After the approval of the 2018 farm bill and legalization of industrial hemp, hemp oil has become a nationwide remedy for anxiety. Over the last decade, hemp oil has become very popular for treating various ailments and anxiety is one of them.
Although there are still research going on regarding the direct effect of hemp oil for anxiety, many people suffering from the same disordered have reported a decrease in the symptoms. So, in this blog post, we will be discussing about anxiety and how hemp oil helps in nullifying its symptoms.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is one of the most common emotional and behavioral problems which is widely spreading in our society. According to the reports of WHO published in 2017 it has been found that nearly 264 million people are suffering from anxiety.
Anxiety is commonly related to restlessness and excessive worry. Doctors and researchers are still looking for the best remedy of anxiety but they haven’t been able to find a perfect cure for it yet. There are different types of anxiety reported in people and all have different types of effect but regardless of the type of anxiety, a balanced dose of hemp oil can help you cope with various unpleasant symptoms associated with these conditions.
Facts about hemp oil and anxiety
The hemp oil influences several actions in the brain and that’s the reason why it is considered to be a natural remedy for treating the unpleasant symptoms of anxiety. The serotonin receptors are responsible for the mental health and hemp oil have a direct effect on these receptors that’s why it is considered as a natural remedy for anxiety. This is why drug companies make selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac.
The SSRIs blocks the reabsorption of serotonin in the brain which is responsible for increasing the availability of serotonin in the synaptic space. This aids the brain cells to transmit more serotonin signal which minimizes anxiety. Similar to SSRIs, the hemp oil, enhances signaling through serotonin receptors.
During an animal study in Spain, it was found that hemp oil enhances 5-HT1A transmission and it may also affect serotonin much faster than the SSRIs like Prozac.
There was another Brazilian research which was conducted on patients suffering from social anxiety and the results were found to be positive. In this research, the people suffering from anxiety reported that the symptoms of the mental ailment were reduced significantly after consuming hemp oil in a specific amount. Their claims were supported by thorough checking which showed reduced heart rate and blood pressure.
Many researches on animals has shown direct effect hemp oil on the receptors responsible for anxiety while test son humans have also shown that hemp oil if consumed in an adequate amount can act as an anti-anxiety treatment. Looking at the current rate of anxiety in our society, it is expected that soon hemp oil for anxiety will soon become a global remedy.