Anxiety is something we all experience from time to time. The first day of school, a job interview, or giving a public speech are all things that can make you feel anxious. It’s our body’s natural reaction to difficult or new situations.
Anxiety can come and go. But for some people, anxiety can last for long periods of time. In fact, up to 40 million adults in the United States suffer from an anxiety disorder. If your anxiety is extreme, lasts longer than six months, and interferes with your daily life, you may have an anxiety disorder. We recommend seeking medical advice should you find yourself in this position.
At Royal and Pure, we understand the importance of good mental health, which is why we’ve put together a beginner’s guide to anxiety.
What is anxiety?
Many people feel anxious about starting a new job or trying something new. It’s a completely normal and healthy reaction to unknown situations. This feeling often passes and shouldn’t interfere with your everyday life.
But for people suffering from anxiety, the uneasy feeling of fear and nervousness is present all the time. It can be so intense that it stops them from doing things they enjoy.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US. And unfortunately for women, they’re more likely than men to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
Everyone experiences anxiety differently, but there are some common signs and symptoms.
- Racing heart
- Sweating or feeling dizzy
- Feeling nauseous
- Feeling unfocused
- Not being able to relax
- Withdrawing from friends and family
- Unable to sleep
What causes anxiety?
The triggers for anxiety are different for everyone. The cause of anxiety often comes from a combination of factors including genetic and environmental issues, as well as brain chemistry.
How can you manage anxiety?
There are many ways to manage an anxiety disorder. Eating a healthy diet, meditating, and limiting how much alcohol you drink can help you get back to good mental health. However, for more severe cases of anxiety, medication may be required. It’s important to seek advice from a medical professional, should you feel that your anxiety is unmanageable.
Studies have shown that CBD oil may also help with anxiety. While it’s not exactly known how CBD can help, researchers believe that it involves a receptor in your brain called CB1. It’s thought that the interactions between CBD oil and CB1 alter serotonin signals. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps with mood and wellbeing. People who suffer from mental disorders often have low serotonin levels in their bodies.
At Royal and Pure, we ensure that all our products are USA-made and 100% organic, vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free. We believe to change your life from the inside out, you need the best ingredients going in. We also test our Colorado-grown hemp extracts with an accredited, independent lab. All the details are available and up to date here to provide transparency & trust.
How to use CBD oil
CBD oil is most effective when it’s taken sublingually – meaning ‘under the tongue.’ Simply place a few drops or a full dropper under the tongue and hold it there for 30 seconds before swallowing.
You can even mix your CBD oil into your food and drink, or use it as a topical and rub it into your skin. Just do whatever feels right for you.