As CBD gains in popularity many people are turning to it for a variety of reasons. CBD is not currently classified as a drug by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, which keeps all CBD manufacturers and retailers from making claims of health benefits. However, if you want to know the most common reasons for CBD use, read our recent blog post on a study conducted in the UK discussing the top reasons people are taking CBD. In this post we focus on CBD use for anxiety (the most common reason cited in the aforementioned study of 387 CBD users).
Anxiety & Stress on the Rise
In recent years, even pre-pandemic times, reports of dealing with stress and anxiety have been on the rise. According to the NIH (National Institute of Health), up to 33% of the country displayed an anxiety disorder at some point in their lifetime. There is substantial underrecognized and unreported cases in the US. In short, we are a country under stress. So it’s no surprise when the promise of a product believed to help with anxiety, without long lists of side effects, is introduced – people are interested. It makes perfect sense that CBD has become so popular these days.
Staying Up-to-Date on CBD Science
Fortunately, JPotter Health has had the pleasure of seeing, first-hand, the great benefits CBD has had for many people. Although we could be satisfied just knowing our clients have found relief with CBD products, we obsess about the science behind what we see. As a Healer certified CBD Coach, with hundreds of hours of education in the science of the endocannabinoid system, cannabidiol and proper dosing for maximum efficacy, Jackie Potter stays up-to-date on emerging science and studies that could impact recommendations to our CBD coaching clients. In this ongoing quest for CBD knowledge we recently come across a publication in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, titled Use of cannabidiol in anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. This study’s purpose is to “evaluate the current evidence on the safety and efficacy of CBD in anxiety” (Abstract).
“CBD, consistently demonstrated improved clinical outcome in anxiety disorders, with a minimal adverse effect profile. However, optimal dose, route of administration, and dosing strategy (acute vs chronic use) of CBD in the management of anxiety disorders remain undetermined” (254).Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, Use of cannabidiol in anxiety and anxiety-related disorders
CBD for Anxiety. CBD Coaching for Safety and Efficiency.
At JPotter Health we’re always delighted to see the continuation of studies like these. This one in particular because it highlights the promise CBD can hold for anxiety relief. Providing CBD coaching for clients that report a reduction of anxiety is one thing, but it’s the scientific studies that give merit to the process. In this article it is also emphasized that much about dosing strategies and other aspects of taking CBD for maximum efficacy is unknown. Our CBD coaching packages are designed to help clients choose the most effective CBD product and finding an optimal dosing strategy.
At JPotter Health we take CBD seriously. We do not represent a particular CBD product and only recommend CBD products that have been fully vetted and provide independent 3rd-party lab reports. Studies of CBD consistently show the need for informed, educated help. If you would like to know more about CBD and anxiety from a CBD expert, then contact JPotter Health for a consult with our coach.