How to prevent anxiety attacks when consuming cannabis?
While the majority of cannabis users prefer to use cannabis to feel good, relax, have fun and of course, to medicate, a huge number of people have been also reporting feeling paranoid, anxious and nauseous, after consuming cannabis and for that matter, researchers have been working hard to see why is that a case and to find a way to help these people.
The tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main cannabinoid in the plant which is responsible for the “high” feeling cannabis users feel, is also known to cause anxiety in some people. But it seems like there’s finally a realistic hope for these folks.
A new study shows how CBD blocks some of the negative effects of THC that some people feel and this can be explained through the fact that cannabidiol (CBD) is super effective for people who suffer from panic attacks, stress, and anxiety.
A Canadian study, suggests that small doses of CBD may help anyone who struggles with negative effects from THC. The study has found that THC stimulates a specific molecule located within the hippocampus region of the brain. This molecule is responsible for learning, emotions, and memory, and once that molecule has been triggered it can result in anxiety, addiction, and depression. This study had required testing on rats to which THC and CBD were given simultaneously. This resulted in reduced levels of paranoia and anxiety, while also the molecule known as ERK in the hippocampus, was shown to be normal. This leads to the conclusion that, in order to eliminate the risk of feeling anxious and paranoid, cannabis consumers should probably stay away from strains that are high in THC and try their luck with strains that are high in CBD.
CBD has been known for such a long time to have amazing medicinal properties. It has been popular among patients who deal with anxiety and panic attacks, as it is really effective in alleviating the symptoms.
Researchers have also found that when stress causes the human body to produce fewer endocannabinoids, which are compounds that are responsible for stabilizing our moods. This may result in anxiety, as well as stress and depression. So, researchers, also tested their animal subjects exposing them to stress and then administering them with cannabinoids from cannabis right away in order to see if there was any change in their endocannabinoid levels.
Several studies have also concluded that CBD oil can be used to treat anxiety, OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, or any other form of anxiety. It is also scientifically proved that CBD fights anxiety by inducing the production of serotonin in the body, which is a hormone that regulates our emotions. While this means that a lack of it causes depression, the hope lies in CBD. These testings only prove that CBD can help people who deal with THC induced anxiety!