Anxiety can be crippling, causing havoc with other systems; another does not always have to be a cause other than an imbalance in body chemistry. When you add CBD to an anxious body, the CBD will either enhance or inhibit how receptors are read, changing the shape of the receptor’s, altering how it is read by the transmitter. This altering causes the same sedating effect as a benzodiazepine such as a valium. This is possible because CBD functions as an allosteric receptor, which means it changes the shape of the GABA-A receptors and strengthens the natural effects of GABA. This is possible because the benzodiazepine receptors are not in the same location on the brain. This could be the key to managing anxiety, by naturally changing the way our brains receive information.
By Larisa Rose