Since 2014, generalised anxiety disorder trebled from 4.95% to 14.88% among men aged 18 to 24, and more than doubled from 9.08% to 21.69% among those aged 25 to 34. The reasons for this are unclear and certainly multifaceted, but better diagnostic screening, the impact of Covid-19 and economic problems could be at the heart of it.
Increasing numbers of people with anxiety are turning to safe alternative remedies, as conventional medicine really only offers SSRIs as treatment. SSRIs can cause horrible side effects and are not guaranteed to help with anxiety. Every person experiences them differently.
CBD is one such alternative treatment. In this article we will explore how CBD can help with anxiety and why carrying a CBD vape kit could be the answer to your anxiety worries.
What is CBD?
CBD (cannabinoid) is a compound derived from the leaves of the hemp / cannabis plant. It has been used for thousands of years in the treatment of various ailments including pain, depression and seizures.
CBD is not psychoactive, unlike THC which is also derived from the same plant. THC is the element that makes you feel high or stoned when consuming cannabis. CBD does not do this and so is safe and legal to use.
There has been much research into the medicinal effects of CBD, with 2015-2020 seeing an enormous increase in the number of people turning to this ‘miracle cure-all’.
Studies are ongoing and further studies are needed to fully understand how CBD works - especially when it comes to mental health.
You can read more about CBD and its amazing health benefits here on our blog.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is the body’s natural fight or flight system and is perfectly normal. We are evolved with anxiety because it helps us to survive by keeping us alert to danger. The problem is when your autonomic nervous system (which controls anxiety symptoms) goes into overdrive and you end up with anxiety when it is not needed. People with chronic anxiety can suffer with daily sweating, crying, agitation, paranoia, insomnia, heart palpitations and panic attacks. Chronic anxiety and situational anxiety can be hard to control. Research now shows that some of these symptoms can be calmed or stopped altogether with the help of CBD.
What is Situational Anxiety?
Unlike generalised anxiety, situational anxiety is a series of shorter periods of anxiety that are triggered by certain situations. For example, crowded spaces could lead to situational anxiety. Or meeting new people. Or public speaking.
Situational anxiety can be easier to control than generalised anxiety (which is the type of anxiety you feel all the time) because you can identify and monitor your triggers.
If you are prepared for a trigger, you can take steps to try and reduce it.
Can CBD Help With Situational Anxiety?
Situational anxiety can be helped with a CBD vape kit. A CBD vape is a disposable vape you can carry around in your pocket. Before entering into a situation that causes anxiety, you can inhale from your vape and quickly feel more at ease.
A disposable vape is particularly good for this because you do not need to worry about setting it up, recharging it, or changing the coil or the e-liquid. You will never be caught off guard with a flat vape pen or experience the horrible burnt taste of an old coil.
Disposable CBD kits are also easily transported and can be carried in a purse or pocket. There are no large bulky tanks or spare parts.
Which Dose of CBD for Anxiety?
There is no set number of mg you should use when treating anxiety with CBD. But, as a rule of thumb, you should start low and slow, and build up to a ‘sweet spot’ where you feel better.
If you are brand new to vaping CBD, we recommend you begin with a low dose disposable with a range of flavours to try. For example, the LVWell CBD 150mg Disposable CBD Vape Bar offers 600 puffs of 150mg broad spectrum CBD. ‘Broad spectrum’ means that you get more of the compounds from the cannabis plant, rather than just CBD isolate, which gives you an ‘entourage effect’.
If your anxiety causes you problems sleeping and you find yourself waking up feeling tired and groggy, you can try the Cali Bar Energy with Caffeine Full Spectrum 300mg CBD Vape. This kit has 300mg of CBD but also has an infusion of real caffeine to help give you a boost. There are a range of flavours to choose from too, including Blue Razzle, Coffee and Cherry.
And for those looking for a big CBD hit, we recommend the Darwin The Big One 2000mg CBD Disposable Vape. This vape kit not only has a whopping 3000mg of CBD, but can last for 3000 puffs so you won’t have to worry about it running out any time soon.
You can find the whole disposable CBD vape kit range here.
Other CBD Products for Anxiety
Of course, disposable vape kits aren’t your only option when treating situational anxiety. You might find that chewing on CBD gummies or other CBD infused food is just as effective and a little more subtle too. At JM Wholesale we sell protein powders, CBD mints and CBD drinks too.
We recommend looking at our full CBD food range with various mg strengths and flavours.
CBD For Your Customer
If your customer is living with anxiety - whether it be situational or generalised - our CBD products at JM Wholesale can help. Direct them to disposable CBD vapes, or one of our many other CBD products and you can also enjoy a refund guarantee for any unsold products. Got questions? Don’t hesitate to send us an email and we will be happy to help.