CBD and ketamine have become increasingly popular drugs used to treat stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and other disorders. More and more studies are being released, providing evidence that both CBD and ketamine have several therapeutic effects on a wide array of mood and chronic pain disorders.
Recent CBD Studies
Clinical studies on the effects of CBD date back decades ago. However, recent studies have shown the many benefits associated with CBD for patients dealing with chronic pain and other disorders. One study suggests that CBD-rich treatment has a beneficial impact on pain, anxiety and depression symptoms as well as overall wellbeing for patients with moderate to severe symptoms.
Potential Benefits of CBD
CBD has several benefits, including:
- Alleviate cancer-related symptoms
- Reduce anxiety and depression
- Antipsychotic effects
- Diabetes prevention
- Help heart health
- Relieve pain
- Reduce acne
Fast And Efficient Relief With Ketamine
Ketamine was approved by the FDA in 1970 as a general anesthetic. However, research done over the past 10-15 years has shown the potential for ketamine to have a positive effect on a wide array of mood and chronic pain disorders. It has become a widely-researched and innovative off-label treatment to help individuals who have been resistant to traditional treatment in the past.
When administered intravenously at low doses, ketamine has incredible antidepressant effects. At New Horizon Clinics, we find that an initial protocol of 4-6 ketamine infusions administered over the course of two weeks is effective for about 70% of patients—even those who have resisted other depression treatments in the past.
Potential Benefits of Ketamine
The potential benefits of ketamine include:
- Moderate bipolar disorder
- Relieve chronic pain
- Alleviate migraines
- Reduce depression
- Help with PTSD
- Decrease OCD
Are CBD and Ketamine Better Together?
Both CBD and ketamine help the body experience euphoria, and the combinational effect of these two drugs has been recently studied. While ketamine therapy is a remedy for major depressive disorder at several clinics in the U.S., it’s hallucinogenic effects cause concern. However, research is trying to understand how CBD may be able to diminish these unwanted side-effects.
One study with mice found that CBD prevented ketamine-induced hyperlocomotion while still producing an antidepressant effect. The findings from this study suggests that CBD and ketamine’s combined administration can be a promising therapeutic strategy for achieving an appropriate antidepressant effect without unwanted side-effects.
While there is strong evidence for the effectiveness of both CBD and ketamine for treating an array of conditions, research is still needed to determine how safe and effective CBD and ketamine are when combined.
Contact New Horizon Clinics
Our Tallahassee, FL ketamine clinic is happy to bring hope to northern Florida. We offer ketamine infusions for depression and chronic pain. Contact us to request a free consultation—we are happy to answer your questions and point you in the direction of health and happiness.