiol (CBD) oil may help relieve anxiety. CBD is a type of cannabinoid, a chemical found naturally in marijuana and hemp plants. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another type of cannabinoid, CBD doesn’t cause any feelings of intoxication or the “high” you may associate with cannabis. Learn more about the potential benefits of CBD oil for anxiety, and whether it could be a treatment option for you.

How CBD oil can help anxiety

CBD oil is thought to work with a brain receptor called CB1. Receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells that receive chemical signals from different stimuli and help your cells respond.

The exact way CBD affects CB1 is not fully understood. However, it’s thought that it alters serotonin signals. Serotonin is one of your body’s chemicals and plays a role in your mental health. Low serotonin levels are common in depression. Not having enough serotonin can also cause anxiety in some people.

The conventional treatment for low serotonin is prescription selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Zoloft and Prozac are both SSRIs. CBD, for some people, may be an alternative to SSRIs for anxiety management. However, you should talk to your doctor before making changes to your treatment plan.

Research and evidence

Several studies point to the potential benefits of CBD for anxiety. For generalized anxiety, the National Institute on Drug Abuse says that CBD has been shown to reduce stress in animal studies. Study subjects were observed as having lower behavioral signs of anxiety. Their physiological symptoms of anxiety, like increased heart rate, also improved.

Studies have also shown some benefits for other forms of anxiety, such as social anxiety disorder (SAD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CBD may also help treat anxiety-induced insomnia.

In 2011, a human study on CBD and its effects on SAD was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Participants were given either an oral dose of 400 milligrams of CBD or a placebo. The results showed that those who took the CBD dose experienced overall reduced anxiety levels.

On the other hand, a 2017 comprehensive review of CBD studies in psychiatric disorders found inconclusive results. According to the authors, there isn’t enough evidence to claim CBD as a treatment for depression. However, the authors do note positive results for anxiety disorders. Based on their review, more human tests are needed to better understand how it works, what ideal dosages should be, and if there are potential side effects or hazards.

CBD has also been studied in other neurological disorders. A 2016 study found some antipsychotic benefits of CBD in schizophrenia. The authors indicated a preference for CBD over antipsychotic drugs, which are known to cause significant debilitating side effects.

6 Superfoods for Detox

With all the toxins we are exposed to every day, detoxing is a must.

There’s arsenic in rice, lead in water, mercury in fish, and new research shows there is more weed killer than certain vitamins in kids’ cereal.

Our bodies need help handling this daily onslaught of toxic chemicals. The good news is you can support detox starting in the kitchen.

Add these detox superfoods to meals or smoothies and boost your health…

THE BEST SUPER FOODS FOR DETOX

These superfoods either bind to the toxin so it can be removed, or they support the function of your liver, so it can efficiently act as a toxin filter.

And your body needs the help. Testing shows that the average person has over 200 toxic chemicals in their blood.
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Detoxing can give you more energy, support your heart, clear out the brain fog and set you up for a long, healthy life.

Start with a few of these superfoods and you’ll be on the right track

SUPER FOODS THAT SUPPORT DETOX

Dark Chocolate Almond Smoothie

Too many smoothies try to trick you with sky high sugar content and questionable ingredients, but not this amazing chocolate almond smoothie.

Hidden inside this decadent chocolate shake are all the healthy superfoods you need for energy to conquer your day.

It’s secretly packed with good-for-you greens. But you’ll never be able to tell because all you’ll taste is velvety chocolate with a hint of nutty flavor.

Dark Chocolate Almond Smoothie > Free Recipe

Have kids who won’t eat their greens? This delicious smoothie will trick their taste buds, making greens a tasty treat. They’ll never know.

And it’s free of toxic pesticides, GMOs or anything artificial. It’s just pure goodness in every chocolatey sip. Enjoy!

Zeolite: Powder vs. Liquid?

With every breath we take, and in countless ways throughout each day, we are exposed to toxic chemicals and heavy metals, which can have devastating consequences for our health.

It’s no wonder that health gurus and medical professionals recommend detoxing the body. And zeolite is a master detoxifier of toxins.

But I’m often asked which is better, liquid zeolite or powdered zeolite? So, we’ve put together all the ways liquid zeolite is the best choice.

The benefits of ridding your body of toxins are vast and life changing. You can experience more energy, better sleep, clean out brain fog and much more.

5 Reasons Why Liquid Zeolite is Better…A Must Read

But none of these results are possible if you don’t take the right kind of zeolite for detoxing. See the difference between powdered and liquid zeolite here…

Comparison of Liquid and Powdered Zeolite…See the Results

Breast Cancer Prevention

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer Prevention

With up to 1 in 8 women expected to be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lives, very few families are unaffected by its destructive wake.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an important time to honor those affected. This includes creating awareness on how people can reduce their risk.

In honor of ‘Pink October’ we’re sharing a simple method you can use or teach your loved ones to decrease the risk of breast cancer.

Studies show that getting enough of this one vitamin can mean up to an 80% lower risk of breast cancer…

An Essential Vitamin for Breast Health…

Remarkably, this vitamin doesn’t just play a role in reducing risk, it may also increase the likelihood of surviving breast cancer.

Research also shows that women with high levels of this vitamin were twice as likely to survive as women with low levels of the vitamin.

See which vitamin is essential in the fight against breast cancer, along with tips to make sure you’re getting enough…

The Most Important Vitamin for Breast Health…

Welcome to the Good Inside

Whole-food nutrition harvested right from the earth, bottled and delivering 100% uncompromised goodness and a business model that connects real people to abundant rewards, for sharing the good inside. Join us, because everyone deserves the good inside.

How Hemp Extract Calms Inflammation

Hemp Oil: Nature’s Answer for InflammationInflammation can cause or contribute to the lingering effects of an old injury, wear and tear on the body, or even soreness after intense workouts.

It happens when the immune system is triggered to go into overdrive, and it’s made worse by age, the foods we eat and other factors.

But increasingly, an extract from hemp is showing that it can calm and cool the fires of inflammation, which can add up to real relief.

See why CBD and other cannabinoids in hemp may help…

Hemp Oil: Nature’s Answer for Inflammation

Hemp extract contains powerful compounds including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that work to balance the body.

That can mean newfound relief to ease discomfort in hips, shoulders, knees and everywhere else inflammation may flare up from time to time.​​​​​​​

How Hemp Oil Can Calm Inflammation

Success…one step at a time

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Which direction are you going?

It is often said that “every adversity has within it the seeds of an equivalent or greater benefit.” Whenever you are faced with a setback ask yourself what you could do to turn it around. Better still, ask yourself how you can benefit from the setback, which direction do you want to go. It may sound ridiculous, but you can benefit from a setback if you change your perspective. You will realize that there is nothing so bad you cannot use it for some good and that there is no situation that is totally hopeless. I have had many times when I have turned a “bad” situation into one that benefits me. It’s a matter of attitude.

Eddie Stone Presentation to 2Konnect

It was a delight to visit with Eddie Stone personally and to hear the knowledge and wisdom he has for business, for nutrition and for networking.  I was able to visit and listen in to conversations where he shared how the body works with bad foods and then good nutrition and how it helps us to have better health and a better lifestyle.

We made a recording of Eddie’s presentation that we want to share with you.  It’s not the best recording but we did the best that we could on such short notice.  Next time, maybe you can join with us in person.

We are delighted to share this presentation to you to enjoy, learn and to decide to join with 2Konnect and join with Touchstone Essentials.   Please enjoy.

https://zoom.us/j/107770376

Get together with the one that shared this link with you and get the answers about how to join, how to get healthy and how to earn some serious money for a better lifestyle and life.

Eddie Stone chatting with 2Konnect Members