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A Guide to Using Hemp for Depression

Updated on March 17, 2020
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I am a writer, an author, speaker. I talk about overcoming anxiety and depression, developing a confident mindset, and awakening.

A Guide to Using Hemp for Depression

Nearly 16 million adults in the United States suffer from depression. That’s a shockingly large number that shows no signs of doing down. In fact, it is rising from year-to-year. So what can you do if you are suffering from depression? Using hemp for depression is an amazing option.

How Does CBD Oil Help with Depression

One of the biggest advantages of using CBD oil is that it stimulates the part of the brain that releases serotonin. Your body uses this chemical to adapt to stress. The problem is that prolonged stress can damage this part of the brain, leading to chronic depression. So stimulating this receptor is an important step to fighting depression.

CBD oil also has a profound impact on the hippocampus of the brain. This system controls specific emotions like fear and anger. Needless to say, these are two contributing factors to depression. Popular medications like Zoloft and Paxil are used to do the same thing but are terribly expensive. CBD oil is not only much more affordable but also natural.

How to Use Hemp for Depression

There are several methods of using CBD oil so you can take your pick. Let’s look at some of those methods now.

Skin Application: CBD oil can be absorbed through the skin. Just rub it onto a clean area and then wait for your skin to absorb it. This is a great option if you are also suffering from any joint-related pain.

Ingestion: Make sure you don’t take too much if you choose this option. Just put a drop on or under your tongue. This is the fastest way of getting the oil into your body. It only takes a few minutes before you start to feel the effects. You can also put a drop of oil in the foods you eat to get this effect.

Pills: You can find certain supplements that are based on hemp so this is a great way of getting it into your system. Just follow the instructions on the bottle.

Important Note!

When you are making your first purchase, make sure that you are buying CBD oil that comes from hemp and that it’s not taken from a marijuana plant. Any products that are extracted directly from marijuana are illegal in some states. These companies will not be able to ship it to you and any company that does is breaking the law. You could potentially suffer legal ramifications!

Learn More

We have gone over the basics of using hemp for depression but there is a lot of information that is being learned every day. I encourage you to stay up to date on all of the latest information regarding CBD oils and other depression-fighting methods.

Remember that no one treatment is going to be a cure-all for depression. Use help for depression as a supplement to other treatments, including meditation and other stress-reduction techniques. Form an overall plan to help you learn to cope with this serious condition. Always follow your doctor’s advice.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Lynna K Teer


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