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CBD Oil And Mental Health

Cannabidiol, more popularly known as CBD, is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid (active molecule) found in the cannabis (marijuana) plant. CBD binds with several receptors of the endocannabinoid system which regulates mood, sleep patterns, and appetite. Due to the miraculous effects of CBD on this system, it is showing incredible promise in the medical field today. What’s more, you can now mail order marijuana products to have them right at your doorstep! 

Among several formats of CBD, the most popular is oil.  

 

CBD oil is an extract of the cannabis plant, derived from its stalk and stems. Owing to the anxiolytic, antidepressant and antipsychotic properties of CBD oil, it is being used to treat a host of medical ailments, particularly those related to mental health. CBD oil is typically taken under the tongue. It is advisable to consult a physician about the correct dosage of CBD oil. Today, several medical marijuana dispensaries in the US are selling this amazing CBD extract.

Here are vital benefits of CBD oil in treating some of the most severe mental disorders of all time:

  • Relieves Anxiety - A result of some deep surging trauma, anxiety includes several phobias (obsessive fears) and panic disorders. Anxiety, in fact, is a form of exaggerated immune response by our bodies, and stress is the underlying cause of it. When people are stressed, their bodies immediately go into the fight or flight mode and produce an excess of the stress hormone cortisol. The significant symptoms of anxiety are shivering, insomnia (sleeplessness), and inability to perform a task properly.

    • Generally, anxiety is the result of chronic physical or mental pain. CBD oil, with its phenomenal anti-inflammatory properties, has been reported to help users effectively manage stress, and hence the anxiety. When ingested, CBD oil enters the bloodstream and stimulates the endocannabinoid system to induce tranquility in the body. In the process, CBD induces the release of more endocannabinoids as well as other hormones and enzymes that reduce stress and also limits the production of cortisol. The end result is that the body comes out of the fight-or-flight mode and becomes stable.

 

  • Helps with PTSD - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental disorder that is triggered by experiencing or witnessing a shocking, terrifying or dangerous event. Anyone who repetitively experiences emotional trauma from any such incident falls into the category of patients with PTSD. What actually happens is that the portion of the brain that controls fear is triggered in response to certain similar incidents (stimuli) occurring around the patients. For instance, a speeding car for an auto accident survivor. Some of the common PTSD reactions are emotional numbness, substance abuse, and hypervigilance. With PTSD, functioning in normal daily activities is almost impossible.

    • Fortunately, CBD oil can help a person suffering from PTSD. Low levels of anandamide, a cannabinoid receptor responsible for keeping a person emotionally stable, result in causing PTSD. Taking CBD oil helps to supplement this deficiency, thus filling the gap produced by PTSD. Also, CBD blocks the mood receptors that control stress hormones, activate sleep hormones, and prevent flashbacks. A recent study indicated that CBD prevents the PTSD symptoms by changing the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels in the brain that affect depressive behavior. Overall, CBD helps PTSD patients feel relaxed by inducing proper rest and sleep.

 

  • Improves the condition of Schizophrenia -  Schizophrenia is a mental ailment that usually appears in early adulthood and is characterized by delusions, hallucinations, and other cognitive difficulties such as trouble with concentration and lack of motivation. In most cases, schizophrenic brains show abnormally high levels of activity in D2 dopamine (an important neurotransmitter or messenger) receptors. These receptors are found throughout the brain’s limbic system (controls our emotional and motivational states).

    • Doctors believe that CBD oil can affect the dopamine system of our brain while decreasing the symptoms of schizophrenia. CBD boosts the levels of serum anandamide which diminishes the effects of D2 Dopamine overproduction. While increasing the concentration of anandamide, CBD  also protects it from being destroyed by acting as a firewall that prevents its breakage. As a result, the body is greatly benefited by more of the natural antipsychotic effects. Furthermore, CBD treatment does not change the body weight or food intake, which are common side effects of antipsychotic (tranquilising) medication. 

Final Thoughts: CBD Oil and Mental Health

Cannabis products like CBD oil and cannabis seeds are for sale in several marijuana dispensaries. Mental illness can deeply impact a person’s life in terms of relationships, social habits, and careers. On reading up the critical benefits of CBD oil for mental health, you can see that this cannabis wonder is paving the way to a new outlook on global mental illness therapy.

By Crystal M. Wilson

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