By now, you’ve likely heard about CBD, and probably even its many health benefits. The health and wellness community covet it, and everyone from your coworker to your grandma seems to be jumping on the trend.
But is it worth all the hype?
We at Mota think so. But don’t just take our word for it. Let’s explore the facts behind this popular part of the cannabis plant.
What is CBD?
CBD is cannabidiol; one of almost 200 cannabinoids that can be found in marijuana plants. It’s extracted from marijuana plants and from hemp. It’s an extremely close chemical cousin of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC (which you might be familiar with). The two chemicals are separated by a single atom. But, despite being nearly identical, there’s an important difference between the two. CBD is not psychoactive like THC is. In layman’s terms? THC gets you high, while CBD does not (and cannot).
Is CBD actually a good anxiety treatment?
Research is still fairly new, but there is growing anecdotal evidence that shows CBD really does ease anxiety. CBD helps the body process serotonin (known as the “happy chemical”) by targeting a serotonin receptor called 5-HT1A, and increasing access to serotonin in your brain. This is directly linked to boosting your mood and regulating emotions.
There’s been recent studies that show CBD can reduce the anxiety around public speaking (a huge fear for many people!), can fight panic disorders, and even post-traumatic stress disorder.
Outside of the preliminary research, there are countless reviews from real people who credit CBD with helping them with all forms of anxiety.
How can I use CBD?
If that all sounds good to you, now you’re probably wondering which CBD product or form is right for you. The variety is seemingly endless, which is great, but can be a little overwhelming, especially for new users.
Our favourite ways to consume CBD include Capsules, Tinctures, and Edibles.
Just like taking your daily vitamins, CBD capsules are a super easy way to get your daily dose.
Start with one 10mg capsule per day of our Array CBD Capsules, . You can always up the dose if you feel you need more.
Tinctures hold a liquid form of CBD, which has a more immediate impact since it enters your bloodstream faster. Use the dropper and place the liquid on your tongue to let it absorb.
Our Mota CBD Tincture helps with not only anxiety, but pain and inflammation, and even insomnia.
Arguably the tastiest way to get your CBD fix, edibles are another easy way to incorporate it into your life. Besides being delicious, they’re easy to carry around with you whenever you need an extra dose.
Try our CBD Sour Squares; each square contains 20mg CBD.
An excellent, easy to dose option for treating insomnia, pain, and to ease stress and anxiety away.
CBD just may be the next big breakthrough in anxiety treatment and mental health. Try adding it to your daily life—and enjoy the many benefits.