Research Suggests CBD’s Anxiety Relief Is Due To Neurogenesis
A study published in The International Journal of Neurophamacology points to Cannabidiol (CBD) as a cause of Neurogenesis in the brain. Specifically, this birth of new neurons occurred in the Hippocampus, an area typically associated with conscious memory and navigation.
Neurogenesis is responsible for creating new neurons within the brain. These neurons process and carry information to the necessary destination.
There Are Many Benefits To The Process Of Neurogenesis
CBD May Help Create Neurons, Relieve Stress
The research about Neurogenesis suggests that it could help regulate stress levels. Cannabis strains with high levels of CBD are typically known for relieving Pain, Stress, Anxiety, and a number of other conditions. These strains are typically Indica-dominant and some good examples would be:Cannatonic, Ghost Rider, and Frank Ocean.
The medicinal value of CBD has been under intense investigation as of late and more benefits seem to present themselves every day. The most recent of these benefits was found by a group of researchers from Brazil and Spain. They aimed to determine the effect neurogenesis has on CBD’s anxiety relief.
Consistant 30 mg doses of CBD, two hours after a daily stressor increased neuron production in adult wild mice.
Researchers first caused mice to be stressed. Two hours later, each day, they gave the mice 30 mg of CBD recorded the levels of Neurogenesis. Their findings were that CBD spurred an increase in Neuron production and battled the effects of chronic unpredictable stress.
These findings show another one of the many benefits of CBD. More research must be done on how it can be used in medications for years to come.