CBD For Depression
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is the most common mental health related disorder in the U.S., affecting an estimated 17.3 million adults each year. There are treatments available such as doctor prescribed medication, however many people have been turning to a natural alternative like CBD to help with depression symptoms without the unwanted side effects and mind altering feelings associated with prescription pharmaceutical drugs.
If you’re looking into using CBD for therapeutic purposes, it’s important to understand that the research around CBD is limited. There have been a lot of studies in the last decade, but most of them were done using animals.
Experts believe that CBD’s potential benefits for relieving depression are related to its positive effect on serotonin receptors in the brain. Low serotonin levels are likely connected to depression. CBD doesn’t necessarily boost serotonin levels, but it may affect how your brain’s chemical receptors respond to the serotonin that’s already in your system.
Most antidepressant medications take weeks to start working. However, a 2019 study found that CBD has a fast and sustained antidepressant-like effect.
CBD may also result in fewer side effects than traditional antidepressant medications. Insomnia, sexual dysfunction, mood swings, and agitation are common side effects of antidepressants (SSRIs) . CBD research has not shown similar issues.
Our Broad spectrum CBD is CBD that has been extracted from the hemp plant containing cannabinoids with the exception of THC. Broad Spectrum CBD contains terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids from the hemp plant which when consumed interacts with those receptors in our body helping to alleviate the symptoms of depression like feelings. Our Broad Spectrum CBD oil comes in 3 different strengths.
(We are not doctors nor is this medical advice, Always consult a physician when considering changes to your mental health treatment.)