article no: 2082
CBD Happy has been added to the wish list.
Smog in the brain
6:30 a.m. on a dark, dreary November morning in Berlin. Petra M. (55) is woken by her alarm clock. She needs to get out of bed and get ready for work. But she really doesn’t want to. Every movement calls for an unbelievable amount of exertion and willpower. Getting up, showering and dressing – every action is torment. Petra simply has no wish to anything any more.
A glance out of the window is all she now needs. Outside, it’s grey and foggy. Just like inside Petra’s head, where grey clouds have been billowing for a long time now –a thick smog in her brain that’s been persisting there for ages. Like the situation in London during the “Great Smog” of 1952, when the city was swathed in thick dark clouds for days, and the polluted air caused the deaths of many people.
Death is taking place in Petra’s brain, too, and on a continuous basis at that. Especially the brain cells that are responsible for her emotions. In fact, she has long since ceased to have any emotions. The world of feeling has broken down for her completely – except for this awful sense of profound sadness, which dominates her life every day and numbs her body and heart.
This situation has been going on for years, now. Her medical diagnosis: depression. An invisible illness that cannot be seen either on x-rays or under the microscope but is nowadays a cause of suffering to around 4 million people in Germany. “Not good, but psychotropic drugs will soon make things better,” her doctor promised her. However, they haven’t. On the contrary: the depression has remained, but now accompanied by heart rhythm disorders, hallucinations and painful bouts of constipation.
This has also been the end of Petra’s last hope of ever returning to a normal life. She simply has no idea what to do next. She no longer has any feelings towards anything or anybody. Inside, she is dead. “So I may as well go altogether,” she thinks. “What sense is there in carrying on?” These thoughts now pursue her the whole time.
One day, the ringing of her telephone tears Petra out of her suicidal thoughts. She really has no desire at all to answer. All she wants is to be left alone. However, the display informs her that it’s her best friend Katharina who’s calling. So slowly and reluctantly, Petra answers after all.
“Hallo, Petra, I’m so glad you’ve answered,” says Katharina, and continues: “But tell me, have you ever heard of CBD?” “No,” answers Petra, without interest. “Well, it’s a substance obtained from the cannabis plant that’s supposed to be a natural remedy against depression.” “Cannabis?” Petra asks, startled. “I’m already on the brink, and now you’re telling me to get stoned so I shall probably end up addicted as well!”
“CBD doesn’t get you high. It’s THC that does that – that’s another substance from the cannabis plant. Oh, do you know what?” says Katharina. “I’m going to come by straight away because I spent a lot of time last night researching all this in depth on the Internet.” Before Petra can reply, Katharina has already cut the call and is on her way. Less than a quarter of an hour later, Petra’s doorbell rings. “Well, my old friend, sit yourself down.” They both take a seat in the kitchen. “Now listen,” says Katharina. “I’ve found several studies on the Internet that clearly prove that CBD can help with depression. That’s because it boosts the production of dopamine and serotonin in the brain.” “The sero…what?” asks Petra.
“Hear what I have to say,” says Katharina. “Dopamine and serotonin are hormones that generate a feel-good mood. Because of that, they’re also known as endorphins, or ‘happy hormones’. In people with depression, the brain produces too little of them, causing their mood to plummet.” “So what does the cannabis plant have to do with all that?” “You mean CBD?” Katharina asks. “Yes, OK; CBD,” Petra responds irritably. “Well, that’s what’s interesting about it,” Katharina replies. “The thing is, CBD induces the nerve cells in the brain to start producing more of the happy hormones again. And that, in turn, automatically triggers a change in mood. And the great thing is, there are no artificial substances involved. It’s all natural!”
“So what do you say, Petra? Do you want to give it a try?” “No, I don’t think so. Just leave it be. And in any case – where can you get this CBD stuff from?” Petra asks, sceptically. “Well, let’s try googling it,” Katharina suggests. No sooner said than done. She opens up Petra’s laptop and quickly finds her way to a Facebook page with some glowing product testimonials about CBD oil. “Ooh, have a look at this, Petra,” says Katharina, all excited. “Read what the people here have to say about it. Look, here’s one from somebody who had depression. What? Take a look; he writes that his depression has now disappeared completely!” cries Katharina in amazement. “Yes, but where does he get it from?” Petra inquires. “Just a minute,” says Katharina. “Oh, look, there’s a picture of the bottle. Hmm, Natura Vitalis…I’m familiar with that firm from QVC. They’re good.”
“Go on, give them a call. “But where?” asks Petra. “Well, Natura Vitalis,” replies Katharina, and hands Petra the telephone. Petra pushes her friend’s hand away and says: “No, forget it.” “Ok,” replies Katharina, “if you won’t, I’ll call instead.” She dials the number, and a friendly voice can be heard on the other end of the line. “Hello, welcome to Natura Vitalis. My name is Johanna Fehre. What can I do for you,” the friendly voice asks. “Hi, my name is Katharina Peters: I’m phoning on behalf of an old friend of mine, who’s been suffering from severe depression for years. I’ve been reading on the Internet that CBD can help against it and that you are able to supply it.”
Katharina turns up the volume on the telephone so that Petra can also hear what’s being said. “Oh, you’re lucky,” the friendly voice replies, “because we’ve just developed a brand new CBD product that’s been specifically designed to help with depression, and we’ll be bringing it onto the market in the very near future. If you would like, I can already send your friend a sample in advance. She can then test it exclusively.”
“Really?!” says Katharina, all excited. “That sounds really good. Is it oil that we’re talking about?” “No, Ms Peters, this product is a special pellet that combines CBD with other natural substances that have proved highly efficacious in the treatment of depression. This combination ensures that while, on the one hand, the production of the ‘happy hormones’, i.e. serotonin and dopamine, is given a powerful boost, the production of stress hormones is significantly reduced on the other.” “Stress hormones?” Katharina asks, looking questioningly at Petra
“Yes,” Ms Fehre replies. “You need to know that scientists have discovered that people with depression in particular are constantly producing too much cortisol and adrenalin. Those are special hormones that should normally only be secreted for a short time in stress situations in order to bring down the stress levels. However, if the body is constantly under fire from these hormones, the result is chronic stress, which causes havoc with certain nerve cells in the brain. However, it is precisely these nerve cells that are responsible for our feelings, and constant hyperactivity can cause a fall in mood that can then quickly degenerate into depression.”
“Oh, it’s really interesting to hear all that,” Katharina replies. “So that means that with depression, there are too few ‘happy hormones’ being are produced on the one side, and too many stress hormones on the other, and this then causes the dreadful mood?” “Precisely that, Ms Peters,” Ms Fehre answers, “and it is precisely these two important scientific insights that are embodied in our product!”.
As Ms Fehre continues, Petra also starts to listen more closely: “So our product works in two ways: It increases the secretion of happy hormones and at the same time reduces the production of the stress hormones.” “And this, in turn, reduces the negative feelings?!” Katharina adds. “Yes, exactly, Ms Peters. The negative feelings are curbed and the positive ones boosted. And that also explains why we have named our product ‘CBD Happy’. Simply because it brings about a return to positive feelings. And all done in a completely natural way.”
“Wow, that really does sound exciting,” says Katharina. “And my friend can buy this product from you?” “Yes,” replies Ms Fehre. “And so how soon could my friend get it?” “We can send it off to her today, so she should receive it by the day after tomorrow,” says Ms Fehre. “Oh, that would be fantastic. Many, many thanks.” “Our pleasure,” replies Ms Fehre.
Katharina provides Ms Fehre with Petra’s details, and exactly as promised, there’s a ring at the doorbell two days later, with the postman bringing the package. Petra thinks: “OK, what have I got to lose?” and immediately starts taking the pellets. Just a few days later, she can already sense a lessening of her feelings of unhappiness and depression. And after not even a full three weeks, she is finding her way back into her old life. The depression has disappeared completely, as if by magic. So CBD-Happy works exactly as stated. Petra can hardly believe her good fortune.
Thanks to CBD Happy, Petra is now a new person. Especially towards Katharina, she is endlessly grateful. They meet one evening for dinner – the first time for many months that Petra has left the house voluntarily. And she feels completely at ease: “Katharina, I simply can’t thank you enough! Your advice really has saved my life. I just can’t tell you how happy I am!” Petra stops, and tears roll down her cheeks. But this time not of profound sadness, but of pure joy. And Katharina, too, is unable to hold back her tears of joy.
Recommended consumption: Take 2 pellets daily with ample fluid.
2 pellets contain: CBD (Cannabidiol) produced from Cannabis sativa extract – 6.4 mg, Vitamin C – 24 mg = 30*, Zinc – 10 mg – 100*, Vitamin B6 – 0.42 mg = 30*, Manganese – 0.6 mg = 30*, Folic acid – 60 μg = 30*, Lycopene produced from tomato extract – 4 mg, Colostrum – 108 mg, Cocoa Powder – 40 mg, L-Lysene – 10 mg, Other plant substances – 132 mg.
/ * = % of the Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) under the EU regulation on the provision of food information to consumers.
Information for diabetics: 2 pellets contain 0.1 CE (carbohydrate exchange) units.
Caution: The stated recommended daily consumption quantity should not be exceeded. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. The products must be kept out of the sight and reach of children.