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CBD oil for depression and anxiety

Anxiety is the number one mental health concern globally, affecting an estimated 275 million people. Many people who have anxiety earlier in life develop depression, a leading cause of disability worldwide. 

Psychotherapy and medications are the main treatments for depression and anxiety. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs have negative side-effects such as fatigue, blurry vision, and sexual dysfunction. Troublingly, antidepressants have been shown to cause physical dependence. People who stop the use of antidepressants can have withdrawal symptoms such as hand tremors, nausea and depression. 

In recent years, CBD’s potential for treating anxiety and depression has received much spotlight. Cannabidiol interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors concentrated in the brain, which play a role in regulating stress, mood, fear and anxiety. The positive effects of CBD for mental well-being have been documented in several studies. 

Studies on CBD for anxiety and depression

CBD is neither psychotropic nor addictive [6]. There are no negative side-effects of taking CBD oil. When CBD oil is taken under the tongue, it absorbs directly into the bloodstream and reaches the sites in the central nervous system that regulate anxiety and fear. Cannabis Africa’s sublingual drippers  ensure fast-acting delivery to soothe anxiety in a timely way.