Can CBD oil help with depression?

Author: Elesse McKenney
Published: December 3, 2017
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As more and more reports and testimonials come out regarding CBD and its effects on a myriad of conditions, some people may begin dismissing the claims, believing that no compound can truly do all that CBD is claimed to do. Understanding the science behind CBD will help explain to people why there are so many conditions that are seeing such positive results.

It is important to remember that CBD does not CURE depression, epilepsy, or any other of these conditions or disorders. What it does is have drastic effects on the negative symptoms.

The human body produces its own cannabinoids (endogenous or endocannabinoids) using fatty acids, but the same receptors bind to compounds found in cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) interacts indirectly with these cell receptors, and others such as seotonin and dopamine. The result is that CBD influences brain activity with the byproduct of releasing serotonin and dopamine through the body.

This most recently means we are seeing positive effects on those suffering from depression or stress responses. Read the full article to discover more behind the science of CBD.