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Using CBD Oil for Anxiety & Depression

As the COVID-19 pandemic has raged, anxiety and depression has soared amongst members of the populace.  Economic uncertainty, school and business closures, isolation from friends and family, and grief have been some of the primary factors as to why mental health conditions have surged, and why many people today are seeking treatment.

However, while many are looking to address their anxiety and depression, there is a singular focus on keeping the solution natural and eliminating the need for pharmaceutical options. 

And that is where CBD oil could play a central role. 

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has gained massive popularity since the onset of the pandemic.  Presenting the potential of impacting one’s health, initial study results focused on CBD’s role in managing and mitigating anxiety and depression have been promising. 

How Could CBD Help?

CBD is hemp-derived and comes from the Cannabis sativa plant.  It is one of hundreds of compounds in this plant and has the potential to interact with targeted cannabinoid receptors in the brain, called the endocannabinoid system, which can manage and regulate anxiety.

In a 2015 study, it was found that CBD specifically targets the CB1 receptor in the brain.  This is the Serotonin 5-HT1A receptor and is key in regulating fear, mood, and anxiety. (When low levels of this particular chemical are present in the brain, an individual’s risk of depression, anxiety, and sleep problems could arise.)

Per the referenced study, the authors noted both preclinical as well as clinical evidence that showed that CBD could help treat the following disorders:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Depression
  • Panic Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder 

What are CBD’s Benefits When Compared to Pharmaceuticals?

If you prefer a natural approach to treating anxiety or depression and want to stay away from prescription drugs, know that you are not alone. Much of the appeal of CBD products is that they are based in nature. What’s more is that hemp plants have a long history of being used to treat a variety of conditions throughout the ages. 

Firstly, all antidepressants and antianxiety medicines require a formal diagnosis and a prescription from a doctor. Secondly, most antidepressants and antianxiety medicines take weeks to begin working.  According to a 2019 study, CBD products allow for a quick and sustained response when treating anxiety and depression. 

Moreover, CBD also has not shown the side effects presented by many medications. For instance, some medications can result in insomnia, sexual dysfunction, agitation, mood swings, and even addiction. As a natural product, CBD oil does not pose these risks. 

Of course, if you are suffering from anxiety or depression, we encourage you to first speak with your doctor to ensure you are pursuing a treatment method that is right and safe for you. 

In closing, the team at Asé Pure Naturals stands by our premium CBD tinctures and believes in the benefits that these exciting products can potentially present. For more information, we welcome you to browse our site and learn all about our manufacturing process and our commitment to quality. 

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