Many people experience anxiety and self-consciousness in everyday social situations.
You will have heard this sometimes referred to as social anxiety, or known as agoraphobia when experienced in the extreme.
It is a kind of anxiety that can be specific to certain situations or behaviours (such as eating or drinking in front of others), or it can come up for an individual almost every time they are in the presence of other people.
Social anxiety is thought to inevitably be on the rise following the lockdown measures of the coronavirus pandemic, which have severely limited our daily social interactions.
And as a study by the South African Stress and Health (SASH) study found in 2018, the disorder can cause problems beyond being missing a birthday party.
The study reported that the presence of severe depression or anxiety disorders has been associated with significantly reduced earnings among employed and unemployed South African adults.
But - CBD can help.
A 2019 study focusing on a group of teenagers suffering from social anxiety disorders used the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale to assess that CBD had profound anti-anxiety effects for test subjects.
It was also noted that many of the participants treated with CBD became more positive in their overall attitude toward seeking treatment.
If you're looking for a CBD product to assist with social anxiety, we would highly recommend CBD vape pens.
Not only are their effects felt almost instantaneously but they are discreet and can easily be taken on-the-go, offering fast relief from anxiety whenever and wherever it arises.