Can CBD Help With Bipolar Disorder?
Carrie Fisher is an American actress, writer, and comedian best known for playing the iconic Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. Catherine Zeta-Jones is an Academy and BAFTA award-winning Welsh actress known. You may have seen her in the movie musical Chicago or the heist film Entrapment. American singer-songwriter Halsey (birth name Ashley Nicolette Frangipane) has sold over 1 million albums and has been streamed over 6 billion times in the US alone.
Aside from being powerful, talented, globally renowned women, what else do these three have in common? They were all diagnosed with a bipolar mood disorder at a young age and their struggles with the disease have been well-documented by media.
Mental illnesses have not always been received positively by the public. The media has portrayed people with mental illnesses as crazed lunatics with the sole intention of harming others or themselves for so many years. It is only recently that mental illnesses became more nuanced and a more acceptable topic of discussion as people are opening up about their mental health.
Bipolar disorder affects between 0.4% and 1.6% of the world’s population. Statistically, this means roughly 70 million people around the planet suffer from a type of bipolar disorder in various degrees. You most probably know someone with a bipolar mood disorder, it may even be someone in your family.
What is Bipolar Mood Disorder?
Bipolar Mood Disorder was formerly called manic depression. It is characterized by unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and concentration. These mood shifts can impede one’s ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.
Bipolars have two distinct periods of extreme emotions. The manic phase wherein one feels elated or extremely “up”, and the depressed phase wherein one feels hopeless, or extremely “down”. Manic phases can also be characterized by being highly irritable, or overzealous while depression can be shown as indifference.
Bipolar disorder is typically diagnosed during the teen years or early on into adulthood. Rarely, bipolar symptoms can also manifest in children. Bipolar disorder can also first appear during pregnancy or after childbirth. As symptoms may vary over time, bipolar disorder usually requires lifelong treatment.
Bipolar mood disorders can be quite tricky to treat. Like most mental disorders, medications have various side effects and some have adverse drug interactions. Regular check-ups with psychiatrists are needed to titrate one’s doses and mix of meds.
CBD as Treatment For Bipolar Mood Disorder
One of the compounds getting a lot of traction as a potential new treatment for bipolar disorder is cannabidiol — one of the primary phytochemicals in the cannabis plant.
Cannabidiol, also known commonly as CBD, has been shown to act as a cushion for the brain from damage and reinforces healthy neurotransmitter function. Through these effects, CBD is widely regarded to be able to effectively reduce the severity of bipolar disorders and assist those affected to sustain more stable moods throughout the day.
Hemp is fully legal in the United States and is determined by the government as having less than 0.3% THC content. All Kyoto Botanicals products are made with less than 0.3% THC, are classified as hemp, and are legal to use in all 50 states. They will also help you maintain a balanced phytocannabinoid profile.
Using full-spectrum hemp extract, organic coconut MCT oil, and organic spearmint leaf oil, KYOTO BOTANICALS REST(ful) Spearmint Tincture helps support an overall sense of peace and calmness to encourage your mind and body to relax throughout the day.
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The tincture is non-GMO, vegan, Colorado-grown, extracted, bottled, and triple lab tested. It uses organic coconut MCT oil derived 100% from Virgin Organic Coconut oil, not Palm oil and organic spearmint leaf oil rather than artificial flavors to deliver flavor with benefits.
- Adults take one full dropper (0.5mL) up to two times daily.
- Take daily, morning, and/or evening, and adjust your regimen as needed for the best results for you.
- Apply oil directly under the tongue, being careful not to touch your mouth to the dropper, and let rest under your tongue for thirty seconds before swallowing.
Help yourself find calm, neutral ground with this Spearmint Tincture.
These products are not intended for use by persons under the age of 21. It’s important to consult your doctors with any medical concerns, and before making any changes or adding supplements to your health plan.
Cannabinoids in bipolar affective disorder: a review and discussion of their therapeutic potential
Bipolar affective disorder is often poorly controlled by prescribed drugs. Cannabis use is common in patients with this disorder and anecdotal reports suggest that some patients take it to alleviate symptoms of both mania and depression. We undertook a literature review of cannabis use by patients with bipolar disorder and of the neuropharmacological properties of cannabinoids suggesting possible therapeutic effects in this condition. No systematic studies of cannabinoids in bipolar disorder were found to exist, although some patients claim that cannabis relieves symptoms of mania and/or depression. The cannabinoids Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) may exert sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, antidepressant, antipsychotic and anticonvulsant effects. Pure synthetic cannabinoids, such as dronabinol and nabilone and specific plant extracts containing THC, CBD, or a mixture of the two in known concentrations, are available and can be delivered sublingually. Controlled trials of these cannabinoids as adjunctive medication in bipolar disorder are now indicated.