Ketamine has been making a life-changing impact on those who suffer from depression, especially treatment resistant depression. An estimated 70% of those who receive ketamine infusions for a mental health condition experience profound relief, and the benefits of ketamine continue to last, even after the medication has been metabolized.

Ketamine takes action on glutamate receptors in the brain, regrowing and reactivating synapses that support the brain’s ability to change, helping it to shift out of depression. While ketamine is not a golden ticket to never being depressed again, it can allow the brain to rise above the fog of depression long enough to enable patients to engage in supporting treatments that may not have been viable options before. It is vital for ketamine patients to incorporate other wellness practices into their lives in order to extend the benefits of their ketamine treatments—such activities as therapy, antidepressant medications, exercise, meditation, and even CBD.

A recently-published study by a team of researchers at the University of São Paulo in Brazil shows that ketamine therapy—when combined with CBD—could limit the negative side effects of ketamine, while still preserving the therapeutic potential.

CBD has become increasingly popular in recent years. But not all CBD products were created equally. How do you know which type to buy, which are sourced using responsible practices, and what kind is best for you?

CBD isolate products only contain CBD from the cannabis plant. There are no other compounds, such as THC, present. CBD-only products, such as CBD isolate, can help a person gauge the effectiveness of CBD without confusing it with other compounds.

Broad-spectrum CBD contains other compounds and cannabinoids found in the plant, such as CBC, CBN, or terpenes, such as myrcene, limonene, or pinene. However, broad-spectrum CBD does not contain THC.

Full-spectrum CBD contains the same compounds as broad-spectrum CBD products in addition to a small amount of THC, usually under 0.3%. This small amount is not enough to create a high effect, but it is enough to help create the “entourage effect.” The entourage effect is when the presence of multiple compounds from the cannabis plant and its extracts maximizes its health benefits.

At Ketamine Greater Boston, we encourage our patients to explore a variety of supporting therapies to enhance the positive effects of their ketamine infusions. To learn more about ketamine infusion therapy, contact us for a free consultation, or fill out the brief form below. Someone from our clinical team will reach out to you to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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