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Hemp for Anxiety

Hemp for Anxiety and Fears

What is CBD oil? CBD oil (Cannabidiol) is a natural substance found in the hemp plant. For thousands of years, people have been using the hemp plant for everything from rope to medicinal purposes.

One of those medicinal purposes is anxiety relief in people and pets, but not for the reason you might expect.

There’s a lot of confusion between CBD and marijuana. This is because they both come from the same source, the cannabis plant, but they’re not actually the same at all. While both are derived from the same species of plant, CBD or hemp doesn’t contain the levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the ingredient that makes you “high.” Legally it must have <0.3% TCH

Instead, research shows CBD oil works by interacting with the body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoid system to soothe and calm anxiety naturally.

The endocannabinoid system is a newly discovered and complex biological system that’s not that well understood yet. What is understood is that the body has cannabinoid receptors throughout the central nervous system, the organs and the brain. These receptors are known as the endocannabinoid system. When the body naturally releases endocannabinoid chemicals (or you ingest them through a tincture) they connect with the receptors and that stimulates the body’s natural ability to create serotonin, a natural mood stabiliiser

CBD oil enhances this natural ability.

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