Article by Stephanie Balloo, Birmingham Mail
A Birmingham fitness fanatic has revealed how CBD oil saved him from a downward spiral of ‘depression’.
Chris Davis, from Bournville, claims he lost all motivation and was drinking heavily almost every night to cope with his problems.
The 30-year-old, who now works as a personal trainer, says he was struggling to get out of bed some days and relied on alcohol to push back the ‘dark thoughts’.
He said he was diagnosed with depression last year, but had been suffering with symptoms of the mental health issue for years, he adds.
Anti-depressants only made him feel worse and exaggerated the low moods, he claims.
He told BirminghamLive: “I was just felt fed up with everything. I didn’t want to get out of bed and I tried anti-depressants but they weren’t really working.
“I was going out all the time, every weekend partying and I didn’t recognise myself anymore.
“I looked at myself in the mirror one day and thought, you need to change yourself because I looked awful.”