how to stop a panic attack

Your Guide To Surviving A Panic Attack In Under 5 Minutes

Nani Dominguez-Smith

Stress and anxiety seem to have found a permanent home in the daily lives of millions of Americans. Our “always on” culture has led to a significant increase in prescription drug abuse. Thus, we are observing never-before-seen increases in cases of dependence, long-term impaired cognitive function, irregular heartbeats, heart failures, and lethal seizures. Amidst the many legal national arguments about the sale and handling of prescription drugs, individuals suffering from mental health disorders, such as recurring panic attacks, are desperately searching for natural remedies.

Studies show that one of the most popular of such natural alternatives is CBD. As one of the most prevalent compounds found in the cannabis plant, CBD has become known for its analgesic properties that affect not only the body but also the mind. In this blog, we’ll explore how sublingual CBD tinctures can help you stop an oncoming panic attack in minutes.

What is a panic attack?

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear or anxiety that triggers a severe physical reaction to a perceived threat. Common symptoms of panic attacks include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Increased blood flow
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Sweating
  • An overwhelming sense of doom

How CBD can stop an oncoming panic attack

First things first: Although it’s derived from the cannabis plant, CBD is a non-psychoactive extract. With that said, taking CBD as a way to treat a panic attack is not the same as “getting high” to numb physical or emotional pain via intoxication.

Unlike its counterpart, THC, CBD interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to restore balance to the various physiological functions it regulates, such as your hormone production, nervous system, and sleep cycles.

How CBD tinctures work for a panic attack

When consumed sublingually, CBD has the opportunity to connect with your endocannabinoid receptors to improve its absorption and therefore, its results. Once in your system, CBD assists your ECS by promoting homeostasis. Consequently, it’s proven to be an effective aid in calming anxiety and other anxiety-related conditions, such as panic attacks.

Despite this fact, the body’s response to CBD varies by individual. The form of consumption also gives ways to varied results. Sublingual tinctures are the most efficacious format of ingesting CBD for the quickest and most optimal results. The proper way to use a sublingual tincture is to hold the liquid under your tongue for up to 60 seconds before swallowing it. This allows the analgesic effects to take effect as soon as 30 seconds. In some cases, effects won’t be felt for up to 15 minutes. On the other hand, CBD ingested orally via a food or beverage can take up to two hours to be felt post-consumption. Considering this fact, sublingual CBD is the most ideal treatment for an oncoming panic attack for an appropriately rapid response. 

Which CBD tincture is best for panic attacks?

The most effective variants from the hemp extract spectrum for panic attacks and anxiety-related concerns are CBD and CBN. Cloud City Supply offers one of each, so you can decide which works best with your body’s chemistry. In many cases, a combination of both does the magic trick. Both CBD and CBN tinctures are available for individual purchase or can be purchased together at discounted prices in the Cloud City Tincture Trio.

While CBD and CBN sublingual tinctures promise tangible relief from panic attacks, response times and efficacy may vary. In addition to our awesome budtenders, Cloud City recommends consulting with a healthcare professional if you’re dealing with a chronic health condition or taking pre-existing prescription medications.

Nonetheless, as the interest in natural remedies for anxiety management grows, sublingual CBD tinctures become more and more relevant. If you struggle with panic attacks, try one of Cloud City Supply’s tinctures and discover a new staple in your emergency self-care stash.