We know that CBD interacts with many different receptors, proteins, and other chemicals in the brain. These interactions create changes in the activity of neurotransmitters, hormones, and other cells throughout the brain and body. Through these interactions, CBD can improve many of the body’s functions, from sleep-wake cycles and emotional regulation to inflammation, pain perception, and seizures. The most common mental health issues in the United States are related to anxiety disorders, affecting 30 percent of adults and 25 percent of young adults. Commonly, people do not associate brain health issues (anxiety, depression, ADHD, etc.,) with inflammation. However, progress and innovation through research are showing us that is precisely the cause.
CBD is a natural anxiolytic and is extremely effective in treating those suffering from social anxiety, without the side effects that pharmaceutical grade medications have. Additionally, CBD directly affects the brain by lowering activity in the amygdala, which makes you experience emotions. CBD increases activation in your prefrontal cortex which is associated with cognitive behaviors, personality, expression, decisions, and social behaviors. CBD also affects neuron regeneration linked with a reduction in anxiety. CBD appears to reduce the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia and may offer a significant new treatment for this and other mental disorders.