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CBD for Depression

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CBD is one of the chemical properties extracted from cannabis or hemp and recently has been used as an alternative or supplement product of different forms and types for various health issues. According to some studies, CBD for depression has proved to be effective. For instance, Singlecare.com provides statistical data for 2022, based on which 68% of CBD users find it effective.  

 

Why Can CBD Help Depression?

Various medications prescribed to treat depression are called antidepressants, which are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), decreasing the absorption of serotonin and augmenting overall levels. 

So it turned out that different studies showed that CBD could also change serotonin levels in the brain and, thus, fight the illness by controlling emotions, anxiety, and mood. 

 

CBD or Antidepressants?

When comparing CBD treatment with antidepressants, we can highlight two obvious advantages over antidepressant pills. These are fewer side effects and quick action. Namely, a 2019 animal study reported these promising outcomes. 

So if you are taking SSRIs pills, you are likely to experience insomnia, sexual dysfunction, mood swings, and other known adverse effects of antidepressants. Researchers haven’t reported the same results with CBD.  

 

Which CBD Products Are Used for Depression?

Our Happy Garden CBD online shop offers abundant CBD formulations that come in diverse types and forms. However, most people prefer CBD oils for depression and anxiety, including PTSD, panic, etc. This is because CBD helps to calm these problems and gives a soothing effect. Besides, the research has shown no evidence of the destructive impact of CBD on your health. Therefore, you can consume these oils without risking your health. 

Other popular CBD products are drinks, foods, gummies, dry flowers, lotions, and cream & balms

 

How Long Does CBD Take to Help with Depression?

It hinges on many factors, such as how you consume CBD oil, the concentration of CBD in the product, your body weight, and your endocannabinoid system. Some may feel relief within 30 to 90 minutes, and for others, it might take more time before they feel any effects. 

We advise you to consult your doctor before choosing the CBD dosage. However, following general guidelines, it’s always better to start with a lower dose and gradually increase it until you achieve the expected effect. 

 

What is the Duration of CBD Effect?

The CBD effect can last from 2 to 5 days, but it differs from person to person. The differences in duration rest on factors such as how much CBD you consume, your body type, type of food you take, method of CBD consumption, etc. 

How Do I Use CBD for Depression?

When using CBD oil for depression, you can consume it as-is or add it to your food and drinks. The most effective way, however, is putting it under your tongue. Thus, you can speed up the absorption of the oil in your bloodstream. 

Edibles like gummies are consumed as regular food, and they are also available in our online store. 

Although vaping has become popular due to quick ingestion, we are skeptical about this method. The doctors are concerned about the safety of vapes because they can cause coughing and throat irritation.  

 

What Are Side Effects When Taking CBD for Depression? 

The chances that you will experience side effects from using CBD for depression are very small. However, those sensitive to a CBD compound may experience diarrhea, fatigue, alterations in weight or appetite. 

In a 2017 report, WHO concluded that CBD is generally safe. However, if you are taking other medications or antidepressants, you should talk to your physician to avoid adverse side effects. Similarly, people with liver problems, pregnant and nursing women shouldn’t take CBD products either.

 

Is There a Recommended Dosage for CBD to Treat Depression? 

Again, we can only rely on the research that can give you an idea of using it correctly. For instance, in a 2020 review, research participants showcased lower anxiety levels after a single dose of CBD that fluctuated between 300 mg to 600 mg. Other conclusions are as follows: 

  • Anxiety: 300 to 600 mg
  • Bowel disease: 10 mg per day
  • Pains due to cancer: 50 to 600 mg per day
  • Parkinson’s disease: 75 to 300 mg per day
  • Psychosis: 600 mg per day
  • Insomnia: 25 mg per day

If we look at Epidiolex, an FDA-approved cannabis-based medication, it can also give you an idea. So the dosage for epilepsy patients is 5 mg per kilogram of body weight. It can be gradually augmented to 5 mg per kilogram of weight twice a day. 

We have created a table with dosages based on the weight. 

 

Happygardencbd.com

Health Condition  Weight

31-60 lbs.

Weight

61-110 lbs.

Weight

100-175 lbs.

Weight

175-250 lbs.+

Mild 2mg – 5 mg  5mg – 7 mg 7mg – 9 mg 9mg – 11mg +
4 mg – 8 mg 6 mg- 12 mg 8 mg – 18 mg 12 mg – 20 mg +
Medium 8 mg- 12 mg 12 mg – 18 mg 18 mg – 24 mg 22 mg – 30 mg +
12 mg – 18 mg 18 mg – 24 mg 24 mg – 32 mg 32 mg – 40 mg +
Severe 18 mg – 30 mg 24 mg – 40 mg 32 mg – 60 mg 41 mg – 60 mg +

 

Can I get Addicted to CBD or Overdosed When Treating Depression?

CBD isn’t going to make you addicted because it contains zero levels of THC. Even full-spectrum oil on our shelves with an allowed concentration of THC will not cause any addiction. Only THC found in marijuana that causes “high” can lead to health issues if misused. 

Finally, even taking large doses of CBD of up to 1,500 mg is tolerated well by humans without detrimental effects on health. 

 

How Else Can CBD Help? 

Depression isn’t the only medical condition CBD can help treat. Here is another handful of health issues that scientific findings suggest it can treat. 

The Best CBD Products for Depression

Almost all Happy Garden CBD oils are full-spectrum, meaning they contain some level of THC, a permitted level as per the USA laws. We rely on the scientific research about the “entourage effect,” according to which combination of the flavonoids and terpenes, including THC, yields better results for depression. 

Full-Spectrum CBD Oil 1000mg  – 30 ml. Our clients love this oil produced in the USA and extracted from high-quality hemp. This product is ideal for those looking to manage anxiety without being exposed to high levels of THC. 

Full-Spectrum CBD Oil 2000mg – 30 ml. It’s also one of the best in the category for anxiety, stress, and depression. Although full-spectrum, this oil won’t produce a reaction of “high.” What you will experience is the calming and soothing effect of CBD. 

Full Spectrum CBD Oil 4000mg – 30 ml. This is the highest potency of Happy Garden CBD oil. However, we don’t recommend it for use before driving. Besides, you should be aware that THC may accumulate in the body and make you fail a drug screening.   

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