It is rare to see cases where Depression and Anxiety are passed from one generation to another. These conditions were non-existent just a few decades ago. But in the last decade, even young adults and children have experienced Depression and Anxiety, or other mental health-related issues.
“Every year, 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older suffer from Anxiety disorders,” says a report by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Instead of consuming side-effects riddled pharmaceutical drugs, people these are turning to age-old, tried and tested ways to treat such conditions. This post is about CBD oil, being an effective treatment option for Depression and Anxiety.
What Is CBD Oil?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol. The phytocannabinoid present in CBD oil is one of the principal active components in Medical Marijuana. When people realize that the fact that CBD oil is derived from Marijuana, they immediately associate it with getting high. It makes sense. But such is not the case. Cannabidiol is not the ingredient accountable for making a person high. It is merely present in Medical Marijuana and it’s strain Hemp.
In fact, CBD oil is derived from the Hemp plant as opposed to Marijuana. Recent research from Harvard suggests that consumption of CBD oil may lead to side-effects such as nausea, fatigue, and irritability in some people. But generally, CBD oil is safe and can be consumed (in moderation) by people of all ages. The paper also lists the amazing health benefits of CBD oil.
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Can CBD Oil Reduce Anxiety and Depression?
Experiments performed on animals prove that CBD oil exhibits anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects. Brazilian researchers studied the effects of CBD oil on animals with mental health issues. Results showed that regular consumption of CDB results in non-activation of neuroreceptors CB1 and CB2. What does this mean? A person (or in this case an animal) with Anxiety and Depression can perform well in a forced swimming test, elevated plus maze and Vogel conflict test.
ADAA member Jeremy Tyler, PsyD has also approved of the research done on CBD oil’s effectiveness in treating mental health conditions. He also confirmed that individuals suffering from PTSD or chronic pain benefit from taking CBD oil or Cannabidiol-induced products.
An important notice: If you are planning on taking CBD oil to treat your health condition, I would suggest consulting your physician at least once. The THC present in Cannabidiol may have a reaction within the body of you are taking other medications as well.
What Is the Best Way to Take CBD Oil?
CBD is available in many forms. You don’t necessarily need to consume small portions of raw CBD oil. You can go for Cannabidiol-induced products such as capsules, gummies, candies, smoothies, and many more. There are even edibles available that contain small portions of CBD. For best results, it is recommended to take not more than 18 mg of CBD. You should also consult a pharmacist or your doctor for more information on the dosage.