Panic attacks are scary to experience, and even scarier to witness. They oftentimes take up symptoms of strokes and can cause unconsciousness. With 1.7% of the population, approximately 2.4 million Americans, having experienced a panic attack at least once in their life, it’s become more common and definitely more important to bring awareness to panic attacks, and highlight possible remedies.

What are Panic Attacks?

Firstly, a panic attack is the overwhelming feeling of anxiety or fear that seemingly occurs out of nowhere. Symptoms of a panic attack include a dangerously fast heart rate, becoming short of breath, inability to move, choking up, chills and shaking. These frightening signs of a panic attack strike without any warning, and make the situation even more difficult to handle.

Why Do You Experience Panic Attacks?

While the origins of each individual’s panic attacks vary, we can assume that the majority of them stem from high levels of stress. Genetics also play a role in the likeness of panic attacks and other mental health conditions.

There are times, however, when your subconscious is responsible for triggering a panic attack. Traumatic situations, bad dreams or generally negative experiences have a tendency to remain in the subconscious, and appear without warning, causing a panic attack. Panic attacks can also be a symptom of heart problems, low blood sugar, drug addiction and hyperthyroidism.

Possible Treatments for Panic Attacks

Conventional medications, while are sometimes effective, are known for their undesirable side effects. Less intrusive treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy, which is a common and effective treatment for individuals that have experienced multiple panic attacks. CBD oil is derived from hemp products and contains Non-Detectable THC.

  • Reducing Fear

According to a preclinical study published in NCBI by Campos AC, CBD exhibited the possibility of reducing symptoms of fear, a commonality in those who have experienced multiple panic attacks.

These individuals are conditioned to feel fear in particular situations that can trigger their panic attacks. If the infralimbic cortex, which is responsible for emotional responses such as fear, is targeted, then these instances can decrease.

  • Blocking Unintentional Memory Retrieval

A person’s memory plays a large role in anxiety and probability of panic attacks, as a flashback to a traumatic incident is the most common trigger of panic attacks.

According to the same trial mentioned above published in NCBI, the study observed that CBD could block the unintentional retrieval of memories in rats. It was reported that when CBD activates the CB1 receptor, it could possibly block the traumatic memories of rats, reducing the probability of recurring panic attacks. Additionally, serotonin production assists in reducing fear, panic and anxiety. 5-HT1A receptors, which attach to serotonin transmitters, and are responsible for decreasing blood pressure and heart rate.

Only now do we understand how common panic attacks are, and the importance of bringing awareness to them. Stemming from stressful situations, or instances of trauma, panic attacks are definitely nothing to take lightly, and need to be treated with caution.

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is: If it doesn’t have any THC, what will I feel? Despite its controversial origination, CBD is slowly becoming accepted and normalized. The health benefits associated with CBD and the studies that have been published have been able to destigmatize the plant so far, so now that its image is being corrected, what will CBD actually make you feel?

Faster Recovery After Exercise

An intense, full-body workout can cause fatigue for many, and can slow down the rest of your day. Apart from sore muscles, heavy workouts have the tendency to disrupt daily activities. A post-workout hemp post workout snack concentrated in hemp has shown positive effects in enhancing muscle recovery.

Better Ability To Focus

A wandering mind can be caused by anxiety or stress, and only leads to procrastination. While techniques like meditation and breathing exercises help many, some need more assistance to refocus their minds. It’s integral to help control this anxiety and stress, and help the user to regain focus.

A preliminary study published by Neuropsychopharmacology Journal indicates that a dose of Hemp may positively interact with anxiety, and mental health related symptoms like obsessive worrying, nervousness and the inability to concentrate.

Faster Metabolism

Whether your digestive conditions originate from genetics or have developed over time, it’s said that a healthy digestive system is a key to being healthier. The American Journal Of Medicines has indicated an indirect link between cannabinoids and the metabolic process.

Better Sleep

The inability to get a good night’s sleep is a common symptom of anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. A lack of sleep can trigger a variety of long-term poor health consequences. It’s extremely important for everybody to receive a sufficient amount of sleep, and sleeping pills are notorious for their side effects. The production of melatonin in the body promotes sleep.

Increased Confidence

If you find speaking in public or job interviews difficult, you may not be under generalized anxiety, but this disruption is incredibly inconvenient and can make many miss out of a number of important opportunities.

Terpenes are natural chemicals found in every plant on Earth. You can find terpenes in anything that has a distinct smell! They include the smells we associate with foods, perfumes, and more. Terpenes work with cannabinoids in CBD to deliver a fuller experience by producing what is called The Entourage Effect.

The Entourage Effect

We have two cannabinoid receptors in our endocannabinoid systems, therefore, these different compounds are able to reach both simultaneously. When added, Terpenes and CBD may create a stronger effect compared to when CBD is used alone.

Terpenes, naturally found in cannabis, are built similarly to cannabinoids. Which means they also contribute to the entourage effect. Just picture a team of cannabis and hemp oil compounds working together as an all-star team.

Why do terpenes work?

The rich aroma and flavor of terpenes is what triggers your receptors response to the compounds. They are the building blocks of any plant essential oils. Terpenes from various strain may have positive effects on:

  • Anti-inflammation
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Antibiotic/Anti-fungal
  • Pain
  • Headaches
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia

When cannabinoids and terpenes work together, they produce an effect much greater than they ever could independently!

Over 18% (about 42.5 million) of Americans struggle with their mental health. It’s neglected too often in our society, and its a serious issue that should not be ignored.

The advantages of CBD are being discussed all over the country, and reviews show that those with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADD and more are using it. Extracted from the non-psychotic strains of a hemp plant, CBD is a legal, natural alternative.

A new wave of patients are preferring to consume cannabis edibles to treat themselves and are opting out of traditional medication. Of course, they aren’t doing so blindly, and are listening to the studies that have been going viral.

CBD For Mental Health

Correcting Mental Imbalance

As we know, CBD doesn’t induce psychosis (when you lose contact with reality). Instead, users have a need to balance the psychosis in their heads when facing a mental breakdown.

D2 (Dopamine 2) is the brain receptor that is responsible for triggering mental health symptoms. When this happens, the receptor needs to be overridden with anti-psychotic and anxiety reducing properties. Anandamide is the main transmitter produced in the  brain that binds to cannabinoids, known as the “bliss molecule.” It plays a role in pain, depression, appetite, memory and fertility.

We are proud to hear the wonderful success stories that have spawned from people using our products, and the positive impact that the mental health community has received.

According to a survey conducted in 2011, almost 100 million Americans reported to be suffering from some kind of chronic pain. This figure is likely to have increased in the past years. Contrary to acute pain in which can be treated by targeting the source of affliction, chronic pain is known to be more complex.

Doctors usually prescribe painkillers to deal with the discomfort, but in most cases it just provides temporary relief. In light of that, experts have turned to alternative methods that can better serve as an aid.

Enter, CBD. The most researched non-psychoactive component of marijuana is being taken by the patients of chronic pain. While at the same time, taking strides in becoming an alternative to painkillers and become an actual treatment rather than a suppressor when it comes to chronic pain:

  • Anti-inflammation: Inflammation is a subset of many internal diseases such as arthritis, asthma, tuberculosis, and more. That of which is likely to damage tissues over time. While at the same time, extended use of over the counter medicines has shown signs of damaging your liver, kidneys, and stomach making it a risky choice. CBD is being chosen over anti-inflammatory drugs since its successful study published in 2009 by Prakash Nagarkatti.

  • Relaxes your muscles: There are other ways one may choose to diminish chronic pain from the body such as exercise and/or yoga. But, this choice puts individuals at a standstill as the pain often interferes with these exercises and pain won’t subside until mid-exercise. There are CBD infused products such as organic CBD hemp tea, that contains a milder concentration of CBD. It is only natural that living a life free of fatigue, laziness, or pain will follow to a more dedicated work-out schedule, which may have seemed impossible to do before.

  • Induces calmness and sleep: Chronic pain is one of the reasons why many people are suffering from insomnia. Those who experience chronic pain and use CBD need something to induce a better quality of sleep. Green Roads has a dedicated team of scientists and pharmacists working on making hemp tastier and more effective every day.

  • Fighting depression: One of the most important realities in life is the pursuit of happiness and peace of mind. The fear of having chronic pain many times builds up and leads to depression. According to a study by Lauren Rayner, nearly 60% of people who suffer from depression also deal with chronic pain. Now, there has been a rise in successful testimonials that take CBD and experience these conditions.