CBD is all the rage these days. From oils and serums to Kim Kardashian’s CBD-themed baby shower (yes, that really happened), we can’t seem to escape this new “cure-all.” Now that CBD has made its way into almost every store and product imaginable, you’re probably wondering: “Do I need this?” The answer is 100% yes.
For starters, what is CBD? Let’s first take a look at the Cannabis plant. Marijuana contains many naturally occurring chemical compounds, the two primary components being THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). Though the two are similar in chemical structure, the effects are very different. THC is the main psychoactive component in cannabis (aka the thing that gets you high), whereas CBD does not have any psychoactive effects.
Instead, CBD products leave you feeling relaxed and help with pain management, anxiety and sleep. I’ve found CBD to be really beneficial for me and my entire family.
Here are four of my favorite CBD products that will help you chill out and feel good.
If you like seltzer as much as I do, you’ll absolutely love Kaló. This brand infuses four great tasting flavors of seltzer with the benefits of CBD to create a refreshing drink that will ease your stress. Each can contains 20 milligrams of naturally occurring CBD, as well as other cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Kaló prides itself on using pure and natural ingredients so you can enjoy the benefits of CBD without any artificial flavors or preservatives. Plus, at only 15 calories and 2 grams of sugar, it’s a healthy and much more relaxing alternative to soda.
Swap your morning coffee for Kaló or enjoy a can on the beach for a relaxing, refreshing day.
For college students like you and me, a good night’s sleep is often hard to come by. Whether you were out all night or you’re stressing over a test, you might benefit from some kind of sleep aid to get quality, restful sleep. While melatonin and other natural sleep aids can be helpful, CBD has been shown to aid sleep quickly, while also reducing anxiety.
CBD tinctures, which are made by infusing CBD into an alcohol or oil, can be taken before bed to calm you down and promote restorative sleep. Unlike melatonin, which can stay in your system until after you wake up and make you feel groggy, CBD helps you to wind down instead of knocking you out.
SunMed Hemp Oil Tinctures come in many flavors and contain naturally high levels of CBD, along with other beneficial cannabinoids. I typically take half a milliliter of this tincture about half an hour before bed for a night of uninterrupted, quality sleep.
With its healing benefits, it’s no surprise that CBD has made its way into every kind of skincare product. We know that CBD can help with pain and anxiety, but it also contains anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties that can benefit your skin. Many CBD-infused skincare products have been shown to reduce redness and calm acne.
Major skincare retailers like Sephora are now selling CBD products, so you don’t have to look far to incorporate this ingredient into your skincare routine. The Prima Enlightenment Serum gives your skin a boost by revitalizing your skin and giving it more of an even tone. The 100 milligrams of CBD help to reduce discoloration, even texture and calm redness, while the Vitamin B3 brightens your skin.
Use a few drops of this serum before you moisturize for brighter, smoother skin, while also reaping the calming benefits of CBD.
Who’s to say CBD is only for people? CBD has been shown to help dogs in a lot of the same ways it can help us. ElleVet Sciences creates dog treats and oils that can support your dog’s mobility and joint function. As dogs age, they often struggle to move like they did when they were puppies. Feeding your dog ElleVet chews can help them run and jump more easily and feel more comfortable as they age.
ElleVet dog treats contain multiple cannabinoids that will support your dog as they move, and come in a peanut butter flavor that they’ll love. My family feeds our dog one chew per day to help her run and play the same way she used to.