Edible CBD is definitely here to stay. Unlike marijuana, most CBD oils and edibles contain only hemp oil extracts and none of the psychotropic ingredients that cause a “high” like the THC found in marijuana. CBD is talked about so often for its medicinal and stress-relieving benefits that you have probably even heard your parents or grandparents talk about it. Since CBD oil was legalized at the federal level in 2018 and even before then, people have been wondering about the benefits of CBD for stress, emotional wellness, and temporary pain relief.
While CBD can still be smoked as a joint, it’s also available in the form of topicals, edible gummies, vitamins, candy, and other delicious treats. With so many emerging alternative medicines, essential oils, and beauty tools for self-care, it can be difficult to decide which ones to incorporate into our morning and evening routines. Read on to find out more about the benefits of edibles CBD and why they deserve the attention they’re getting.
According to current beauty trends, a skincare routine is the best way to help us feel relaxed in the morning or at night. Washing and massaging our face, applying mists and moisturizers, and generally slowing down the early morning process enough to leave ourselves feeling refreshed results in major benefits. If you love this self-care routine and look forward to leaving your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, you could always implement a topical CBD salve or cream into your routine. You’ll get those same moisturizing effects with the added benefits of relaxation and soothing, cooling properties.
Alternatively, if a seven-step skincare routine can get a bit overwhelming, you can always choose to relax with an edibles CBD gummy instead. One of these gummies usually contains around 25 to 30 milligrams of CBD. The dosage is small enough that it won’t disrupt your day—and most CBD gummies don’t contain any harmful THC.
Vitamins and Minerals
Many edibles CBD are not just infused with CBD; they’re also infused with Vitamin E. You can take an edible CBD vitamin right alongside your usual daily multi-vitamin to make sure you’re getting all your necessary nutrients—and relaxing too. Maybe you don’t need a multi-vitamin and prefer to get your nutrients by eating a healthy helping of foods from the protein, fruit, and vegetable food groups. In that case, edible CBD also comes in the form of dried fruits and vegetables. If you find yourself snacking on these anyway, you can easily benefit from the added calming effects of CBD-infused dry fruits.
Regulating Emotional Wellness
Who wouldn’t benefit from a bit of extra stress relief? Unfortunately, finding relief for emotional overwhelm, stress, and tension can be difficult. Many people who suffer from mental health issues find that medications intended to relieve stress can actually backfire and make their symptoms worse. Because CBD oil primarily supports receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is linked to the brain and nervous system, it can activate serotonin receptors. CBD gummies have been known to improve feelings of energy and alertness, promote focus and mental clarity, promote feelings of relaxation, and improve sleep quality.
Joint and Cartilage Health
If you suffer from sore muscles or chronic conditions that cause joint stiffness, you might benefit from CBD. Because of its link to the endocannabinoid system, CBD oil has been known to support joint and cartilage health and can temporarily relieve joint discomfort.
Helping You Sleep
If you suffer from nighttime restlessness and poor sleep quality or muscle tension keeps you up at night, you might consider implementing edibles CBD into your evening routine. As you prepare for bed, watch TV, or don a sleep mask, you can also chew a CBD-infused gummy intended to help you sleep. Nighttime cannabinoid gummies are usually infused with both CBD and melatonin—the perfect combination for sleep.
Heart and Bone Health
Shockingly, edible CBD is not just great at reducing stress and relieving minor aches and pains. There’s also evidence that it helps support heart and bone health in the long term. The soothing and calming qualities of CBD can support and maintain the regular structures and functions of the heart and immune system. Its mental health-improving properties can also maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol by reducing feelings of daily restlessness and overwhelm. CBD also has the potential to support bone and immune system health in the long term.
With so many long-term and short-term health benefits, it’s no surprise that people are taking CBD vitamins as part of their morning or nighttime routine. Edible CBD is certainly more than just a helpful supplement to traditional medicine—it can be relaxing and delicious, too.