CBD and its impact on serotonin, the happy hormone?!

CBD and its impact on serotonin, the happy hormone?!

What does the nation’s leading medical research agency say about CBD and its impact on mood?

According to the National Institute of Health cannabidiol (CBD) affects serotonin regulation positively, boosting mood, and was shown to help in situations where heightened stress may occur (De Gregorio, et al., 2019). If you are not familiar with serotonin, it is the hormone that gives us a sense of happiness, offers a sense of wellbeing, helps balance our mood, and is commonly referred to as the happy hormone. The study then goes on to state that CBD is the non-psychoactive and nonaddictive compound found in cannabis that was shown to give heightened sensitivity, offer euphoric relaxation, offer relief from anxiety, help control chronic & neuropathic pain, relieve agitation that could be associated with social anxiety disorders, and offer a sense of calmness (De Gregorio, et al., 2019). Talk about turning that frown upside down!


*This information is for educational purposes only and simply sharing of the information pertained to this particular study. No medical claims or advice is being given.

Reference

De Gregorio, D., McLaughlin, R. J., Posa, L., Ochoa-Sanchez, R., Enns, J., Lopez-Canul, M., Aboud, M., Maione, S., Comai, S., & Gobbi, G. (2019, January). Cannabidiol modulates serotonergic transmission and reverses both allodynia and anxiety-like behavior in a model of neuropathic pain. Pain. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6319597/.

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