In developed countries such as the United States and France, nearly 15% of the population regularly consumes benzodiazepines. Famous molecules, like Vallium or Alprazolam. This category of medication is used in to reduce anxiety related disorders, such as insomnia. This exessive consumption is linked to the increase in stress in Westerners’ lives. The workload is always heavier, working hours are longer… Doctors tend to deliver these drugs very easily, even though they are dangerous in the long term.
Benzodiazepine and its effects:
Benzodiazepines are psychotropic drugs that act on the central nervous system. They relieve stress and anxiety by depressing the central nervous system. The effects are very powerful and the prolonged use (more than 6 weeks) of this type of medication leads to a strong addiction and a strong physical and psychological dependence, comparable to opiates and heroin. The best-known and most widely consumed benzodiazepine is “Xannax”, the name of the alprazolam molecule.
CBD is its effect:
CBD is one of the molecules found in cannabis or hemp. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. Its interest has recently been proven by several studies, making it very popular to combat the same symptoms that lead to dangerous consumption of benzo.
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Recent studies that have highlighted CBD in the medical field are not yet taken seriously by the pharmaceutical industry. Indeed, the anti anxiolytics business brings considerable sums of money to large pharmaceutical multinationals. However, the change in cannabis legislation around the world is marking a turning point for this new molecule, and this is only the beginning!