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CBD for Anxiety

Updated: Jul 9, 2019

Many patients consider using CBD to help alleviate anxiety, but some question how effective it actually is. In several trials, single dose CBD was given to relieve anxiety induced in study participants. Overall, CBD provided positive anti-anxiety effects compared with the placebo group; investigators believe that the 300 mg dose might provide greater benefits than smaller or larger doses but this requires further investigation. CBD’s benefits were less robust than the benzodiazepine clonazepam’s in one study but the latter induced significant sedation whereas the former did not. Researchers also assessed the acute use of CBD before stressful or anxiety-provoking situations other than public speaking, which produced promising results. If you or a loved one are looking to explore more natural treatments for anxiety that do not involve the use of prescription medications, please feel free to stop in and speak with our highly knowledgeable licensed pharmacist and staff.


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