Emotion Imbalances

How CBD can help with imbalances in the body 

CBD acts as an anti-panic or anti-stress agent, reacting with the 5-HT (5-hydroxytryptamine) or serotonin receptors, a group of G protein-coupled receptor and ligand-gated ion channels found in the central and peripheral nervous systems. (2) The endocannabinoid system includes the CB-1 receptor. Here, CBD assists the imbalance within the body associated with stress. Serotonin is the “feel good” chemical in our brain. When there is an imbalance, it creates issues such as mood swings, stress and sleep issues. 

What is an Emotional Imbalance?

Everyone, at some point in their life, has felt anxious. There may have been a situation that caused someone to worry and maybe even panic. But, after some processing, that anxious feeling subsided, and emotional control was regained. 

For some, it is not that easy, and breathing and counting to 10, 20, or even 100 does not help. There are typical signs of anxiety, which include: 

  • Worrying
  • Easily Agitated
  • Unable to Relax
  • Feeling Tired and Unmotivated
  • Muscle Pain
  • Sleep Deprivation

The list can go on, and it can be different for each person suffering from emotional imbalances. Many people associate with one of the following types of emotional imbalances: 

  • Mood Imbalance:  People with a mood imbalance may feel anxious and worried for no specific reason or cause for an emotional imbalance.  These situations can interfere with their normal lives. Sometimes these can be so severe, that it interferes with daily activities, such as work, friends, and family. To-do lists become overwhelming and simple tasks become a list of “what ifs” with worst-case scenarios as their outcomes.
  • Social Interactions: Social interactions affect everyone differently. For some, large crowds are unbearable, or  for others speaking in a public setting can cause sweaty palms and uncontrolled nervousness. And for some, even being out in a social setting can be too much to handle, and avoid public gatherings with friends, family, and co-workers.
  • Panic Attacks Heightened Sensitivity:  Panic attacks can happen at any time and for some, without notice. Because of this, people who suffer from panic attacks often avoid any situation that could cause a panic attack to occur and seclude themselves, avoiding social activities. Panic attacks may cause shaking hands and body, higher heart rate, shortness of breath and difficulty swallowing, nauseous, stomach pains, dizzy, and light headed.
  • Uncontrolled Responses Traumatic Experiences:  Traumatic experiences affect people differently. Depending on the situation that caused the experience, any situation can be flared by sounds, smells and emotional situations. 

1. “5-HT receptor – Wikipedia.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5-HT_receptor.

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