Could CBD Help You Cope During Lockdown?

With the country’s lockdown restrictions continuing, many people have found they are struggling to adapt. Those already suffering from depression, anxiety and panic disorders have been hardest hit, but there’s evidence that many people with no previous mental health conditions are also finding it hard to cope with the emotional strain. That’s where CBD products could play a part.

Could CBD help you cope?

CBD has been proven to lower feelings of stress and anxiety, and more and more people are now using it to help with a range of mental and physical conditions. Thanks to its anxiety-reducing effects, CBD really could be the minor miracle many people are looking for as they struggle to cope with the stress of national lockdown.

Trials beginning to take place in humans have already shown that cannabinoid supplements lower feelings of stress, and could be effective in treating a range of mental health issues. Products such as CBD e-liquids and CBD edibles promote the healing properties of cannabis without giving the ‘high’ people attach so much stigma to, making them perfectly safe to use at home.

Is CBD right for you at the moment?

This is a particularly challenging time, unprecedented in the UK’s history. Lockdown is causing many more people to suffer emotionally and that means many are looking for safe and convenient ways to reduce feelings of depression, stress and anxiety. The vast majority would respond well to CBD and see the benefits, so it’s an option worth considering.

CBD products come in all different forms, so it’s simply a case of finding the right supplement for you. As well as e-liquids and edibles, you can take oral CBD tinctures and topical CBD. It’s simply a case of finding what you’re most comfortable with.

If you think CBD products might be able to help you, then we have the widest range to be found anywhere. Simply browse our online catalogue or get in touch today for further advice and guidance.

CBD and pain relief

Many people who suffer from pain are looking for alternatives to taking pain relief every day to avoid unwanted side effects. Instead, they are turning to natural alternatives to traditional drugs which can have nasty side effects.

CBD or cannabidiol is a chemical that occurs naturally in cannabis plants. It is not psychoactive so doesn’t produce a “high”, but is believed to have many benefits for a range of conditions. Let’s take a look at how it may be used to relieve different types of pain.

Arthritis

CBD is used by many sufferers of arthritis to help reduce swelling and relieve pain. A 2016 study carried out on rats found that a daily dose had long-lasting pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects. People who use CBD for pain relief can take it in the form of oral CBD tinctures and CBD edibles, or apply topical CBD directly onto the site of pain.

Headaches

Chronic headaches and migraines can be debilitating for many, but CBD may be a viable alternative to taking pills to treat them. While more research needs to be done specifically linking headache relief with CBD, there are some indications that CBD products can provide an alternative to addictive drugs such as opioids. A study in 2009 concluded that CBD could provide relief taken alongside analgesic (pain-relieving) drugs, or when it’s not an option to take opioids.

Chronic pain

If you’re unfortunate enough to suffer from chronic pain, you will be interested to know that CBD products are believed to ease its symptoms. A review carried out in 2018 concluded that CBD could provide a new, alternative therapy for chronic pain patients. It suggested that while more studies were needed to verify the link between CBD and pain relief, it could open up new therapies for anyone suffering from chronic pain.

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Can CBD help with depression

Can CBD help with depression?

Over the years, the clinical utility of CBD (Cannabidiol) has gained rapid interest, and it’s mental health benefits have also been explored. CBD and CBD products have been shown to alleviate depressive symptoms.

While we’ve already written about how people are using CBD products to successfully manage their anxiety, CBD products might also help with managing symptoms of depression, cognitive impairment and chronic pain.

How does CBD help with depression?

Firstly, there are a lot of causes that can contribute to depression or depressive symptoms – some of them are psychological, but many of them are also neurophysiological. CBD has been demonstrated to have a positive effect on serotonin receptors in the brain. Serotonin, while its range of functions is complex, is a neurotransmitter that directly links with a person’s feelings of well-being. For example, a person with lower serotonin levels is much more likely to be afflicted with depression.

While CBD edibles or e-liquids don’t increase serotonin levels, they can potentially have positive effects on how receptors in the brain react to serotonin and other neurotransmitters.

Benefits of CBD products over traditional antidepressants

Antidepressants such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors), have been widely documented to help treat depressive disorders but can take several weeks before they start having a noticeable impact on a person’s mood due to the way they affect brain chemistry.

CBD can be consumed in a variety of ways, whether that’s in the form of oral CBD tinctures or CBD edibles. When administered, these have been shown to work much faster than traditional antidepressant medication. Additionally, CBD oils or products lack the range of unpleasant side effects that many antidepressants have. Some noticeable side effects of antidepressants can include fatigue, unstable mood, and insomnia.

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