Do Buzz Drops™ cause anxiety?

Jul 04, 2024The nama Team
Do Buzz Drops™ cause anxiety?-namaCBD

Buzz Drops™ contain microdoses of THC and CBD, providing mild relaxation and many other therapeutic benefits. At our recommended dose, Buzz Drops™ can actually lower anxiety for many users. If you take too much of any cannabis product—including our low-dose liquid drops—you may experience increased anxiety and paranoia, depending on your individual biochemistry and other factors.

Our low-dose THC beverages offer a mellow cannabis experience. You can easily create delicious buzztails™ at home and enjoy this controlled and potentially anxiety-reducing alternative to traditional alcoholic drinks.

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What are Buzz Drops™?

Buzz Drops™ are cannabis-infused liquid tinctures that offer mild relaxation without harsh side effects. Each full dropper contains a balanced ratio of 2.5 mg of Delta 9 THC and 2.5 mg of cannabidiol (CBD). The drops are formulated to offer potential therapeutic benefits, including:

  • Anxiety and depression reduction
  • Chronic pain relief
  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Sleep quality improvement
  • Enhanced focus and creativity
  • Neuroprotective properties

The water-soluble formula allows for faster onset than traditional edibles, typically within 10 minutes of consumption. Effects of Buzz Drops™ generally last 2–4 hours.

Buzz Drops™ are also a much healthier alternative to alcohol, offering a controlled, functional experience without the negative side effects associated with drinking. That means no hangovers, impaired coordination, excessive calorie intake, or other negative effects of alcohol.

Many users consume Buzz Drops™ to alleviate anxiety and improve mood, but some people are concerned about the potential for cannabis products to induce anxiety.

The relationship between cannabis and anxiety

Cannabis can decrease anxiety at lower doses. Smaller, controlled amounts of THC and CBD promote relaxation and reduce stress levels without causing the intense psychoactive effects associated with higher doses.

According to research, the effects of Delta 9 THC on anxiety are biphasic: while low doses have anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) effects, higher doses of THC typically cause anxiogenic (anxiety-increasing) effects. 

A 2012 study posits that high THC increases anxiety by activating CB1 receptors on GABAergic neurons. These receptors usually release a calming chemical called GABA, but instead of making these cells more active, THC actually makes them less active. As a result, less of the calming GABA is released.

Normally, the neurotransmitter GABA acts like a brake in the brain, slowing things down. Less GABA allows another type of brain chemical (glutamate) to become more active. Glutamate tends to excite the brain. So, with less GABA to calm things and more glutamate to excite things, the overall effect is that your brain becomes more active and excited. For many people, this over-excited state feels like anxiety.

But it isn’t only THC with potent anxiolytic properties—CBD is well-known for its anti-anxiety effects. CBD reduces anxiety by interacting with CB1 receptors in the brain to maintain healthy levels of GABA. 

Vučković, et. al. found that CBD acts as a negative allosteric modulator of the CB1 receptor, reducing the potency of THC and potentially mitigating THC-induced anxiety. CBD is also believed to play a role in regulating serotonin levels, which can lift mood. This contributes to its anxiety-reducing effects and improves the overall tolerability of cannabis products.

The combination of THC and CBD works synergistically to provide a balanced and potentially more effective anxiety reduction. THC offers mild relaxation and mood enhancement at low doses, while CBD maintains calm and emotional stability, all while mitigating the risk of THC-induced anxiety that can occur at higher doses. This cannabis synergy is referred to as the entourage effect.

The entourage effect suggests that cannabinoids and terpenes work together to enhance their individual benefits. THC, CBD, and other minor cannabinoids and rich cannabis terpene profiles complement each other's calming properties, offering more effective relief than either compound alone while minimizing unwanted side effects.

Buzz Drops™ are a practical way to trigger the entourage effects. Taken at lower doses, as recommended, you're much less likely to experience anxiety as a side effect.

“Just ordered my 3rd bottle of buzz drops. This has completely replaced my nighttime glass of wine. Gives you a nice, relaxed buzz while still being able to function. Hangovers are history with this stuff. Sleep has improved and I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day…”

Gina K.

The potential benefits of Buzz Drops™ for anxiety

When you use Buzz Drops™ responsibly, you're unlikely to experience side effects, including anxiety. The microdose formula provides subtle benefits while minimizing the risk of unwanted effects typically associated with higher THC doses. 

The recommended dose of Buzz Drops™ is:

  • For beginners: one dropper (2.5mg of THC)
  • For experienced users: 2–3 droppers (5-7.5mg of THC)
  • The microdosing range is up to 4 droppers (10mg of THC)
  • More than 10mg may cause impairment and side effects

Here’s how the combination of CBD and THC in smaller, therapeutic amounts offers anti-anxiety properties:

  1. Users may experience a gentle wave of relaxation washing over them, easing tension without feeling overly sedated or "high". This subtle calming sensation makes you feel more at ease in your surroundings.
  2. The drops may quiet the constant chatter of anxious thoughts, allowing your mind to settle. This can make it easier to focus on the tasks at hand or simply enjoy the present moment without being overwhelmed by worries about the future.
  3. The balanced combination of CBD and THC could promote a more positive outlook. Users might find themselves feeling more optimistic and generally experiencing a lift in their overall mood.
  4. Social anxiety may become less intense, making interactions feel more natural and less daunting. You might find yourself more willing to engage in conversations or social activities that you previously found challenging.
  5. Unlike high-THC products that can sometimes cloud thinking, Buzz Drops™ reduce anxiety while maintaining mental clarity. This could make you feel more in control of your thoughts and decisions.
  6. The drops may take the edge off anxiety without causing drowsiness. This could result in more stable energy levels throughout the day, helping you feel both calm and alert.
  7. While not directly sleep-inducing, the anxiety-reducing effects of Buzz Drops™ might help you fall asleep more easily and enjoy more restful sleep, which can further reduce anxiety during waking hours.
  8. Some users report feeling more open to new ideas and creative thinking when their anxiety is reduced. By calming racing thoughts, the drops might also help you concentrate better on tasks or conversations, leading to improved productivity and engagement.

Our Buzz Drops™ can increase anxiety for some consumers at high doses. That’s why you should stick with our recommended dosage and enjoy the benefits of microdosing cannabis, including a better mood.

Whether you're enhancing your beverage at a birthday party or exploring the art of cocktail making, Buzz Drops™ make every drink a delightful experience. Once your friends get a taste of our delicious craft buzztails™, they'll be asking you to mix their drinks at every gathering.

Explore our THC drinks recipe book and enjoy every relaxing, buzzing sip.

Are there side effects of consuming Buzz Drops™?

Buzz Drops™ can have side effects if you consume too high of a dose. The standard recommended dose for beginners is one full dropper. Some cannabis users go double or triple up and report mild euphoria and a light buzz without side effects. 

Anything higher than 10 milligrams of THC can have side effects such as:

  • Drowsiness or sedation
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased appetite
  • Mild anxiety or paranoia
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness
  • Impaired coordination

The key is to start low and go slow, gradually increasing your dose as you become familiar with the effects and your tolerance. When consumed responsibly, our liquid THC drops provide a clean, enjoyable cannabis experience free from the harsh side effects of overconsumption. 

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Can I fail a drug test with Buzz Drops™?

While they contain a low dose of THC per serving (2.5mg), consuming Buzz Drops™ still carries the risk of failing a drug test. THC can remain detectable in your system for days to weeks. Even microdosing can lead to THC accumulation and increase the likelihood of a positive test result. 

If you are subject to drug testing or have an upcoming test, we suggest that you refrain from using any cannabis products, including our Buzz Drops™, to minimize the risk of a positive result. Always prioritize your responsibilities and obligations over using cannabis products. 

Where to buy Buzz Drops™

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You can trust that our drink drops offer only the highest quality hemp-derived cannabis beverages. Forget those sketchy sellers and buy your drink drops from nama™. You can now get an automated delivery straight to your door. Our personalized Buzz Drops™ subscription saves you time and hassle. 

Sign up for our THC drinks subscription and never worry about running low or remembering to reorder again. 

"These drops are the perfect replacement for my dry January. In fact, this may become a dry 2024! The hit is smooth and steady, just like having a light wine buzz. These don't make me sleepy or feel head in the clouds - just a nice calm, happy little buzz…"

Amber

Buzz Drops™ FAQ

Buzz Drops™ are safe when used responsibly. They contain low doses of THC and CBD, which have good safety profiles. As with any cannabis product, there are potential risks and side effects to be aware of. Start with a low dose and see how you respond. Avoid use if pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking certain medications. 

Buzz Drops™ take effect within 10 minutes. The duration of effects is usually 2–4 hours. Onset and duration can vary based on the user’s dosage, metabolism, and tolerance. Start low and go slow to find your ideal dose.

Buzz Drops™ do have an expiration date. While cannabinoids themselves are quite stable, the carrier oil can degrade over time. Proper storage in a cool, dark place can help extend shelf life. Check the packaging for the expiration date and discard any expired product.

Delta 9 THC is safe when used responsibly in low doses, but it does have intoxicating effects and potential risks. Short-term side effects may include anxiety, impaired memory, and increased heart rate. Long-term heavy use carries additional health risks. Start with very low doses and be aware of your local laws, as Delta 9 THC is federally illegal in many places.

While high-purity CBD isolates exist, 100% pure CBD is extremely rare and difficult to produce. Most CBD products, even those labeled as "pure CBD," contain trace amounts of other cannabinoids or compounds. Full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD products intentionally include other beneficial cannabis compounds.

Delta 8 THC is psychoactive, though generally considered less potent than Delta 9 THC. It can produce a mild "high" with effects like relaxation and euphoria. Delta 8 products may carry similar risks and side effects as other THC products. Be cautious with dosing and be aware that Delta-8 is in a legal gray area in many regions.

25mg of Delta 9 THC is a relatively high dose, especially for beginners or occasional users. It's likely to produce strong psychoactive effects and may increase the risk of side effects like anxiety or impairment. Most people find effective relief with much lower doses, often 2.5–10 mg. Always start with a low dose and gradually increase if needed.

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Resources

Rey, A. A., Purrio, M., Viveros, P., & Lutz, B. (2012). Biphasic Effects of Cannabinoids in Anxiety Responses: CB1 and GABAB Receptors in the Balance of GABAergic and Glutamatergic Neurotransmission. Neuropsychopharmacology, 37(12), 2624-2634. https://doi.org/10.1038/npp.2012.123

Vučković, S., Srebro, D., Vujović, K. S., Vučetić, Č., & Prostran, M. (2018). Cannabinoids and Pain: New Insights From Old Molecules. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 9, 416167. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2018.01259

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