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Medical Marijuana – How CBD Oil Can Help Treat Depression

Daniel King

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Depression is a mental problem that has impaired the lives of millions of people. Aside from eliciting a gloomy and lazy mood, this psychological disorder is the primary driver of most suicides in the United States and across the world, including some of the notable personalities. This condition caught the media spotlight after the tragic deaths of comedian Robin Williams, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, and just recently, Prodigy vocalist Keith Flint. Despite their fame, these celebrities still succumbed to severe bouts of depression that had been haunting them from since they were younger.

So, what is this disease that is creeping the U.S. and the rest of the world? And are the available treatments such as CBD oil and other medications can successfully save the patients from this condition? This article aims to explain the nature of this mental disease that has led millions of people to claim their lives.

What is Depression?

Dr. Stephen Ilardi, one of the foremost experts in this disease, said in a TED talk that there are two meanings of the word depression. One definition, which is the more commonly accepted, is a severe form of sadness. This mood usually triggered after setbacks and disappointments in life. This “type” of depression often last for a short while, typically after the person outlasts his or her emotions.

The other meaning, which is the more misunderstood and deadly one, is the one used by medical professionals. Formally named as Major Depressive Disorder, this “type’ is the one linked to suicides and devastating life habits. This serious mental disorder that impacts not only the emotions, thoughts, and behavior of an individual but also leads to a gamut of physical problems. Under this disease, a person may have difficulty doing everyday daily activities and, in severe conditions, feel like his or her life is no longer worth living.

This crippling condition can have mild or severe forms of the following symptoms:

  • Feeling gloomy or having a sad mood for long stretches
  • Loss of passion or satisfaction in activities that he or she once enjoyed
  • Loss or gain in weight not related to dieting
  • Sleep problems like having a hard time getting asleep or sleeping too much
  • Loss of energy or intensifying fatigue
  • Increase in physical activity without apparent use (such as hand-wringing or pacing)
  • Slowed movements and speech that are observable by others
  • An intense feeling of worthlessness or guilt
  • Having trouble thinking, concentrating or making decisions
  • Recurring thoughts of suicide or death

If not treated promptly, clinical can lead to much-reduced quality of life coupled with health problems such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Inflammation
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Loss of sexual drive
  • Migraines

CBD Oil in Treating Depression

Depression, according to Ilardi, is a “disease of civilization.” The significant change from being a hunter-gatherer to a post-industrial person has caused a range of diseases caused by inflammation. These ailments have been killing many people nowadays – diabetes, heart and cardiovascular disease, allergies, asthma, obesity, different forms of cancer, and depression. For Dr. Ilardi, depression treatment should be treated by a change in lifestyle, not just by psychotherapy and medication. Embracing a new way of life can dramatically improve depressive person chances of cure.

Part of the lifestyle change that Dr. Ilardi suggests is the use of supplements such as Omega 3 fatty acids. Aside from this supplement, patients suffering from depression can also take CBD capsules and other products. This substance has the following properties that can treat this mental disease:

  • Beats inflammation – Research studies have revealed the cannabidiol’s anti-inflammatory property. This cannabinoid can interact with GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid), serotonin, and specific types of neurotransmitters linked to pain.
  • Boosts mood and relieves stress – CBD’s capacity to influence the production of serotonin and other types of neurotransmitters can also improve a person’s mood and reduce his or her stress levels.

With the help of psychologists, doctors, as well as receptive and open-minded patients, depression can be defeated. The use of CBD products can be instrumental in helping those who have lost hope in life regain their drive and passion for living.

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The Oral Health Benefits of CBD [VIDEO]

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Oral Health Benefits of CBD

Suffering from toothache and gum problems? CBD may be the answer. Known for its potent pain-relief and anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can provide great relief for gum and tooth diseases as it reduces irritation and promotes faster healing. Watch this video to know more.

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Does CBD oil work for Gout? | Gout Pain Relief | CBD oil for Gout [VIDEO]

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CBD for Gout

People suffering from gout can find great relief in using CBD. Gout is a form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the joints and is known to be extremely painful. CBD’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties not only relieves the symptom of gout, but it may also work to prevent its occurrence in the first place.

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Can Kratom Boost My Energy Levels?

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Everyone has their daily list of tasks that they need to complete by the time the day is over. But when you’ve had a terrible night’s sleep prior, it makes waking up and getting all the things you need to do done very hard to do. Coffee and caffeine can only do so much. You may be wondering, is there another alternative? If you find yourself desperate for a solution then you came to the right place! Today we’re going to be talking about a plant called Kratom, what it is and how it affects your energy. We’ll also be discussing other potential benefits this herb may possess.

What Is Kratom?

Kratom, or Mitragyna Speciosa, is an evergreen tree that is a part of the coffee family. It is native throughout Southeast Asia, and it is commonly found in countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia. Kratom is known for its euphoric like effects and the health benefits it possesses. Although Kratom is legal in the United States and sold in many alternative medicine stores, it is illegal in numerous parts of Southeast Asia due to a lack of testing and knowledge about this plant.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has not yet approved Kratom for medical use because there have been few clinical trials to fully understand the herb. People take Kratom for a variety of reasons. Some use it for purely recreational purposes, whereas other people use it for pain relief or try to substitute it for opioids or to treat withdrawal symptoms. Kratom is a highly controversial substance that hasn’t been researched enough to know the long term effects.

Kratom For Energy

There are three main strains of Kratom. These strains include red, green, and white variations. The best strain for energy or motivation is white Kratom. Some people state that when taken in small doses, white Kratom makes them feel energized, focused, and sociable when they otherwise won’t be. But when taken in higher doses, people have reported feeling calmness, euphoria, and even sedation, which isn’t good when you are trying to be focused and energized. It is advised if you do plan on taking Kratom of energy, motivation, and focus, that you choose white Bali Kratom. It is one of the milder types of Kratom but will give you the boost that you need. There is also white Maeng Da Kratom or white Borneo which are more potent but they are also good for boosting your energy if taken in small doses.

Other Benefits Of Kratom

Along with Kratom having great energizing properties, it also some other benefits. First of all, many people say that Kratom is a great relief for chronic muscle pain because it works like a sedative in relaxing your muscles. Another thing that people use Kratom for is treatment for anxiety and depression as it can energize you and make you crave more social interaction. Of course, none of these are scientifically proven, but people that actively use Kratom have stated these benefits.

In conclusion, although the Kratom plant is quite a controversial herb, it can have amazing benefits and qualities and may be a useful source for chronic pain, anxiety, depression, treatment for drug addicts, and an energizer. Many people in today’s age are opting for natural path options instead of modern-day medicine, and this could be the new up and coming natural medication. With further research and clinical trials, this plant may one day be approved by the FDA and become as common as THC and CBD are becoming.

The effects are said to usually start within 10 minutes after ingesting the plant and can last up to one and half hour.

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