Evidence is showing that it does help regulate fear and stress in the body.
Fear and stress are normal reactions with the body, however some people experience these on a regular basis and take a toll on their overall physical and mental health. Anxiety and stress disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in the United States. Not only is constant stress and fear bad for the body in the short run, but also the long run. Too much stress can result in digestive issues, heart problems, trouble sleeping, and difficulty eating.
According to a study, CBD has anti-anxiety effects by binding to one of the 14 different serotonin receptors within the body. The one that it binds to, plays the biggest role in stress and anxiety disorders. CBD provides anti-anxiety effects without the “high” feeling from THC. CBD can improve symptoms related to PTSD such as nightmares and replays of negative memories and events, as well as improve depression. CBD plays a major role in improving mood and providing a sense of happiness to patients using these products. With this sense of happiness, they are able to deal with stressful situations more effectively. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder (PD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety disorder (SAD) are just some of the different stress disorders that have shown improvement with CBD products.