Defined by feelings of unease, worry, and fear, anxiety can greatly reduce a person’s quality of life. The condition can occur at any time and ranges from mild to severe. Although it has no single cause, researchers believe both genetics and environmental factors play a role in its onset.
• Limonene: This terpene adds a citrusy scent to cannabis flowers. Strains high in limonene literally taste like oranges and lemons! In animal studies  , the molecule has demonstrated an ability to boost serotonin and dopamine. Limonene also appears to enhance the anxiolytic action  of CBD.
WHAT IS ANXIETY?
CBD appears to act as an allosteric modulator  at the 5-HT1A receptor. This means it could be capable of facilitating signalling in the serotonin system, a network associated with mood, and the main target of existing anxiety treatments.
THC underpins the quintessential psychoactive effect associated with cannabis. It does so by binding to CB1 receptors in the brain, which causes a wave of dopamine to surge. Generally, the more THC a person consumes, the higher they feel. Breeders spent most of the last few decades selectively breeding cultivars to produce high levels of this cannabinoid. Some of the positive effects of THC include:
CBD produces a clear-headed and relaxing sensation without any psychoactive effects. This makes the cannabinoid more of a feasible option than THC for many anxiety sufferers. However, people can benefit from both cannabinoids at the same time.
Because of its high-CBD, low-THC cannabinoid profile, this CBD strain produces mellow effects while maintaining mental clarity. Strains high in CBD content are highly demanded by patients looking for anxiety relief, or to treat pain, inflammation, and seizures.
In the study, Washington State University scientists asked participants to stay at their homes to consume medicinal marijuana. Then, using a tracking app, they had the participants rate their symptoms for the following conditions: stress, anxiety, as well as depression.
Indeed, with so many social and political issues affecting the stability of our planet, the conditions of anxiety and depression have never been more prevalent in our societies. Some of the main anxiety symptoms include aches and pains, muscle spasms, excessive worrying, agitation, and restlessness.
This slightly sativa dominant hybrid can lift you from your anxiety into a warmer, uplifting emotion while gently easing those symptoms of anxiety. Indeed, many users of Jack Herer find that it can provide a positive mood adjustment without taking too much effect on energy levels. This makes Jack an ideal day-time (or social situation) strain for anxiety.
This spectacular Californian choice inherited its fruity berry aroma from its Purple Urkle parent and given its reputation, could be a good choice for those living with anxiety.
GDP’s primary terpenes include myrcene, caryophyllene, and pinene, which are said to synergise with significant effect when used for social anxiety disorders and reducing anxiety levels. GDP was actually developed as a pain-relieving, stress fighter for California’s medical cannabis patients in the ́00s and is considered an ideal medicinal strain for both mind and body.
Recent studies have also shown that CBD works together with other chemical compounds in cannabis called Terpenes (Terpenoids). This cooperation of chemicals is called ‘The Entourage Effect’. Combined, CBD and terpenes Limonene and Linalool have been found to more effectively help reduce a range of anxiety disorders. On the other hand, high levels of THC can have the opposite effect and in some cases, increase anxious feelings and paranoia.