More and more people are turning to cannabis for their medical needs. Today’s article will focus on the best cbd gummies as a treatment for anxiety, as well as our thoughts on the matter.
What are CBD gummies?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, and this is one of many chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. Gummy candies are chewy sweets made with gelatin or agar-agar, and we’ll get into what you can find in these candy products a little later on in the article. CBD gummies aren’t psychoactive like THC (the compound that produces marijuana’s “high”) but they do have therapeutic benefits which we’ll also discuss at length later on.
For now though, let’s take a look at the science behind CBD gummies, and see how they can be used to treat anxiety.
CBD gummies and their effects
As mentioned above, CBD gummies are a popular way of consuming CBD oil which is extracted from cannabis. Unlike THC however, this compound is not psychoactive so you won’t feel a “buzz” or get high when using it. Don’t worry though – there are many other benefits to using this type of medication!
Getting into the science behind CBD gummies, we can tell you that studies have found they can reduce symptoms of both depression and anxiety. This is due to the fact that CBD has a relaxing effect on the mind, and it’s also been found to act on a part of the brain called the amygdala, which deals with emotions.
If you feel anxious and stressed out a lot then this may be due to your amygdala overreacting to various stimuli. Taking CBD gummies can help calm this part of your brain which will in turn reduce your levels of anxiety.
Another interesting fact about CBD gummies is that they can also stimulate serotonin activity in your brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter which plays a role in both your mood and immune system, so activating this chemical in your brain can have positive effects on both of these things.
How to make CBD gummies
Now you know what CBD gummies are, let’s talk about how to make them. The best method is to get CBD oil which contains some terpenes (more on these later), and then use this to infuse your chosen carrier oil such as Coconut or Olive oil. We’ve done this before with great results.
If you want to make a homemade product using infused oils however, it’s more difficult and it may be better just to buy the real deal instead.