Anxiety is one of America’s most widespread health concerns. Approximately 75% of people with mental disorders who attempt suicide are diagnosed with anxiety disorders. Anxiety has also been said to effect over 90% of American’s annually. So, can CBD really have that much of an impact on those struggling with anxiety?
A study from the National Institutes of Health claims that, “Studies using animal models of anxiety and involving healthy volunteers clearly suggest an anxiolytic-like effect of CBD. Moreover, CBD was shown to reduce anxiety in patients with social anxiety disorder.” However, the study did conclude that it is not known how CBD did this, and its action remains to be determined.
That was in 2012. Just one year later it as shown in a study that “repeated administration of CBD increased hippocampal progenitor proliferation and neurogenesis in wild-type mice.” CBD also prevented the anxiogenic effect of chronic unpredictable stress. It was shown that the CB1 cannabinoid receptor was involved in this action. It then stated that:
Studies conducted with hippocampal progenitor cells in culture showed that CBD promotes progenitor proliferation and cell cycle progression and mimics the proliferative effect of CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptor activation. Moreover, antagonists of these two receptors or endocannabinoid depletion by fatty acid amide hydrolase overexpression prevented CBD-induced cell proliferation. These findings support that the anxiolytic effect of chronic CBD administration in stressed mice depends on its proneurogenic action in the adult hippocampus by facilitating endocannabinoid-mediated signaling.
It is amazing how far research has come, and how quickly it is growing. In just one year, more and more details were found as to why CBD can help those struggling with anxiety. Since then, many more studies have shown more evidence as to how CBD can alleviate stress and anxiety.
Because That’s Natural products contain numerous cannabinoids and terpenes it is considered full spectrum. The combination of these compounds help to provide what is known as the entourage effect. Each one of us has an endocannabinoid system, which is fueled by these cannabinoids and terpenes to produce the entourage effect. By providing pure, potent, and trusted products, That’s Natural strives to meet our customer’s needs – something we have been doing for over ten years! With 100% traceability of where our hemp comes from, you can be confident in what you are putting on, or in, your body. For more questions regarding our CBD products, please visit our Questions and Answers page.