Anxiety and depression seen as treatable thanks to CBD infused food items
One in five adults in the United States suffers some form of mental health illness each year. Thanks to more people becoming aware of mental health problems, the number of Americans experiencing mental health issues is estimated to grow. For years, mental health suffers have been treated with various forms of medication by doctors. However, many individuals are now seeking an alternative to pharmaceutical prescription medication. One of the most popular alternatives is CBD edibles, which offer users a natural answer to the mental health issues they experience.
Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health conditions experienced by Americans. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million Americans over the age of 18 suffer from anxiety disorders. Many anxiety sufferers also experience depression.
Hundreds of studies have looked into the human response to CBD when experiencing anxiety and/or depression. A 2015 study published in Neurotherapeutics, stated CBD has a “considerable potential as treatment for multiple anxiety disorders.”
CBD edibles are one of the most popular ways for those suffering from mental health illnesses to treat their condition. CBD and Colorado edibles are now being sold by a number of online specialty shops including Amber’s Edibles and vitamin stores across the US. Even many of the major pharmacy brand stores are now stocking some form of CBD oil or CBD edible products.
According to Amber’s Edibles, the medicinal properties in CBD products have turned millions of users on to edibles. It isn’t just mental health sufferers who snack on and eat CBD edibles as evidence shows Americans have replaced their daily vitamins and pain medication for all-natural CBD products.
In 2017, Forbes reported on a survey conducted by HelloMD that found 55% of CBD users were women. In addition, the survey found that 42% of respondents had given up traditional pharmaceutical medications such as Advil, Tylenol, and aspirin in favor of CBD oil and edibles. Those who took the survey stated the all-natural medication helped them with a variety of issues including anxiety and depression, joint and body pain, and insomnia.
“We have known for some time the wellbeing properties and health benefits of CBD oils and Colorado edibles,” an Amber’s Edibles spokesperson said. “Now, more people are taking their health seriously and using CBD products to live a better life.”