Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is one of the many natural compounds found in cannabis plants. While research into CBD and its potential benefits has been limited due to marijuana’s status as a Schedule 1 substance in the U.S., it has time and time again proven to be a very successful form of treatment for helping those suffering from depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and many other mental health issues.
Unfortunately, despite CBD not being a psychoactive substance and regardless of its significant positive effects on many fronts, it is still very much illegal in the eyes of the federal government. With the many side effects of the medications that are often the foundation of most forms of traditional treatment, we can see why many folks turn to CBD as an alternative medicine.
What exactly is CBD and how it works?
● CBD is one of the most abundant non-psychoactive compound in Cannabis Sativa. The reason it has stayed behind curtains for long is due to the known psychoactive properties of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). The familiarity with one component often dominates the benefits of lesser-known components. But with time, CBD has emerged as a savior and now further researches are being conducted on it.
● CBD is a multi-purpose drug, and can be used in treating various severe mental disorders and health conditions. It is also known to help people with prolonged traumatic stress and panic disorders. In the ancient time, it was used as a pain reliever in controlled dosages.
● Like every other drug, it has the binding property on targeted molecule’s receptor and henceforth controlling its behavior. In the case of CBD, the target molecules are mostly present in the brain. This explains the miraculous use it can be put into and all the precautions that need to be taken with it.
Do you agree that CBD can be an effective form of treatment for certain mental health conditions?