Is CBD psychoactive?

Girl, chill. CBD is not going to get you high. Not even a little bit. It’s another compound, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), that does that.

How does CBD work?

All cannabinoids, including CBD, attach themselves to the endocannabinoid system in the brainibinoid—we mean, the brain. These include the receptors that help with bone and heart health, fighting depression, regulating mood, and so on. CBD also helps regulate body temperature, inflammation, and pain management through this same system.

Can CBD help with depression?

It’s undeniable that you’ve heard something about CBD. And, entrenched in discussions about beauty products and gummies and tinctures (so many tinctures!) and CBD for pain and sex and–well, just about everything– you’ve likely also heard about its ability to help with depression. CBD’s role in mental health is exciting and will only continue to be researched. In terms of managing symptoms of depression, early research suggests that it:

Reduces anxiety
Eases pain
Reduces inflammation
Increased alertness

Real talk for a second: being a human is hard. There are so many factors that can trigger depression. I mean, just hit me with some stress (hello work/life/social media/expectations/money/etc), a dash of genetic predisposition (maybe she’s born with it, maybe it really is depression?), lifestyle choices (too much weekending is bad), the loneliness of contending with your own morality (that got dark), past trauma (ugh exhausting), among other things, and there are too many root causes to assume that one thing could *poof* make all the pain disappear. Even though CBD isn’t going to “fill the void,” that doesn’t mean it isn’t a helpful tool for moving in the right direction away from it.

Is CBD safe?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is also yes.