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CBD For Social Anxiety At Get-Togethers

By Harrison Payton

May 8, 2021

Social Anxiety At Parties? You’re Not Alone

Do you or someone you love have social anxiety? If so, you may know some of the difficulties associated with overcoming and managing it. It can be a considerable challenge for those who grapple with it. But what if there was something that might help? What if a potential way to support this condition was something as simple as CBD oil? CBD has been shown to reduce symptoms of social anxiety like nervousness, fear, self-consciousness, and feelings of being judged by others. 

As we head into the summer, where many of us will be finally reuniting with old friends, chances are that some of us are feeling a bit anxious and nervous. This post will provide information on how CBD may help with social anxiety so that you can live your life without having to worry as much about feeling anxious at parties or get-togethers.

People often turn to alcohol at social events, but CBD may be a far better option to relieve social anxiety.
People often turn to alcohol at social events, but CBD may be a far better option to relieve social anxiety.

Social Anxiety Symptoms

Social anxiety is a relatively common occurrence in our society. Symptoms of social anxiety include avoidance, negative thoughts about your symptoms and how others perceive you, heightened physical reactions such as heart racing or profuse sweating, or emotional turmoil, which can lead to anger and irritability in some cases.

Social situations that involve a crowd have been shown to cause more significant degrees of stress on people who have this disorder than those without it. 

How CBD May Reduce Symptoms Of Social Anxiety

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring terpene found in the hemp plant. It can influence your body’s endocannabinoid system. CBD is also a non-psychoactive compound, meaning it doesn’t produce the “high” that THC does.

Studies show CBD may help with social anxiety by acting on serotonin receptors in your brain to reduce feelings of stress or panic and decrease self-consciousness. 

It has also been shown that it may affect GABA activity which boosts mood, reduces pain perception, and induces relaxation for those who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Related Article: Post-Lock Down Social Awkwardness? You’re Not Alone

Why Should I Try CBD For Social Anxiety?

If you’ve tried medications for social anxiety that occurs at parties or get-togethers, and you’ve found it to be too powerful, or the side effects were too significant, CBD may be a good alternative and natural option. 

It does not make you high like THC, but it still may help with anxiety or stress by acting on serotonin receptors in your brain and positively affecting GABA activity.

Studies show that people who have social anxiety may benefit from taking CBD for their symptoms because of its anti-stress and anti-anxiety properties. 

Danu Is Here To Support Social Anxiety

With so many people venturing back out into the social world and reclaiming their social lives, it’s easy for us at Danu to see how even those of us who don’t experience social anxiety may feel anxious and awkward. For those of us that do have social anxiety, we understand the need for a natural option that is safe and has minimal (if any) side effects. We invite you to shop our selection of broad-spectrum CBD Oil Tinctures, CBD Softgels, CBD Gummies, and much more. They may help support your summer social life!

  • […] After what was a very long winter for many of us, the sun has started to come out, and temperatures are rising quickly. It’s finally starting to feel like summer again. With restrictions gradually being reduced across the country, many of us are beginning to think about ways we can reconnect and meet with old friends and family we haven’t seen for months or perhaps years. What better way than have a casual early summer outdoor get-together? […]

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