Peace of mind is something that we all strive towards, but it seems to be a far-shot for many in this generation. As per the National institute of Mental Health (NIMH), close to 17 million US adults have had a depressive episode. This makes up close to 7 percent of the population that feels mental imbalanced! That is a big bulk of the population.
The pursuit of happiness seems to be a never ending pursuit for several people. The hectic lifestyles and the work pressure usually find its way back home. Anxiety is the other major mental health disorder that affects roughly the same number if not more.
Even low levels of depression and anxiety impair us in one way or the other. But there is growing evidence that suggest that maybe CBD could be the antidote that we have all been looking for!
As one of the primary ingredients that you find in marijuana and industrial hemp plant, CBD acts as a strong pain reliever and helps reduce inflammation. But apart from the physical health benefits, CBD also plays a role in helping you obtain a sort of homeostasis with your mental makeup as well.
The cherry on top of the cake being that, consuming CBD does not intoxicate and impair you. The feeling of high is because of a substance called THC, which is abundant in marijuana. This substance is highly psychoactive and creates the sense of delusion and euphoria. CBD is none of these and is strictly therapeutic in nature.
CBD And Mental Health
CBD takes charge in the front of mental health and helps combat a host of issues ranging from:
- Feelings of isolation
- Mood swings
The conventional treatment for depression and anxiety include the use of Benzodiazepines, which can be highly addictive and lead to substance abuse. Which is why CBD is gaining popularity…
How CBD Helps Control Depression And Anxiety
CBD interacts with receptor in our body to produce suitable effects. The result is the release of ‘feel good’ hormones that help your body relax and ease out. The CBD molecules namely anandamide bind to the receptors namely CB1 and CB2 to produce the effects.
The CBD benefits include boosting the production of Serotonin, a neurotransmitter that has been known to uplift mood and reduce the anxiety levels. The way CBD does this is, is by binding with receptors that produce these molecules. The end result is a much more contented happier you, who is ready to face the world with a wide smile!