CBD is Proving to be an Effective Natural Treatment for Depression

by | Aug 21, 2019 | Headline News | 13 comments

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    This article was originally published by Vicki Batts at Natural News. 

    CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant. CBD is one of the most researched cannabinoid compounds, along with THC (or, tetrahydrocannabinol). While THC does have medicinal value, it is primarily known for its psychoactive effects. Conversely, CBD is not psychoactive and is famous for its myriad of health benefits and medicinal uses. Research has shown that CBD can be used to treat a variety of diseases and conditions, ranging from seizure disorders to depression.

    Depression affects an estimated seven percent of the U.S. population. Another 18 percent of the population suffers from anxiety. In 2014, one out of every eight Americans aged 12 and older were on a prescription antidepressant. Many experts have questioned the mental health industry’s standard line of prescription drug treatment: In addition to the litany of adverse side effects that often come with antidepressants and other psych drugs, these drugs are often incomplete or ineffective. Dr. Frederic Neuman states that most patients need at least two medications to manage their depression, if not three. Clearly, psychiatric medications are not the answer — and a growing body of research shows that CBD could be a more effective, less harmful solution.

    CBD fights depression and anxiety

    A growing body of research shows that CBD can help fight depression. In 2018, research published in Molecular Neurobiology found that CBD supplementation induced long-term antidepressant effects in animal models.

    According to the researchers, a single dose of CBD yielded detectable anti-depressive effects within one hour of administration — and the benefits of this single-dose lasted an entire week. Study leader Samia Joca, from Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies and the University of São Paulo, and their team, have authored two other studies demonstrating the antidepressant benefits of CBD.

    In a previous study, the team found that CBD essentially helps the brain “heal” from depression.

    “[O]ur results suggest that CBD promotes fast neurochemical and neuroplastic effects in limbic brain regions, which might favor stress coping strategies and resilience to depression development,” Jaca said.

    But Jaca and her team are not the only ones investigating CBD’s ability to fight depression. As Medical News Today reports, dozens of studies have shown that CBD acts as both an antidepressant and an anti-anxiety compound. Studies show that CBD can be effective at treating these conditions both short- and long-term.

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    Pharma drugs are a sham

    CBD has many usesresearch has shown it can effectively treat pain, seizure disorders, and much more. Like most plant-based medicines, CBD (and the cannabis plant as a whole) can be used to help treat a number of conditions. Some research even shows that CBD oil can help curb opioid addiction — a problem that was completely created by the corrupt pharmaceutical industry.

    Like most other prescription drugs, psychiatric drugs can come with horrific side effects. In addition to mood swings, insomnia, and sexual dysfunction, antidepressant use is a serious risk for violence, homicide, and suicide.

    Even the FDA was forced to admit in 2007 that SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a common type of antidepressant) can increase the risk of madness in all age groups and that the drugs are actually “very dangerous.”

    The FDA cautioned further that families and caregivers should monitor SSRI patients very closely, looking for the emergence of these symptoms on a “day-to-day basis,” because “changes may be abrupt.”

    Conversely, CBD oil’s side effects include fatigue, irritability, and nausea. In many cases, these effects can be resolved with dosage adjustments. However, there is also a potential for CBD to interact with some prescription medications to keep in mind. While CBD is generally low-risk, you should always consult with your naturopath or other trusted care provider before beginning any new supplements or natural medicines.

    Vicki Batts is the author of a free ebook that details the ways to prevent and reverse heart disease (and other cardio-related events). The book (found here) includes everything you need to know about preventing heart disease, reversing hypertension, and nurturing your cardiac health without medication.


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      1. That shit did nothing for me but make me a little more tired. My wife likes it but there are a lot cheaper remedies available. Get off yer ass and go do something if your depressed, Or put a boolit in yer head. Damm whiners lol….

        • Without the THC, it’s not very medicinal but most don’t like the effects, the euphoria, makes them paranoid.

        • Genius, I’ve been real wary about getting any CBD. In the last several months before I left Memphis there were little CBD stores popping up all over the city. Turns out they were selling some watered-down crap at $75 per bottle. Looks like CBD may become just as big a sham as the big pharma crap. When I get down I just go to the range and get in some target practice. That always works for me. Now I’ve got my own ‘private range’ set up at the BOL so I don’t even have to drive anywhere. In fact I’ve been the happiest camper since I left the city. What a difference a big move makes.

      2. Mother’s Little Helper
        The Rolling Stones

        What a drag it is getting old
        “Kids are different today”
        I hear ev’ry mother say
        Mother needs something today to calm her down
        And though she’s not really ill
        There’s a little yellow pill
        She goes running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper
        And it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day
        “Things are different today”
        I hear ev’ry mother say
        Cooking fresh food for a husband’s just a drag
        So she buys an instant cake and she burns her frozen steak
        And goes running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper
        And two help her on her way, get her through her busy day
        Doctor please, some more of these
        Outside the door, she took four more
        What a drag it is getting old
        “Men just aren’t the same today”
        I hear ev’ry mother say
        They just don’t appreciate that you get tired
        They’re so hard to satisfy, You can tranquilize your mind
        So go running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper
        And four help you through the night, help to minimize your plight
        Doctor please, some more of these
        Outside the door, she took four more
        What a drag it is getting old
        “Life’s just much too hard today”
        I hear ev’ry mother say
        The pursuit of happiness just seems a bore
        And if you take more of those, you will get an overdose
        No more running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper
        They just helped you on your way, through your busy dying day

        Source: LyricFind
        Songwriters: Keith Richards / Mick Jagger
        Mother’s Little Helper lyrics © Abkco Music, Inc

      3. Taking drugs is a death by a 1000 cuts, little by little you will loose your employment, your friends, your family, your house, your prospects, your self worth, your reputation until you are left on the streets to yell and scream till you die because by then nobody cares about a total looser who has come to the end of their drug journey.

        • Right. So you need to stop taking nicotine, caffeine, tylenol immediately as those are drugs too. Also, only a loser spells loser “looser”…

      4. Martus… of course you are talking about big pharma drugs I imagine. Not natures healing solution used for thousands of years which is cannabis. The awakening substance that the status quo ripoffs are so afraid of because anyone can plant a seed and find clarity and better health.

      5. In some countries, it is a criminal offense for naturopaths to label themselves as medical professionals.
        I don’t find “natural” medications to be scientifically compelling.
        Any time you take a drug you are introducing a toxin into your body. If something works for you, by all means use it. You have to trade off the benefits vs. hazards. I prefer to not experiment on myself. I depend on “scientific” studies conducted by trained people as to which drugs I will or will not take. I have a rule “Lacking science based studies, having been done by licensed medical professionals, will cause me not to take that drug”.

        • In the US, drug companies do the absolute best research on natural cures, but they never ever make the results public.

          Instead they figure out a way to synthesize and patent the active ingredient. Then they sell you the poison they just created. Even if it’s a lousy copy.

          There are tons of natural cures that actually work, curing pain, even cancer, but they are kept a secret.

      6. I saw a Porky Pig and Homer Simpson cartoon, where they were supposed to be gluttons in life. So, their ironic, afterlife punishment is to be put on a feeding machine, which stuffs them with junk food.

        I personally think, you could grow enough sugar, tobacco, opiates, nicotine, cocaine, cake flour, etc, to OD yourself, yet I have never seen it happen. Base materials for meth and bath salts and MDMA, etc, etc. can be taken from a plant. It comes from nature. You could live in a jungle of vices, and never spend another day sober.

        But, I can typically never find any example of serious self harm, without some corporatist machine, forcefeeding the people.

      7. Been using black seed oil, it is in the same Setiva family as CBD oil. It works great. In less than five minutes it stops most arthritis pain etc.

        Look into it. Muscle pain, back spasms, or arthritis. It is amazing. If for nothing else than to limit long term pain and reduce the need for poisonous Tylenol or Ibuprophen.

        Dilute it 50:50 with olive oil or a mix of 25% olive oil with 25 coconut oil to avoid skin irritation. It ends arthritis pain in less than five minutes. This stuff is amazing.

      8. I don’t know about CBD, but Cannabis is also an effective treatment for depression. Better than pharma meds. At least Cannabis makes ya happy, give ya an appetite and helps ya sleep.

      9. CBD isn’t addicting and has practically no side effects, which is nothing short of amazing.

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