A year into the pandemic, mental health experts have noticed an emerging global phenomenon – anxiety about life after coronavirus; specifically, search interests have surged in social anxiety treatment.
With summer right around the corner, businesses re-opening, and life as we know it resuming back to “normal” or yet another “new normal,” most of us can’t help but feel the pressures of having to socialize outside our quarantine family. As humans, we are creatures of habit, transitioning to a new way of life can be difficult to cope with (not impossible!) and it can take time to adjust to the idea of going to public places again.
It is important to create routines that work best for our lifestyles. The following agenda of healthy habits can be applied to us all for our peace of mind in our ever-changing world; continue to be mindful, eat well, and stay active.
Why do I have social anxiety?
It is normal to feel anxious about a post-covid future and with the condition our world is in today, we have little to no time to think, adjust, or approach matters in the best way possible. This is nothing new though. Even before our time we have been surrounded by issues out of our control whether at home, work, media, politics, climate change, the list goes on but for now, let’s focus on the anxiety caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Thankfully, technology and science have come a long way since life before Covid. Modern times call for modern measures.
Scientists, as well as holistic healers, have discovered healthy ways to cope with the trials and tribulations life throws our way. Rather than relying on a sedative, antidepressant, or any other prescription drug that may result in addiction, there has been a shift in our society where we are more eager and open to treating psychological challenges caused by biochemical imbalances with a more organic, holistic solution. It is becoming more common and acceptable to turn to cannabis-derived products to relieve the stresses of our daily lives.
What is the best medication for social anxiety?
Still, looking for ways to overcome social anxiety but wary about adding a new supplement or becoming dependent on something in your daily routine?
From a holistic perspective, we strive to find natural remedies that will enhance our organic lifestyle and not harm our nervous system. Now more than ever, Cannabidiol (CBD), is commonly sought after and used to help treat anxiety. Found in the Cannabis sativa plant, CBD is a non-psychoactive natural compound; meaning it does not cause a high and is non-addictive.
Using CBD for Social Anxiety
Treating your anxiety shouldn’t cause you more anxiety. Understanding the intricacies of CBD is crucial when deciding which is the best medication to treat your social anxiety so here is a breakdown of what to look for when shopping for the most effective relief.
There are three types of CBD to consider:
- Broad-spectrum CBD: Want to avoid THC but enjoy the benefits of CBD? Give this a try first.
- Full-spectrum CBD: If you don’t mind THC and want to enjoy maximum effects, try this CBD. Known to produce the “entourage effect.” By using all elements of the cannabis plant, the sum of the parts (e.g. phytocannabinoids, like CBD and THC, flavonoids, and terpenes) create a greater effect than the isolated ingredients. May contain up to 0.3% THC.
- To enjoy the most benefits from CBD, like relief from pain, inflammation, and anxiety, this may be the best option. However, if drug tests are a concern, keep in mind that it’s possible that you can take enough for it to appear on tests.
- CBD isolate: The purest form of CBD that may be best if you want to take larger amounts and avoid THC and other cannabis plant elements. It does not contain any THC, other cannabinoids, or plant compounds and has no odor or taste.
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