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ways to use CBD for anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States today and that’s something worth talking about.  

Here Are The Facts:

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, there are nearly 40 million people dealing with anxiety in the U.S. in any given year- and we can all agree that’s a pretty alarming number. 

Do you know what else is alarming? 

Only ⅓ of the people with an anxiety disorder will get treatment. 

As the level of stress that’s placed on young adults grows higher and higher, it’s only reasonable to assume that the levels of anxiety will rise as well. And it’s not just young adults dealing with a rising tide of anxiety. With the pressure of things like performing well in school, landing a decent job, and providing for oneself and family swirling through people’s minds, it’s obvious: we all need a break from the stress. 

That’s where CBD comes in. A huge number of people have found that adding CBD to their life helped them deal with things like stress and anxiety- in fact, quite a few studies have shown that CBD is great at lowering levels of anxiety. One study even found that CBD alone lowered fear of public speaking among people with Social Anxiety Disorder. 

While CBD certainly isn’t a cure-all, if you’re struggling with stress or anxiety, it might not hurt to give CBD a try and see what it can do for you. 

CBD isn’t a drug, and we aren’t claiming that it can treat stress or anxiety, but it is important to know that a lot of people are finding that CBD has been of benefit in some way when it comes to dealing with stress and anxiety.

If you’re curious about how people are using CBD to combat their stress, read on below!

How to use CBD for stress:

Vaping CBD- 

In a panic attack-type situation, when a quick dose of calm is exactly what you need, vaping CBD may be the perfect method for instant relief. When inhaled, CBD enters the bloodstream very quickly, allowing you to feel effects faster than (probably) any other way of taking CBD. 

Try carrying a CBD cartridge with you for immediate relief, wherever you need it. We carry Grassroots Harvest CBD cartridges that are made with organic terpenes (flavor and scent chemicals in cannabis plants) in order to bring out certain effects. 

The Jamaican Skunk cartridges are made with Granddaddy Purple terpenes, known for providing relaxation and calm. 

We carry vape pens and mods that attach onto our CBD cartridges for a hassle-free vaping experience. Get our Jamaican Skunk cartridge and vape pen in a discounted bundle!

Topical CBD- 

While most of the symptoms of stress and anxiety are mental rather than physical, that doesn’t mean that anxiety or stress can’t have a real, physical impact on the body. The post-meeting headache that lingers for the rest of the day, the tightness in between your shoulders after a rough day, these physical symptoms absolutely have their origins in stress and anxiety. 

Topical CBD may actually be a great option when it comes to relieving these symptoms of stress- we carry CBD Lotion and Recover CBD Serum both designed to penetrate deep into layers of skin. 

Recover CBD Serum is a potent mixture of CBD and essential oils, made to tackle even the most persistent pain. For stress headaches, dab a drop on each temple and rub it in a circular motion, but be sure not to get it into your eyes. 

CBD Lotion is perfect for muscle tension that can come along after a stressful day. Rub a small dollop onto sore areas and massage into the skin. 

CBD Oil- 

CBD oils and CBD tinctures were one of the first CBD products to make a splash- and with good reason! CBD oil is extremely versatile, making it a great type of product for almost everyone interested in CBD. CBD oil is typically used under-the-tongue (sublingually), but can also be used topically for specific points of pain- although this isn’t the most efficient way to use CBD topically.

CBD oil is dispensed in a dropper, which makes it very easy to customize each dose of CBD. If you deal with varying levels of anxiety, the dropper lets you take a bigger or smaller dose of CBD as needed. CBD oil tends to have kind of an ‘herbal’ taste, which is offputting for some people. If that’s the case, you may be interested in trying flavored CBD oil, which masks the taste of straight CBD. 

CBD Edibles- 

CBD Edibles like gummies are a super popular way to take CBD, as they make it easier than ever to get an exact dose each and every time. Another reason a lot of people love CBD edibles is that they are extremely discrete. While CBD is legal, there are certainly some people who’d prefer not to have to whip out an odd bottle of oil every time they want to up their CBD dose- but a CBD gummy or a cup of tea with a little CBD honey inside looks completely natural and won’t raise eyebrows. 

For a quick dose of chill wherever you are, try Grassroots Harvest CBD gummies out, which we carry at all our locations- they come in 4 delicious flavors and with 150mg of CBD in each pack, they make it easy to get as much CBD as you want wherever, whenever. 

We hope our guide to using CBD products for stress and anxiety has been helpful and given you a few ideas to try!