We’ve all experienced some sort of depression and anxiety. Whether it be at work, school, social situations, or even at home with friends and family. Regardless if one has experienced minor or severe symptoms, it decreases our quality of life. Enough said. But how can cannabis help and where is the evidence?
Does CBD work for Depression and Anxiety?
A study published on September 9th, 2010 by the Journal of Psychopharmacology shows that brain scans of participants using CBD had revealed changes in blood flow to the regions of the brain linked to feelings of anxiety. “Relative to a placebo, CBD was associated with significantly decreased subjective anxiety “. In addition to that, “These results suggest that CBD reduces anxiety in SAD (Social Anxiety Disorder) and that this is related to its effects on activity in limbic and paralimbic brain areas.” Another Study on PubMed published in 2014, suggests that “CBD exhibited anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects”.
What is a recommended dosage?
Personally, I’ve been consulting on CBD for over 2 years and have come to realize that it varies from person to person, but try 10 mg twice daily, if you don’t see improvement in 4 – 7 days try increasing the dosage to 20 mg twice daily. Ask your doctor about introducing CBD into your daily routine as it does effect medication, much like grapefruit.
What else can CBD be used for?