PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is an anxiety disorder that has developed in an individual due to either a physical injury or severe emotional or chronic stress.
The body contains a cannabinoid receptor known as CB. CB helps the body regulate stress and helps the body deactivate traumatic memories. Chronic stress boosts the level of the enzyme FAAH. The more FAAH, the lower the endocannabinoid levels you have, and that can lead to poor CB. This may cause constant replaying of horrific events in one’s past.
According to www.medicalnewstoday.com, “Research suggests that taking CBD immediately after a traumatic event might make it more difficult for the brain to form the memories that may later develop and cause PTSD symptoms.”
CBD may also ease symptoms of PTSD in the same way, it helps other anxiety disorders. Since the 1960s, many military veterans have tried various methods, including marijuana, to self-medicate. For those who cannot legally purchase cannabis, CBD oil may be a viable option. According to The Essential Guide to CBD, ‘People who reported taking CBD for PTSD in Project CBD’s 2019 Survey said it was highly effective in addressing a range of symptoms, particularly anxiety, anger, irritability, mood swings, and panic attacks.” The survey also showed CBD might lessen nightmares, unwanted thoughts, and heart palpitations.