CBD is a component extracted from the Hemp Plant. It is legal in the UK, in most of Europe, and in most westernised democracies including the United States of America. Due to the recent popularity of CBD and its many benefits, users have discovered that CBD provides a lot of benefits before and during flights.
A study reveals that an average of 58% of women and 47% of men have flight-related anxiety with an average of over 3 billion people flying per year. Before CBD became popular, people who have a fear of flying have opted for choices like alcohol, Xanax, Ambien and even sleeping pills. However, most of these methods of reducing anxiety have been proven to have more negative effects in the future.
Before taking CBD on a flight it is advisable if taking regular prescription medicines, using CBD or any supplement should first be cleared by your doctor. Although CBD is not psychoactive, if you do not have prior experience using it, it’s best to not start for the first time on a flight. For those who have experience using CBD on a regular basis, there are various options you can use from CBD capsules and CBD tablets to CBD Oil.
Secondly, before taking CBD whilst on a flight, ensure that you have purchased it from a reputable supplier. This is because the legal dose of CBD must not contain more than 0.02% of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Also, you need to be aware of the laws surrounding CBD in the city or country to which you are headed.
How does CBD counter the risks of flying?
Flying is a relatively safe means of transportation. Despite this knowledge, a lot of flyers still feel nervous or stressed and experience anxiety before and during flights. There are also other factors to take into consideration when flying;
The risk of flying at 30,000 feet is that the level of oxygen is lower than normal. This can be negligible for most people, but for those suffering from anxiety or Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), it can lead to even more distress. A recent study reveals that CBD has the ability to increase oxygen levels by increasing the blood levels of Apelin which is an important blood pressure regulator.
Reduced Blood Flow
Sitting in a plane for hours on end will undoubtedly cause reduced blood flow especially in the limbs. CBD has proven to be a useful vasodilator by opening arteries to provide adequate blood flow.
Lack of Sleep
While some people find it easy to sleep on a plane, many do not. In these cases, CBD can help relax you and induce sleep.
This is a major challenge when flying and can be exacerbating for many reasons, such as flight delays, fear of heights and tight spaces, fear of germs, and turbulence. All these are anxiety-inducing issues and can be very distressing. CBD works by helping you be more relaxed, patient and focused during those stressful times.