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Natural Awakenings Washington DC Metro


May 31, 2016 10:38PM
By Katherine Leo
When people think of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), most often they associate it with a veteran that has gone through some traumatic experience. However, there are many people who suffer from PTSD just from everyday life. Anxiety, depression and PTSD are pathologies that affect human beings in many aspects of life, including social life, productivity and health.  CBD, a compound in cannabis that has medical effects but does not make people feel “stoned”, is currently being used as a treatment for PTSD because it naturally has antidepressant- and anxiolytic-like compounds.

CBD oil helps feed the endocannabinoid system, which we all have.  Our endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulation of immune system functions, pain management and appetite, and is involved in the regulation of mood and memory.  It also controls several metabolic functions including, but not limited to, energy storage and nutrient transport.

Studies have shown that some of the veterans that use marijuana to relieve symptoms of PTSD are getting the reverse effect they're looking for.  Marijuana actually causes anxiety and nervousness for some people, whereas CBD has been shown to decrease anxiety, making it a better choice for those suffering from PTSD, an anxiety disorder or depression. With CBD, they also get the benefits without the high.

Katherine Leo helps others find full health by using CBD. For more information, call 202-730-9443 or visit


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