Use of Medical Marijuana is on the rise, some states have even gone as far as to completely legalizing it for recreational uses. Just last week, Canada became the first G7 country to completely legalize the use of Marijuana. According to a report from Brightfield Group, sales of hemp-derived CBD are expected to hit over 291 million dollars. There is a huge demand for CBD out there, and it seems our bodies are loving it. One thing CBD has shown huge promise with is anxiety and depression.
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is an extract from hemp and it doesn’t have the same hallucinogenic effects which you’d find in marijuana products. Hemp and marijuana are two totally separate things. THC is the compound responsible for ‘getting high’, and CBD is the compound responsible for helping with many ailments. CBD is often used in the form of an oil which has a wide variety of potential medicinal uses, however it is available in other forms such as vapor to be used with vape pens, or edibles/foods that have had CBD incorporated into them. Many people suffer from depression, anxiety and other mental disorders. CBD is an opportunity to get some natural help with that.
How quickly CBD affects you greatly depends on your weight, your tolerance levels, the strength and how you took it – vapor, edibles or oil. Super concentrated amounts of CBD vapor will affect you sooner, however edibles and oils have been reported to have longer lasting effects.
Over the past few years, dozens of studies have been done on the medicinal benefits of CBD and whether or not it actually can affect depression. Many researchers say CBD is absolutely beneficial for those with depression. Depression is rooted in our nervous system and is directly affected by a chemical imbalance in our brain. This can cause sleeping disorders, eating issues, a sudden lack of energy and changes in your mood. CBD activates and uses the endocannabinoid system to help the brain.
According to a report produced by Washington State University, a group of people reported an astonishing drop of 89% of their depression after they took CBD. Even more amazing, according to the same study, women showed an even higher reduction in their depression than men. The university created an app which allowed people to report their condition as they took puffs of their CBD. Some people with high depression issues reported a drop within one puff from their CBD vape pen. It would seem that CBD is definitely worth trying!
As with all things, if you are under the treatment of a doctor for your ailment, please let him/her know that you are starting CBD, get their opinion. Some doctors are still leery about CBD, and some are absolutely raving about it. It would be good to have it listed in your chart so when they discover how wonderfully you are doing, they know what to attribute it to. This will automatically educate your doctor and may change their opinion of the product.
Where to start? You can start with 500 mg of pure CBD sublingual oil from Blue Sky Farms CBD. Some people have amazing results right away, but some need to go up to 1000 mg or 1500 mg. Each has a bigger dropper, delivering more CBD in the dose. Blue Sky Farms CBD goes up to 2000 mg bottle. Be patient, sometimes it takes a little time to find out what works best for you. Try it today!