CBD is the New Avocado Toast

CBD is trending and we’re big fans – it’s a game changer for women’s health and a must-have for you. But, with over 400+ products on the market making wild claims to one-up each other, it’s chaos.  Here’s your Molly Jones skinny:

What is it? CBD, a.k.a Cannabidiol, is an all-natural legal compound found in the cannabis plant.  Much, if not all, of marijuana’s medicinal benefits are thanks to CBD.

What does it not do? Get you high. CBD has no psychoactive effects and doesn’t show up on drug tests.

What is it good for? The list is long so here’s our top 5 reasons to use CBD:

  1. Anxiety & Depression.  CBD “takes the edge off” by reducing both mental and physical symptoms of anxiety while still allowing you to go about your day.

  2. Sleep.  Reduces sleep difficulties and improves sleep quality.

  3. Anti-inflammation.  Treats muscle and joint pain or can be used as a workout recovery aid (we see you, SoulCycle).  It’s also great for the liver after heavy drinking or to treat a sunburn.

  4. Pain relief.  A natural version of advil, CBD treats headaches, migraines and menstrual cramps.

  5. Acne and anti-wrinkle cream. Helps reduce oil production and has anti-acne and anti-inflammatory attributes.

The hype is real, CBD really is impressive.  Unfortunately, not all products are trustworthy.  Here are a few high-level tips when shopping for CBD:

  • Most CBD products have a trace amount of THC, choose one with 0.3% THC or less.

  • We suggest a “full spectrum” CBD product over an “isolate.” (More on that here.)

  • Aim for CBD from cannabis or hemp grown in the USA or in Europe.

  • Ensure the product has been verified by a third party tester.

With few and ever-changing regulations, it’s easy to fall for a shady CBD brand.  If you need help finding the right product in the right dosage for your lifestyle, drop us a line.

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