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CBD has definitely come a long way in recent years. It's now a normal ingredient in so many things. Of course, you can find it in tinctures, capsules, and gummies. But now, it's in beverages and beauty products and is even infused in things like pillowcases. To sum it all up: CBD is everywhere!
If you're not too familiar with CBD, it's short for cannabidiol. According to Harvard Health, CBD is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients in cannabis, but it's derived directly from the hemp plant and does not cause a "high."
A growing number of people are now using CBD products to address anxiety, insomnia, pain, and inflammation. I've used CBD sleep aids and balms to soothe sore muscles. I find it's a nice alternative route when I want to relax or wind down. But recently, my favorite CBD products have been the various oils out there because they're so easy to use, and you can reap the benefits pretty quickly. I've included some of my favorites, plus other highly rated ones below.
It's important to note that more research needs to be done on the efficacy of CBD products, and the FDA warns that some CBD products are marketed with unproven claims and are of unknown quality. If you want to try a CBD product, the best thing you can do is make sure you are researching the product and brand thoroughly. You might also want to talk to your doctor or healthcare provider about adding CBD products to your routine.
Highline Wellness's CBD oil is in my nightly rotation for those evenings when I really need some extra help winding down and getting ready for bed. It's infused with coconut oil, and each dose has 16 milligrams of CBD and five milligrams of melatonin.
Brown Girl Jane's Rest formula is made for daily use and contains both CBD and CBN (which is especially helpful for sleep). It's also infused with coconut oil and organic peppermint oil. You can apply it under your tongue or add it to your drink or food.
For Anxiety and Relaxation
I already love Dosist's THC products, so when the brand launched THC-free offerings, I knew I had to try them. The tinctures are my favorite, and there are three for different needs: Sleep, Calm, and Relief. The Calm one has quickly become a part of my wind-down routine.
For a topical relaxing treatment, don't sleep on Ellis Brooklyn's Massage and Body Oil. It contains 100 milligrams of organic, full-spectrum CBD, maritime pine bark extract, and sweet almond oil. Smooth it all over your body for a calming and soothing way to unwind.
Nico Marley (yes, Bob Marley's grandson) founded Lion X to bring a balanced and holistic approach to wellness and promote positive change. The brand's CBD oil contains 500 milligrams of CBD ( eight milligrams per serving), MCT oil, natural peppermint flavor, and stevia.
For Sexual Wellness
Other CBD Products to Try
Beboe is another cannabis brand I trust. Its Body Balm does double duty: It treats inflammation and dry skin and soothes tense and achy muscles. In addition to CBD, ingredients include squalene, sea buckthorn oil, sunflower-seed oil, shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E.
Lord Jones's gumdrops are such a nice treat at the end of a long day. They're made with natural fruit flavors and are infused with 20 milligrams of CBD. They taste so good that it's hard to eat just one, but you'll want to stick to just one in order to get the correct dose!
Make bath time even more relaxing with these CBD-infused bath salts. Any tense muscles or aches will feel soothed, and your mind will feel a bit calmer.