Edibles for Anxiety and Depression

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Edibles for Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are some of the most common mental illnesses in the world. They can be debilitating and affect more than 40 million people just in the United States. Marijuana is one of the most natural ways to help treat both of these conditions.  There is a growing body of evidence that shows cannabis is very effective at treating both disorders. When used correctly, people experience tremendous relief. One study in 2018 demonstrated a 58% reduction in anxiety and stress in cannabis users (Medical News Today). Edibles are a natural way to soothe depression and anxiety and give the consumer a tasty snack as well.

Edibles for anxiety and depression can be extremely helpful in managing symptoms. They are discreet, easy to dose and use, and widely available. It’s important to know exactly what benefits a consumer is looking for before choosing an edible product in order to get the right one. In addition, one of the most important aspects to keep in mind about edibles is dosing. It’s recommended to start by dosing around 5mg and increase over time.

Types of Edibles for Anxiety and Depression

Cannabis edibles for anxiety and depression

Edibles come in many different forms including candies, capsules, sprays, lozenges, and food products.  Some food products include cookies, chocolate bars, brownies, and much, much more. Furthermore, one of the benefits of using edibles is that they give long-lasting relief. They can last up to eight hours! Even in small doses, edibles can provide relaxation, euphoria, and peace. You can also take edibles throughout the day as needed. High CBD content consumables will also not make the user feel “high,” but will give feelings of relaxation.

Edibles for Anxiety

Edibles contain CBD and sometimes THC as well.  CBD is extremely helpful in creating full-body relaxation while THC produces feelings of euphoria. Some edibles are full-spectrum CBD, which contains all of the natural chemicals in the cannabis plant. These products give the “Entourage Effect,” which is the synergistic quality that enhances the benefits of these products. Not only does it help with anxiety, but with inflammation, pain, and more. Full-spectrum CBD products are used for patients with serious diseases too. It is the “top of the line” product for higher levels of anxiety relief. As a result, it’s effective for people with mild to severe anxiety.  

Broad-spectrum CBD contains all the chemicals in the cannabis plant except THC. These products are excellent for people who do not want to feel “high” but want anxiety relief. While it does not produce as strong of an effect as full-spectrum CBD, it soothes and relaxes your body while calming your mind. Effective anxiety relief is available for people with mild to moderate depression.

CBD isolate is a pure form of CBD. Many people use CBD isolate because it gives relief without the consumer feeling “high”, hungry, or sedated. While it doesn’t have the “Entourage Effect” to help with multiple conditions at the same time, it does provide mild anxiety relief. It is also perfect if the consumer wants to avoid THC, has to undergo drug testing, or wants a product without flavor. CBD isolate is best for people with mild to moderate anxiety. 

All types of CBD can help anxiety. In fact, it has a clear “anti-stress” effect. Whether you suffer from social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD or any other condition, edibles can suit your specific need.

Edibles for Depression

Experts confirm that full-spectrum CBD products offer vastly better depression relief than CBD isolates. The THC in full-spectrum CBD gives the consumer feelings of euphoria, deep relaxation, and peace. It soothes the brain and gives respite from depression. Full-spectrum CBD creates positive interactions with serotonin receptors and makes the user feel happy and calm. In fact, it acts like an antidepressant. These products are perfect for people struggling with mild to severe depression. 

Broad Spectrum CBD is useful for consumers that want the benefits of depression relief without feeling “high.” It produces feelings of well-being, happiness, and relief. This gives the user a more stable and balanced mood. Broad Spectrum CBD is useful for people with mild to moderate depression. 

CBD isolate is a product that contains no THC. These products are excellent for people who want mild relief without feeling “high” or can’t have any THC in their system. At high doses, it can also help with pain and inflammation. Promising benefits emerge from CBD isolate, according to experts. Therefore, it’s best used for people with mild depression or those who must abstain from THC.

How We Can Help

Discovering the right edibles is possible by knowing what kind of relief you seek. There are many options  of edibles for anxiety and depression relief. Medical professionals and dispensaries can help you narrow down what will work best for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to Jane Dispensary. Visit our two California dispensary locations. We have a Santa Rosa Dispensary and a Cotati Dispensary and we are here to serve you. 

Note: This article is for informational purposes. It is not intended to be used as medical advice. Please consult a physician with medical-related questions.


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