CBD may provide hope for those who suffer from depression

There is hope for those who suffer from the symptoms of depression. The Journal of Affective Disorders recently published a study suggesting that high-CBD marijuana might provide relief. This study is unique because it focused primarily on the effects of low-THC marijuana taken in the home. Most studies look at the results of taking THC pills in a clinical setting. At the present time, research into the effects of cannabis on depression, stress and anxiety is nearly non-existent. The few studies have been exclusively centered around orally administered THC pills in a laboratory. This recent study gathered data using an app on a smartphone, which allowed participants to anonymously report their symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression both before and after taking medical marijuana. Nearly 12,000 adults who took part in the study reported an approximate 90% decrease in symptoms. The information gathered suggests that one puff of high-CBD, low-THC cannabis is effective in lessening depression symptoms. This supports a growing awareness of CBD as an important and useful ingredient in cannabis. Whereas people once assumed that higher concentrations of THC is always better, we’re gaining awareness into the rewards of CBD. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the body to help maintain homeostasis, which is vital for normal brain health. The endocannabinoid system is in charge of a number of processes, including appetite, mood, memory and immune response. Cannabinoids promote communication between different cell types, creating balance. Although the body naturally produce cannabinoids, complimenting that with phytocannabinoids such as CBD may improve overall health.


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