CBD AND MENTAL HEALTH
You may have noticed how more and more people have been affected by
mental health issues yearly. Moreover, the point is not entirely in the
popularization of psychology. According to the latest statistics, 1 in 5 working
Americans suffers from depression, and 1 in 4 people on the planet come face
to face with mental issues every year. So, mental health issues have become
worldwide and widespread.
Although more and more people are interested in
mental health awareness, specific cultural
barriers prevent us from taking care of the
psyche. For example, we tend to be suspicious
of natural remedies, including CBD, that can help
prevent mental disorders. How exactly does it
influence mental health — let's find out.
THC vs CBD? Don't Mix It Up
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is synthesized from the cannabis or marijuana
plant, Cannabis sativa. CBD is a chemical compound of the mentioned plants
but, unlike THC, does not cause a "mental high" feeling. Tetrahydrocannabinol
(THC) acts on the brain as a psychoactive cannabinoid. Its effect, not CBD, is
felt when marijuana is taken.
CBD is non-addictive and is not a psychoactive ingredient. Its effect on the
psyche can be called mild, so it can be taken to relieve the symptoms of mental
disorders, such as depression or anxiety.
As a rule, pharmaceutical drugs are the most commonly prescribed when it
comes to treating these two mentioned disorders. But they have a range of side
effects, including drowsiness, agitation, headache and many more.
Cannabidiol, due to its natural origin, works just as well as drugs but causes
fewer side effects. In addition, CBD affects the brain's serotonin receptors,
which can regulate mood. Endocannabinoids in our body that are impacted by
CBD stimulate the production of serotonin. Thus, a sense of well-being arises.
As a result, Cannabidiol reduces stress levels and eases mental strain.
Cannabinoids also help with epilepsy, schizophrenia, and multiple scl