Many people are leaning more and more into CBD, which is derived from a cannabis plant. It’s an alternative to most medications relating to anxiety, depression, joint and pain relief. The best part is that it takes a few days, or less, to work so you get the full effect of it. With many benefits, there isn’t a reason not to try it if is to your liking.
What is CBD?
CBD is referred to either hemp or marijuana, depending on the level of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. It’s THC that makes you feel “high” and CBD that calms you down. Experts believe that CBD’s benefits for depression relates to the positive effect of serotonin receptors in the brain.
If serotonin levels are low, then it is likely linked to depression. CBD helps to restore the brain chemical receptors that are already in your system. Luckily, CBD has minimal side effects that include insomnia, mood swings and agitation. Do not stop taking prescribed medication. Stopping your medication for CBD can have serious consequences that affect you later on. If you need to, talking to healthcare provider about lowering your dosage.
One disadvantage to CBD is its price. CBD comes in gummies, creams, softgels and drops. My former client purchased her drops from an apothecary, which came out to be $42.00 dollars. She takes it at night along with her sertraline medication, however you can take it whenever it works for you. The herbalist at the apothecary store advised her to place it under her tongue for 30 seconds before swallowing to simulate the nerves in the body.
Conclusively, CBD is used for various reasons. From drops to topical creams and softgels, it works for the entire body. Some people may be skeptical to try it. If you need to, talk to an herbalist first before purchasing it. The place my client purchased her drops from having amazing experts with knowledge and useful tips. Contact them and see for yourself! This may be a new change for some people. As the saying goes, you never know until you try.