Can CBD Oil Help Fight Depression?

People spend their entire lives on pharmaceutical anti-depressants, dealing with side-effects, paying tons of money, and often are no happier for all the pills. Now natural CBD oil has been found to be effective in the treatment of depression. While CBD does not cure the condition, it has been linked to the improvement of the symptoms. It’s not about getting “high” since there’s no THC, or psychoactive effects, in CBD oils like Swissx.

Here’s how it can help: The cannabinoids naturally produced in our bodies (endocannabinoids) help to regulate several functions of the body such as mood, pain sensation, sleep, and appetite. These substances bind to specific points of brain cells called the receptors and then create serotonin which acts to improve mood and reduce stress levels.

Using CBD oil for depression also impacts the hippocampus, which is a small part of the brain that impacts our limbic system. The limbic system is a system of nerves and networks in your brain which controls emotions, such as fear, pleasure, and anger. This part of the brain also controls basic drives such as sex, hunger, or care of children.

The hippocampus becomes smaller when you are suffering from depression and anxiety. CBD oil can stimulate neurogenesis, which allows the brain to create new neurons.

Patients have reported successfully substituting CBD for Zoloft, Paxil and Lexapro.

To be clear, here are some of the main emotional symptoms of depression: Anxiety and restlessness, Loss of interest in favorite activities, Extreme irritability over minor things, Fixation on things that have gone wrong or on the past, tnger management issues, Thoughts of suicide or death. Some physical symptoms can include the following: Unexplained aches and pains, Debilitating fatigue, Difficulty making decisions or concentrating, Increased or decreased appetite, Insomnia or sleeping too much, Weight loss or weight gain.

Without the side effects of anti-depressants, CBD oil just might swing your mood in the right direction, with nothing to lose.

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