More college students are looking at CBD to ease their pain and stress

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A survey conducted at Syracuse University found that a large percentage of students have turned to CBD as a way of tending to their injuries and obtaining some stress and anxiety relief.

According to lohud.com, 47 per cent of the students surveyed reported they had consumed some sort of CBD product in order to treat an ailment.

Despite all the excitement and opportunities that college represents, it’s a stressful environment for many. Statistics show that anxiety in college is very common, mainly because of the significant change that students experience. A large percentage of college students have irregular sleeping habits and ingest large amounts of caffeine to pull all-nighters.

Despite the large number of social opportunities both on and off campus, it’s also very common for students to experience loneliness and isolation.

A survey from 2018 found that 63 per cent of students felt overwhelming anxiety throughout the school year. Twenty-three per cent of these students said that they had been diagnosed by a medical professional or were receiving medical treatment for anxiety.

The survey conducted on Syracuse University co-eds shows the compound caters to a variety of needs, ranging from manageable levels of anxiety to sports-related injuries.

A 2018 survey found that 23 per cent of these students said that they had been diagnosed by a medical professional or were receiving medical treatment for anxiety. / Photo: RJohn97 / iStock / Getty Images Plus RJohn97 / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Freshman Isea Kelley told lohud.com that she began using CBD as treatment for pains and injuries sustained while running cross-country and track and field. During her senior year, she also turned to CBD to treat anxiety and stress.

“I’m not anxious enough to ever need prescription medication, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have anxiety and stress issues and I need things to help deal with that,” Kelley said.

Other students report that CBD feels like a safe option, one that treats a variety of symptoms, but that doesn’t get them high, a turn-off for many. It also helps that CBD is a significantly cheaper option than some of the pain medications that doctors normally prescribe.

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