While millions of people are attempting to flatten the curve by staying in their homes, we want to explore the possibilities on how Cannabidiol (CBD) may be able to help. I want to be clear – CBD will NOT prevent or cure the coronavirus. Unfortunately, currently, there is not a cure or a vaccine; social distancing and hand washing are everyone’s best opportunity to stay healthy.
CBD has shown many other promising wellness benefits such as helping with pain, sleep, stress, anxiety, pain, anti-inflammation, and some neurological issues. Please continue reading about these potential benefits which may help you during this difficult time.
CBD and the Endocannabinoid System
We do know that cannabinoids (CBD) are small molecules which act by binding to receptors within mammals. This process assists mammals in maintaining homeostasis or balance. These receptors are part of our endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is responsible for several functions, such as: appetite, mood, sleep, memory, stress, and immunity. When your endocannabinoid system is in balance, so is your body.
Our immune system allows cells to act together to defend us against foreign toxic invaders which can cause illness and disease. To do this, all of our systems need to operate as intended and be in balance to work properly. Therefore, it is important for us to do everything we can to keep our immune system strong by avoiding tobacco, getting sufficient sleep, minimizing our use of alcohol, eating healthy, reducing stress, and exercising.
In a study published in March 2020 by James M. Nichols and Barbara L. F. Kaplan, Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, they concluded “Considering all the studies conducted on immune responses and inflammation, the data overwhelmingly demonstrates that CBD is immune suppressive and anti-inflammatory. The researchers go on to state there is “the need for more data on CBD dosing and pharmacokinetics.”
While it is possible for CBD to assist our endocannabinoid system, we do not have sufficient research to claim anything more. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibits manufacturers, of CBD, from making claims regarding the ability to treat specific health conditions. To do so, would require clinical trials and currently, there are not an adequate number of clinical trials available; since CBD products are new to the marketplace. So, if anyone claims anything more, avoid them and contact the FDA to prevent their continued false claims.
What we do Know
If you feel sick, do not go to work, and contact your physician. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) you can keep yourself healthy by:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cough into the corner of your arm
- Cover your sneeze
- Practice social distancing
- Consult the CDC for additional information.
Over time we should have more answers and solutions. Try to remember, we will get through this difficult time. Do take care of yourself and try not to stress out.
What About CBD?
Remember the ECS? These receptors are found in our nervous system and they react to keep our bodies in balance. During this trying time, CBD can assist us in relaxing, sleeping, and avoiding stress. CBD does not get you high. While you are at home, flattening the curve, you might want to try some CBD products to assist you with relaxing, sleeping, moisturizing, as well as comforting you little furry friend.
CBD for Relaxation
Sweet and sour gummy bears providing 10 mg of soothing CBD per gummy. These cute little bears are great tasting and are available in 30 gummies to a bottle. Relax Bears are grown in the USA and third-party laboratory tested for quality. Looking for a way to decompress and relax, chances are Relax Bears should do just that.
Looking for something a little stronger, these gummies are available with 25 mg of CBD per gummy and 30 to a bottle. Just chew and you can taste either orange, strawberry, raspberry, or tropical flavors. These gummies are infused with CBD, grown in the USA and third-party laboratory tested. A quick and easy way to take CBD.
If you prefer to take your CBD in a capsule, this is the product for you. Daily Calm Capsules combine natural herbs, along with CBD, to help you with stress. There are 10 mg of CBD per capsule and 60 capsules per bottle. This CBD product undergoes third-party laboratory testing and is grown in the USA. These capsules take the guess work out of dosing, are easy to swallow, and have no taste.
CBD for Sleep
Voted 2020 Products of the Year by Consumer Survey Product Innovation. A remarkable combination of CBD, Melatonin, and several other herbs to help you sleep. This Sleep Aid is available in a convenient dropper with a soothing mint flavor. Simply place this under your tongue about 30 minutes before sleeping. PM Sleep Aid is available in a 30 ml bottle with 16 mg of CBD per ml, it is grown in the USA and it is third-party tested for quality and purity.
This one little bottle contains 30 Sleep Capsules with 25 mg of CBD plus 5 mg of Melatonin; for 30 days of a good night sleep. CBD Sleep Capsules are soy-free, gluten-free, vegan, grown in the US and third-party laboratory tested for quality and purity. Take just 1 capsule about 30 minutes before bedtime and get ready to snooze.
Sleep Support Tablets combines 5 mg of Melatonin with 5 mg of CBD in each tablet to provide you with a relaxing way to fall asleep. There are 60 tablets in each bottle and for the best results, take 1 tablet about 2 hours before bedtime. These Sleep Support Tablets are non-GMO, made in the USA and are third-party laboratory tested for quality.
CBD for Moisturizing
If you are washing your hands like you should, you should need some extra moisture. What a great way to revive your skin with this non-greasy and fragrance-free lotion. Combining 375 mg of CBD per ounce with several natural oils for extra moisturizing. Hemp-derived CBD is grown in the USA and received third-party testing for quality and purity. Revive absorbs quickly and provides moisture to your dry skin throughout the day.
Imagine, Vitamin E, avocado and lavender oil mixed with 200 mg of USA grown pure CBD hemp oil. When you think about adding soothing moisture or your skin, Skin Relief Cream is the one. This cream has no residue, is paraben free and is third-party laboratory tested to ensure quality.
A unique lotion containing CBD plus colloidal nano-silver (an herbal remedy to treat skin rashes and infections) to restore your dry, cracked skin. Restore CBD Lotion helps form an anti-microbial barrier along with a non-greasy moisturizer. This lotion is third-party laboratory tested for quality and is grown in the USA.
CBD for a Little Something Extra
Looking to relax or rejuvenate you body during your bath? Bath Bombs, with either lavender or eucalyptus, plus CBD are a great way to enjoy your bath. These bath bombs contain 100 mg of CBD which is grown in the USA, third-party laboratory tested and have non-staining coloring. A great way to soak your cares away.
Honey Sticks are a great treat either by themselves or added to a hot drink. Adding honey to tea has always been a great way to relax; now you can do so with a little bit extra. Each honey stick contains about 14.3 mg of USA grown CBD. Delicious and healthy, Grade A organic honey just for you.
CBD for Pets
If you are stressed out or anxious during these times, your pet probably is too. These Calming Chews are a soft tasty turkey flavor your dog will enjoy. Combining USA grown CBD plus chamomile, passionflower, and L-tryptophan should help your dog relax. Each chew contains 10 mg of CBD with approximately 30 chews to a container and your dog will thank you.
Pet Essentials offers the traditional benefits of using CBD and it may help your pet with anxiety. Since this is an oil, you can place the oil directly into your pet’s mouth, on their food or treat. Pet Essentials CBD Oil is available in a bottle with 250 mg of CBD and a delicious bacon taste. The CBD is produced in the USA and third-party laboratory tested for quality and purity. This CBD oil is for either dogs or cats.
Stay calm and stay strong during this pandemic of Covid-19. And most importantly take care of your family and pets.