Happy Mental Health Awareness Month — Sincerely CBD
Happy Mental Health Awareness Month — Sincerely CBD
No doubt, these are some pretty rocky and uncertain times we are living in. From the pandemic to the protests, it just seems like things are letting up. Thankfully, nature can offer us the kind of relief that’s both effective and natural — CBD.
With the changing narrative worldwide in favor of cannabis, CBD is finally getting the fame it deserves. CBD is short for cannabidiol, a natural compound in cannabis (also known as marijuana) and hemp plants. It has the same chemical structure as THC but doesn’t cause a high like THC does. Since the plant was shunned worldwide for many years, the mental effects of its compounds stayed rather unknown up until rather recently. In 2018, the FDA approved a form of CBD to treat seizures in children (check out our article about giving kids CBD to learn more). Since then, there is an increasing amount of research regarding CBD oil for dozens of health conditions including but not limited to schizophrenia, anxiety, and PTSD.
Here are some of the ways the recent rediscovery of CBD might prove to be an alternative to increase your mental health.
When it comes to the wellbeing of our mental health, sleep is perhaps one of the most important factors. Craving a good night’s rest? If so, you’re not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that a third of adults in the U.S. experience difficulty sleeping and staying asleep.
If you feel tired after waking up, the quality of your sleep could be the culprit behind the lack of it you’re experiencing — and if you have a more severe health conditions such as insomnia, it’s no question that your quality of sleep plays a vital role, which can either help or worsen your mental health. Not getting enough sleep has been linked to several conditions including diabetes, depression, heart disease, and many others.
Fortunately, CBD infused products such as CBD oil with melatonin or sleep capsules could be the key to finding your paradise. Due to the cannabinoid’s calming effect, it might be useful for helping those who experience issues with sleeping. It was discovered in a study that 65% of volunteers who had sleeping issues experienced some major improvements in just 30 days after taking 25 mg. of CBD every day.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Mainly characterized by intrusive thoughts, traumatic memories, and nightmares, PTSD known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that can be very distressing. When someone has PTSD, it can not only change their personal life but everything around them — from work to family.
So, if you are a sufferer of this contrition, just exactly how can you care for yourself?
While there are some conventional medicines available on the market made to treat PTSD, for many, they only seem to offer little relief.
Due to these reasons, many have curbed these treatments, finding success in natural alternatives such as CBD, which offers effective relief in quelling mental pain — and also doesn’t have any negative side effects and zero potential for withdrawal or addiction. While research is still ongoing, one current study suggests that CBD may be able to help reduce the symptoms of PTSD by way of oral administration in addition to routine check-ins with your healthcare provider or psychiatrist.
Depression and Anxiety
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S. Although it has many treatments available, such as psychotherapy and medication, interest in complementary or alternative treatments has been steadily growing. A 2018 research discovered a relation between CBD and stress levels, increasing the compound's promise as a treatment against depression.
It's quite common for depression and anxiety to occur together, and people with one are more likely to have the other. CBD does appear to help with both. Several studies have found that people who took CBD experienced significantly reduced levels of anxiety. Anxiety, in most cases, is also linked with low serotonin levels.
Every living vertebrae has an endocannabinoid system (ECS), made up of millions of cannabinoid receptors. The two most well-studied and abundant are CB1 and CB2 receptors which are mainly found in the immune and central nervous system. When CBD gets introduced into the body, without directly activating these CB receptors, it has the ability to help one achieve “inner balance” or homestsists, which can have a positive effect on serotonin receptors, increasing the production of happy brain chemicals such as serotonin in the body, and thus decreasing feelings of anxiety and depression.
A Word from TerraVita
We are all used to a world that is moving ahead non stop. Since the catapult of the internet in the first decade of the twenty first century life has been zooming ahead at light speed and most of us have a difficult time keeping up.
Enter the second decade of the century and within the first several months a pandemic blankets our planet with a heavy dark cloth, shutting us out from our daily activities and prohibiting us to partake in normalcy. Many of us have been denied our comfortable, habitual life and are now grasping at straws to adapt — but thank goodness for CBD!
We've tried to shed some light on the ways CBD oil helps with your mental health as we enter mental health awareness month. Even though research on CBD has recently begun to scratch the surface, the beneficial effects already seem apparent in this highly promising new field.
With new research revealing ever more information about this wonderfully natural new way of alternative treatment, TerraVita strives to be at the forefront in quality and innovation. As a nature-friendly company, we provide our customers a safe and amazing CBD experience with a good range of options made especially for your mental as well physical pain.By placing a heavy emphasis on health and wellness, our team has perfected our methods of making effective CBD products down to a science. So get on the road to taking your life back and check out our online menu today — Happy Mental Health Awareness Month!†