CBD is the stress ball of the 21st century. Whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed, tense, or just plain “blah,” this incredible cannabinoid can instantly put you in a serene state of mind. Some of our customers describe CBD as their reliable calm bomb!
Even scientists are amazed at how well CBD performs against placebo pills, especially for social anxiety disorder. Although we’re still learning the mechanics of how CBD works, it’s clear this hemp compound has a lot of potential for anxiety conditions.
While many people have heard about CBD’s benefits for anxiety, there are still a few questions surrounding this cannabinoid’s stress-busting properties. In this post, we’ll set the record straight by answering three common questions regarding CBD and stress.
Let’s be crystal clear: CBD does not make you feel high. While this cannabinoid comes from the hemp plant, that doesn’t mean it has psychoactive properties. CBD instead produces stress-relieving effects indirectly via our endocannabinoid system. Some research suggests CBD increases the production of hormones like serotonin and anandamide, both of which are associated with feelings of clear-headed contentment.
OK, so if CBD doesn’t get people stoned, what does? The high-inducing cannabinoid you’re thinking of is delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol (aka THC). While there are other psychoactive cannabinoids in cannabis, delta 9 is the most prominent and potent.
Per U.S. law, hemp-derived products cannot have more than 0.3 percent delta 9 THC. We always send our products to third-party labs for screenings to ensure they fall well within these federal guidelines. A few popular items, like our broad-spectrum CBD gummies, have zero traces of delta 9 THC. To back up all of our claims, we always publish third-party lab results online.
By the way, you can learn more about THC in hemp products in this previous post on the differences between broad and full-spectrum CBD.
Truthfully, there are still many unanswered questions surrounding CBD’s effectiveness as a sleep aid. While many customers claim CBD helps them relax at the end of the day, not everyone says it makes them feel groggy.
Currently, most scientists believe CBD’s effect on sleep health is related to its many anti-anxiety benefits. However, if you’re not taking a CBD product designed for sleep, you probably won’t doze off shortly after ingesting.
For example, our Mellow Mint Drops don’t have any sleep-related compounds, making our tincture safe to use during the day. By contrast, our Deep Sleep Capsules have traces of both CBD and melatonin to increase the odds of inducing sleepiness.
Of course, everyone has a different reaction to CBD, so it’s essential to monitor how different CBD doses affect you throughout the day. You may find specific CBD concentrations are more likely to put you in a sleepy state of mind. This is why we always recommend starting slow and gradually working your way up with this compound.
FYI: You can learn more about the benefits of CBD for sleep in this previous blog.
Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to tell what dose of CBD will work for you. Finding the ideal CBD dosage for your body will require plenty of patience and good note-taking skills.
However, there are a few general guidelines to keep in mind when dosing your CBD. For starters, are you taking edibles, capsules, or a tincture? Of these three, tinctures like our Mellow Mint Drops have the fastest & highest absorption rate when you take them sublingually (i.e., under your tongue). Since edibles and capsules have to go through the digestive system, they take longer to work and have a weaker impact.
For these reasons, you usually need less of a CBD tincture to have a similar effect versus CBD gummies and capsules. Just be careful not to overdo it with our Chil CBD Gummies. Yes, you may need a little more CBD to feel an impact, but you won’t know how it affects you for at least 45 minutes. Many customers accidentally take too many CBD gummies in one go and end up extremely sleepy a few hours later.
When you’re trying to figure out how much CBD works for your body, it’s best to keep a dosage journal. Start with the lowest recommended dose and gradually increase it till you feel the effects you want. Within about one month, you should have a good idea of how much CBD it takes to banish your stress.
We understand that the price of high-quality CBD oil could be stress-inducing for many customers. When you buy from us, there’s no need to worry about losing your hard-earned cash. We back all of our hemp extracts with a 110 percent guarantee! If you’re not satisfied with any of our products within 60 days, you can send them back for a 110 percent refund. Sweet deal, right?
We’re excited to turn our passion into impact by partnering with the Arthritis National Research Foundation (CureArthritis.org) to fund research and discover a cure for the 54 million Americans suffering from the chronic, debilitating pain of arthritis!
We donate 1% of every purchase.