EXPLORING MENTAL HEALTH & CBD

mental health and CBD

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week we've rounded up a short reading list of interesting and hopefully helpful articles looking at the intersection between CBD and mental health topics.

CBD & PERFORMANCE/ WORK RELATED ANXIETY

Ten years old but so relevant in today’s climate, in 2011 a brilliant study detailing how CBD can be beneficial in significantly reducing the symptoms of performance related anxiety compared with a placebo.  “Pre-treatment with CBD significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in their speech performance.”

Read the full article here (~3 minute read)
 

CBD & MEDITATION AS A COPING TOOL

Meditation is a free tool that can be helpful for reducing stress and creating coping mechanisms for day to day anxieties. CBD can be a best friend to meditation because of the way CBD interacts with the body to create homeostasis. As we attempt to connect our mind, body and soul, introducing CBD can help take care of physical and emotional alignment for a sense of relaxation, focus, and even energy if that’s what you need… 

Read the full article here (~4 minute read)
 

CBD & DAILY STRESS

Feeling stressed at some point or another is something we can all relate to. So, when stress strikes – what can you do about it? The trick is restoring your body (and the triggered stress chemicals and chain reactions) back to a state of balance and there’s little that beats the equilibrium CBD can bring. The reason for this all comes down to the endocannabinoid system (a complex cell-signalling network which runs throughout the entire body affecting almost all functions) and how CBD and the other 120+ cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant interact with it…

Read the full article here (~3 minute read)
 

CBD & PTSD

PTSD is short for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a condition that is estimated to affect 10% of people at some point during their life. The Endocannabinoid system has already been shown to play an important role in the regulation of emotional behaviour, so it follows that investigation into the effects of compounds like CBD which interact with this system would be interesting for PTSD researchers, especially given the good safety profile of CBD…

Read the full article here (~3 minute read)

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