Have you heard the buzz about CBD and its many uses and benefits? Maybe you’ve already jumped on the CBD wagon. Either way, I feel like folks are either talking about CBD or using it.
It might come as a surprise to y’all but I’ve been using CBD since November. I know it’s only been a few short months, but I’m sold. I needed help recovering from training and life stress so I did my research and went all-in with Beam. Yup, snagged all the things from their blends to salve. Then in January, CBDisterlly asked if I wanted to try their CBD nighttime gummies and I figured why not. Those gummies knocked my socks off. While each brand is different I saw the results I was looking for, like even better sleep/recovery and mental clarity.
Before we dive into each product let’s talk about what and why.
What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol—a naturally occurring essential oil extracted from the hemp plant.
It’s one of the 113+ compounds found in hemp plants. It’s a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that has the ability to act on cannabinoid receptors that are part of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Plant cannabinoids, also known as phytocannabinoids, bind with this system which helps regulate certain vital functions of the body.
Supplementation with phytocannabinoids such as CBD may help the body and mind in many ways. In fact, cannabinoid receptors are spread throughout our bodies and found in the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, gastrointestinal system, and connective tissue.
What are the potential benefits of using CBD?
After months of researching CBD, I found several common benefits. Please note, individual results may vary based on brand, product type and whether it’s a full spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to do your research and consult with your healthcare provider. I saw the biggest improvement with my sleep. Specifically on heavy training days. How? I was able to relax and sleep through the night. Simple right?
Common benefits include:
- Helps with reducing Anxiety
- Aids in reducing Nerve-related, inflammatory and arthritis pain
- Muscle-spasticity in multiple sclerosis
- Nausea and vomiting associated with cancer
- Sleep disorders.
Side effects of CBD may include nausea, tiredness, and irritability, and it may interact with some medications.
Products I’m using Regularly
Beam “the fixer” A soothing salve to fix what ails you — soreness and inflammation. Relaxing lavender oil and rejuvenating eucalyptus alongside beam’s signature organic CBD extract provide some extra TLC.
- It helps relieve those daily aches and pains. I use it throughout the day as needed and sometimes right before bed.
Beam ” Dream” Blend Dream helps your body and mind wind down for a deeper night’s sleep. With relaxing compounds like melatonin, magnesium, and L-Theanine, plus our nano CBD powder, this soothing addition to your nighttime routine is what dreams are made of.
- I wasn’t really sure about the blends, at first, but ordered the sample pack and well I’m about to order a nice big bag of the dream blend. I found it best when mixed with warm coconut milk. It helps me sleep more soundly. I wake up feeling well-rested and recovered.
CBDistillery CBD Nighttime Gummies [c/o] CBD PM Gummies combine the highest quality hemp-derived CBD with the natural calming properties of melatonin. Made with 99+% pure CBD Isolate, you can enjoy all of the benefits of CBD with 0% THC. It’s also a Women’s Health Editor’s pick.
- I wasn’t ready for these. The first night I only took ONE gummy and slept from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. They literally knocked me out. I woke up feeling great. The CBD Nighttime Gummies are ideal for traveling, competition weekends, or those nights you just can’t shut your brain off. You better believe I purchased another bottle.
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Do you have a CBD brand or product that you love and I need to try? Leave all the details in the comment section below. I’m always open to trying new products if it’s the right fit 😉
Disclaimer: I’m NOT a doctor. This is simply my thoughts, opinion, and experience. Please contact your health care provider before using and new supplement. Additionally, because CBD is currently marketed as a supplement, it is not regulated for safety and purity. Which means you cannot be sure if the product you are buying does contain CBD at the dosage listed, or if it contains any other (unlisted) ingredients. Also, because research into CBD is scarce, nobody really knows the most effective therapeutic dose of CBD for any medical condition.