U.S. News and World Report: Can CBD Oil Help With Anxiety?

By Alissa Rumsey, ContributorAug. 20, 2019, at 9:00 a.m

This article is based on reporting that features expert sources including Carlene Thomas RDN, LD

CBD, SHORT FOR cannabidiol, has become one of the hottest wellness trends. It’s popping up in cafes, gift shops and pharmacies as a component of oils, tinctures, soaps, lotions, food products and even pet food. Coffee shops are offering to add CBD shots to your latte, while juice bars will add CBD oil to smoothies. Proponents of CBD claim it can help with a variety of ailments,including anxiety, depression, pain, stress, inflammation and more.

Bottom Line

While there are a lot of positive anecdotal reports from people who’ve taken CBD to help manage anxiety, and the research we have is promising, we still need to see larger, longer-term studies. CBD seems to be mostly safe for humans, but its effect can vary greatly from person to person. It also comes with an expensive price tag. If you decided to try CBD, make sure to purchase it from a reputable source and talk to your doctor before starting it.

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