Effectively treating depression can be difficult, and often sufferers of depression are seeking alternatives to the commonly prescribed “Antidepressants”. Cannabidiol (CBD) appears to have significant benefits over antidepressant medications.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural active compound from the cannabis plant. It is the non-intoxicating component, predominantly found in the hemp plant.
Most antidepressant medications take around two weeks to start working effectively. It has been found that CBD Is a fast acting and produces a sustained antidepressant-like effect. CBD usage may also result in fewer side effects than antidepressant medication. Insomnia, sexual dysfunction, mood swings, and agitation are common side effects of antidepressants. CBD has not shown similar issues.
Please Note: While CBD can offer benefits over antidepressant medication, it is important to note it isn’t an immediate replacement to your current antidepressants medication. Never abruptly stop taking antidepressants prescribed, without talking to your healthcare provider first. Abruptly stopping medication can cause serious side effects. If you want to stop taking medication, work with your healthcare provider to come up with a plan for gradually decreasing your dosage or supplementing your dosage with Cannabidiol (CBD).