Cannabidiol (CBD), a substance chemically derived from Cannabis sativa, is considered non-psychoactive. It is, however, used to treat certain medical conditions. The use of CBD to treat opioid addiction disorders is becoming a popular trend.
Epidiolex is the only CBD product that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in the United States, to treat the infantile forms of Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes. This drug is very different from over-the-counter CBD products, which contain inconsistent or no concentrations of CBD. The percentage may even vary from sample to sample. Many experts disagree and claim that CBD can have a real impact on mental health. In this article, we are going to look at CBD and its effects on mental health. Moreover, The Green Store offers quality CBD to start a cure.
CBD against psychosis
Studies have shown that CBD improves symptoms of schizophrenia using animal models. Zuardi and colleagues examined the effects of CBD on dopamine and agonist-induced stereotypy. They found that CBD reduced these symptoms in rodents similarly to haldol. CBD was found to be comparable to clozapine or haloperidol in inhibiting amphetamine and ketamine-induced hyper locomotion in mice.
CBD has antidepressant effects
Researchers believe that CBD may also have a positive effect on depression, due to its ability to control cerebral neurotransmissions of serotonin and norepinephrine, as well as its active binding to 5HT-1A receptors. CBD also stimulates synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis, which is a key factor in the development and treatment of depression.
Some animal studies have shown promising results. CBD administration had an antidepressant effect in a mouse model of depression. Animals engaged in more pleasurable activities.
CBD has a positive effect on anxiety and PTSD
Anxiety and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) are two of the most common psychiatric disorders in France and the United States. They are often associated with substance abuse. While THC has been shown to be anxiogenic in intoxication and withdrawal, CBD has been suggested to have some anxiolytic properties.
Systemic administration of CBD resulted in a decrease in fear-associated neurons (cFos positive neurons) and infusion of CBD directly into amygdala neurons resulted in a decrease in anxiety-related behaviors. Another animal model demonstrated that CBD alters cerebral blood flow in areas of the brain that are involved in anxiety symptoms, such as the amygdala and hippocampus, as well as the hypothalamus and cingulate cortex.
In short, all of these studies can help you see more clearly about the benefits of CBD on mental health. It is best to consult a doctor before taking any substance.