In conjunction with World Mental Health Day, we are looking at the potential of using CBD and how CBD works.
How CBD Works
The human body has many different receptors. The receptors receive signals from different stimuli which then make the cells do certain things such as make us feel pain, stress, anxiety and other physiological and emotional feelings.
CBD is thought to interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are found in the brain and spinal cord and CB2 receptors are found in the body.
The exact way CBD affects CB1 receptors in the brain isn’t fully understood. However, it may alter serotonin signals.
Serotonin, a neurotransmitter, plays an important role in your mental health. It has a popular image as a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness. Low serotonin levels are often associated with depression. In some cases, not having enough serotonin may also cause anxiety.
So, if you are struggling, why not talk to your doctor about trying CBD this World Mental Health Day?
For Daily Use
CBD Oil Drops
CBD oil drops are versatile and fast acting and among the most popular ways to use CBD. These can be taken sublingually (under the tongue) or mixed in with food or beverages. We recommend starting with a low dose and slowly increasing if required.
CBD capsules can be found in gel or powdered form. CBD inside a capsule is swallowed and absorbed through digestion. Using pre-measured capsules is an easy way to incorporate CBD to your life as a daily supplement.
CBD edibles are any food item with added CBD, usually Gummies, chocolate, sweets and an array of beverages. Edibles are a great way to consume CBD, they are digested, and the CBD absorbed through the stomach lining. Edibles come usually come in a low strength and can be consumed throughout the day.