CBD for anxiety? How Does It Work And What Are Its Benefits?

What is anxiety?

When you hear the term "anxiety" what typically comes to mind? For many, it's a heightened sense of fear or worry with symptoms that can include muscle tension, restlessness, fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, or light-headedness. There are several types of anxiety disorders, including; GAD, panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, and PTSD.

Stress and anxiety come from many neurological disorders and medical conditions, so it’s impossible to label any one cause that leads to the creation of anxiety.

Stress and anxiety are affecting more and more people every day. Nearly three out of every four people have been affected by stress or anxiety at some point in their life.

It’s a killer, literally. It’s not just a mental health problem. It affects our physical health as well. Stress can cause many different illnesses, including cancer, heart attacks, hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity. The list goes on.

People who suffer from stress and anxiety are more likely to turn to dangerous stress relief methods such as tobacco, alcohol, and drugs to relieve their symptoms.

And unfortunately, stress and anxiety are the major contributors to suicide.

Many doctors prescribe pharmaceutical medication to treat anxiety disorders, but some medications have side effects that can be pretty severe. For some people, changing their lifestyle is enough to reduce their anxiety significantly, but there are few options to get relief from their stress and anxiety for most.

Why CBD?

CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant, and it contains properties to help you manage your anxiety and stress. It also works against pain and sleep disorders.

A study recently published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology reported that cannabidiol (CBD) derived from marijuana reduces stress and anxiety.

CBD Cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD, unlike THC, is not associated with any adverse effects and has been linked to anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 

CBD helps your body achieve homeostasis, which is the stability and level function of your internal organs; heart, liver, lungs, kidneys and brain.

By having a healthy balanced body and mind, we can fight off many stresses that may lead to anxiety, disease, and death.

Reported benefits of a regular regime of CBD include:

  • Reduced anxiety and stress
  • Chronic pain
  • Withdrawal from prescription medication and narcotics
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Skin disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Muscle spasms
  • Appetite
  • High blood pressure
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Tourettes
  • Pet wellness

Product options and delivery methods

There are hundreds of CBD products on the market today. And unfortunately, some unscrupulous companies are hawking substandard and dangerous products.

The consumer must become educated about CBD, its uses, and reliable sources when purchasing products. 


Here are a few insights on finding the hemp derived CBD product that’s right for you.

CBD is just one compound of hundreds found in the hemp plant. But it probably has the most overall beneficial compound found in this unique plant.

Broad-spectrum, full-spectrum, or isolate? You will hear these terms, and here is the difference:

Full-spectrum whole plant extract contains all phytochemicals naturally found in the plant, including CBD, trace cannabinoids, terpenes, omegas & healthy fatty acids and essential oils. Our full-spectrum extracts from hemp is fully federal & state compliant.

Although non-psychoactive, full-spectrum whole plant extract can give you a false positive result during a drug test, especially if you consume high doses of full-spectrum whole plant extract oil daily.

Full-spectrum with all those naturally occurring compounds contribute to what’s called the entourage effect

The entourage effect is a phenomenon that occurs when cannabinoids work together synergistically to produce more significant results than they would individually.

Broad-spectrum CBD contains cannabidiol and all the other compounds within the plant, except THC. After extraction, THC is completely removed. Broad-spectrum use will not show up as a false positive on a drug test.

Isolate is the purest form of CBD, taken from its natural environment and separated from any other ingredients. The advantage to using it over other formats is that there is a high concentration in each serving. Isolates usually are 99% pure CBD. All THC and other compounds are removed during the extraction process.

CBD products come in many forms and allow the consumer a wide range of dosage and delivery options;

  • Hemp flower that can be rolled into a joint and smoked
  • Pre-rolls save you the time and hassle of rolling a joint
  • Gummies for a consistent dose every time or if you don’t smoke
  • Tinctures allow for varying dosage and pure and immediate release
  • Dabs for pipe users
  • Topicals for skin conditions and muscle and joint pain
  • Pet chews to relieve your pet’s anxiety and pain
  • Water solubles allow you to mix CBD into your favorite food or drink
  • Cartridges for convenience and ease of use

With a bit of education and guidance, many people are discovering the benefits of this amazing plant. We at Poseidon’s Botanicals work in harmony with Mother Nature to bring you the best quality whole-plant hemp extract products available on the market today.