Alexandra Fairhurst from Greater Manchester has suffered with anxiety for over 15 years and wrote in to tell us how she uses CBD products to help combat her anxiety. It was a friend who originally recommended trying CBD hemp tea to help ease the symptoms. Alexandra wrote in to us to share her experience;
“After years of suffering in silence, my friend recommended CBD. At now 46 years old, I was a little apprehensive. I’ve tried prescriptions, doctor recommended solutions, healthy diets, exercise, meditation and even talking to friends but nothing seemed to work. For 15 years of my life I suffered with generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, agoraphobia, PTSD, health anxiety, eating disorders and a raft of physical and psychological ‘symptoms’ that rendered me, more or less, useless and incapable, in every way.”
Alexandra’s friend advised her to try CBD hemp tea. At first, she was hesitant to try the dubious remedy believing it was illegal to buy in the UK. She was not familiar with the extensive research surrounding CBD.
“I was at this point, willing to give anything a try but always thought hemp tea and cannabis oils were not allowed in the UK. I discovered that my best friends partner was already taking CBD for depression. She’s the one that told me about Natural Strains and recommended I contact you for help on which product to use”
Alexandra spoke with our lovely customer service team, and built a relationship with Jodie who helped find the ideal product for her.
“After using it for a few days I could really feel the difference in my mood, I felt a lot calmer and relaxed. I was able to organise thoughts in my head and deal with my challenges with a calmer mind. I’ve been having 2 cups of CBD hemp tea a day, 1 in the morning with breakfast and one before bed. I find it helps me start my day calm and relaxed and having a meal alongside sets my metabolism up for the day. And one at night- I tend to use a little more of a night to help me relax even further. I would like to say a huge thank you to you all at Natural Strains! The tasty tea strains have helped me get my life back. I was doubtful that it would do anything. But I am sleeping well, and in control I honestly thought I had wasted my money, but I’m so glad I took the chance. Thank you all so much, especially Jodie!”
However, we never make any medical claims on any of the products we sell. We are keen to share our customer experiences and information from the increasing number of medical studies that are being carried out on CBD. Receiving thank you messages like the one from Alexandra makes our efforts all that more rewarding.
What’s the evidence that CBD works for anxiety?
The truth is that the popularity of CBD products as potential anti-anxiety supplements is backed with plenty of solid research. Several clinical trials are currently underway, but there is already sufficient proof (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/) of CBD’s benefits for:
- Social anxiety disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Generalised anxiety disorder
The link shared above is just one of many studies out there that have been carried out. We would advise all readers who are interested in taking CBD oil for anxiety to do their own research and if they have any questions to contact our fantastic care team at email@example.com.
Many would argue there is not enough evidence to tout CBD as an effective treatment for anxiety, and we would have to agree that more tests and scientific research has to be carried out. However, if we look at the studies that have already taken place the results are very promising. Medical studies paired with user testimonials leads us to believe there is real substance behind the hype.