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CBD and Mood: Does CBD Improve Mood?

CBD (cannabidiol) is a hemp-derived compound people take for various reasons. We can find this non-psychoactive compound in everything from tinctures to balms, creams, gummies, bath oils, and even pet products. In fact, we offer Mood Gummies with CBD oil, CBC oil, and Delta-9-THC.

We often hear people say “CBD makes me happy” or talk about how it’s good for stress relief, balance, relaxation, or sleep. But, can CBD improve mood?

In this article, we will delve into CBD and mood, looking at surveys, as well as scientific studies on animals and people. We’ll also answer CBD product and CBD review questions, such as “What’s the best CBD mood enhancer?” “Is there a happiness CBD?” “Do mood gummies or oils affect CBD mood?”

Meanwhile, as more and more cannabinoids are extracted from the hemp plant, we’ll see how rare cannabinoids such as CBC (cannabichromene) and THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin) affect one’s mental state.

If you’re wondering what the best CBD mood enhancer is, some actually believe that CBC oil shows even more promise than CBD oil for low mood. This is because CBC has been found to raise levels of the brain’s “bliss” molecule anandamide. Meanwhile, THCV acts like a stimulant, uplifting mood, increasing energy, and controlling appetite. Learn more and buy THCV gummies and oils here.

Rare Cannabinoid Company sells 1000mg full spectrum Hawaiian CBD, a 3000mg Extra Strength CBD Oil Booster, CBC Oil (Cannabichromene), and THCV Oil (Tetrahydrocannabivarin). We also offer strong THCV gummies and CBD gummies.
All of these cannabinoid oils may enhance one’s mood for different reasons.

How does CBD improve mood?

CBD is just one of many compounds found in hemp and cannabis plants. It is the second most prevalent compound in cannabis or marijuana, after THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and the most abundant cannabinoid found in hemp. While THC is psychoactive, meaning that it is intoxicating and gets people high, CBD is not. Instead, it offers a sense of calm and balance as well as discomfort relief after exercise.  To be legally sold across the United States (in regular stores, not medical marijuana dispensaries), all CBD must be derived from hemp plants and contain less than o.3% THC.

There are more than 100 cannabinoids in hemp and cannabis and each one interacts with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS) in a unique way, creating different mental and physical effects. The ECS is a system of receptors found throughout the brains and bodies of all animals with backbones, including humans. This system exists on its own, but it just so happens that the cannabinoids in hemp and cannabis can turn on or off different receptors in our own bodies. Our bodies are always seeking to be in balance and cannabinoids like CBD affect our hormones, sleep, appetite, levels of discomfort after exercise, and more.

Rare Cannabinoid Company's CBD gummies, CBD oil tincture, and 3000mg CBD Booster.
Rare Cannabinoid Company offers strong CBD gummies, 1000mg full spectrum Rare Hawaiian CBD oil tincture, and an extra-strength 3000mg CBD oil booster.

CBD for mood swings

This is how the concept of the “CBD mood stabilizer” comes into play. It is this balancing effect that CBD has on our ECS and why people often try CBD for mood swings. Mood swings are sudden or intense changes in an emotional state. When a person has a mood swing they may quickly switch from feeling happy, upbeat, and elated to feeling sad, irritable, or angry. Fortunately, many people report feeling more emotionally balanced when taking CBD for mood swings. This appears due to CBD’s effect on the human endocannabinoid system and helping it attain a better level of homeostasis, or equilibrium maintained by physiological processes. However, if a person has persistent mood swings or mood swings potentially related to an illness or disease, they should consult their doctor before taking CBD or any supplements. Our CBD products, THC gummies and rare cannabinoids are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Survey Results: CBD Mood Disorders

Project CBD, a robust information website on CBD, conducted a survey on “CBD For Mood” of 1,631 people who reported taking CBD for mood issues. The vast majority, 92%, said that they experienced relief from “feelings of nervousness” with CBD, leading Project CBD to comment that CBD appeared to be quite effective as an anti-stress agent and effective for sadness.

Of the participants taking CBD for mood, the majority took CBD for stress, sadness, or both. Out of those reporting stress, some explained the exact type of stress they suffered from while others were more generalized. The survey found that 50% took CBD for stress, 10% took CBD for social stress and 10% took CBD for stress attacks.  Most people taking CBD for sadness did not know which type of sadness they had. However, 12% of people taking CBD for sadness said they had a major sadness disorder and seven percent of those took CBD for extreme mood differences. The group was 70% female, 28% male, and 2% preferred not to say which gender they were. Most participants had moderate stress and/or sadness.

Survey participants rated how CBD affected 11 common symptoms of mood issues: feelings of nervousness, agitation or irritability, feelings of sadness, mood swings, racing or unwanted thoughts, difficulty concentrating, lack of interest in activities, stress attacks, feelings of fear, or impending doom, repetitive thoughts or behaviors, and digestive upset.

The results of this specific CBD survey showed that CBD appeared to be quite effective as an anti-stress agent and an anti-sadness. Ninety-two percent of participants experienced some relief from nervousness and 68% reported that feelings of nervousness were “much better” with CBD. Really positive results were also found for CBD for stress attacks, CBD for mood swings, and CBD’s ability to quell feelings of sadness, agitation, and irritability.

While most people did report improvements to concentration, interest in activities, and digestive issues, CBD did not perform as strongly in those areas in this particular survey.

We must mention again that these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. CBD and rare cannabinoids are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Scientific studies on CBD mood effects and serotonin

Scientific studies show that CBD and mood may be linked by CBD altering serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate mood, stress, and emotions.

As we look at serotonin, it is interesting to note that sadness is currently treated with pharmaceutical medications that target serotonin levels. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of drugs that work by altering serotonin levels in the brain.

Although preclinical and clinical scientific studies into CBD have been hampered by the fact that hemp and cannabis were illegal in the United States and most countries for a very long time, there are quite a few studies and research papers that show how CBD may regulate emotion.

Here are just a few examples:

There are many more laboratory and animal studies on CBD and mood, but we are still lacking in large human, real-world studies looking at CBD for mood. People should always consult their doctors before taking CBD for mood swings or attempting to try a CBD mood stabilizer. While generally considered safe, CBD can negatively interact with some drugs and, in rare instances, damage the liver. This is because many drugs are broken down by enzymes in the liver, and CBD may interfere or compete with these liver enzymes. This can lead to too much or not enough of a drug in the body. This altered concentration can lead to the medication either not working well enough or increasing its effect and also increasing side effects. This is why patients taking any prescription drugs should always speak to their doctor before taking CBD and novel cannabinoids.

Do Gummies or Oils affect CBD mood?

Many people ask what the best way to take CBD is as there are so many different CBD products on the market. Are CBD gummies or CBD oil tinctures better for mood? We believe that it is more important to decide the type of CBD you want, the strength, and the safety of the product first. Then, the question of gummies versus oils is more about personal preference.

Type of CBD: There are CBD isolates, full-spectrum CBD, and broad-spectrum CBD. A CBD isolate only contains CBD. This is ideal if you want to get only the effect of CBD, however, a full spectrum CBD will have trace amounts of other cannabinoids like CBG (cannabigerol), CBN (cannabinol), CBC (cannabichromene), THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin), etc. A full spectrum product will offer the full entourage effect whereby each of the cannabinoids may have a stronger effect in unison than on its own. Broad-spectrum CBD is a full-spectrum CBD with just one cannabinoid removed. That removed cannabinoid is almost always THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is psychoactive.

Safety of CBD: All Rare Cannabinoid Company products are produced in a cGMP-certified facility (current Good Manufacturing Procedures) which means that there are extra procedures to ensure the safety of our CBD and rare cannabinoid products. We believe this is important as you want to be sure that your products are made in clean facilities with managerial oversight to be sure that each batch of every product is manufactured correctly. All CBD oils should be third-party lab tested for purity and strength. All of our CBD oils show clear independent lab test results on the packaging via QR code and on our website.

We offer CBD for sale, such as strong CBD gummies, 1000mg full-spectrum CBD from premium Hawaiian hemp, and an extra-strength CBD oil booster containing 3000mg CBD.

Rare Cannabinoid Company sells a pure 500mg CBC oil tincture and a one-to-one CBC CBD blend. CBC (cannabichromene) has been found to increase levels of the brain’s “bliss” molecule, anandamide. CBC may improve and enhance mood.

CBC mood vs. CBD mood. Is there such a thing as happiness CBD? What is the best CBD mood enhancer?

Now that we’ve looked at the studies on CBD and mood, let’s take a look at other cannabinoids that show a lot of promise for balancing or uplifting one’s emotional state.

CBC cannabinoid (cannabichromene) is another compound found in cannabis and hemp. CBC has been found to elevate levels of anandamide in the brain. Anandamide is a molecule that is considered responsible for feelings of happiness, contentment, and bliss. In fact, populations that naturally have higher levels of anandamide have been found to have more positive outlooks on life. Due to these studies, CBC oil is sometimes referred to as “happiness CBC.”

Here are a couple of studies on CBC for mood:

THCV for mood

While most cannabinoids are believed to offer a sense of calm and well-being, THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin) is unique in that THCV has been found in animal studies to not only decreases hunger, which may lead to weight loss but also boosts energy and uplifts mood.  

Below are links to studies on THCV appetite control and how THCV decreased hunger and affected nicotine use.

THCV gummies, tinctures, and blends promote energy and appetite suppression, which can aid weight loss.
THCV gummies, tinctures, and blends promote energy and appetite suppression, which can aid weight loss.

The dangerous hunt for cannabis THCV

THCV was once such a rare cannabinoid that cannabis strain hunters ventured to the Congo River in Africa to look for cannabis sativa plants high in THCV. These landrace sativas were said to be used by the locals of the region to stave off hunger and help them have more energy and work for longer hours. One strain hunter even lost his life to malaria while looking for cannabis high in THCV.

Fortunately, THCV can now be extracted from cannabis and hemp and sold as THCV tinctures and THCV gummies.

Where to buy THCV gummies and THCV oil tinctures

In fact, Rare Cannabinoid Company was the first brand in the world to offer a pure THCV oil tincture and recently released the strongest THCV gummies on the market. Rare Cannabinoid Company also sells a one-to-one blended oil of pure THCV with full-spectrum Hawaiian CBD. The CBD is extracted from premium hemp plants grown on the Hawaiian Island of Maui, on the slopes of the volcano Haleakala.

Many people enjoy THCV for appetite control. By combining THCV with a CBD mood enhancer either as an all-in-one blend or by mixing and matching THCV and CBD oils or THCV gummies and CBD gummies, the possibilities of uplifting and energizing one’s mood are endless.

We hope this article has helped you learn more about CBD mood, CBC, THCV, and how the human endocannabinoid system works. Please remember that the FDA has not approved these statements and that CBD, THCV, CBC, and other cannabinoids are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. If you have specific questions about CBD, THCV or CBC oil in relation to your specific situation or ailment, we recommend that you look at all the links to scientific studies on our website or contact a cannabinoid health advisor for more information.


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