Veterans, PTSD, and CBD

Veterans, PTSD, and CBD

Cannabidiol or commonly called CBD, is one of the 60 compounds found in hemp, a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species. CBD belongs to a family of molecules known as cannabinoids.

Studies show that the endocannabinoid system plays a significant role in post-traumatic stress disorderIt is thought that persons who have PTSD have higher levels of CB1 receptors than those with healthy controls. CBD interacts with the CB1 receptor and may reduce of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

CBD is Not Psychoactive

CBD does not make users experience a high, making it an imperative component for medicinal purposes. A 2011 drug study safety showed that: “CBD has no effects on the psychological and psychomotor functions of the brain.”

Medical Benefits of CBD

Medical and scientific research has associated CBD with many health benefits, including:

  • Antidepressant
  • Antiemetic
  • Antioxidant
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Antipsychotic
  • Anti-inflammatory
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Studies show that the endocannabinoid system plays a significant role in post-traumatic stress disorderIt is thought that persons who have PTSD have higher levels of CB1 receptors than those with healthy controls. CBD interacts with the CB1 receptor and may reduce of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

*It’s important to talk to your doctor before taking medication or supplements of any kind — including CBD. A doctor is best equipped to tell you how to use CBD for your specific circumstances.