There’s a range of proposed uses for CBD products, and research into the impact of cannabinoids, including CBD, on the human body is constantly evolving. If you’re dealing with a medical concern and you’re interested in trying CBD, a health care professional familiar with the therapeutic uses of CBD can assist you in selecting a product and potency that’s right for you.CBD Gummies for Sleep
Although more research is needed, early studies show CBD may help treat insomnia and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorders (which involve people physically acting out their dreams in the REM stage of sleep, often leading to injury), according to a 2017 review of existing literature in Sleep Disorders. Additional studies suggest CBD may improve the quality of sleep, including difficulty falling asleep, according to a 2019 review in Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. (This review also emphasizes the need for further research.)
If you’re interested in using CBD gummies to address sleep-related concerns, such as insomnia or difficulty falling asleep, selecting CBD isolate gummies—which are THC-free due to the extraction process used to separate CBD from all other cannabis plant compounds—may be the best route, as some research shows THC use may negatively impact sleep over time in spite of potentially positive short-term effects.
Using CBD gummies to help address conditions that often occur in tandem with insomnia and sleep disturbances, such as anxiety and chronic pain, may also lead to an overall better quality of sleep as well.CBD Gummies for Anxiety
Although no studies have been conducted regarding the specific use of CBD gummies for the treatment of anxiety, research does show that CBD has a potentially positive impact when it comes to treating generalized anxiety, social anxiety and anxiety associated with PTSD, according to a 2020 literature review in the Journal of American Pharmacists Association.
Because research on CBD as an adjunct or standalone anxiety treatment is limited and CBD products aren’t regulated by the FDA, there’s no standardized or recommended CBD dose for anxiety specifically. In one 2019 study of 40 Japanese students with social anxiety disorder, those who were given 300 milligrams of CBD a day versus the placebo experienced less anxiety, but this study was small, and certain measurements, such as blood levels of CBD, weren’t recorded.
While there’s a fair amount of research that supports CBD use, including gummies, for certain anxiety disorders, further well-designed trials and research is needed.CBD Gummies for Pain
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 20% of U.S. adults experience chronic pain. Taking CBD in gummy form could potentially help alleviate certain acute and chronic pain conditions because of the analgesic effect cannabinoids may have on the endocannabinoid system, according to research.CBD Gummies for Sex Drive
Little research exists regarding how CBD specifically may affect sexual function. However, a few studies explore how cannabis—which includes CBD among a host of other cannabinoids, namely THC—may affect sex drive.
A 2023 study in the Journal of Cannabis Research reports that cannabis use prior to sexual activity increased feelings of desire and satisfaction likely due to cannabinoids’ anxiety-reducing and relaxation-inducing properties.
Meanwhile, a 2020 study in Sexual Medicine assessed anonymous survey responses from 452 women and concluded that women who frequently use cannabis reported greater sexual function in terms of desire, arousal, orgasm and satisfaction.
Some studies, however, report conflicting results. A 2015 review in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics reports that while short-term use of cannabis may increase libido in men, chronic use of cannabis may, in fact, lower men’s sex drive.
CBD may affect sex drive in different ways depending on the individual. However, research indicates that using cannabis prior to sex may have a positive or negative effect depending on specific factors, such as frequency of use, gender and more.
10 Best CBD Capsules And Pills Of 2023
CBD capsules are a pill-like product you consume orally. The capsules consist of a casing, often made with gelatin (or a vegan or vegetarian substitute), and filling containing a specific amount of CBD.
CBD capsules are one of the many ways people can consume CBD, including oil tinctures, gummies and other edibles, and smoke or vapor inhalation.What Are CBD Capsules Used for?
CBD capsules are popular for a few main reasons, according to Nick Jackowetz and Cam MacNeil, the chief scientific officer and chief commercial officer of Cirona Labs, which manufactures and processes cannabinoid ingredients.
“Capsules are flavorless, which can be a pleasant experience for a novice CBD user,” says Jackowetz. “They also contain a precise dose that doesn’t require any expertise to use and takes the guesswork out for the consumer.”
Many people are already used to taking pills, and most capsules are small, making them easy to add to your routine even when on the go.How Do CBD Capsules Compare to CBD Oils?
CBD capsules are handy if you want to take a specific dose each time. However, you are limited to the dosage of the product. For example, if one capsule contains 20 milligrams of CBD, you can’t adjust your dosage by 5 milligrams. You can only go up or down by 20 milligrams.
CBD oil tinctures, which come in bottles with a dropper, make it easier to find a middle-of-the-road dose. However, you also face greater variability in how much CBD you measure and ultimately consume with the dropper.
Time to Take Effect
CBD capsules take a bit longer to take effect than CBD oil tinctures. “With capsules, the CBD must travel through the stomach into the liver and gut to be metabolized,” says Laura Fuentes, a licensed compounding pharmacist and chief officer of science and innovation at Green Roads, a CBD company. “[On the other hand], if you hold CBD oil in your mouth for 30 to 40 seconds before swallowing, some of the CBD is absorbed through the oral mucosa (the membrane lining of the mouth) straight into the bloodstream.” However, more research into this mechanism is needed.How Do CBD Capsules Compare to CBD Gummies?
CBD capsules and CBD gummies both go through first-pass digestion before taking effect, and more research is required regarding how long effects might be delayed or blunted by this process. However, while gummies often contain additional flavors and ingredients, capsules usually have a shorter ingredient list, containing only CBD and the vegan, vegetarian or regular gelatin casing of the capsule.
An individual’s personal preferences determine whether the taste and aftertaste of a CBD gummy is palatable. For those who prefer flavorless options, capsules may be a more appealing choice. CBD capsules and gummies are often available in similar potencies and types.
Embrace Tranquility And Unleash Blissful Sleep
CBDfx Night Capsules are the ultimate night cap and perfect just before bed. The capsules help put your mind and body at ease, making sleep not only easier but longer and more restful.
Google now tells you the cheapest dates to book a flight: Here’s how
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Google now tells you the cheapest time to book a flight. Click to enlarge.
Google recently updated Google Flights with more information that can help you save money by booking a trip during certain windows of time.
Say, for example, you’re planning a family vacation to Florida in the winter and want to book your flights. Google will tell you whether prices are lower or higher than average right now, as well as when to book the flight to secure the best deal.
I tested it myself using a trip to Miami from Dec. 5 to Dec. 19 as an example. Google said the prices are lower than usual, about $58 for a round trip on Frontier Airlines. That suggests it’s worth booking now.
In a separate example, I tried booking a trip to Cancun from March 6 to March 13. Google said the price, about $282, was typical, but that prices would likely go down if I could wait to book the flight between Nov. 11 and Feb. 9.
“The lowest prices for similar trips to Cancun are usually found about 1-4 months between takeoff,” Google’s Flights page told me. “Prices during this time are around $40 cheaper on average.”You can try it for yourself by going to https://flights.google.com on your phone.Enter where you want to go and your departure dates, then tap “Done.”Google will tell you at the top, before the list of departing flights, whether the prices are typical or not. Tap the down arrow to learn more, such as when it’s the best time to book.
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