If you’re dealing with the debilitating symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you know how difficult it can be to manage your symptoms. Intrusive thoughts, panic attacks, overwhelming emotions, self-destructive behaviors, flashbacks, nightmares and detachment from loved ones are just some of the symptoms that can make everyday life a challenge. CBD may be worth considering if you’re looking for an alternative therapy option for PTSD. And while research on the subject is still in the early stages, many PTSD patients say that CBD helps. In one study, it was found that CBD could reduce the activity of the amygdala, a part of the brain related to fear responses to threats. Another study determined that CBD may play a role in extinguishing traumatic memories.


CBD is an all-natural compound that shows promise to improve PTSD symptoms. This blog will discuss how CBD can be used for PTSD and how you may benefit from using CBD for PTSD.

Most symptoms of PTSD develop within 3 months of a traumatic event – but sometimes they don’t start to appear until even later in life. To meet the criteria for PTSD, symptoms must last longer than 1 month and interfere with and impair daily life including relationships or work.

Until recently, there has been limited research on the use of CBD for PTSD. Some studies have shown, however, that it may be a beneficial treatment for PTSD. One such study was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and is entitled: “Cannabidiol (CBD) in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Series, April 1, 2019”. That study concluded that “Administration of oral CBD in addition to routine psychiatric care was associated with PTSD symptom reduction in adults with PTSD. CBD also appeared to offer relief in a subset of patients who reported frequent nightmares as a symptom of their PTSD.”

The Benefits of Using CBD for PTSD

There are many ways CBD can help PTSD. First, CBD is a natural compound that is considered safe and effective in treating symptoms of PTSD, making it a viable option for those looking for natural remedies for their symptoms. Some benefits of using CBD for PTSD include:

● It reduces anxiety and depression

● Improves sleep quality

● Reduces the number of intrusive thoughts and flashbacks

● Makes it harder to access Intrusive memories and makes those memories less distressing

● Reduces stress levels

As you can see, CBD shows the potential to help in a number of different ways. However, it’s important to remember that CBD is not a cure for PTSD, but it may help to improve symptoms in some people. If you’re considering using CBD for PTSD, be sure to talk with your doctor first to discuss if it’s a suitable treatment option for you.

How to Use CBD for PTSD

There are many different CBD products available, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Be sure however to select a product that’s been tested in a 3rd party lab so you can be sure that you’re getting what the label says you’re getting. Review the Certificate of Analysis (a COA) or move onto the next if the prior one doesn’t have one. Next decide how you want to take your CBD. Do you think you’d prefer to swallow a softgel or take it as an oil (sometimes called a “Tincture”)? CBD products can also be smoked, vaped, eaten, drunk or applied topically.

Next, when choosing a CBD product, it’s essential to consider your dosage. The recommended amount of CBD you should take depends on a number of factors including your gender, weight, overall health, which pharmaceutical medications you are currently taking and your general sensitivity to taking supplements and/or medications. We should also note that CBD products affect people differently and lower doses may resolve symptoms in some cases while increased doses may be needed with others.

Here are five tips to follow when first using CBD for PTSD:

1. Start with a lower dosage and see how that works/feels.

2. Gradually increase the amount you’re taking until you find the right dosage that works for you.

3. Use a CBD Diary to keep track of the CBD brand, dosage and how much you took to help you sort out all the different options.

4. Consider consulting with a CBD Advisor that can help you adjust your dosage and method of use until you get things right.

5. Be patient and give CBD time to work. Some people may not see results immediately.

6. Experiment with different CBD products to discover which one works best for you.

NOTE: Avoid CBD if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. As mentioned before, it’s a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional or one of our Certified CBD Advisers before using CBD, especially if you are taking other medications. A Certified Adviser can help you determine the best dosage and form of CBD for your specific needs.

In Summary

If you’re looking for a progressive treatment option for PTSD, CBD may be worth a try. CBD is a safe and effective natural compound that may help you to reduce your PTSD symptoms. There are other potential benefits of using CBD for PTSD as users have reported that it has helped with their aches and pains, insomnia and even depression and anxiety.

If you are interested in learning more about using CBD for PTSD, reach out to the certified pros at DYNAPURE CBD. Visit DYNAPUREcbd.com to see their full line of 3rd party tested, USDA Certified Organic CBD products that can be purchased with or without additional ingredients that will help you manage your symptoms.

About The Author

DYNAPURE was founded by two CBD Industry Experts who are both Certified CBD Advisors, Jeremy Vasquez and Johnny Fanucchi. Jeremy has been cultivating cannabis for 25 years with an emphasis on premium quality medicinal strains. His knowledge and experience in the industry truly sets him apart from the rest. Johnny’s career has been spent on helping and raising funds for adults and children with chronic pain, cancer, PTSD, and intellectual disabilities. As a result, his heart warming compassion and empathy make him uniquely qualified to help you select and correctly use the right DYNAPURE products. Jeremy & Johnny teamed up and combined their passions into DYNAPURE, a new CBD company located at 9812 N 7th St., Ste 8, Phoenix, Arizona that provides real health & wellness benefits to the community.

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