3 Cannabis Strains to Try for Treating Anxiety
A new medical study has found a link between cannabis and the reduction of anxiety and stress. According to the study, anxiety disorders occur when there’s too much communication between the frontal cortex and amygdala.
“The circuit between the amygdala and the frontal cortex has been shown to be stronger in individuals with certain types of anxiety disorders. As people or animals are exposed to stress and get more anxious, these two brain areas glue together, and their activity grows stronger together,” says author of the study, Sachin Patel, MD, PhD.
More than 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorder, the #1 mental health condition in the United States. Symptoms include irritability, mood swings, insomnia, dietary changes, weight loss/gain, chronic pain, depression and feelings of worthlessness. Sufferers can be plagued by racing, negative thoughts, fatigue and headaches, among other mental and physical manifestations.
Fortunately, if you are one of these people with an overactive amygdala, there are cannabis strains that can help bring you peace. We recommend balanced hybrid strains and those high in limonene for those looking to treat mental health conditions.
Here are three strains in stock now that can reduce symptoms and feelings of anxiety:
Midnight will uplift your spirits with a strong cerebral buzz while its body effects creep up later, providing a euphoric relaxation. This strain is perfect for treating depression and anxiety along with reliving minor aches and pains, migraines and nausea. High doses can cause sedation. As the name suggests, this delicious flower was grown in Mendocino.
Squirt will allow you to forget about stress and anxiety, making it easier to focus on tasks at hand. The effects are mostly cerebral but with some numbing of the body. Often, this flower initially provides a strong burst of focused energy that tapers gently to a relaxed and tension-free state. Use this hybrid during the day for relief from migraines, depression and anxiety. This uplifting strain was grown in Sonoma County.
SF Cream is a dessert-like strain that offers an uplifting cerebral high filled with cheerful euphoria. It’s likely to keep you smiling and filled with bliss for an extended period of time with its long-lasting high. SF Cream will leave you mentally and physically feeling peaceful and happy. It’s the perfect mood-booster!
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