Can CBD Oil (Hemp Oil Extract) Help with PTSD?

Cannabidiol is a form of medicinal cannabis that can ease many physical and mental health problems. One of 104 cannabinoids that come from the cannabis plant, CBD (as it is commonly known) is often mixed with coconut or hemp seed carrier oils to become CBD oil. This article explores the usefulness of CBD oil in treating PTSD.

PTSD Symptoms
PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a condition that can be caused by experiencing a traumatic event, whether as a participant in that event or a bystander. The event can be almost anything, including wartime action, terrorist acts, violent attacks or traumatic accidents.
Sufferers of PTSD typically experience anxiety, obsessive thoughts, flashbacks, avoidance problems, emotional numbness and nightmares. They have trouble sleeping and concentrating. Work and relationships become difficult. Can CBD oil help?

CBD Oil in Use
CBD oil is legal in many parts of the world for medicinal purposes. Unlike tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC), which is the main psychoactive element of cannabis, it does not make the user “high”. Its legality depends in part on the THC level being sufficiently low or nonexistent(e.g. 0.2% maximum in the UK). Our lotion is legal in all 50 states and many countries across the world. One of the main reasons that we use lotion as the delivery mechanism is the fact that a topical will avoid first pass metabolism, resulting in much better absorption and faster relief.

How Does it Help PTSD Sufferers?
Unlike some other cannabinoids, like THC, CBD oil can be taken in high doses with little or no ill effect. One of the ways it works is by activating serotonin receptors, which affect human mood and are instrumental in conditions such as anxiety, depression, paranoia and schizophrenia.
Significantly for sufferers of PTSD, CBD inhibits anandamide re-uptake and breakdown. Anandamides work in the body as a natural form of antidepressant, and research has shown PTSD sufferers have much lower levels of this neurotransmitter.

Buying CBD Oil
As acceptance of CBD oil and medicinal marijuana grows, it is hoped that more clinical studies will be carried out to further prove its worth in treating psychological conditions. It is already widely used for epilepsy and as anti-inflammatory medicine.
For the best results from CBD oil, customers should ensure they are buying a high-quality product containing the stated level of extract. A reputable supplier will ensure that CBD levels are accurate and that THC levels are low or zero.

Clinical studies already indicate that CBD oil is helpful in treating PTSD and other disorders, and future research will surely substantiate that.