Depression is a very common mental health condition that negatively affects human behavior, mood, and action. According to a WHO(World Health Organisation) report, it is estimated that 5.0% of adults suffer from depression. Women are more affected by depression than men. Depression has become a serious mental health problem and can even lead to suicide.
Luckily, there are many treatments available to treat depression and medical marijuana is one of them. But many people don’t know about it. They are unaware of the effective treatment for depression.
Depression is considered a social stigma and that is why most people are afraid of going to the doctor for treatment. People who experience depression should definitely think of getting proper and effective treatment. In this blog, you will get to know how medical marijuana helps you get out of depression.
Medical marijuana is a medicine used to treat numerous medical conditions. CBD(Cannabidiol), THC(Tetrahydrocannabinol), and CBN(Cannabinol) are some major chemical compounds that are found in medical marijuana. CBD is the second most active compound of the cannabis Sativa plant and is popularly known as a natural remedy used for mental health conditions.
Unlike CBD, THC causes the sensation of getting high. Medical marijuana directly interacts with the nervous system and helps to calm and relax your mind. There are many types of marijuana and cannabis products that are used in different ways to treat depression and other mental health conditions.
Cbd oil and tinctures: CBD oil and tincture come in liquid form. Oil and tincture are easy to take and can be purchased from both online and offline stores. CBD oil and tincture are very bitter in taste so that’s why some people don’t like the taste. Therefore, physicians also recommend massaging. Head massage with cbd oil can really help to better your mental health-related issues.
CBD capsules: CBD capsules are also one kind of cannabis/marijuana product. CBD capsules and tablets are very popular to treat mental health conditions. But it is important to understand that doctor’s prescription is a must before taking any kind of cbd product. Overdose of product can worsen the mental condition.
CBD Edibles: Edibles are now the best way to consume cbd. They are easily available in the form of gummies, cookies, chocolate, protein bar, etc. Edibles are very attractive in looking and very tasty and flavorful. CBD edibles contain all the nutrients and chemical compound which is necessary to better and improve depression, anxiety, and other mental illness.
Topicals: CBD topicals come in the form of body oil, lotion, and cream that is infused with CBD. If CBD lotions and creams can be used to treat dermatological problems, CBD oil can be used to treat anxiety, mood swings, and other mental disorders. CBD body oil is prepared with a combination of essential oils and is known for its calming properties. It helps to improve cognitive function and improve your mood.
Well, there are lots of ways to consume or apply cbd products. It’s on every person’s personal choice how he/she wants to take or apply cbd products. From cbd edibles to topicals, you can have it in any form that suits your body.
In some countries, it is legal to buy or use cbd related products. All you need to get a medical cannabis license to buy cbd related products from an authorized vendor. Instead of treating depression and other mental illnesses, medical marijuana is also used for treating chronic pain, arthritis(joint inflammation), and sleeping disorders.