CBD against stress, sleep disorders and mental illness
An alternative treatment for depression
Mostly underestimated in its severity, it affects almost every tenth German person in the course of life: Depression is one of the most common illnesses in modern society. In Germany, 11.3% of women and 5.1% of men are diagnosed with depression1 - the number of unreported cases is therefore much higher. While in the case of a diagnosed illness, only individual therapy with possibly prescription drugs usually helps, a form of alternative therapy is increasingly coming into focus, especially in the case of depressive moods.
Cannabidiol, CBD for short, is mentioned by many sufferers as a healing method for stress, sleep disorders and mental disorders. The following article explains the further and additional treatment for depression and introduces the effect of CBD on the human body.
Depression is a widespread disease: stress, depression and being overwhelmed
Depressive episodes are often caused by stressful experiences in the lives of those affected. The death or separation of a loved one or family member and ongoing stress can turn symptoms such as depression, extreme lack of motivation and feelings of inner turmoil into a serious illness. Since the level of suffering associated with mental illnesses is often very high, many patients resort to high-dose medication. Side effects such as headaches, circulatory problems and libido disorders often occur while taking it. This negative cycle has such a significant impact on quality of life that many patients are now looking for additional treatments for depression.
CBD for depression: An alternative treatment?
For several years, CBD has been the focus of science: because the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effect of the plant substance from the female cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa) has a high therapeutic potential. One of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, CBD can interact with the cannabinoid receptors in the human body. In contrast to THC, it is not intoxicating - so it is not psychoactive. The cannabinoid receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system, a secondary nervous system responsible for controlling processes in the body such as sleep, appetite, mood, stimulus and pain sensation.
Beneficial effects of CBD on the body
- Supports the immune system
- A pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effect
- Has a calming effect and can relieve anxiety
- Source of valuable vitamins, fiber, minerals and essential fatty acids
By taking Ellānce CBD oil, for example, the body's own cannabinoids are supported by the cannabinoids supplied. And this is exactly where the focus of research on CBD against depression comes in. The CB1 receptors control the regulation of serotonin, i.e. the regulation of the messenger substance that is responsible for emotions and mood in the human body. The happiness hormone serotonin, also known as 5-hydroxy-tryptamine, is also responsible for the development of appetite and the sleep-wake cycle. In this way, the hormone can contribute to a general improvement in well-being when there is a positive stimulus.
CBD against depression: The research at a glance
CBD does not replace drug treatment and only offers those affected a herbal alternative to improve their quality of life.However, studies from 2014 by researchers at the State University of Rio de Janeiro indicate that CBD in isolated form has an antidepressant and anxiolytic effect in animals2 The research results Brazil were confirmed by the Schlosspark Klinikum Dirmstein in 2019 by being transmitted to humans3. Researchers also assume that CBD can interact with the serotonin receptor 5-HT1A and so, in addition to the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effect, it can also influence mood.
The Ellānce products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All of the information and advice presented by us is not a substitute or an alternative to information and diagnoses provided by doctors and/or therapists. Ideally, consumers should consult their doctor about ingestion and possible interactions.
The Ellānce CBD extract in all our products is manufactured in Switzerland under the strict guidelines of the Bio Suisse seal. Obtained from EU-certified industrial hemp, the CBD products offer added value to improve the quality of life.