One study published in 2018 suggested that cannabidiol does not increase serotonin levels; rather, it appears to work by influencing how the brain responds to serotonin that is already there.
CBD, on the other hand, is purported to have a wide range of health benefits without these psychoactive effects. Some research suggests that CBD has antidepressant-like effects, which means it may hold promise in alleviating symptoms of depression.
How It’s Taken
Research suggests that CBD has antidepressant effects, although it is important to note that many of these are animal studies.
Interest in the potential mental health uses of cannabidiol (CBD) has grown tremendously in recent years, including the use of CBD for depression. CBD is a chemical compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as marijuana or hemp.
Another study found that CBD had a “clear anti-stress effect,” which might play a role in reducing stress levels that contribute to feelings of anxiety and depression.
7. Are there pricing regulations for CBD?
8. How can I be sure that what I am reading about CBD (articles, etc.) is providing truthful information?
3. It seems like CBD is now being used in lots of products (shampoos, cosmetics, oils, bath salts, etc.). Does it really help when it is part of a product?
4. Does CBD based medication really help with anxiety and depression and has it been scientifically proven to help with anxiety and depression?
There is no evidence that CBD has beneficial effects as part of various products. Furthermore, the amount of CBD in any of these products is unclear.
Only for the FDA approved product.
1. What exactly is CBD? Is it the same as Cannabis? Hemp? Marijuana plant?