Goodleaf is a premium CBD store with a mission to bring you the highest quality range of CBD products, and share deep-rooted knowledge of the cannabis plant. Committed to cultivating an improved quality of life, Goodleaf is creating the next generation of wellness rituals, engineered by nature to restore balance. Goodleaf provides all-natural and scientifically extracted CBD products to include in your daily routine, and are fully traceable to the original source of manufacture.

The most common reasons why people try CBD are related to relaxation and relief from stress, anxiety and poor sleep – arguably the most prevalent and underestimated modern health issues. CBD provides a natural remedy for these conditions, which some may find especially helpful in this time of fear and uncertainty.

Similar to some anti-anxiety drugs, CBD is understood to activate a type of serotonin (the chemical believed to be linked to happiness and wellbeing) receptor in the brain, which is why one of its best known benefits is as a mood enhancer and alleviator of anxiety.

Goodleaf is still available during lockdown as CBD is considered an essential item. Shop online for home delivery nationwide.

Research shows CBD as a potential weapon in the fight against anxiety

The fear and uncertainty caused by the current global pandemic can feel overwhelming for some, leading to an almost debilitating anxiety. This anxiety may be rooted in the fear of illness, but is exacerbated by limited social contact, economic pressures and an inability to exercise or experience the outdoors.

Anxiety can have far reaching effects, causing physical symptoms, and has been linked to increased stress within the body.

But anxiety is treatable – both through medication and natural supplements. In fact, anxiety is by far the most common reason why people go looking to try CBD. Anecdotally, there have been many reports of individuals feeling more relaxed and calm after using cannabis.

But, due to decades of restriction, researchers have only in the past few years begun to figure out why this is so.

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a natural chemical compound extracted from the Cannabis plant and can produce numerous positive effects for health and wellness. CBD is non-intoxicating and will not result in the “high” that is commonly associated with fellow cannabis compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).  CBD has shown great promise in assisting with pain relief, aiding in sleep and easing anxiety, and studies have proven its efficacy as an anti-convulsant treatment for epilepsy in both people and pets.

The latest research has shown that, similarly to some anti-anxiety drugs, CBD is understood to activate a type of serotonin (the chemical believed to be linked to happiness and wellbeing) receptor in the brain, which is why one of its best-known benefits is as a mood enhancer and alleviator of anxiety.

The studies have shown that cannabis does this by cutting down the connections between parts of the brain[1] known to activate anxiety, and by altering the blood flow patterns in the parts that are associated with stress[2]. These results indicated that not only did CBD provide relief from anxiety, but it also fundamentally changed the brain’s initial reactivity to anxious feelings.

Researchers have even claimed CBD has potential as a treatment for anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and seasonal affective disorder (SAD)[3].

“While there is still much more to be learned and proven, encouraging initial outcomes like these have led many to start turning to CBD as a natural alternative to pharmaceutical medication for treating everything from panic attacks to social anxiety, and more acute conditions like depression,” says Goodleaf founder Warren Schewitz.

Goodleaf is Africa’s first premium CBD store, committed to cultivating an improved quality of life through cannabis wellness. We’re on a mission to share our deep-rooted cannabis knowledge and to help you restore balance in the body & mind through drops, vapes and skincare products that are safe, natural, traceable, THC-free and 100% legal. www.goodleaf.co.za

We’re still delivering during lockdown – As a supplier of essential products, select Goodleaf CBD items will remain available for purchase during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Article written by

Nidha Narrandes

Nidha Narrandes is a food-obsessed travel addict with 21 years of journalism experience. Her motto - Travel. Eat. Repeat. She is happiest on a road to nowhere without a plan. A masterchef at home, she can't do without chilli - because chilli makes the world a tastier place.