Usin CBD for Anxiety in 2022
Susanne Moorhouse from Leeds has suffered with anxiety for over 22 years and uses CBD for anxiety. Her friend recommended trying CBD oil to help ease the symptoms. Susanne wrote in to us to share her experience;
“I’m now 58 years old, but for 22 years of my life I suffered with generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, agoraphobia, OCD, PTSD, health anxiety, eating disorders, inappropriate thoughts and a raft of physical and psychological ‘symptoms’ that rendered me, more or less, useless, in every way. I’ve tried medication, Regular exercise, healthy diets, talking to friends, meditation and other things to find relief”
Susanne’s friend advised her to try CBD oil. At first, she was hesitant to try the dubious remedy believing it was illegal to buy in the UK.
“I was willing to give anything a try but always thought cannabis oil was not allowed in the UK. I discovered that my best friends mum was already taking CBD for depression. She’s the one that told me about your company and recommended I contact you for help on which product to use”
Susanne spoke to our lovely Emily and went on to buy her first bottle of CBD oil in January 2020.
“After using it for a few days I could really feel the difference in my mood, I felt a lot calmer and relaxed. I was able to organise thoughts in my head and deal with my challenges with a calmer mind. I’ve been using 3 drops, 3 times a day of your 3000mg British Hemp Co oil. I would like to say a huge thank you! The oil has helped me get my life back. I was doubtful when I bought the oil that it would do anything. I honestly thought I had wasted my money, but I’m so glad I took the chance. Thank you, guys, especially Emily ? xx”
At British CBD we sell several CBD brands that we fully believe in. However, we never make any medical claims on any of the products we sell. We are keen to share our customer experiences and information from the increasing number of medical studies that are being carried out on CBD. Receiving thank you messages like the one from Susanne makes our work all that more rewarding!
What’s the evidence that CBD works for anxiety?
The truth is that the popularity of CBD products as anti-anxiety supplements is backed with plenty of solid research. Several clinical trials with humans are currently underway, but there is already sufficient proof (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/) of CBD’s benefits for:
- Social anxiety disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Generalised anxiety disorder
The link shared above is just one of many studies that have been carried out. We would advise all readers who are interested in taking CBD oil for anxiety to do their own research.
Critics would argue there is not enough evidence to tout CBD as an effective treatment for anxiety, we would have to agree that more tests need to be carried out. However, if we look at the studies that have already taken place the results are very promising. Medical studies paired with user testimonials leads us to believe there is real substance behind the hype.