CBD Pills for Anxiety
Come on, come clean - we all want some relief from anxiety. Even if it’s just a tiny bit of background stress, we all need to take a break from life’s troubles from time to time.
CBD pills are one of the fastest, most convenient, and less messy ways to experience immediate anxiety relief. And for those suffering from clinical anxiety, an estimated 40 million Americans diagnosed each year, CBD pills may be one of mother nature’s best-kept secrets.
Traditionally used with vapes and tinctures, manufacturers now can offer the same CBD relief in an easy-to-use soft gel. CBD pills have many benefits, including a sense of calmness and relaxation.
In this post, you’ll discover how CBD pills change the way we think about cannabis and how it offers you relief from everyday stress and potentially several forms of anxiety. Keep reading to learn more.
What Are CBD Pills?
CBD pills are the newest innovation in the CBD world. They come in capsules or, even better, a soft gel-like our patented formula. Just like ordinary aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), you just twist off the cap and down the hatch for instant relief.
Unlike NSAIDs, CBD is all natural and works with your body to provide relief - no upset stomach. You can take the bottle anywhere you like with CBD pills, and they’re easy to store. Some additional benefits of CBD pills include:
- No mess
- You don’t need a vapor or dropper
- No aftertaste
How Do CBD Pills Help Anxiety?
CBD pills contain the same ingredients found in most CBD tinctures or other CBD-based products. Eden’s Herbals, for example, use 25 mg of pure, filtered cannabidiol, along with MCT oil for max absorption.
After ingestion, CBD pills work by adhering to your ECS, or Endocannabinoid System. Every mammal has an ECS, a complex system regulating virtually every bodily function - from organ tissues to mood and anxiety.
As you’ll learn, CBD works by attaching its compounds to your ECS, affecting brain and mood functions. Many report a feeling of calmness and relaxation after taking CBD, thus eliminating significant anxiety-related symptoms.
Which Anxiety Disorders Do CBD Pills Treat?
There have been several studies on CBD for the treatment of anxiety. A team of Australian researchers led one of the most current studies done in 2018 and 2019. Published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, researchers studied 31 people with anxiety disorders that showed no improvement in their symptoms with antidepressant treatment.
After 12 weeks, the team found that the test subjects had a reduction of symptoms by up to 50%. In conclusion, the findings show that CBD can reduce the severity of several anxiety symptoms. However, they stress more research is needed.
Specific anxiety conditions may also respond well to CBD treatment, including the following:
- Depression: According to a 2019 study, researchers determined that CBD activates molecular and cell structures in the prefrontal and hippocampus brain regions related to depression.
- Insomnia: A 2014 sleep study found that cannabis may help those who have insomnia, an often unreported anxiety-related symptom.
- Clinical Anxiety: A comprehensive medical review was recently conducted on CBD’s effectiveness in treating several anxiety-related disorders. The study found that CBD, conclusively, helped symptoms related to General Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and Panic Disorder.
How Fast Do CBD Pills Work for Anxiety?
Unlike vapes and tinctures, CBD pills work by first entering your digestive system. There’s no difference in effect or strength, but it may take around 30-45 minutes for you to feel relief. The good news is that CBD pills are absorbed through your stomach first, so you’ll notice the effects last longer.
How Many CBD Pills Should I Take To Relieve Anxiety?
CBD soft gels and pills are taken like any medication, bottle, and all. That also means you may not want to go in blindly without at least reading the label and determining how much you need. Anxiety can be scary, and if you’ve never used CBD, you’ll want to start with the lowest dose possible.
Our CBD soft gels, for example, come with 25 mg of broad-spectrum CBD per pill and are THC-free. Start by taking one capsule daily and see how you feel afterward. Once you’re comfortable, you can take an additional daily dose as needed. 50 mg per day is the recommended dose for most people.
CBD Pills vs. CBD Gummies for Anxiety
Both CBD pills and gummies are considered edibles. Many switch over to CBD gummies if you don’t like the taste of cannabis, which has a robust and earth-like flavor. Same thing for CBD pills. While there’s no right or wrong answer, there are advantages to both Gummies and Pills, including:
- Easy to use
- Last for 1-2 years
- Outstanding flavor
- Easy to use
- Loaded with CBD
- Choose your own flavor
Side Effects: CBD Pills for Anxiety
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CBD is safe and well tolerated. In addition, CBD contains a maximum of 0.3% THC, too low to get you high at the recommended dose. That being said, every individual is different.
That’s why starting with the lowest possible amount is best before moving to more robust levels. Some side effects to watch out for, especially if you have anxiety, include:
- Dry Mouth
- Reduced appetite
One unwanted side effect of CBD to watch out for are impurities in your product. Contaminants are often found when manufacturers use less than desirable methods for extracting CBD from hemp, such as chemical solvents.
Suppose your CBD contains unwanted chemicals that are unfiltered properly. In that case, you may have an unpleasant high or additional anxiety - definitely not what you’re looking for. All our CBD products, including our 25 mg CBD soft gels, are tested for purity and THC content.
What does that mean?
It means your CBD is tested by an independent third party and demonstrates the following in all of our CBD products:
- Lab Reports
- Sourced from American farms
- No pesticides or other chemicals
*These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Medical advice should be taken from a medical professional.
All of the articles on this site are written by 3rd party content providers, expert bloggers or doctors not directly affiliated with Eden’s Herbals.
Individuals should learn the risks and side effects prior to taking CBD. Make sure to always check with a medical professional before starting any new CBD treatment or medication that is not FDA-approved.