Although still in its infancy, CBD has shown some positive conclusions to treating mental conditions such as anxiety and/or depression. There are so many CBD products out on the market today that could help manage pain and even promote restful nights. If you’re looking into using CBD for therapeutic purposes, it is important to understand that the research around CBD is limited. In this blog, we will discuss how CBD can be used to help treat depression and anxiety.
CBD and Anxiety Disorders
Thus far, it has been recorded that approximately 6.8 million Americans currently struggle with some form of anxiety disorder as of 2020. This number has only increased as the fear of the COVID-19 virus continues to grow and many people remain in quarantine. The CDC warns that you may experience increased stress during this pandemic and as a result, may be confronted with increased fear and anxiety.
If you find that you are one of the many others suffering from anxiety, you will be happy to hear that there are natural ways to help relieve the symptoms you are experiencing without taking any medication.
In a 2017 survey, 41% of CBD users claimed that when they switched from traditional anxiety medication to CBD, it proved them to be more effective. CBD interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain that could regulate fear and anxiety-induced behaviors. CBD will help alleviate the common symptoms of anxiety, which include irritability, elevated heart rate, and restlessness. Clinical evidence has established CBD as an effective treatment for numerous types of anxiety disorders, including:
generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
panic disorder (PD)
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
social anxiety disorder (SAD)
CBD and Depression
When it comes to treating depression, CBD could provide some benefits that other antidepressant medications may not give. Although, you should never use CBD as a substitute until discussing further options with your healthcare provider.
Results from a variety of studies indicate that CBD appears to act as an antidepressant and anti-anxiety compound in animal models of depression. Experts believe that these antidepressant qualities are directly related to how the CBD reacts with the serotonin receptors in the brain. If your serotonin levels are low, you are more likely to experience some kind of depression. While CBD won’t boost the serotonin levels, it may change how your brain reacts to them, giving the sense of relief you are looking for.
Vaping: Inhaling CBD is one of the quickest ways you could absorb CBD into your body as it travels directly to your bloodstream. We currently offer vape liquids in 5 different CBD strengths and vape cartridges in 7 different strains, making it easy to find the one that is suitable for you!
Topicals: CBD-infused beauty products, such as CBD creams and salves, are becoming more popular in this day and age. CBD can be applied directly to your skin, soothing any pain you may be experiencing in a certain area.
Oral: This CBD solution includes CBD tinctures, capsules, softgels, and more. These type of CBD products can be taken as they are, or they can be used as an additive to foods or beverages such as smoothies or a coffee.
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