Depression can have a devastating effect on your life. Fortunately, recent studies have shown that CBD may offer potential therapeutic relief for several mental conditions, including depression and anxiety. CBD may also have less major side effects than traditional antidepressant medications, making it a promising alternative for those seeking natural treatments.

In this article, we’ll discuss using CBD for depression and how to find a suitable CBD product for the symptoms.

What Is CBD and Does It Help Depression?

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a cannabinoid found in cannabis plants, including hemp. CBD can be purchased without THC and as a result it won’t produce the psychoactive effects associated with THC (i.e., it won’t get you “high”.) CBD has been shown to have a wide range of potential health benefits, including reducing anxiety and the symptoms of depression. In one animal study CBD was shown to have fast and sustained antidepressant-like effects while traditional pharmaceutical antidepressants can take weeks to work.

CBD shows promise as a treatment for depression because it may help regulate serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin affects your mood, and depression is often associated with low serotonin levels. In a 2019 review CBD increased brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), Low levels of which have also been linked to depression.

CBD also binds to receptors in the brain that help to reduce inflammation, which has been linked with depression as well. Current CBD studies show that it may boost people’s moods and reduce stress levels.

It’s important to note that human studies on CBD and depression are still in their early stages, so more research is needed. However, CBD may be worth considering if you’re looking for natural and effective treatment options for depression.

Types of CBD Products

There are numerous different types of CBD products, including oils, tinctures, capsules, and edibles. If you want to use CBD, find the method that works best for you. For instance, topical CBD creams will be ineffective in treating anxiety or depression because of their inability to cross the blood-brain barrier.

Vaping or smoking CBD may be a better option if you want a more immediate effect. However, if you are willing to wait longer and need a longer-lasting effect, ingesting CBD in capsule form, as an oil (tincture) or asan edible (such as CBD Gummies) is another good option.

Some people prefer oils or tinctures because they can be easily added to food or drinks, while others find capsules more convenient. You can also try CBD gummies, a convenient and fun way to take CBD. Experimentation is key if you want to find which CBD product and dosage are ideal for you. 

How to Use CBD for Depression

Start CBD at a lower dose and slowly increase it when starting CBD use. There are a number of things that influence how CBD affects someone including their dose, method of use, age, gender, weight and sensitivity to drugs. Some people may find that a higher dose of CBD is necessary, while others will discover that a smaller amount works fine. For that reason it’s a good idea to start with a lower dose and work your way up incrementally over several days to see how you feel and how the CBD affects you.

Second, determine what time of day you want to take your CBD. For example, many people believe that taking CBD before bed helps them sleep and feel better.

If you have questions, speak to a doctor, and see what they have to say. This is especially crucial if you’re already taking medications for your depression since CBD may interact with other medicines. You should also consider keeping a CBD Diary and consulting with a trained CBD Advisor, such as those found at retail and online stores such as DYNAPURE CBD (DYNAPUREcbd.com).

CBD for Depression: The Bottom Line

Depression is a mental condition that can disturb every aspect of one’s life. CBD is a promising new therapy that potentially treats depression and other mental ailments. It may have fewer adverse side effects than traditional antidepressant drugs and be a suitable treatment for some people. In addition, CBD may be a good option if traditional antidepressant medications haven’t worked or have caused issues or side-effects. 

About The Author

DYNAPURE was founded by two CBD Industry Experts who are both Certified CBD Advisors, Jeremy Vasquez and Johnny Fanucchi. Jeremy has been cultivating cannabis for 25 years with an emphasis on premium quality medicinal strains. His knowledge and experience in the industry truly sets him apart from the rest. Johnny’s career has been spent on helping and raising funds for adults and children with chronic pain, cancer, PTSD, and intellectual disabilities. As a result, his heart warming compassion and empathy make him uniquely qualified to help you select and correctly use the right DYNAPURE products. Jeremy & Johnny teamed up and combined their passions into DYNAPURE, a new CBD company located at 9812 N 7th St., Ste 8, Phoenix, Arizona that provides real health & wellness benefits to the community.

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