You’ve probably heard a lot about CBD oil lately, and its supposed ability to relieve everything from pain to anxiety to acne, and gummies seem to have taken the mantle as the preferred delivery device for most people. But with so many brands popping up to capture a slice of the CBD pie (is CBD pie a thing?), just picking o ne can cause more anxiety than the gummies can relieve.
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So to be clear about what these studies were testing: they didn’t involve humans, and they didn’t involve anxiety disorders or human-relevant stresses like family drama and work deadlines. A review of the evidence on CBD and anxiety notes that sometimes CBD seemed to increase anxiety, and that it may matter whether the rodent gets their CBD dose before or after feeling stress.
That said, if you’re looking for experiments on low doses of CBD in real world conditions, you won’t find their results in scientific journals—you’ll just have to try it yourself, or talk to people who have. Anecdotally, some people feel that these doses work for them . And there’s no science to say, definitively, whether or not that’s true.
CBD products’ doses are tiny compared to the ones used in studies
For example, one study on CBD and public speaking anxiety used doses of 300 milligrams. Another used 600 milligrams. The doses used in mouse and rat studies varied widely, but were often in that ballpark or above.
I’m super sensitive when it comes to pot. If I just have a little, I’m cowering in the corner, weeping, wishing the experience was over soon, and I could stop thinking about every little horrible thing. But I am jealous of those who seem to enjoy it, particularly those who can really relax when high. So I thought CBD would be the thing to try, and I bought some gummies advertised from whatever Kinja link was hawking them. “Sunday Scaries” is what I think they were called.
CBD was recently approved as a drug by the FDA (Epidiolex, for the treatment of certain seizure disorders), which means that a company had to do clinical trials and document its side effects . They range from decreased appetite and trouble sleeping, to aggression, a fast heartbeat, and trouble breathing.