CBD and PTSD
PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life threatening or life changing event such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents and illness, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. A wide range of people of all ages are found to be struggling with PTSD.
PTSD makes ‘normal’ life very challenging
This crippling condition can make ‘normal’ life very challenging and can be very isolating for both the person struggling with PTSD and their loved ones. PTSD and other mental health disorders are no longer the taboo subject they were and with that more research has been undertaken to study PTSD and its effects on the body and how best to help the sufferer.
It has been found that the persistence of PTSD over a period of time is actually making changes in the brain itself due to chemicals, such as adrenaline and stress hormones, which are fired by reliving trauma. Researchers have also found that people affected by PTSD have lower levels of anandamide compared with those who do not show signs of PTSD. Anandamide is a naturally occurring endocannabinoid in the human body which helps you to ‘cope’ with situations, it is also often associated with the capacity for joy and happiness, CBD oil stops the degradation of the body’s anandamides.
CBD diminishes stress, anxiety, depression and many other mental symptoms attached with PTSD
Many of those affected have started to experiment with CBD products and are having some incredible effects. So why is this? CBD products directly targets and diminish stress, anxiety, depression and many other mental symptoms attached with PTSD, this dramatically helps other physical symptoms, such as shakes, lower blood pressure and panic attacks, to disappear.
CBD products help to replenish endocannabinoid deficiencies in the body, including anadamide. It also helps to block mood receptors that are triggered by recall of trauma, they promote sleep hormones, regulate stress hormones, block reconsolidation memory (ie flashbacks) and improve instinct learning (the reprogramming of the brains response in certain circumstances). This in turn combats suicidal thoughts and promotes relaxation, happiness and an overall general healthy well-being.
No negative psychotropic side effects
It is worth pointing out that The Healing Connection products contain only a trace amount of THC, making it legal and, more importantly for PTSD sufferers, it does not cause psychotropic effects which smoking marijuana can. In some cases smoking marijuana can increase symptoms of paranoia and feeling ‘out of control’ in some PTSD sufferers. You can take The Healing Connection CBD products without the fear of any of those negative side effects.