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Can Cannabidiol Help Treat Mood Disorders?

Mood disorders and cannabidiol treatment

This article embeds a research paper that is based on the anti-depressant effects of Cannabidiol in animal testings (mice). This research was conducted by The British Journal Of Pharmacology (BJP).

Cannabidiol is an oil that is extracted from the cannabis sativa plant. It stands for CBD which is one out of over 100 different chemical compounds that are found in the cannabis plant. This chemical dosen’t contain any psychoactive compounds, which means it dosen’t make you high. Tetrahydrocannabinolwhich (THC) is another compound found in the cannabis plant contains psychoactive chemical compounds. THC is also known to contain many medicinal benefits.

Here is the full scientific article if you wish to download it.

The study was carried out to find evidence on the medicinal benefits of CBD. Researchers wanted to discover whether or not, CBD had anti-depressant properties. Through the study that was carried out on mice, researchers were able to find that CBD is infused with anti-depressant effects. These results were shown through Brain receptors that are contained in the brain and in your endocannabinoid system.

Bodily Functions of the ECS and How it Helps Treat Mood Disorders

This system was only discovered a few decades ago. Turns out that this system is only of the most important systems found in humans, plants and animals (other than insects). This system regulates the body. It helps restore and balance bodily functions like:

  • Hormones
  • Central Nervous System
  • Immune System

The fact that it has an effect on regulating other systems in our body, it can also benefit other bodily functions like:

  • Appetite
  • Mood
  • Pain
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy
  • Postnatal development
  • Development

So since CBD supports the endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate mood, then CBD can be used as a treatment method for those suffering from mood disorders such as Depression, Major depressive disorder, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder and well as many others.

Please note that before considering the use of any medication we strongly advise consulting with your doctor or registered medical professional before hand for your own health and safety.

Jonathan Neilly
Jonathan Neilly
Jonathan Neilly is registered with the British Psychological Society, breaking the taboo on mental health issues is one of the driving forces in his life. His background in biomedicine gives him additional understanding of the factors that work together to influence the human condition.

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