“Can CBD really help with my anxiety?” It’s a question many have asked, especially after the past year. Even before the pandemic, anxiety rates were at an all-time high, with a reported 1 in 5 suffering from an anxiety disorder. There is a definite link between ongoing stress and everyday mild anxiety. So, it helps to have options in our toolkit to help us better cope with the effects.
In general, feeling anxious can be an understandable response to the demands of daily life. The physical effects of stress can show up in the body as well, including headaches, skin issues, muscle tension, and difficulty sleeping.
Mild, everyday anxiety is complex and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. But a number of early-phase studies of cannabidiol (CBD) bode extremely well for its use as a supplement. So far, most of the research in humans has looked at its impact on anxiety. However, lesser known benefits include its ability to help you achieve younger looking skin!
First Up, How Does CBD Help with Anxiety?
Over time, stress will impair the activity of CB1 receptors that are involved in how we process emotions. It will also increase levels of the enzyme fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) leaving us feeling more down in general.
Low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin are associated with both depression and anxiety. And research suggests that CBD interacts with receptors that support normal serotonin levels.
What the Research Says
A scientific review in 2015 concluded that CBD has considerable potential to help with every day or occasional anxiety. Animal studies indicate that CBD interacts in various ways with the serotonin neurotransmitter system and has been shown to block the negative effects of fearful memories through that mechanism. In one study, CBD also supported normal heart rate and reduced stress levels of rats put under stressful conditions. This led researchers to suggest using CBD as additional support for anxiety and everyday stress in humans.
But What Else Can CBD Do?
Studies of CBD tend to focus on its internal benefits, but there are other benefits too, including how healthy and bright your skin appears.
At both Bella Medspa locations, we offer a Green Goddess CBD oil facial. This balancing and healing facial uses medical-grade CBD oil, derived from the hemp plant, as its cornerstone. The skin is deep-cleaned with a medical skin spatula, exfoliated through Diamond Microdermabrasion, then hydrated with a high-potency cannabidiol (CBD) and sweet almond oil mask.
CBD is safe and effective for all skin types and especially helpful to people who struggle with inflammatory skin conditions, skin sensitivities, headaches, dryness and acne. It also treats inflamed, red and peeling skin, dehydrated skin from sunburn or windburn, and fine lines.
Bella is metro Atlanta’s first medspa to create and give a CBD facial treatment and the results have been impressive. Though results vary by patient, the treatment has been shown to leave the skin glowing, improve compromised skin, and help skin conditions including acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Multiple studies support the benefits of CBD in the optimal function of the ECS in several ways including how we sleep, how happy we are and how well we bond with others. For these reasons, trying Motherhood Unstressed full-spectrum hemp extracts for anxiety can be an excellent approach to self-care. This is especially beneficial when it’s part of a comprehensive plan that includes a healthy diet, regular exercise, and individualized practices that help you release stress.
Take your skincare routine to the next level with our Green Goddess CBD Oil Facial for the ultimate in soothing, stress-reducing skincare relief!
Written in partnership with Liz Carlile, Founder of Motherhood Unstressed