Did you know that around 16.2 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode? Depression in the United States has been increasing year after year without signs of slowing down. What’s even more worrying is that 10.9% of the 16.2 million adults age between 18 and 25 years. Although anti-depressant medication are available, they are not proven effective when looking at the overall picture. Some of the anti-depressants side-effects range from: nausea, increased appetite and weight gain, loss of sexual desire and other sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction and decreased orgasm, fatigue and drowsiness, insomnia, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, dizziness, agitation, irritability, anxiety
The side-effects above are proof of how not effective anti-depressant medications can be. It keeps one addicted because if he/she stops taking anti-depressants, the increase in weight and anxiety alone will surely depress you. For example, a friend of mine was on anti-depressants. In the last two years he gained so much weight that made him regret ever taking it. He was always hungry and was simply addicted to the medication. However, introducing CBD into his diet changed his life.
CBD to the Rescue
In an effort to prove the efficiency of CBD on depression, a series of test have been conducted. These test prove that CBD has properties which can relax muscles and blood vessels even in stressful events. It also helps calm the mind. All these factors contribute to reducing anxiety and depression. One particular research looked very promising when it comes to animal studies. According to CNS & Neurological Disorders, studies involving animal models performing experiments on the depression disorders, such as the forced swimming test (FST), elevated plus maze (EPM) and Vogel conflict test (VCT), suggest that CBD shows anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects in the animal models discussed. The FST was particularly interesting.
The FST test involved three group of rats which was depressed. One test group didn’t take any medication and was placed in water to force swimming. The testers measured how far the rats swam before giving up. Another test group was given anti-depressant medication. Finally, the last group was given CBD. The tests showed that the rats who took CBD swam the furthest, followed by the rats who took anti-depressant, and finally the ones who didn’t take any medication swam the least. What’s even more interesting is that the rats who took CBD still swam further than the other groups even after medication and the CBD stopped being administered. This only proves that CBD has a long lasting anti-depressant effect.
CBD has proved to be more effective than anti-depressant medication especially when you factor in the side effects of anti-depressants. Our mission is to make CBD affordable to everyone in need so we can finally overcome this depression epidemic that we are facing here in the USA. We are hoping that soon we can reach our first milestone by reducing the market price of CBD products by 25-40%. Please find our CBD oil, gummies, and etc at the page below.