Updated: Aug 17
In recent years, there has been a surge of new data coming in from researchers across the globe studying the effects of CBD on the human body. The research clearly shows CBD has a host of medicinal purposes including but not limited to inflammatory condition relief, traumatic pain relief, anxiety disorders and yes, even depression. While we are still in the early stages and still don’t know the extent of this miracle’s healing properties on our health but one thing is unequivocal: CBD oils can help!
Should I Try CBD For My Depression?
In case you didn’t already know, CBD will not get you high because there are no psychoactive effects! There is a lot of speculation from people who’ve never tried CBD that the compound will get you high and it’s simply not true. THC is a compound also derived from Cannabis that produces a euphoric side-effect to its users but with CBD there are no side-effects, only effects. If you happen to be suffering from depression and anxiety, mind-altering compounds might not be a good option for you.
Second, CBD is not meant to be a cure-all medicine for depression, so you should always consult with your primary care provider before introducing CBD into your daily regimen.
Having said that, CBD does offer a natural and sustainable relief option for those of us who are struggling with mild to severe depression. To fully understand how CBD can help is to understand how CBD interacts with our bodies.
How Does It Work?
Many individuals who’ve taken CBD for depression have claimed that it provided symptom relief. It’s not fully understood how but researchers have indicated it could be a result of the CBD disrupting Serotonin levels, leading to a significant improvement in mood and overall sense of well-being. The potential Serotonin disruption is most likely a major factor in producing the anxiety relief that people have experienced.
How Does CBd Compare To Prescription Medications?
There are numerous animal studies that have been conducted that found rodent's physiological symptoms experienced relief rather quickly and sustained for longer periods of time than with traditional meds. The research suggests that the CBD's effect is not associated with any of the negative side-effects commonly experienced by people who use antidepressants for depression.
How Should I Use CBD?
There are many methods for consuming CBD products such as topical oils and tinctures, edible gummies, vaping and even smokable flowers. Given the little research that exists surrounding CBD for depression it would stand to reason that there would be no preferred method of consumption. No matter which method you decide to use for your relief, be sure to get a high-quality product from a reputable manufacturer such as Amaro Farms!
Will There Be Side Effects?
There are no particular side effects for taking CBD, it doesn’t even cause headaches as others believe, so long as you are adhering to the recommended dosages. Note that all CBD products are NOT the same, in some of them are mixed chemicals that are not beneficial for human health, we’ll touch more on this later in this post but there have been some instances of nausea or dry mouth associated with exceeding the recommended dosages.
So, if you do decide to give CBD products a try for depression symptom management, please ensure that you are adhering to the recommended dosage from its manufacturer, this is critical for mitigating any potential side-effects.
Although there no known significant side effects associated with CBD, it's always best to adhere to recommended dosages.
Where Can I Buy High-Quality CBD?
There are a lot of CBD products available both online and offline but not all CBD products are high-quality like the Amaro line of CBD Products. Various products make quality claims about their products but it’s hard to know who you can trust with your CBD.
Everywhere you look you see someone selling CBD or THC infused products but the question remains; how do you know which brands are reputable and maintain high-quality manufacturing standards?
We’ve seen a lot of fluff out in the marketplace, which is why we chose to put out a line of CBD products that are both sustainably farmed and manufactured using the highest quality herbs and oils available to complement and enhance our CBD’s natural healing properties. You can find our entire line of CBD infused products including tinctures and face creams in our online store.
We will leave you with this final thought…
Always remember, CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat or mitigate any medical condition. You should always ask your Doctor before using and always patch test prior to use. When you’ve established that CBD is right for you, make your purchase and keep your CBD refrigerated for extended shelf life and for the best results.
If you are a person who cares about quality standards and sustainable farming and agricultural practices then Amaro products will be a good fit for you. We invite you to read more about our Farm and the fertile central California soil that allows us to do what we do, check out our post about Fresno’s Best Kept Secret: CBD Oil from the Amaro Farm.
Amaro CBD donates a portion of it's annual profits to 17 Strong, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to young adults battling life threatening illnesses through providing victory trips and scholarships.