The Potential Natural Benefits of CBD For PTSD
It is estimated the 6-8% of the world population experiences PTSD at any point in their lives. Most people think that to have PTSD you need to be a veteran, but PTSD can be caused by a plethora of experiences. In fact those physically, sexually or mentally abused as a child are statistically more likely to develop PTSD due to their experiences.
For veterans and those with high-risk jobs (police) have a greater risk of developing PTSD due to the severity of their experiences. Close to 20% of veterans with combat experience develop PTSD and in a 2017 study, an average of 20 veterans committed suicide per day.
PTSD is a serious disorder that many people experience in various degrees but there are ways to help those struggling with PTSD including CBD.
CBD Oil’s Potential Benefits for PTSD
CBD oils are a great natural alternatives to opioids and other medications for those suffering from anxiety or depression. The Veterans Affairs recommends CBD to veterans with PTSD over opioids because CBD has been proven to:
- Help reduce pain
- Help improve mood and mood regulation
- Help provide a sense of calm
- Help reduce inflammation
There are studies that have shown the power of CBD treatment for PTSD and even “predator stress” episodes. CBD has also been shown to help reduce anxiety felt by those whose stress tiggers were unpredictable.
What Is CBD Oil?
Cannbidiol (CBD) oil is derived from the hemp plant, the same plant what cannabis comes from. However, unlike cannabis, which contains psychoactive ingredient THC, CBD oil does not have CBD in it. This means that CBD oil will not give you the ‘high’ that you get when smoking or ingesting cannabis.
Are There Benefits From CBD?
Some of the many experienced benefits of CBD includes:
- Reduces your pain perception
Many people experience many other benefits of CBD oil but the above are the most common.
How Does CBD Help PTSD?
PTSD can arise due to many different triggers and traumatic events. For many of those who experienced physical accidents CBD can help provide pain relief and anti-inflammation they need to feel better. For those who experienced trauma of the mind CBD can help reduce anxiety and depression. For some the effects of CBD are greater than the effects for others but CBD can help you feel relief, whatever that looks like for you.
CBD at Elemental
It is important to remember that most CBD oils are not approved by the FDA. CBD OIl itself is considered to be harmless but some products available out there do not contain the came amount of CBD as the advertise and contain other additives. Always do your research and choose the best CBD oils / products possible for maximum effectiveness and good health.
Elemental in Rapid City has the knowledge and experience to provide you with the best CBD products out there, ensuring you, our customers, can receive the full advantages of CBD.
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