Green Society Can CBD Ease the Depression Blues
Cannabidiol or CBD is a natural compound gaining momentum in popularity based on anecdotal evidence. This popular compound is said to have a range of potential health benefits, which extend to mood management and treating depression.
Depression is a big deal in Canada, with 1 in 5 dealing with mental health issues in any given year. Yet many people who have depression don’t get the help they deserve. Could THC help?
Using CBD for Mood Management
CBD from Green Society has shown promise as a treatment for depression and anxiety, and it comes with fewer side effects in some people. This compound interacts with the endocannabinoid system to regulate a wide range of important processes.
It’s worth noting that research around CBD is limited. Most of the studies have been done using animals. This means that the possible benefits of CBD for depression are mostly anecdotal and speculative.
With that said, CBD from Green Society seems to influence depression, especially when dealing with anxiety and cognitive impairment. A recent 2018 review of existing studies found that CBD has anti-stress effects that can minimize stress-induced depression.
CBD vs. Antidepressant Medications
A quick comparison of CBD with antidepressant medication shows a clear difference between the two. Although moss antidepressants take weeks to start working, CBD acts much faster and has a sustained anti-depressant effect. This was shown in a 2019 study on animals.
Another important point in favor of CBD is that it has minimal side effects other than the usual (i.e. dry mouth, reduces appetite, and drowsiness).
What is the Best Way to Consume CBD?
CBD can be introduced into the bloodstream by four types of products at Green Society: orals such as tinctures, edibles such as CBD-infused gummies, vaping, and topicals.
Fast-acting solutions such as injectables are reserved for medical professionals and they provide a more immediate pathway into the bloodstream with 100% bioavailability. Using CBD tinctures (with the sublingual method) is an efficient way of introducing the compound into the bloodstream.
You can find many CBD oils, gummies, oils at Green Society – Canada’s favorite marijuana dispensary