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Battling Phobias and Panic Attacks

By on September 20th, 2018 in Company Info

It’s normal to feel anxious or uneasy from time to time. Your first day on a new job, planning for a long trip, going to the dentist… you might feel shaky, your palms may sweat, your heart pounding faster than usual. Some normal anxiety helps to keep your mind focused on the task ahead. However, when your anxiety is so severe that it interferes with your daily activities, leads you to avoid certain situations or keeps you from enjoying life, you may be suffering from panic attacks or experiencing a phobia.

Simple Phobias produce intense fear of a particular object or situation that is, in fact, relatively safe. People who suffer from specific phobias are aware that their fear is irrational, but the thought of facing the object or situation often brings on a panic attack or severe anxiety. 1

Specific phobias may include persistent fear of dogs, insects, or snakes; driving a car; heights; tunnels or bridges; thunderstorms; and/or flying. No one knows what causes them, though they seem to run in families and are slightly more prevalent in women. Specific phobias usually begin in adolescence or adulthood. They start suddenly and tend to be more persistent than childhood phobias. When children have specific phobias–for example, a fear of animals–those fears usually disappear over time, though they may continue into adulthood. No one knows why they persist in some people and disappear in others. 2

Social Phobias can produce fear of being humiliated or embarrassed in front of other people. This problem may also be related to feelings of inferiority and low self-esteem, and can drive a person to drop out of school, avoid making friends, and remain unemployed. 3

Panic attack – the abrupt onset of intense fear or discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes and may include heart palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath, chest pain or discomfort, etc. 4

Common Symptoms of Social Phobias and/or Panic Attacks

  • You may dwell on or exaggerate small mistakes
  • You may feel like everyone is watching you
  • You may be uncomfortable eating out or using the restroom in public
  • You may fear talking on the phone in front of others
  • You may find public speaking, dating, or social situations very uncomfortable, feeling the constant need to escape

How do People Deal with Phobias and/or Panic Attacks?

An SSRI, a type of antidepressant, is the most commonly prescribed antidepressant for anxiety, social phobias, or panic disorders, but they can come with some negative side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Sleep problems
  • Upset stomach
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Increased anxiety
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Tremors
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Dizziness
  • Restlessness
  • Agitation

CBD for Phobias and/or Panic Attacks

CBD products may be able to help with conquering phobias by reducing the symptoms of anxiety. Studies have shown that CBD oil can help reduce the overactivity of the amygdala, which can help reduce the impending feeling of doom. 5

This works through a process called retrograde signaling. When you ingest CBD oil, the endocannabinoid anandamide is elevated. This chemical travels through the synapse to the cannabinoid receptor on the outside of the neuron that is sending panic signals. The endocannabinoid tells the cell to stop sending out so many transmissions, reducing the feeling of anxiety and activity of overactive regions in the brain. 6

Is CBD the same as marijuana? Will it get me high?

In short, CBD is not the same as marijuana. CBD is one of many chemicals found in some strains of the marijuana plant. However, CBD is responsible for many of medical marijuana’s health benefits. More concentrated forms of CBD, such as cannabidiol oil, could offer greater benefits with fewer risks than using medical marijuana. The compound in marijuana that gets users high is called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). No evidence suggests that CBD can get a person high.7

Our Products

Our full-spectrum hemp extract oil is made from organic industrial hemp which contains only legal trace amounts of THC (less than O.3%). These amounts are so small there is no psychoactive effect. We also offer THC-Free Isolate CBD Oil for an alternative option.

Our products are 3rd party laboratory tested multiple times from time of harvest to shipping.  All of our products are produced from 100% non-GMO Domestic Hemp, grown to organic standards and have been tested for contaminants such as pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals and mold.  Our industry leading 3rd party testing procedure is performed on every final product batch and is critical to confirm accuracy in potency information and to check for residual solvents, terpenes and cannabinoid content. Our Certificates of Analysis are available on our website.

Instead of employing harsh solvents for extraction, we utilize the super critical CO2 method when extracting our hemp oil. CO2 is a much healthier choice than other potential solvents and is “generally regarded as safe” (GRAS) by the FDA.

If you decide to use CBD products for pain management, be sure to consult with a doctor first to help avoid harmful interactions with your current medications and treatments, along with negative side effects.

Visit our shop of legal CBD products today and see which ones will be the best for your needs.

Safe Harbour Wellness, is a contemporary wellness focused company, offering natural products made exclusively in the U.S.A. We aim to optimize individual wellness through natural American made products of uncompromising quality, while furthering our quest to give, love and serve.  Visit to learn about our BOG1 mission and how we support our US Heroes; US Veterans, Active Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and First Responders.




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