CBD for Mental Health

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When it comes to one’s personal wellbeing, mental health is one area that all of us must work on to live a rewarding life. With day-to-day obligations, making the time to tend to ourselves and our mental health and wellness needs can easily be put on the back burner. However, in our increasingly fast-paced, technology-driven society, the changes required to adapt to the demands of modern life surely make for regular check in’s to our mental health a necessity for optimal living.

CBD for Mental Maintenance

Whether one faces anxiety disorders, mental stress, or physical pain- the side effects of upsets to one’s mental health or wellbeing can easily spill out into our personal and professional connections. With the world temporarily on pause- and many restrictions happening in the world outside of our capacity to control, the effects of mental health may make themselves more apparent than ever.

Internal battles with our emotions and well-being can impact how we show up at our jobs, in our relationships, and for ourselves. The needs of our mental health, physical wellness, and emotional peace are subject to our experiences. Acknowledging that any inner disturbances can have physical and psychological effects is the first of many steps towards empowerment for mental health.  CBD may provide the many benefits that some seek to positively impact their mental health. While the effects and benefits of THC are more commonly known, CBD products remain more accessible with the current federal regulations- and cannabidiol does not give the associated *high* of cannabis.

CBD and Daily Habits

Luckily, access to medicinal THC is opening up, and for those who know about CBD and the many other cannabinoids available – there are options to use natural alternatives for the emotions and stresses of daily life that seem to overwhelm us, and lead to internal issues. The option to use CBD products and unlock the many benefits of taking care of one’s mental health in a natural way is simpler than it was even three years ago. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) and CBD make for a powerful pair when it comes to naturally treating ptsd, mental health disorders, panic disorder and anxiety disorders. Thanks to both animal studies, and clinical trials, CBD is supported by evidence to have anxiolytic effects which may help to reduce social anxiety.

CBD and Natural Processes

Studied by clinical trial, it has been shown that the ECS plays a significant role in enhancing one’s mental health due to a calming of the Central Nervous system which lends to CBD’s naturally occurring anxiolytic effects. Taking the studies into consideration, use of CBD, as well as medical cannabis, may be an excellent addition to one’s self care practices. When taking CBD and medical cannabis for conditions such as stress disorder and ptsd, all medical conditions should be regularly evaluated by a licensed healthcare professional. Adding CBD products to one’s life may be positively influential in developing a capacity to pause, and gradually change our habits with ourselves.

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CBD: Mental Health Pause

In learning how to stop, or slow down during moments of anxiety or experiences of panic to take a few drops of CBD oil with a cup of hot tea, or taking the time to apply a CBD topical or add a few drops of CBD oil to a bath to ease achy muscles, CBD can certainly add relief and provide therapeutic benefits to aid in day to day maintenance. For those of us who have limited time, and have rather set routines, simply remembering to take CBD Gum or CBD capsules with you as you start your day may be more than enriching when it comes to natural options. When the effects of cannabidiol are regularly measured by journaling to document the consumed dosage, and any noteworthy effects – the benefits of CBD may become more clear.

CBD for Self Empowerment

Consuming CBD and THC medicinally as preemptive measures are natural options when managing social anxiety disorder, ptsd, or psychotic symptoms and can lead to a sense of greater self empowerment. Planning ahead to use CBD to work against moments of general anxiety disorders can lead to improvements across the board with our mental health and relaxation when we need it most.

When done consistently, life may become more manageable and enjoyable. While CBD is not a cure all, it certainly aids in an overall balanced lifestyle and building effective self care practices in a natural way. Speaking with your healthcare provider may be immensely beneficial to measure and better grasp the evidence to support your unique needs.

CBD and Emotional Response

How we respond physically and emotionally to stress, panic and anxiety ‘triggers’ stems from the little things. When fears, concerns and anxieties come up, there presents an opportunity for us to develop a deeper connection to how we respond to what is outside of ourselves. As a growing population of people are challenged by anxiety, finding ways to become empowered over our emotions may be as simple as finding your favorite CBD product. 

Whether you find yourself doubting your capacity to be worthy of the things that make you happy, or when you are seeking natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals, and wish to learn more about natural remedies such as CBD products to upgrade your self care routine – CBD from Nordic Oil may be a good way in.

The endocannabinoid system and mental balance

The endocannabinoid system (ECS)  is closely related to our mental health and balance. The ECS regulates our appetite, any inflammation and our mood. If the endocannabinoid system becomes imbalanced, one may begin to experience physical pain, a weakened immune system, mood swings, anxiety and depression.

For those presently dealing with these symptoms, CBD may be a perfect and natural treatment method. CBD can be a way to empower ourselves in ways that may limit the extensive reach of psychiatric disorders. Use of CBD should be discussed with your doctor, as CBD products may interact with prescribed medications.

The ECS and Homeostasis

The endocannabinoid system contributes to homeostasis in the body – the maintenance and balance of all biological processes. As many of these biological processes are regulated by the ECS, CBD may have the capacity to keep the body functioning in a way that is fit beyond ‘survival’. When out of balance, symptoms of disorder may be experienced.

How CBD and the ECS work together

When used on a consistent basis, CBD interacts with two important receptors of the endocannabinoid system, the CB1 and the CB2 receptors. CBD works to establish the homeostasis that many seek. CB1-receptors are mainly found in the central nervous system while CB2-receptors are mainly found in immune-system relevant areas and in the digestive tract.

When CBD is absorbed into the body, namely the fat cells- it docks into the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are then activated. By activating these receptors, the whole endocannabinoid system is capable of responding adequately where it is needed.

Does CBD have an effect on anxiety?

While research on cannabidiol (CBD) is still in its infancy, there are several noteworthy points on CBD and anxiety.

Many studies prior to 2021 suggest that CBD may have a positive impact on the endocannabinoid system, thus affecting how our body responds to stress and anxiety. But what exactly is the reason for this?

For anxiety disorders, messengers such as serotonin will signal to the brain a change in levels when one experiences disturbance to one’s natural homeostasis. Antidepressants or other drugs may limit the capacity of the breakdown of these substances, with a neurological process known as reuptake, so that the serotonin level in the brain rises and the mood is improved.  For those managing post traumatic stress disorder, CBD products may relieve many concerns.

For attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), CBD also has a similar effect: CBD can bind to a receptor in the central nervous system and thus lend an anxiety-relieving effect. Various randomized controlled studies support this evidence.

THC and CBD

CBD works with the endocannabinoid system to help maintain balance in both the body and the mind. For those of us experiencing generalized social anxiety disorder, stress disorder, ptsd or are simply concerned about our mental health, CBD may be a convenient solution that will boost overall wellbeing. While cannabis and the effects of THC are known to benefit many medicinal patients in states with legalized cannabis, not everyone is able to consume cannabis. Aside from cannabis users, the associated psychoactive effects may prove unpleasant. Due to federal regulations cannabis remains inaccessible to many. The benefits of cbd however can be experienced by those who prefer cannabidol and its therapeutic properties.

CBD in Society

While there is no definitive answer as to whether CBD can “treat” anxiety disorders, many of people worldwide using CBD have been shown that CBD is able meet their needs. As cannabis is associated with a high that may impair one’s capacity to maintain their obligations- CBD in generalized social settings is free of any psychoactive effects. Some medical conditions warrant the use of THC, and this is something to be discussed with ones healthcare provider.

The wrap up:

The cannabis plant offers many benefits, as does CBD. To avoid any psychoactive effects, taking CBD for any mood disorders and the maintenance of mental balance for Nordic Oil customers is testament to its effectiveness to naturally boost one’s mood.

This article was last updated on March 3, 2021

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Published by Vicky Stocker

A Munich native and translator and interpreter for English and French, Vicky’s journey at Nordic Oil started off in the US. Since then, she discovered the multiple benefits from CBD on the body but also in particular on the skin, which has become one of her passion topics of research and writing since then.

5 comments on “CBD for Mental Health”

  1. Amazing piece and well-written!
    I am quite surprised that CBD is still an under-researched field and still the research is in infancy. It needs research and finally be made legal for everyone with supervision with the help of legal dispensaries, clinics, and doctors. There are a number of side-effects attached to several medicines and they world-wide accepted and acknowledged. Why governments don’t ban them?

    CBD is one of the best alternative medicine out there to treat mental health-related diseases and conditions. It is great for anxiety, sleep-apnea, even mitigates the symptoms related to depression. I came across Nordic oil and was really convinced that I need to try it out and improve my diet. This helped me make a better and happier person.

    I wish you all better health 🙂

  2. I am so obsessed with CBD. CBD is a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive. Marijuana has many curing effects on our bodies. It has proven to be a cure to certain health conditions. Many patients have relieved their chorionic pain using medical marijuana. There is a long debate on uses and misuses of Marijuana but if you manage your dose accordingly it is harmless. I really like this how beautifully you have explained everything.

  3. I am a very passionate supporter of medical marijuana. I’ve been educating my people about the miracles of medical marijuana and have been researching a lot about how it is helping people with their ailments especially mental illness issues. It happened back in 2015 when I was diagnosed with chronic depression and was left with o other option than anti-depressants. They worked on me but there was a time when they stopped working on me. So I was suggested to use medical marijuana by an angel who saved me from drowning in my brain chemicals. Ever since then I am using medical marijuana and it has completely changed my life. The good thing is I never opted for getting medical marijuana illegally. I made my research and approached people who had helped me. and can continue curing our symptoms with marijuana’s blessings!

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