Be prepared for this to the become super “sciency” but after all science is how we learn how it all works! Post traumatic Stress disorder can be absolutely debilitating. It is a debilitating anxiety disorder that occurs after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. The most common form of PTSD you will here of is from our veterans. This is often called shell shocked. It is much more than “shocked” it is life changing! Now it is not just our veterans but many people that have suffered abuse including sexual abuse, addictions, witnessing traumatic events, abused children, etc etc etc. The most common side effects off PTSD are intrusive thoughts recalling the traumatic event, nightmares, flashbacks, efforts to avoid feelings and thoughts that either remind you of the traumatic event or that trigger similar feelings, feeling detached or unable to connect with loved ones, depression, hopelessness, feelings of guilt (from the false belief that you were responsible for the traumatic incident), irritability or angry outbursts, hypervigilance (being overly aware of possible danger), hypersensitivity, including at least two of the following reactions: trouble sleeping, being angry, having difficulty concentrating, startling easily, having a physical reaction (rapid heart rate or breathing, increase in blood pressure), headache, disrupted sleep and insomnia. After the entirety of this list you understand the degree of how debilitating and life changing this is. Now, can CBD help? Yes! Absolutely Yes!!! Let me explain…. CBD is a non psychoactive compound to cannabis. When ingested CBD oil can help with the following:
Decrease feelings of anxiety
Improve symptoms of depression
Reduce hypervigilance often experienced by PTSD sufferers
Improve sleep quality
Eliminate aggressive reactions
Improve personal interactions
Help Relieve Eye Strain From Light Sensitivity
Eliminate Sudden Twitching While Sleeping
Calm Restless Sleeping Habits
Now how is this list and the treatment of PTSD using CBD related? CBD treats the conditions of the list and the conditions of the list are some if not all associated with these conditions! CBD has the ability to effect the endocannabinoid system. The stimulation of the endocannabinoid receptor with CBD is responsible for the treatment of PTSD symptoms! Researchers found that people with PTSD have lower levels of anandamides. Anandamides act as a messenger molecule and plays a role in pain, depression, appetite, memory, and fertility.
The interesting thing about anandamides is that they are also a naturally endogenous (internally occurring) cannabinoid found in the human brain and nervous system that plays a role in the feeling of an overall well-being. The word “anandamide” means “the bliss chemical” because it is released while we are feeling great. CBD increases anandamide levels in the brain! I could go on and on and explain for days how CBD can help PTSD. But in a short installment to my legal hippie site you should definitely consider CBD over conventional prescriptions medications!
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