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Amazing Health Benefits of CBD for emotional wellness

Publish Date: July 27th, 2021; Author: Darren M. Jorgenson.
Amazing Health Benefits of CBD for emotional wellness
Marijuana is gaining popularity over recent years due to its curative constituents and unleashing health benefits. With the wide range of cannabis products available, you will find ample options on the streets and even in the state-licensed dispensaries that may comprise different proportions, but what exactly these are, and can they really contribute to emotional wellness? Before moving further and checking out its crucial role in improving emotional health, it is essential to get familiar with its curative constituents.

Essential constituents of Cannabis

The crucial constituents of Cannabis include

  • THC
  • CBD

What is THC?

THC is an acronym for tetrahydrocannabinol that is famous for its intoxicating effects. It is popular for creating that high feeling for which marijuana has got the illegal status and requires legal permission. While creating a high feeling, THC also has therapeutic effects that can help in improving health.

What is CBD?

CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol found in the cannabis plant. CBD is well known for its no intoxicating effects. CBD is well known for its healing properties, and from being a pain relief to mental health, CBD has helped ample patients to get relief from their debilitating health conditions. Several people consider CBD as herbal medicine, but access to CBD also requires state licenses in real terms. The medical doctors must prescribe the CBD products to get the legal permissions and accurate dosage information to benefit the health condition.

How does CBD work for improving emotional and mental health?

Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system that is the part of the nervous system which interacts with the cannabinoids of cannabis plants for the body to respond to them. The THC constituent binds to the receptors in the endocannabinoid system present in the brain generating some intoxicating and psychoactive effects. Still, it works differently with the ECS to provoke different responses when it comes to CBD constituents.

CBD can also bind the receptors in the rain but doesn’t have the same effect on the patient’s body like THC does, but it is well known for producing therapeutic effects like reducing inflammation. The researchers have suggested that CBD affects the neurotransmitters which are involved with serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical that is involved in regulating mood.

Lower serotonin levels are associated with mental health issues like anxiety and depression; consuming Medical Cannabis raises the serotonin amount in the brain.

  1. Anxiety relief

CBD can help manage anxiety. Even research studies have suggested that CBD consumption can change how brain receptors respond to serotonin, a chemical associated with mental health.

Anxiety is a common health issue for many that affect around 19 per cent of adults each year in the US only, and the number of the entire world is quite unpredictable. And with this necessity to deal with the health condition, studies suggest that CBD may help mitigate anxiety symptoms.

A study published in Journal Neurotherapeutics in 2015 analyzed that CBD use was found effective on many anxiety conditions, including

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  1. Depression

CBD has also been investigated to check the potential for leaving the antidepressant effects. And according to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is one of the most common mental disorders affecting a vast population. Effective treatments include potent medications and psychotherapy, but the alternatives are still searched for, and one such reliable alternative is CBD.

Several antidepressant medications work by acting on the serotonin receptors present in the brain. Lower serotonin levels play a crucial role in the development of depression, and studies suggest that CBD has the potential to provide antidepressant effects. CBD does not increase serotonin levels but affects how your brain responds to the serotonin present in the body.

  1. Sleep Difficulties

Sleep plays an imperative role in maintaining emotional health and well-being. And because CBD has a calming and soothing effect, it can treat sleep difficulties. A study conducted with adults with poor sleep and anxiety symptoms found that around sixty-five per cent of the adults experienced improvements in their sleep quality.

  1. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is characterized by re-experiencing intrusive thoughts, traumatic events, nightmares, and avoiding things that may trigger the trauma again. Several research studies suggest that CBD may help diminish the symptoms of PTSD.

  1. Epilepsy

CBD is well known for having a wide range of health benefits for treating neurological disorders, including the severity of the seizure and decreasing the frequency. The research studies and users have experienced that the CBD treatment effectively alleviated the seizures. And even the Food and Drug Administration has also recently approved the Cannabis-derived medicine containing Epidiolex, CBD to treat certain seizure disorders.

Bottom Line!

After realizing the unleashing health benefits of CBD and medical Cannabis, more states are legalizing it, but still, it is not legal on the federal level. The CBD has ample health benefits and plays a crucial role in improving emotional health and wellness but requires legal permissions to access. Therefore, obtaining a medical marijuana card is essential to have legal access to the treatment with medical doctor’s recommendations only. Stay connected for more!