Cannabidiol or CBD has been the talk of the town regarding its various health benefits on regular consumption of the substance. The benefits of the substance are regarding physical attributes and benefits regarding the mental side of the consumer. Stress and depression have increased with the passing days due to various reasons.
However, there have been various misconceptions regarding this substance. Firstly, cannabidiols do not contain psychotropic elements like that of its cousin THC. However, there might be some traces of THC in the substance, considered under the benchmark of 0.3% of the concentration.
The effects of CBD regarding depression
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Depression is such a mental disorder that most people are exposed to excessive stress. However, this mental disorder has a lot of myths and societal taboos to date. However, CBD has been anecdotal in deeming itself beneficial regarding the effects on the consumer. The main reason behind this is the lack of studies and research regarding the substance and its reactions. However, the anecdotal evidence proves certain benefits of CBD in the case of mental disorders. They can be listed as follows.
- · Anxiety
- · Nervousness in public places
- · Cognitive impairment
Evidence proving CBD beneficial for depression
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Cannabidiols affect and react with the endocannabinoid system in the consumer. The EDC is available in the central as well as the peripheral nervous system of the consumer. This enables the substance to regulate This substance is known to affect the serotonin receptors in the consumer’s brain. Depression is understood to be present in a person with a low serotonin level. The substance, however, is responsible for regulating the secretion of Serotonin which enables the reduction of depression.
According to a study and research on animals, the substance can react with the ECS in such a way that results in anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effects on the consumer. This study also ensures the presence of effects that render a huge reduction of stress in the consumer, reducing the chance of depression.
CBD is more effective than anti-depressant medicine
The prescribed antidepressants contain various types of elements that may cause harmful side effects on regular consumption. However, CBD being organic has no side effects on regular consumption of the substance. With that being said, it is still important to watch the dosage mechanism and duration along with the frequency of the substance being consumed. The absence of side effects in CBD successfully enables the consumer to avoid the side effects of the prescribed antidepressant medicines. The side effects of the anti-depressant are as follow:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Mood swings
Research deeming the effects of CBD with depression
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The ever-changing legal situation and its contradicting nature have prevented researchers from conducting studies and experiments with the substance to determine effects and reactions. However, there have been many tests that determine the basic knowledge of the substance regarding depression. The number of research on the substance is given below:
- A 2014 study on animals stated that the effect of CBD on animals had been seen to be an anti-depressant and anti-anxiety effect.
- A 2018 review states that CBD has anti-stress effects, which can be instrumental in reducing depression related to stress.
- A study conducted in 2011 stated that people who took 600 mg of CBD had experienced less Anxiety, significantly more than people who took a placebo in that experiment.
However, Anxiety can also be responsible for the low level of Serotonin which may result in depression. However, The effect of the substance regulates Serotonin keeping the body in a state of equilibrium in regards to the natural compounds present in the body.