Discover the Mental & Physical Benefits of Taking CBD During the Winter!
Is regularly taking CBD the key to feeling better during the harsh winter months? For many it could be … let’s take a closer look.
Many people fall victim to what is called Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is a depression that comes on during the changing of the seasons …
Others experience sadness and depression particularly during the winter because of the cold, gray weather and the fact that they are inside so much …
Still others develop physical effects because the cold winter weather makes it harder to go and workout or because they are not getting outside as much … but we’ll get to the physical effects of winter in a minute. First, let’s look at the …
Many people who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder are unaware that they have the condition. Sun deprivation is the common reason people suffer from extreme mood swings during the winter months.
To shatter the stigmatism associated with depression, it is important to learn about the disease. Overcoming depression necessitates a basic understanding of it. Not many physicians deem depression as a completely biochemical effect.
Depression is triggered by numerous factors:
The precise cause and effects of depression have not been conclusively determined. Although, medical researchers continue to discover and study how the brain is implicated in depression, there are several hypotheses. Nevertheless, various processes of the brain enable depression.
The forebrain and the limbic system are the two regions of the brain implicated in depression. Several structures of the forebrain have been found to be involved in depression.
There is an uncertainty of how the disturbances in the forebrain are affected. Also, it has not been determined whether the forebrain is impaired during course of depressive disorder.
Elevated levels of hormones are theorized to play a role in keeping the mind in a depressed state. When the body is under duress or stress, the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis goes into mass production of corticotrophin releasing factor (CRF).
One thing that is known is that approximately 50 percent of the individuals who suffer from severe depression have elevated cortisol levels.
The good news for those suffering from depression during the winter is that CBD, or Cannabidiol, directly affects the endocannabinoid system in the brain.
This system contains two receptors – CB1 and CB2. The CB1 receptor is located throughout the brain, including in the hippocampus, which controls our memory and learning functions. CB2 receptors, by the way, are located in brain immune cells called microglia.
A study entitled “Medical Cannabis for the Treatment of Dementia: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines” pointed out that CBD is known to “associate with neurotransmitters that are responsible for the production of neuropsychiatric symptoms.” It is also thought to reduce the production of cortisol.
In addition, scientists believe that the CB1 receptors may play a role in the release of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that is important to our mental health.
For example, low serotonin levels are common in people with depression and it is also thought that low levels of serotonin can cause anxiety. Thus by having our bodies produce more serotonin it may reduce the stress and anxiety we feel.
In other words taking CBD during the winter may help improve your mood and help you feel better mentally.
Plus, CBD offers a number of physical health benefits to counteract the more sedentary lifestyle that many adapt during the winter. Those benefits include:
In other words, CBD could potentially help a lot of different people – particularly those who suffer from stress and anxiety during the winter as well as many other conditions.
If you would like to stock up on CBD for the coming winter, click here now.
You’ll be taken to Sarah’s Blessing’s website where you can order a variety of products containing high quality, highly effective, hemp-derived CBD.
One great thing about Sarah’s Blessing’s products is that they feature full-spectrum CBD.
Why is this important? There are over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant and each cannabinoid is thought to have its own special health benefits. By taking a product with full-spectrum CBD you are ensuring that you receive benefits from all the cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.
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