CBD is a young but thoroughly researched compound, especially in the field of anxiety. It has dramatically changed people's lives through its endless health benefits. It is a very helpful compound when it comes to sociability, homeostasis of general mood, and overcoming daily phobias.
Anxiety in the United States has exponentially grown into a pharmaceutical epidemic of excessively prescribed dangerous drugs like benzodiazepines (Xanax and Valium) and SSRI's (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors like Prozac and Zoloft).
These drugs come with significant detrimental side effects such as addiction, withdrawal, mood swings, change in behavior and diet, memory loss, blurriness, drowsiness, high levels of toxicity, and potentially fatal when mixed with alcohol.
CBD can fight the symptoms of several anxiety disorders without the dangerous side effects and potential toxicity of these drugs.
Anxiety can be directly related to the conditions of the serotonin system. Various studies show that SSRI's and other tranquilizers work by blocking serotonin receptors to leave more serotonin in synaptic space which means more neurons firing back and forth. CBD boosts signaling in serotonin receptors instead of the unnatural blocking of serotonin receptors. The studies from leafly.com describing these reactions lead to the discovery that CBD increases neurogenesis.
Through human studies measuring cerebral blood flow in social experiments as well as through other research methods, CBD has displayed very positive effects in relieving anxiety.