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CBD & You: Part 1, Anxiety

CBD for anxiety and depressive disorders.

Anxiety surrounds us. Consumes some of us.  We need a better way, a safer way to help us cope than what modern medicine offers.

Enter CBD…

CBD is safe, and has been shown to have few negative side effects. It’s well tolerated up to 1500 mg/day, with people showing no psycho motor slowing, negative mood effects or vital sign abnormalities (Bergamaschi et al, 2013)[1].  It is not addictive, and there is no fear of withdrawl symptoms.

Now the naysayers are happy to remind everyone that there are not enough studies to confirm the findings.  They’ll also point out FDC has not approved this “drug”, and… there is no single way to dose this “drug”.

On the other hand, you will also hear from friends and family that CBD has changed their lives.


Some interesting Data

In a 2015 study [2] to determine CBDs potential as a treatment for anxiety related disorders, it was found that existing pre-clinical evidence strongly supports CBD as a treatment for the following conditions:

  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • panic disorder
  • social anxiety disorder
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • post-traumatic stress disorder

Now, there are plenty of pharmaceuticals ready to deal with these issues, right?

Some of these include serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs and SSRIs), benzodiazepines, antidepressant drugs… as well as anticonvulsants and antipsychotics.  However most, if not all of these options, have a host of side effects; with some being very serious.  Additionally some may cause addition and withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking them.

On the other hand, CBD has been found to have no detrimental side effects or withdrawl symptoms. 

[2]Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26341731

How is that possible?

CBD has been found to interact with receptors known to regulate fear and anxiety behaviors. (2)

Similar to SSRIs, CBD may boost signaling through serotonin receptors.  

In an animal study, Spanish researchers found that CBD enhances 5-HT1A transmissions and may affect serotonin faster than SSRIs.  Researchers noted:

“The fast onset of antidepressant action of CBD and the simultaneous anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effect would solve some of the main limitations of current antidepressant therapies.”

Yet another way CBD helps is by promoting neurogenesis.  This process is literally rebuilding neurons in the hippocampus.(3) This is interesting as brain scans of people suffering from depression or anxiety often show a smaller hippocampus.  Successful treatment is linked to new neurons being generated in this important area of the brain.

While more research, on humans and animals needs to be done, evidence is mounting that CBD can be used effectively to treat anxiety disorders, alone or in conjuction with other pharmacuticals.  It is being shown that CBD is effective and carries a much better safely profile than what is currently being prescribed by modern medicine.


For more information on CBD itself, check out our What Is CBD page?

To purchase some of Gold Medal CBD’s high quality, organically-grown hemp-based

CBD products, head  here.

What can CBD do for me? 1st in a series on the possible benefits of CBD supplementation

First things first – CBD (from hemp) is legal, and you don’t need a prescription to buy or use it!  CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC to be considered legal.


Gold Medal CBD products have 0% THC.  And that means there is no possibility of getting high, or of failing a drug test by using our products.

Extensive pre-clinical trials have found CBD to have the following properties:

  • anti-oxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-convulsant
  • anti-depressant
  • anti-psychotic
  • anti-tumoral
  • neuroprotectant

That being said, CBD works differently with everyone, for a whole host of reasons.  So in this series of posts we will look at how CBD may be able to help you with:

  1. Anxiety/anxiety disorders
  2. Joint pain – Arthritis
  3. Inflammation/exercise induced inflammation
  4. Recovery from exercise
  5. Seizure disorders/muscle spasms
  6. Digestive issues including Chrohn’s disease, IBS and nausea
  7. Headaches/migraines
  8. Protection against Cancer
  9. PTSD
  10. Addiction

For more information on CBD itself, check out our What Is CBD page?

To purchase some of Gold Medal CBD’s high quality, organically-grown hemp-based
CBD products, head  here.

Gold Medal CBD Press Release

Gold Medal CBD Press Release

October 5, 2018

Press Release-

Nearly a year in the making… we are proud to announce the launch of our new supplement company- GOLD MEDAL CBD™!  We are “The Athlete’s Choice ~ 0% THC”.

CBD is a dietary supplement used to support and assist in alleviating many symptoms.  Pre-clinical testing shows that CBD positively supports people with anxiety disorders, panic attacks, OCD, PTSD, and social anxiety.  CBD also helps reduce inflammation, relieve arthritic pain, and supports recovery from exercise, as well as improve sleep.  All of this without the negative side effects of pain meds and/or big pharma drugs.

Many of you may have heard about CBD, or have a conception that CBD is the same as marijuana- or THC.  But in fact, Gold Medal CBD™ is derived from organically-grown industrial hemp which naturally has only 0.3% THC.  All Gold Medal CBD™ products have all the THC removed, leaving the remaining beneficial terpenes present.  Gold Medal CBD™ products are 3rd party tested for purity.  No residual solvents or heavy metals, so you can use with confidence.

Unfortunately, the CBD marketplace is full of low-grade CBD, import products, mis-labeled products, and products that simply don’t contain the amount of active ingredient (CBD) that the label states!

Gold Medal CBD™ is grown and manufactured in the USA and is sourced from organically-grown Colorado hemp.  Our products contain only 100% full spectrum CBD and are 3rd party laboratory tested for quality and purity.

We’re so confident that Gold Medal CBD is safe for use in competition that we had our co-founder, Karl Baumgart, using the product in July during the 2018 USAC Masters Track National Championships. Immediately upon winning the Men’s 45-49 Kilo he was tested for PED’s and banned substances by USADA.  Below is the test results letter from USADA, you can see the test results came back negative indicating our product truly is safe to use in competition.

For more information, or to purchase Gold Medal CBD products, please head to www.goldmedalcbd.com, or contact Bonnie Baumgart at 480-442-4213.