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Which method of CBD application works best for anxiety?

Which method of CBD application works best for anxiety?

One of the main factors that draws users to cannabidiol, or CBD, is its helpful properties for reducing anxiety. 

All CBD products work essentially the same way. The product brings CBD into your body, which transmits it to the endocannabinoid receptors that tell different parts of your nervous system, brain, and immune system how to function. 

This helps them to help you to reduce your anxiety by managing your blood pressure, helping you to get high-quality sleep at night, and helping you to manage the symptoms of your anxiety and depression.

If you want to give CBD products a try for your anxiety, it might take a few different products. Finding the right form for CBD that works with your needs and your lifestyle can be hard, so here’s a guide to the different ways that each form works with your body and your brain.


Straight CBD oils are the most popular form of CBD product on the market because they are the simplest to use and because they tend to work the most effectively. Oils are absorbed through your tongue quickly, making it easier for them to start acting in your system. They are also fairly long-lasting.

Vaping Liquids

Vaping is another way to get CBD into your system quickly as a smoke. However, you are going to get a significantly lower amount of CBD this way then you would through other formats. This means that you will have to re-up your dosage fairly often in order to have continued anxiety relief.

That being said, it also puts you at a higher risk of developing lung conditions due to the chemicals needed to make it vapeable. 


CBD infused food, snacks and drinks can be a very easy way for you to include your CBD in your life on a regular basis and work to manage your anxiety. 

However, it is not going to help you in the event of an anxiety or panic attack. This is because it will take several hours for your body to start processing the CBD and products and thus giving you the effects you are looking for.


CBD-infused lotions are going to be the least useful CBD product for your anxiety. They are only useful as long as they are on your skin, but they are not as easily absorbed into the body and thus make it harder for the CBD to make its way into your system. 

One thing you should keep in mind is that just like any other supplement, there are potential negative reactions to CBD. You can be allergic or your other medications might interact poorly with it. It can also cause other health problems to be exacerbated simply by taking CBD. You need to do everything you can to make sure that you know exactly what you are getting into when you take CBD and to avoid these negative effects whenever possible to avoid giving yourself even more anxiety.


Amelia Noble is a researcher with the CBD Awareness Project. When she's not working, you can find her playing board games.  

This article was submitted exclusively to CrystalWind.ca by Amelia Noble.

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