The feelings of complete worthlessness and self-doubt are those that most of us go through. Some live to tell the tale, while others don’t. Depression is a silent killer that zaps away your good health without anyone seeing any signs of it. It is a helpless situation that has managed to ensnare millions of people around the globe. The sudden death of a loved one, a change in settings of your work or personal life…all of this contributes to you feeling depressed. Many doctors refer therapists and give you anti-depressants that do wonders in helping many of us. But if you are doing something, why not do it naturally, and with lower side effects? After all, it is a win-win situation to switch over to a natural alternative. And what better natural, alternative than CBD.
We will be taking a look at how CBD use can help you fight depression and how you can turn over a new page of life with this seemingly humble herbal extract. Read on.
Pure CBD is a therapeutic substance that helps you retain your balance (homeostasis). The feeling of depression and helplessness is partly because of the imbalance in the chemicals in your body. The chemicals in your brain that incite happiness and satisfaction are running empty and that is why the feeling of ‘doom and moroseness’ is all the more pronounced. CBD works its charm by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is key to regulating your hormones and plays an increasingly important role in your behavior and mood, not to mention sleep and the endocrine system-responsible for hormones.
CBD And Mental Health
CBD interacts with the receptors (CB1 and CB2) of the ECS, help the ECS to re-orient and balance the hormones once again. Apart from this, CBD restricts and binds to the receptors that bind anandamide, the bliss molecule. Feel-good hormones such as dopamine and especially anandamide help in elevating your mood and you will feel a sense of genuine happiness. CBD also increases the production of the above-mentioned chemicals that will further help in alleviating the symptoms of depression. Another important step to ensure proper rhythm and sleep is a proper sleep cycle; CBD helps in lulling the mind to sleep gradually and helps correct the body’s circadian rhythm (natural sleep cycle). As a matter, you wake up well-rested and ready to take the next day, one step at a time.
Don’t lose faith, eat well and drink plenty of water. Hard times pass and this is no different. Do make sure to consult a doctor and keep them in the loop regarding your CBD usage.