While the effects of CBD on health really speak for themselves, academic research into the compound has had a tremendous surge in popularity recently. As our knowledge of CBD grows, so does our understanding of how it works to benefit our bodies. Today, CBD is being studied as a possible treatment for anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and even bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
So, with all of this buzz around CBD and mental health, how does it actually affect our brains?
Depression is unique to each person. In this article we explore some of the current research being conducted around how CBD interacts with the brain and why scientists are hopeful that it may help those who suffer from depression. Many people currently use CBD as a tool to support their mental health because it is natural, highly customizable, easy to use and self-administer, and does not have the same habit-forming risks or negative side effects of traditional pharmaceuticals.
CBD’s reputation amongst users for easing pain is one of the most attractive aspects and research behind this potential benefit is partially responsible for its recent boom in popularity. Traditional pain management drugs, such as opioids, can do damage to their users health via their addictive chemical properties, dangerous side effects, and withdrawal symptoms- making natural CBD supplementation an even more intriguing alternative, but what does the current research suggest?