CBD AND PTSD (POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER)
PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a serious psychological issue that can develop after witnessing or experiencing a shocking, dangerous, or otherwise traumatic event. It can affect police officers, fire fighters, first responders, crime victims, and people who have been affected by natural disasters. One of the larger demographics for PTSD is post-war veterans.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that PTSD afflicts:
• Almost 31 percent of Vietnam veterans
• As many as 10 percent of Gulf War (Desert Storm) veterans
• 11 percent of veterans of the war in Afghanistan
• 20 percent of Iraqi war veterans
PTSD is generally treated with psychotherapy specific to healing and finding closure from these traumatic events. Treatment can be complicated – many sufferers will continue to experience reactions to their trauma for many years. Anti-depressants are often prescribed, but they can cause their own set of side effects such as: headache, nausea, drowsiness or agitation.
What is CBD? CBD is a cannabinoid that can influence the body’s endocannabinoid system which helps to keep the immune, nervous, and digestive systems in the state of homeostasis, or simply, balance. It helps to maintain emotional balance by regulating memory processes, which allows for an increase in pleasure and happiness, and a stronger stress tolerance.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil we use at CBD Thera is derived from hemp that is rich in CBD but has almost no THC, the cannabinoid in marijuana that causes psycho-activity. CBD products derived from hemp are legal as well as non-psychoactive, and non-addictive. They can be taken in conjunction with traditional prescriptions without problem, and alleviate some of the symptoms from them, like nausea, dizziness, and vomiting.
While CBD oil cannot “cure” PTSD, it can help mitigate some of the more challenging symptoms, such as trouble sleeping, flashbacks, nightmares, and uncontrollable anxiety. And it can assist you in improving your quality of life after trauma.
How is CBD Oil An Effective Treatment For The Symptoms Of PTSD?
In a 2015 clinical study, CBD was proven as a clinically-effective treatment for cases of severe anxiety, and has been verified as a useful alternative medication to help reduce anxiety in a wide variety of different clinical cases.
PTSD requires treatment by professional, qualified therapists and psychologists. However, CBD oil can help mitigate the three core symptoms of PTSD: re-experiencing, avoidance, and hyper-arousal. And with CBD there is no risk of addiction, unlike prescription painkillers and other pharmaceuticals.
Why Choose CBD Oil From CBD Thera?
If you or a loved one has PTSD, CBD oil may be a helpful tool in your journey to recovery. So why should you choose CBD oil from CBD Thera? We pride ourselves on creating natural, high-quality products, we do not use any additives or chemicals to extract the CBD from hemp, and we use a natural grapeseed oil as the base. CBD Thera products are full spectrum CBD blends. Unlike the competition, our CBD oil includes beneficial compounds such as CBC, CBN, and CBG – amplifying the effects of our CBD oils on your endocannabinoid system.
So don’t wait.
Visit CBD Thera today for more information, to learn more about our products, and to see if our high quality line of CBD products can help you or a loved one recover from the effects of PTSD.