Is CBD the best new health trend or is it just a fad?  The Use of CBD has become increasingly popular throughout the United States.  By the end of 2020, the CBD market showed over 700% growth.  Nowadays, you can pick up CBD literally almost everywhere (gas stations, CBD stores, Amazon, Etc).  However, as popular it may be, it is important to stay educated and informed to make sure you are choosing the best products available.  In my opinion, CBD is the most exciting new health trend and should/will be around to stay, as a result of its positive effects on the human body.  Charlotte’s Web has released CBD gummies and they are absolutely fantastic!  To be honest, I love CBD so much, I even give it to my dog (pet friendly CBD that is!)

So, let’s talk about CBD… What exactly is it?  And where does it come from?

Charlotte’s Web Gummies contain full spectrum hemp extract.  Extract is pure oil extracted from the hemp plant (leaves, stems, roots, etc) that includes a unique blend of Cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes.  These compounds work together and cause a synergistic effect that strengthens the formula 

Cannabinoids are distracted from the Hemp plant and work with our body, the endocannabinoid system, to maintain homeostasis and overall good health. These cannabinoids support our own natural cannabinoids.  They assist with biological tasks including energy and balance, immune function, memory, metabolism, sleep, and the function of the autonomic nervous system.  Cannabidiol which we know as “CBD” is the non-intoxicating cannabinoids from the hemp plant.

Now Let’s talk about the Gummies!

All 3 CBD gummies are gluten free with no additives or dyes.  The gummies are colored and flavored with fruits and vegetables.  These Squishy and delicious treats taste more like your childhood fruit snacks than actual “medicine” stuff that’s good for you.

CBD Calm Helps you meet life’s stressful situations with ease and better focus.  It is designed to manage everyday stressors, ease normal anxiety, and encourage relaxation without drowsiness.

This gummy also contains Lemon balm (aka Melissa officinialis), a member of the mint family, which is a lemon scented calming herb that improved mood and cognitive function. 

CBD Recover helps you move easier and feel good.  It is designed to support healthy joints, maintain joint mobility, and helps support recovery from exercise- induced inflammation.  This gummy contains ginger which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Ginger can also help with nausea and indigestion.  CBD Recover also contains Circuminoid, which is derived from Turmeric.  Circuminoids are also a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. (Please see my Turmeric blog on www.fusionpta.com for more details). 

CBD Sleep gives you the rest you need when you need it.  It contains Melatonin in combination with the CBD to promote natural sleep patterns and give you better and more sound sleep.  Melatonin is also produced naturally in the body to help maintain a normal circadian rhythm when sleeping. 

The Taste?

A lot of people are turned off by the earthy, grassy taste of CBD.  However, the gummies have added ingredients to mask a lot of that earthiness 

CBD Recover is a sweetened ginger taste with a hint of earthiness

CBD Calm is a lemon line flavor with a hint of earthiness

CBD Sleep is a raspberry taste with a hint of earthiness

The earthiness taste does not seem to linger like most unflavored CBD oils.  My taste buds are usually left with the sweetness of the other products added. 

My Routine

I use all three Gummies in my daily routine.  And it has literally changed my life!  I ran out of my prior CBD oil a few months ago and didn’t renew my subscription because I was moving.  I honestly couldn’t tell that I wasn’t using the oil anymore.  I had the opportunity to try these about a month ago, and immediately fell in love with the first use.  All 3 bottles say to take 2 daily.  I have created a combination of all three and different times of the day.

I take CBD Calm first thing in the morning.  I usually take 1, but if I know its going to be a busy/stressful day, I will take 2.  It helps me not only maintain my sanity but allows me to deal with stressors and/or negativity much more rationally.  I get super anxious when going out into large groups of people, and CBD Calm has helped to mitigate that. 

I take 1 CBD Recover as soon as I get home from work.  I work a physical job (I’m a physical therapist) and I’m on my feet for 8-9 hours a day.  Sometimes (not too often lately) there is a workout thrown in there too.  I like taking the Recover at this time, because physical labor and working out can wreak havoc on your body.   The CBD also helps with calming me more after a long day of work.  I will take a second Recover if I am super active in the evening or eat a full hearty meal and have some indigestion as a result.  CBD Recover helped with some heart burn the other day after I ate some super spicy Himalayan food! 

Finally, I take 1 CBD Sleep gummy about 30 minutes before I’m ready to crawl in bed.  This gives me enough time to change, wash my face, brush my teeth, and deal with the dog before climbing in bed.  By that time, I’m ready for sleep.  My head hits the pillow, I close my eyes, and BAM! The next thing I know my alarm clock is going off.  My ability to fall asleep has always been good, however I never got quality sleep.  CBD Sleep helps me get quality, deep sleep.  I no longer wake up exhausted, and I feel more refreshed.   Occasionally, when I feel like I’m still super wired in the evening or didn’t get enough activity, I’ll take a second gummy to ensure I fall asleep.  But that is pretty rare. 

And that’s my routine- I’ve been taking all 3 gummies for about 1 month now, and I will never use another product again.  These gummies have solidified my advocacy for CBD products!  Thank you Charlotte’s Web!

If you are interested in or have any questions regarding these products, please stop by any of our 5 locations and ask! 

 

Written by: Ashley Rolley

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