CBD and PTSD: 7 Ways it Helps Ease Symptoms

Do you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder?

Are you curious about ways to relieve PTSD symptoms that are safe and natural? You're not alone. Up to 8% of Americans will experience this disorder in their lifetime.

You may have heard that CBD oil has been used in relief with success.

CBD, or cannabidiol oil, is a non-psychoactive component of the hemp plant. It relieves pain and anxiety; improves mental health; and even causes traumatic memories associated with PTSD to subside. This means you get relief without the high.

If you're curious about the medical connection between CBD and PTSD, wonder no more. The answers are here.

The Relationship Between CBD and PTSD

CBD oil is making a name for itself in the world of nutraceuticals. It alone has the ability to possibly assist with and soothe a range of imbalances. Its positive effects are not limited to PTSD.

It also fights

You have the power to overcome the debilitating symptoms of PTSD. You can overcome the anxieties that fester and make your way to healthier existence with small servings of a natural oil.

If you're concerned about legality, you needn't be. Half of the United States, beginning with New Mexico, is already on board with CBD use. The rest are close behind.

Not only is CBD non-addictive and non-psychoactive, its medicinal qualities are undeniable. A whopping 75% of patients reported that using CBD oil relieved symptoms of PTSD. That's no small number.

CBD is also

Using prescription drugs to soothe pain or depression? They come with a laundry list of negative side effects. That's the last thing you'd want after a traumatic experience.

Avoid the fuzzy pill high, steer clear of a THC buzz, and consider using CBD instead.

We've narrowed down the medicinal effects for you. Here are the top 7 ways CBD helps innocent sufferers of this heart-wrenching disorder.

1. Soothes Depression

In women, depression is the most common co-occurring symptom along with PTSD. In men, depression is second, after alcohol.

Studies with animals show that use of CBD oil improves the overall performance of the animal, as they perform better in a variety of tests which are made to study anxiety and depression. The animals displayed less of both.

2. Helps Users Sleep Better

Lack of sleep affects the body in a tremendous amount of terrible ways. Not only does it encourage mood swings and junk food cravings, it also causes memory loss and a compromised immune system. And that's to name a few!

Those symptoms combined with PTSD are not a good balance.

A good night's sleep improves debilitating symptoms of PTSD and then helps your mental and physical well being, too.

Supplementing with small amounts of CBD before bed can aid in sleep longevity. Over time and with practice, increase your serving size, with the biggest taken right before bed.

3. Physical Pain Relief

Cannabis has been used for thousands of years to treat many different physical ailments throughout history.

That's right: thousands of years!

Ever heard the phrase "no news is good news"? If CBD were bad, we would've known by now, right?

Instead, it's now studied more than ever. Recent studies have shown that CBD oil can help relieve aches caused by arthritis; multiple sclerosis; and chronic pain.

A smart amount to relieve pain? Start low - think 2.5 mg - and increase over time - 20 mg - based on its effects on your body.

4. Reduces Stress and Anxiety

The brain has a natural receptor called CB1. CBD oil reacts with this receptor to help qualm your anxieties. How?

The cannabidiol oil tells the CB1 receptor in the brain to produce more serotonin. Those who suffer from depression and anxiety experience low levels of serotonin.

Meds are prescribed to make your body produce more of the hormone. The problem with that is that most pills have negative side effects. And if you happen to be taking any other medications, they may not react well with each other.

Consider a natural supplement like CBD. It stimulates the CB1 receptor and helps your brain produce more of the feel-good hormone serotonin - without the complications.

5. Promotes Social Behavior

Some people suffering from PTSD wind up becoming reclusive. This is natural. Any number of things in the outside world can be triggering: loud noises, strange sights, certain people.

With anxiety-relief naturally comes social-anxiety-relief. CBD oil lowers inhibitions.

6. PTSD Symptom Relief

Some of the common behaviors of those suffering from PTSD are:

One of the most common events to result in PTSD is wartime trauma.

Some of the biggest advocates for CBD use are, believe it or not, members of the military.

They're tired of addictive, opiate painkillers. Rather, 83% favor legalization of marijuana and 92% favor marijuana research! They think the government needs to catch up.

And although CBD is a component of the marijuana plant, remember that it's the side without the high. We hope this will make its universal acceptance happen even sooner.

7. Boosts Immune System

With all the anxiety, lack of sleep, and sadness, your immune system is bound to take a hit in the health department.

CBD reacts with the body's receptors to achieve its soothing and medicinal effects. CBD oil suppresses hyperactive immune systems and returns them to a healthier level.

CBD Eases Symptoms

The proof is in the relief.

Why not let it heal you?

While there are studies of CBD being conducted today - we're guessing as you read this - it's been a lot of so far, so good. Patients and users report euphoric, happy feelings, without the added high.

And unlike other high-inducing drugs, CBD oil is non-addictive and medicinal. There is no known legal serving size that is fatal. On the flip side, opioids killed 28,000 in 2014. Alcohol-related deaths were in the 80,000s.

CBD and PTSD? We hope that you'll soon have the first without the second.

Let us know if you're interested in trying some of our hemp products!

Follow Up To Earth Science Tech Testing with PTSD

Several weeks ago, we announced that Earth Science Tech, a leading manufacturer of CBD Hemp Oil products had partnered with another group to begin testing CBD from hemp on veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Today, we are here to provide the initial results.

If you caught our earlier article, you know that ETST (Earth Science Tech) partnered with RRNP Healthcare and Dysfunctional Veterans of New Hampshire to study the effects of CBD from hemp on veterans who were experiencing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome). The initial results are in and they are so positive that the groups have decided to continue further with the research. Now, granted, to date there has only been one participant complete the studies, but that participant shows so much promise that he is happy to continue the testing. And, because of the promising results, the groups have agreed to continue to fund the research.

Essentially, what took place was the participant took a dropperful of rich CBD Hemp Oil Drops three times a day for 3 weeks. During this time, the individual experienced:
A stop to Nightmares - Flashbacks - Traumatic Play - Intrusive Recollections
A stop to Avoidance of Situations that Reminded the Individual of Past Traumatic Events
A stop to Having Symptoms of Hyper Vigilance
Sleep Every Night & Was Glad to Go to Sleep
A Healthy Diet and Appetite
Almost Complete Stop to Anxiety
An Increase in Relaxed Self in Various Places and Settings
A stop to ALL of his PTSD-Related Prescriptions (including Quetiapine, Xanax, Aripiprazole, Ambien, Temaxepam and Trazadone) with NO SIDE EFFECTS
Improved Mind - Body well being
Clearer Thinking
Ability to Concentrate on Work
Improved Patience with Others
Better Organizational Skills
Highly Improved Energy Levels - resumed physical exercise, increased work productivity
Lowered Blood Pressure

Anyone with PTSD would KNOW these results are SIGNIFICANT!! Further.....

The fourth week of the study, the individual stopped taking CBD Hemp Oil. Study Administrators noted the rapid return of the original symptoms of the PTSD.

That last sentence is why the individual was MORE THAN HAPPY to continue the study so that he could enjoy his life once again!

ETST, RRNP and the Dysfunctional Veterans of New Hampshire are to be commended on this study. Further, ETST takes part in several studies and clinical trials relative to the use of CBD Hemp Oil and its ability to interact with many physical and mental conditions. ETST is truly a leader in working with cannabidiol from hemp and getting it integrated into our society in such a way that not only are individuals happy to use it, but in a way that medical and health professionals have the documented support they need to further reduce the dependence on pharmaceutical drugs by the very people who need improved health.

We at WellSpring CBD wholeheartedly support the efforts of Earth Science Tech and have worked closely with them over the years to help get CBD Hemp Oil into the hands of those who need it. We are proud to be associated with such a professional and pro-active leader in our industry.