Busy Philipps is an actress who has been involved in acting since she was a young child. She has also served as a producer, director, and writer. She has appeared on numerous shows, and movies lent her voice to cartoons and spoken publicly about her political views, including her own experience with having an abortion at 15.
Philipps has also publicly discussed her struggles with anxiety and other mental health challenges, as well as the ways she has coped with these issues. In an interview in 2018, she revealed the many ways that she dealt with her anxiety. One of those ways? CBD.
In the 2018 interview, Philipps described herself as a “strong proponent” of CBD, noting that she had used it to combat her anxiety issues. Philipps has gone on to apparently say that she keeps CBD edibles with her, including Lord Jones “high CBD” chocolates and gummies, noting in at least one tweet that the edibles kept her calm when her plane was delayed.
It’s great that Busy can come forward so honestly with her struggles with anxiety! It’s also worth asking this important question: Is this a good use of CBD? Let’s take a look at the evidence.
CBD for Anxiety
There is some evidence which indicates that CBD can be helpful when it comes to treating anxiety and limiting its symptoms. While the way in which CBD works for anxiety isn’t fully understood, it may impact your body’s uptake of serotonin, an important brain hormone that is often tied to anxiety.
Additionally, there are some studies that show that anxiety can be helpful at reducing the symptoms of numerous types of anxiety, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, PTSD and performance anxiety.
CBD as an Edible
Using CBD as an edible has its pros and cons. On the one hand, if you like the food that you are eating, it can absolutely be the most enjoyable way of consuming CBD.
On the other hand, there can be issues. If the processor is less than reputable, the dosage can be difficult to control, as it’s easy to mislabel the amount of CBD in an edible. Food allergies can make eating an edible impossible or dangerous. Individuals who are on a diet or watching what they eat are usually out of luck, as edibles almost always come in a sweet and unhealthy snack. Last, edibles can take a long time to work – up to two hours – thus making them the slowest method of ingestion. If the speed of CBD working isn’t a concern for you, this won’t be an issue, but if you are looking for a fast-acting method of ingestion (as is often the case when taking CBD for anxiety), you should find another way.