From oils to tinctures, skin care to caffeinated tonics, it's hardly a secret that CBD is everywhere. And while it's exploded in popularity due to its rumored abilities to address everything from achy muscles to sleep issues, perhaps its biggest draw is that for some people, it's transformed the way they deal with anxiety.
As with any supplement, it's important to consult your medical provider before trying CBD out for yourself since the industry exists outside the purview of the FDA. (Especially if you're pregnant or nursing.) However, a 2015 NIH study on CBD's health benefits revealed that the ingredient "has shown therapeutic efficacy in a range of animal models of anxiety and stress, reducing both behavioral and physiological (e.g., heart rate) measures of stress and anxiety."
While the truth is that no gummy can replace seeing a therapist or mental health professional (if you're fortunate to have that option available to you), there are many other ways to address day-to-day anxious feelings, too. Here, we take a closer look at nine products to try.
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