Feelings of anxiety and helplessness in society are on the rise and it is no surprise, given our target-driven modern day world, where more value appears to be put on our ability to produce, than on our well-being. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced us to take downtime, but may also increase the sense of anxiety in many of us, not least due to the impact of lock-down on our mental health and our fears for the future.
Anxiety can be felt in the body as much as in the mind. In our busy 21st century lifestyles, there seems to be little space left to be ‘mindful’ and reflect on our feelings, let alone understand where they’re coming from, or how to work to resolve them.
It's Okay not to be Okay
There are various options available to tackle anxiety. But pharmaceutical medications can bring unpleasant side effects, whilst corporate suggestions to take a “mindful moment” during a long working day can feel superficial and more motivated by performance expectations, than by a genuine desire to help you improve your emotional well-being.
The well-being movement is soaring, with therapeutic retreats becoming increasingly common, for those who are struggling to manage their busy lives, and widespread campaigns to ‘Get Britain Talking’ more about mental health generally, in an attempt to remove the stigma from the label, with associated messages of ‘It’s Okay not to be Okay’ and ‘Be Kind’.
The Benefits of CBD for Anxiety
Meanwhile, more and more people are also reconnecting with the power of plant-based products to help their holistic health and wellness. Ancient folk wisdom teaches us the benefits of incorporating cannabidiol (CBD) into our lives, for many health reasons, including as a natural way to reduce the symptoms of anxiety. CBD impacts on the brain receptors responsible for our body’s response to anxiety, happiness and mood, increasing your serotonin to a higher level.
Various past studies on the impact of CBD on anxiety have demonstrated positive findings, with participants reporting significant improvements in their mood and anxiety levels after taking CBD. A 2015 analysis of previous studies undertaken, concluded that CBD is a potentially promising treatment for various anxiety disorders, including general anxiety, social anxiety disorder, panic attacks, public speaking-related anxiety, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), sleep disorders such as insomnia and Restless Leg Syndrome and also PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) - source: aada.org
CBD with your Diet
CBD oil is edible and can be used as a cooking oil, or simply added to food. Many consumers also take it as a medication by consuming a few drops daily. Additionally, CBD-infused food products such as CBD honey 🍯 or CBD chocolate 🍫 make it easier and more pleasurable than ever to get our daily dose!
Here at ATH Shop, we love to hear from many of our customers, who are keen to report back on the positive effects that CBD has had on their general wellbeing. And we reckon that, now more than ever, we need to focus on our holistic health and wellness in the modern world we live in.
Stay safe and take care of yourselves,
Beck & Tyler
The ATHS Team
For our guide to taking CBD oil in its raw form, please visit: https://www.allthingshemp.shop/blogs/news/an-ath-shop-guide-how-to-take-cbd-oil