Why you should use CBD for anxiety and depression instead of popping pills

For the millions of Americans that suffer from anxiety and depression, CBD oil is an emerging source of relief.

Jan 13, 2018

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For Americans living in the United States, CBD, a chemical compound often derived from hemp, represents a long-awaited treatment alternative for anxiety and depression.

Forty million adults in the U.S., nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population, are afflicted with an anxiety disorder, making it the most common mental health disorder in the country. Roughly 16 million U.S. adults suffer from depression, also among the most prevalent mental health disorders in the country, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Those experiencing these debilitating conditions are left waiting for effective treatment options in mainstream medicine.

Currently, one of the most popular forms of treatment requires patients to take antidepressant drugs known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). However, it can take anywhere from four to eight weeks for patients to feel the effects of SSRIs. This is a long time to wait if you’re trying to establish whether your medication is effective.

While some SSRIs do take effect and offer relief from the symptoms of depression, SSRIs can also have the opposite effect, and in some cases worsen the condition. Some users are left feeling completely unlike themselves or what medical professionals refer to as feeling “emotionally neutral.” If this occurs, patients have to start the whole four-to-eight week trial period all over again.

These existing treatment options can be a source of anxiety themselves, rather than providing relief to those who need it most. The World Health Organization has even found that many patients experienced “withdrawal syndrome” when trying to get off of SSRIs like paroxetine. They have also recommended that antidepressants “not be considered for the initial treatment of adults with a mild depressive episode.”

Why so many people are turning to CBD oil for relief from anxiety and depression.

CBD’s rise in popularity can be primarily attributed to its non-psychoactive nature and the many positive reviews from patients. Unlike THC, a similar compound found in marijuana, CBD users won’t feel high after taking it. Many users compare the physical and mental impact of CBD to coffee, where your mood is slightly elevated, but you remain sober and functional.

 

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The World Health Organization also recently declared CBD to possess “therapeutic value,” providing patients relief without any potential for abuse. Unlike other drugs for anxiety, like Xanax and Valium, you cannot overdose and die from taking too much CBD.

This is what makes CBD so attractive for many people: It’s a quick, effective, and best of all, a natural alternative to potentially dangerous prescription medication and other mainstream treatments.

One of the most compelling aspects of CBD is the diversity of ways you can consume it.

From edibles to topicals to smokable CBD, Diamond CBD has you covered.

Hippocrates, the Greek “father of medicine,” once said that “it is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.” In other words, not only will everyone with anxiety and depression have different preferences regarding their treatment options, but also in how those treatment options are administered. CBD can be consumed in many forms, each targeting specific conditions, and symptoms.

One major CBD producer and distributor, Diamond CBD, has taken full advantage of the compound’s diversity. Diamond CBD’s team of scientists and chemists produce all natural lab tested CBD, offering an assortment of CBD oils in a rainbow of flavors from watermelon to butterscotch to cotton candy. Many of the oils also come in the flavor of the hemp’s terpenes, which are the fragrant oils that help give each plant a distinct taste and aroma.

Diamond CBD offers crystal isolates as well, which are 99%+ pure anhydrous CBD crystals that have been extracted from the hemp plant, isolated and purified. This is CBD in its cleanest, most refined form.

To try makingy our own oil, check out the LEVO Oil Infuser.

In other words, you know exactly what you’re ingesting, right down to the chemical elements.

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And if you prefer to take CBD orally in a solid form, rather than oil, Diamond CBD offers an array of candy products—gummy bears, rainbow bites, cake pops, you name it—on top of its many liquid consumables and vitamin-style products.

Since Diamond CBD’s products are all non-synthetic and created from non-GMO, organically-grown hemp plants, questions about unwanted contaminants and pesticides that often circulate the cannabis space are also eliminated. The actual CBD is separated from the plant using “supercritical CO2 extraction,” the ideal method for retaining the plant’s medicinal and therapeutic qualities. After these ingredients are harvested, they also undergo multiple rounds of testing to ensure optimal quality.

Diamond CBD is available in all 50 states.

For those with anxiety, the ability to control their treatment method, and to do so legally, is indispensable. This is one of the many reasons Diamond CBD has become the go-to provider of hemp-based, natural anxiety, and depression treatment alternatives. With their products legal in all fifty states, nobody has to worry about violating government policies or whether the state they live in will affect their ability to access Diamond CBD’s products.

Rather than complicated, one-size-fits-all pills from the pharmacy, if you’re afflicted with anxiety and depression, you now have the autonomy and confidence to find the natural treatment alternative that works for you.

If you are interested in purchasing a Diamond CBD product as a natural alternative treatment, use the promo code HERB50 to receive a 50 percent discount.

Jan 13, 2018