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Can CBD Help Relieve Anxiety?

In ongoing clinical trials, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs is testing CBD to see if it can help returning war veterans recover from PTSD. 

The medical profession in the United States is becoming more and more interested in using the drug for treating emotional problems such as PTSD, as well as depression, insomnia, and minor stress-related illnesses. As the FDA continues to loosen restrictions on the use of CBD it can be found in many forms, such as Verum CBD capsules, ointments, sprays, powders, and even as lollipops. Selling CBD is legal now in almost every state in the union. And both political parties have platforms that promise full availability come 2020. 

Many doctors are now using, or considering using, CBD to help control sleep disorders, based on a recent medical journal study. That same study indicates that improving sleep with CBD may be problematic in children that are already taking it to control muscle spasms and seizures, but adults without chronic spasmodic muscular diseases can be helped by using it. 

With the cold and flu season coming soon, medical experts are urging patients to tell their doctors of any CBD use before getting flu and pneumonia vaccinations. This is just common sense, and doesn’t mean that CBD will interfere with immunity processes or produce any side effects. In fact, doctors this winter may add CBD to their arsenal of medicines to alleviate the aches and pains of the common cold in their patients. An elevated white blood cell count, which is common in sufferers of the common cold, can lead to higher levels of anxiety, stress, and sleeplessness; CBD is a proven way to help bring those levels down. In fact, pharmaceutical companies are already working on vitamin C/zinc supplement tablets with a small amount of CBD as a seasonal cold medication. You might be able to find it on your drugstore shelves starting in 2020.