There has been quite a bit of research  done on the subject of CBD and its effects on anxiety and depression.

What the research has found is that CBD oil may work to relieve anxiety by acting upon serotonin pathways in the brain. Serotonin is a chemical that transmits messages between nerve cells in the brain. It is your ‘feel good’ hormone produced in the brain and intestines.

RESEARCH INTO CBD AND ANXIETY

A number of scientific studies have shown CBD to have powerful anti-anxiety properties. It is also proven to be incredibly safe and well-tolerated, even at high doses.

As a result, many people are doing away with their traditional anxiety medication and the side-effects that come with it and turning to CBD oil to help relieve the symptoms of their anxiety.

SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION

  • Anxiety and restlessness
  • Loss of interest in fun activities
  • Extreme irritability
  • Anger issues
  • Thoughts of suicide or death
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Difficulty making decisions or concentrating
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Weight loss or weight gain

CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS

There is no sole cause of depression. Genetics, hormones, and brain chemistry may all play a role.

CANNABIS AND DEPRESSION

Cannabis oil is a quicker alternative to antidepressants. It triggers the endocannabinoid system and speeds up the growth and development of nervous tissue with little to no side effects.

Treating depression with cannabis oil is a natural remedy that provides patients peace of mind. It also helps to battle stress by decreasing anxiety and insomnia, stirring up hunger, establishing energy, increasing concentration and enhancing a good mood.

Because stress is one of the leading causes of depression, using cannabis moderately appears to even out moods and lessen stress.

If you are suffering, consider treating depression with cannabis oil as an alternative treatment. If you require more information or would like to speak to our specialist consultant, send us an email at info@naturaltherapy.co.za