Fighting inner restlessness: Does CBD help against restlessness?


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There are numerous studies that provide evidence that CBD has various therapeutic properties and can provide support for many ailments. Since cannabidiol is currently covered by the Therapeutic Products Advertising Act, we are not allowed to make any therapeutic claims at this point. We would also like to point out that our products are not considered as medical preparations.

Tension, nervousness and increased anxiety: Many people are familiar with inner states of restlessness. As a rule, the condition is situational and passes quickly. However, when restlessness becomes chronic, it can severely affect the quality of life and health of those affected. Strong medications to calm down can be a help in an acute situation, but they are not a permanent solution. However, there are some helpful alternatives, such as the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) from the hemp plant, to relieve inner tension.

Inner restlessness: Causes
Inner restlessness: symptoms
What can you do about inner restlessness?
Herbal remedies for inner restlessness and tension
CBD against inner restlessness
How can CBD help with inner restlessness?
Application of CBD against inner restlessness

Almost all people know the feeling of inner restlessness. Before an exam or another exciting event, inner restlessness can spread. Likewise, too much caffeine can also trigger restlessness and nervousness. Temporary states of restlessness are therefore usually completely normal in stressful or stressful situations and do not pose any health risks.

Inner restlessness: causes

Often, inner restlessness is one of the symptoms that occur in various mental illnesses. The frequency is particularly high in anxiety disorders. However, restlessness can also be one of the symptoms of depression.

Furthermore, restlessness can be an accompanying symptom of diseases, such as hyperthyroidism or chronic low blood pressure. Taking various medications such as certain antidepressants or agents such as theophylline for the treatment of respiratory diseases can also cause restlessness to occur as a side effect. In addition, alcohol and drug abuse should also be named as triggers.

Inner restlessness: symptoms

Restlessness states can express themselves in very different ways individually. In principle, they are characterized in particular by the inability to relax. Usually, other physical and psychological symptoms are added, such as:

  • Shaky hands
  • Strong heart palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Fear, anxiety and/or panic attacks
  • Insecurity
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Sleep disturbances

Due to such symptoms, individuals often react with increased irritability and become increasingly nervous. This can result in hectic behavior, which naturally involves a certain potential for conflict in everyday life and in interactions with other people.

In the case of permanent inner restlessness, i.e. chronic stress, the body is under power and secretes increased amounts of stress hormones. As a result of the overstimulation of the autonomic nervous system, health can suffer enormously. For example, the immune system is weakened and the risk of cardiovascular disease increases. In addition, stress hormones can promote inflammatory processes.

What can be done against inner restlessness?

If the restlessness can be traced back to a physical illness, the treatment of this is in the foreground. If the cause is found in the intake of medication, it can be discussed with the doctor in charge whether a change in the dose or a different medication can alleviate the symptoms.

Since mental illnesses such as anxiety disorders or depression are the main triggers of inner restlessness, it is important for those affected to seek therapy. If necessary, medications such as antidepressants can be used as a supportive measure, although these can in turn trigger states of restlessness as side effects.

In the case of a severe anxiety disorder, strong tranquilizers (benzodiazepines) such as Valium are also used in some cases. However, these drugs can cause severe side effects. There is also a risk of dependence.

Self-help for inner restlessness

To get rid of symptoms such as restlessness or anxiety, everyone can become active themselves and do a lot. The following tips can help to ensure relaxation:

  • Time out: escaping to work does not solve the problem. That's why it's important to take regular time out from everyday life to calm down. For example, meditation, mindfulness exercises or yoga are suitable.
  • Exercise: Regular exercise and sports promote relaxation and stress reduction.
  • Relaxation exercises: Proven methods include autogenic training and progressive muscle relaxation.
  • Baths: Additives, such as lavender, lemon balm or valerian, in a warm bath can promote relaxation.

Herbal remedies for inner restlessness and tension

Natural remedies for inner restlessness include valerian, hops and lemon balm. However, so far only valerian has been sufficiently scientifically studied. Studies indicate that extracts can be of use in states of agitation, anxiety and restlessness.
In the search for other herbal remedies, many people come across the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) from hemp and try the CBD oil derived from it.

CBD against inner turmoil

Although CBD products are extremely popular, there are still many questions surrounding cannabidiol (CBD), such as what exactly is CBD, how is it different from THC, what effect can CBD have, and so on. Therefore, here is a short introduction to the CBD topic.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid from the hemp plant. Phytocannabinoids are actually nothing more than chemical substances that the plant produces for a variety of reasons, such as defense against predators. Hemp can produce more than 100 cannabinoids, of which only a few are known.

Probably the best known cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which can trigger an intoxicating effect. In contrast, cannabidiol (CBD) does not trigger such effects.

Effect of CBD in the body

The body has a so-called endocannabinoid system (ESC), which includes special cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) that can be detected almost throughout the organism. In addition, the body can also produce cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) itself, which act as messengers (neurotransmitters) on the endocannabinoid system.

The ESC functions similarly to a regulatory system, as it is involved in the regulation of various biological processes, such as the sensation of pain, emotions, sleep, appetite, or even inflammatory processes. Accordingly, it can be deduced from this that the intake of CBD can trigger an effect in the ESC.

Studies on the effects of CBD

Research has focused less on agitation and CBD, and more on the relationship between CBD and anxiety relief. There have been some interesting studies on this.

For example, CBD is thought to interact with the 5-HT1A receptor in the brain, which is activated by the "happiness hormone" serotonin. Researchers found this to be the case in rats where CBD was used for seven days, resulting in a decrease in anxiety-like behavior in the animals. Other studies on rodents have also produced these results, so researchers suggest that CBD has the potential to alleviate anxiety.

In addition, research suggests that CBD may likely reduce the activation of brain regions associated with anxiety, fear and emotional processing.

Studies in humans also exist. In one psychiatric hospital, 103 sufferers of anxiety disorders who also suffered from poor sleep were given CBD regularly over an extended period of time, in addition to traditional medication. The result states that the anxiety levels decreased in around 80 percent of the patients after taking CBD.

However, it must also be said about these studies that medical CBD was used here, either in the form of extracts from THC-rich cannabis plants, CBD isolate or synthetic CBD - and in very high doses.

How can CBD help with inner restlessness?

CBD oil is not a medical product and does not have pharmaceutical quality. It is also not used in studies because it is not produced from THC-rich cannabis plants, but from useful hemp plants that contain only small traces of THC. In this context, it is also worth mentioning that CBD products like CBD oil can vary greatly in quality depending on the manufacturer. CBD oil is therefore not always CBD oil. Therefore, when buying the products should pay attention to the following, among other things:

  • Origin and cultivation of the hemp (organic cultivation should be preferred).
  • Extraction method (CO2 extraction is the gentlest method)
  • Carrier oil (hemp seed oil, sunflower seed oil and MCT oil are suitable)

ALPINOLS provides transparent and open information about the organic cultivation of hemp and its processing. In addition, the quality of the CBD products is guaranteed by testing each batch in the in-house laboratory as well as in an independent third-party laboratory for CBD and THC content. In this respect, it is ensured that the product contains what is promised. In addition, the certificates of analysis provide information that the CBD products are free of heavy metals, pesticides and other foreign substances.


What does inner restlessness feel like?

Inner restlessness is a very individual feeling and can express itself differently in each person. Those affected cannot relax and often suffer from other symptoms, such as anxiety, shaky hands, strong palpitations or sweating. The mental stress can also affect the body, so that, for example, headaches or gastrointestinal problems occur.

Where does the strong inner restlessness come from?

Inner restlessness can have numerous causes. In stressful situations, they are completely normal. If the restlessness becomes a permanent condition, perhaps an anxiety disorder or depression could be the cause. Various illnesses (e.g. hyperthyroidism) or medications (e.g. antidepressants) can also be possible triggers. But alcohol and drug abuse can also be causative.

Is inner restlessness dangerous?

Short-term feelings of restlessness, for example in an exciting situation, are generally harmless. They often occur as an accompanying symptom of anxiety disorders or depression. However, in order not to take any risks, those affected should talk to their family doctor to rule out any pathological causes.