It is a rare thing when you are on the internet without seeing a thing about CBD supplements. The have become a very trendy health recommendation these days, with their ever-increasing popularity being pushed all over the web. But is the hype real?
CBD, which is short for cannabidiol, is a chemical inside the cannabis sativa plant, but it might also be taken from the hemp plant. Unlike smoking pot, CBD does not have THC, which is the psychoactive part that leads to people getting high.
Although marijuana is now legal in many states throughout the nation, some might still wonder if CBD is legal—it completely is, mostly. Hemp products are legal in the U.S. and have been since 2018’s Farm Bill, although the FDA said they will keep looking for products that could fraudulently claim to have certain healing properties.
One top effect of consuming CBD for certain, is that it is very helpful for sleep, according to nutritionist Liana Werner-Gray.
“Being relaxed after taking CBD supplements is usually a goal for people who use the supplement, especially in people with anxiety,” says Werner-Gray. “However, one side effects can be fatigue, which makes perfect sense since it helps you sleep, but not everyone is looking for this effect.”
For some people, the relaxation is why they use the product, but for other people, they could wind up a bit sleepier than they expected.
“One of the side effects to consuming CBD is fatigue, but not all people want this,” says Werner-Gray, adding that because CBD does not have THC, it won’t cause excessive fatigue as THC is known for doing.
As CBD can aid its users in getting to sleep faster, it can also aid in dealing with anxiety, and is commonly used by folks with anxiety problems. As problems with anxiety can cause people to have trouble sleeping.
The effects people get from these CBD supplements are temporary, according to Werner-Gray, they only last while CBD stays in the body, which is only enough time to get a great night’s sleep.
Author: Steven Sinclaire