CBD for Anxiety
The journal Neurotherapeutics in 2015 concluded that CBD has demonstrated anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) effects in animal studies and human clinical trials. The authors of the review also noted that CBD was well-tolerated in the majority of studies.
A review published in the journal Current Drug Safety in 2011 found that CBD was generally well-tolerated in humans, with a good safety profile. The authors of the review also noted that CBD had the potential to reduce anxiety.
A study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology in 2011 found that CBD reduced anxiety in a group of participants with generalized social anxiety disorder (SAD). The authors of the study concluded that CBD may be a promising treatment for SAD.
Overall, these studies suggest that CBD may have potential as an anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) agent, although more research is needed to confirm this effect and to determine the optimal dosing and administration of CBD for anxiety. If you are interested in using CBD for anxiety, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional for guidance.
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