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CBD Oil as an Alternative to Xanax

by MARK3 CBD |

Relief of Anxiety without the Negative Side Effects

There is no question that anxiety is a problem in the United States. Anxiety disorders are the most common source of mental distress, with over 18 million adults suffering from an anxiety-related issue. That is nearly 20% of the American adult population. Benzodiazepine drugs are routinely prescribed to treat and control anxiety disorders in the United States.

However, benzodiazepines or “benzos” are powerful drugs, prone to abuse and highly addictive. If you need help dealing with daily anxiety or an anxiety disorder, consider addressing your problem naturally with CBD oil.

What Are Benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines are a class of controlled medications that produce sedative effects. Xanax is perhaps the most well-known benzo. These drugs are very effective at controlling anxiety, since they are really mild tranquilizers, causing muscle relaxation, sleepiness, and a hypnotic effect. Examples of benzodiazepines that are currently available:

  • Xanax (generic name alprazolam)
  • Klonopin (generic name clonazepam)
  • Valium (generic name diazepam)
  • Restoril (generic name temazepam)
  • Ativan (generic name lorazepam)
  • Halcion (generic name triazolam

Unfortunately, while benzodiazepines like Xanax are useful for halting panic attacks and enhancing relaxation, they are also habit-forming. In fact, physical dependence can occur within just three weeks of using benzodiazepines. Addiction may occur even faster if a patient is taking a higher dose than prescribed.

Dependence takes hold because benzodiazepines provide a “rush” of dopamine to the brain. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter most strongly associated with pleasure and a feeling of reward. It is easy to become dependent on this pleasurable feeling, and patients often abuse benzodiazepines to “chase” a sensation of calm and well-being.

Other Benzodiazepine Side Effects

In addition to dependence, benzodiazepines can also trigger a variety of other adverse effects. Short-term problems that can occur even with a single dose include dizziness, trouble with balance and coordination, and excessive fatigue. It should go without saying: it is extremely dangerous and illegal to drive a vehicle under the influence of benzodiazepine drugs.

CBD Oil Instead

Like benzodiazepines, CBD oil has been proven in multiple studies to deliver anti-panic effects in most people. CBD oil has even been shown benefits to patients suffering from serious anxiety conditions, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, unlike benzos, CBD oil has demonstrated no addictive properties.

MARK3 Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil contains no THC, the chemical responsible for the “high” from marijuana. So there is no danger of coordination problems, dizziness, or mental health issues. Instead, most people simply benefit from the mood enhancement and decreased anxiety produced by the natural cannabinoids in this full-spectrum oil. While some users report very mild sleepiness in large doses, CBD oil will not cause sedation. The sleepiness effect comes from the anti-anxiety nature of this product, and can actually be quite helpful for those dealing with sleep problems. In essence it helps your body relax before sleep.

Xanax and other benzodiazepines may be useful for some patients, but there are many drawbacks to these drugs. Remember that MARK3 Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil is all-natural, organic, and non-addictive option for anxiety and panic attack relief.