Major, Situational, Chronic, Dysthymia, Postpartum, and Treatment Resistant
Depression is a disorder known for its symptoms of persistent sadness, a loss of interest in life, pessimism that can lead to decreased appetite and energy, and suicidal thoughts. According to the World Health Organization, major depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide among persons age five and older. 1 in 4 Americans will experience depression at some point in their lives. $80 billion in lost productivity and health care in the U.S. is due to depression.
Diffusing or directly inhaling essential oils can have an immediate, positive impact on mood. Smell has direct effects on the limbic system of the brain. Essential oils such as lemon, lavender, clary sage, melissa, frankincense, and rosemary can stimulate blood flow and activity in the emotional regions of the brain. Diffusing these can complement the CBD oil working with the serotonin receptor to help promote feelings of well being.
The ideal CBD dose for you usually depends primarily on your body weight, but it can also be influenced by other factors, such as your personal body chemistry, your age, and any other health conditions you have. Start with a low dose. Assess how you feel after 1 week of use. If required, adjust dosage weekly until you find your “sweet spot.”
Those who suffer from depression experience low levels of serotonin. Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter that plays a role, among other things, in feelings of well-being and happiness. The brain has a natural receptor called CB1. CBD oil tells the CB1 receptor to produce more serotonin.