How can CBD help treat depression?
Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the world. Traditional anti-depressant drugs, such as antidepressants, often have side-effects and can be addictive if taken long-term. This is why many patients suffering from depression seek alternative treatments.
One such treatment is CBD, or cannabidiol, one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Although the use of CBD in the treatment of depression is a new and intensively researched area, some studies suggest that it may be effective.
The study was carried out
2014 m. A study published in the journalCNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets found that CBD may have antidepressant effects, and its previously identified antioxidant, neuroprotective, antidepressant and sedative properties may be useful in treating depression.
Next in 2018 A study published in the journal Molecular Neurobiology found that CBD consumption can increase nerve growth factor levels and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. The study also found that CBD can increase the growth and plasticity of nerve cells, and may also be useful in combating symptoms associated with chronic stress and depression.
However, while these studies are promising, it should be noted that many of them have been conducted with small numbers of participants and further research is needed. In addition, optimal CBD doses and methods of administration need to be identified. Research on CBD, CBG, is increasing and is being adapted.
Important to mention
It is important to note that you should consult your doctor before using CBD to treat depression. It can help you determine the right CBD dosage, and provide the necessary information.
Article written by the Magu Space team.
CBD products are not medicines and cannot diagnose, treat or cure diseases. Always consult your doctor before starting a new diet programme.