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Fear of Public Speaking? CBD Can Help!

By on October 10th, 2018 in Company Info

Ever wondered what the average person’s worst fear is? Heights? No.Clowns? Nope. Snakes?  Still no. It’s actually public speaking. Approximately 25 percent of people report experiencing it. 1

Glossophobia, or a fear of public speaking, is a very common phobia and one that is believed to affect up to 75% of the population. Some individuals may feel a slight nervousness at the very thought of public speaking, while others experience full-on panic and fear. They may try to avoid public speaking situations at all cost or if they must speak in public, they endure shaking hands and a weak, quavering voice. How to overcome a fear of public speaking? With persistence and preparation, it’s entirely possible to beat glossophobia.

“The fear of public speaking is more common in younger patients as compared to older ones and may be more prevalent in females as compared to males,” says Jeffrey R. Strawn, MD, FAACAP, associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati. “We know that some individuals tend to have more anxiety related to certain circumstances in which there may be a fear of evaluation and embarrassment.”

A fear of public speaking often is present in individuals with social anxiety disorder 2, Dr. Strawn says, and these social anxiety disorders may affect 5 to 9% of Americans. “However, it is important to point out that not all individuals with a fear of public speaking have social anxiety disorder or another psychiatric disorder,” he explains. “For a diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder, clear functional impairment is generally required.”

Why Does CBD Work for Glossophobia?

“Fear and anxiety involve the arousal of the autonomic nervous system in response to a potentially threatening stimulus. When confronted with a threat, our bodies prepare for battle. This hyperarousal leads to the emotional experience of fear, and it interferes with our ability to perform comfortably in front of audiences. Eventually, it prevents people from pursuing opportunities for public speaking,” (Theo Tsaousides, Ph.D., Smashing the Brainblocks). 3

While big pharma assists this particular type of anxiety with prescription medications, others are taking a more natural approach by calming their fears and social anxieties with CBD products (oils, tinctures, edibles, etc.).

In a small study from Brazil, researchers put subjects through a simulated public speaking scenario. Subjects noted they experienced less anxiety while speaking in public. Their blood pressure and heart rate confirmed that their statements were true. 4

Researchers for this study concluded that the CBD helped to reduce the speaker’s anxiety, discomfort, and cognitive impairment during their speech. The group that had the placebo experienced increased discomfort, higher anxiety, and more cognitive impairment. 5

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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.

We also use a super critical CO2 method of extraction for all of our CBD Oil Tinctures.  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.

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