CBD vs. Pharmaceutical Drugs

One of the most complex issues that modern medicine still grapples with is mental health problems. Anxiety and depression plague almost 18% of the population in US making it the most common mental issue in the country.

Modern medicine has not been able to address the underlying cause of why mental health problems occur. But science has given us prescription drugs and nature has given us CBD. The article below discusses the case of CBD vs. pharmaceutical drugs.


Effects of Pharmaceutical meds

Neurotransmitters are messages sent by the human brain to coordinate and communicate with the rest of the brain. Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are caused by distortions in various neurotransmitters. The problem with clinically produced drugs is that they target only a specific neurotransmitter. This implies that they might not work at all in some cases, and in others, these pharmaceuticals might worsen the illness causing suicidal thoughts and leading to sever depression.

Additionally clinically produced drugs are highly addictive and come with massive side effects such as nausea, weight gain, agitation, insomnia and many others.

Effects of CBD

CBD is a compound extracted from the marijuana plant that contains no THC, in other words it has all the benefits (stress relief, pain alleviation, mood lifter) without the “high” component. The largest neurotransmitter system in the body is known as endocannabinoid  system that apart from playing a crucial role in keeping us alive also regulates our mood and anxiety. CBD works by refueling this large neurotransmitter network with cannabidiol that stimulates our nervous system and brings balance to the neurotransmitter network.

Research has proven that CBD provides safe treatment for many mental issues ranging from: Anxiety, OCD, PTSD and Depression. One cure for all the mentioned illnesses without any side effects, just from that alone it is enough to trump any pharmaceutical treatment