As the father of existentialism, Søren Kierkegaard used to say, “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” But boy, it’s also the dizziness that affects modern society as well. In America alone, studies estimate that 19.1% of the adult population suffers from anxiety problems. Therefore, it is no surprise that our society has such a pronounced problem of addiction to opioids and other anti-anxiety drugs. Ultimately, these prescribed drugs carry so many adverse effects that it is already difficult to determine if they are a solution or part of the problem. This is why many people search for alternative, natural, gentler, and less problematic methods to deal with anxiety and its related symptoms, such as sleep problems. This is where CBD and valerian root comes to the rescue. On the one hand, people have been using valerian root since the second century AD. to deal with different conditions associated with anxiety, stress, and sleep problems, among other conditions such as stomach cramps. On the other hand, CBD, although it does not have such a long history of therapeutic use, continues to become more and more popular today due to the wide range of potential therapeutic applications that it carries, including the reduction of generalized anxiety, relief of pain, and inflammation. Both valerian and CBD seem to carry the medical potential to help us deal with anxiety. But which of these substances is more effective in winning the battle against anxiety? Many people ask this question, and if you are one of those people, you have come to the right post! In the following article, we will make a comparison of CBD vs valerian root for anxiety so that you can determine which of the two might be better for you or even if the answer lies in combining both substances. Let's start by reviewing some fundamental concepts.
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