CBD and Anxiety

Over recent years, anxiety and stress have become major components of the human experience. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), over 19% of all American adults reportedly suffer from a diagnosed anxiety disorder. That’s over 40 million people! And despite the fact that anxiety and stress disorders are often manageable with anything from therapy to medication, studies indicate that less than 40% of those who suffer seek or receive any treatment.

If you ask us, it says a lot about our culture that so many people are afflicted by anxiety disorders and their associated symptoms that they don’t even realize it’s impacting them – they instead think that it’s simply a part of them. One of our main goals is to help people know that it is possible to find relief; we are honored to help people across the US reduce their anxiousness through the use of natural remedies.

  • Why use CBD for anxiety management?
      • Many people find that CBD products can help relieve stress and anxiety. CBD is celebrated for its potential to provide a sense of calm, promote an overall feeling of wellbeing, and reduce stress, among several other benefits. READ MORE
  • Is there more than just anecdotal evidence that CBD can help?
      • Absolutely! According to a clinical study conducted at the Wholeness Center in Fort Collins, CO in 2018, “Anxiety scores decreased within the first month in 57 [out of 72] patients (79.2%) and remained decreased during the study duration” while taking CBD capsules. READ MORE
  • Will CBD cause problems with other prescribed anxiety medications?
    • The same study mentioned above states that “In our study, we saw no evidence of a safety issue that would limit future studies… CBD appears to be better tolerated than routine psychiatric medications”. While it is unlikely that CBD would interact negatively with other anxiety or depression medications, it’s always recommended to discuss this with your doctor or another healthcare provider! READ MORE


Why use CBD for anxiety management?
Over 19% of all American adults (that’s over 40 million people) reportedly suffer from a diagnosed anxiety disorder, and over 31% of Americans (more than 102 million) will be affected by an anxiety disorder of some sort at one point in their lives. This makes anxiety the most prevalent mental illness affecting the nation. And these numbers don’t even take into account the general daily stresses that can affect us all. Fortunately, natural remedies like CBD (especially in conjunction with other herbs, like our Release tincture!) can help provide relief.


Is there more than just anecdotal evidence that CBD can help?
While it’s undeniable that more clinically-researched information is needed regarding this subject, it’s incredibly promising to see results like what we mentioned at the top of this blog! In fact, massive progress has already been made – according to the same study mentioned above, “In the decade before 2012, there were only 9 published studies on the use of cannabinoids for medicinal treatment of pain; since then, 30 articles have been published on this topic”. And as federal restrictions on the clinical testing of cannabis and its byproducts become more relaxed, we look forward to seeing even more data that backs up studies like the one we quote here.


Will CBD cause problems with other prescribed anxiety medications?
One of the most important takeaways from this particular study is that most of the subjects involved reported experiencing minimal to no side effects when taking CBD; “CBD was well tolerated, with few patients reporting side effects. Two patients discontinued treatment within the first week because of fatigue. Three patients noted mild sedation initially that appeared to abate in the first few weeks”. This trial was also conducted alongside patients’ current medications and/or therapy – meaning that CBD had little to no interference with other prescribed medicines and treatment plans. This is a critically important point when you take into consideration that many prescribed anxiety medications cannot be taken in conjunction with many other medications, as they can frequently interact negatively, therefore not producing the intended effects. The conclusion of the study mentioned here states, “In our study, we saw no evidence of a safety issue that would limit future studies… CBD appears to be better tolerated than routine psychiatric medications.”


Everyone’s anxiety is different
When it comes to reducing feelings of anxiousness, the most important things are knowing one’s own needs and determining what works best for you. Our intention is not to claim that CBD is a cure-all or to imply that traditional medications shouldn’t be used. Instead, we wish to make it clear that everyone should be able to assess their own needs and access the treatment which works most effectively for their individual system!


Whether the best regimen for managing anxiousness includes CBD products*, traditional prescription medicines, or a combination, everyone deserves to experience relief. We hope that you can find yours with Fairwinds CBD!