By Dr. Justin Marchegiani
What is CBD?
The cannabis plant (commonly known as marijuana) is made up of two main compounds: THC and CBD. THC is what “gets you high,” while CBD is the non-psychoactive component that can come from either marijuana or from hemp.
CBD Oil for Anxiety and Depression
Studies have shown CBD reduces autonomic responses to stress and its emotional consequences by facilitating neurotransmission mediation and through assisting in certain neurological functions.
CBD has been studied for its positive effect on depression and anxiety disorders, including:
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More Benefits of CBD
In addition to the anxiolytic and antidepressant properties of CBD oil, studies have also shown CBD to provide the following benefits:
Legality and Safety of CBD
CBD is still classified as schedule 1 drug in the United States, though several states allow cannabinoids high in CBD and low in THC:
While THC is the psychoactive component of marijuana that may induce unwanted paranoia and anxiety in some people, CBD actually reduces and counteracts these effects. Research on CBD is still in the early stages, though it appears to be a safe, non-toxic, natural treatment for a wide variety of mental and physical health issues.
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