The minute someone uses the term ‘peace of mind’, you imagine a serene setting with you lying on a hammock and feeling the sea breeze lightly going by you; all the while the sun sets in the distant horizon. If only you could just “switch ON” this feeling whenever you wanted to take a break and make you smile gaily.
Life would have been a lot simpler had that been the case and especially with the hustle and bustle of today’s life, its value is more. Most of us would go to the doctor and seek for an antidepressant pill such as Prozac, Celexa or Zoloft. Although these are quite effective and act as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s), these are quite addictive and may get out of control very quickly if care is not taken. Not to mention the drowsiness, headaches and cases of sexual dysfunction that arises as a result of their continuous use!
Anxiety and depression are two of the greatest evils of the ‘invisible’ mental health disorders. They require help and treatment just like any other illness. There is a hope, in terms of a new and more natural medication; which is CBD or cannabidiol.
Plenty of research and studies have been conducted on CBD. They all say the same thing conclusively; CBD is a proven remedy for treating mental health disorder especially anxiety. CBD and anxiety go hand in hand, with the former putting a stop to the latter. Not just that but also stress relieving, frequent mood swings, depression and feelings of intense isolation can be negated with the help of CBD
CBD: Pulling In The ‘Anand’
The natural CBD is what is called a cannabinoid. There are hundred others in the cannabis or hemp plant from which it is extracted from. Similar to CBD, the human body also creates its own version of a cannabinoid that help us feel contented and good about ourselves especially when we are in a bad spot. The way these natural cannabinoids work is that they dock or ‘attach’ to certain sites in your body and lead to the stimulation of feel good responses.
The main natural cannabinoid among these is called Anandamide or the bliss molecule. The word “Anand” is the literal Sanskrit language translation meaning Bliss or happiness. CBD’s do the work of the bliss molecules especially when there is not sufficient to go around. The CBD allow the feel good molecules to better bind with the receptors, leading to a boost in the activity; leading to mood uplifting and reduced stress.
If you are on the fence on whether to try CBD, know that you are not alone. Give CBD a chance and you will be pleasantly surprised on how well it holds up.