There are plenty of news outlets raging about the “next best thing” in wellness. And it is likely that you have heard or seen CBD in those rages. But what is CBD? Why is it all over your favorite wellness blogs claiming to be good for sleep and energy? CBD can be used any time of the day. In the morning or the night. Are there different benefits in the morning? What about the evening? Could certain CBD products help you get a better night’s sleep? We here at Panacea Life Sciences want our readers and customers to get the highest quality CBD and to use that CBD correctly to enhance their overall health and wellbeing. Sleep is a huge segment of our day-to-day health as well as the energy we feel in the afternoons. This blog post will first describe what CBD is and explain how this is not the component that contributes to a “high” effect when used. Then we’ll describe why people use CBD. Then we will help readers understand the difference between using CBD in the morning versus the evening to better prepare you to make a choice.
CBD (Cannabidiol): What is it?
Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is the lesser-known component of the Cannabis plant, compared to the renowned cannabinoid Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabidiol is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. It is a nonpsychoactive cannabinoid. CBD has been described to have multiple health and wellbeing effects. CBD is extracted from a Cannabis plant or a hemp plant. A hemp plant is defined by the percentage of THC it contains. For a Cannabis sativa plant to be deemed hemp, it must have less than .3% of THC present. If there is more THC present in the plant, then it is considered marijuana, not hemp.
CBD, after extraction, can be made into several different products. Softgels, tinctures, edibles, and even topical ointments. Our FAQ page on the Panacea Life Sciences website does a great job of furthering the exploration of CBD. You can read that here.
Why do people use CBD?
There are many reasons that people choose to use CBD. Here are some:
- Anti-inflammatory properties: CBD has been described to reduce joint inflammation in a handful of studies. One of these studies includes a study done by us, Panacea Life Sciences, that tested dogs with stiffness and difficulty with movement. This study reported increased mobility in dogs whose owners administer a daily serving of CBD. You can read more about our study here.
- Epidiolex- Epidiolex is an approved FDA-approved medication that contains pure CBD. Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome are the two types of severe epilepsy Epidiolex assists. It treats seizures and is approved to be administered to children and adults two years old and older.
- Mental wellbeing- A study done on rats showed that an administration of CBD to rats assisted in minimizing their feelings of anhedonia or the loss of interest in activities that may have given pleasure before. Because of these findings, it can be inferred that the rats’ overall mental health was improved.
- Sense of calm – CBD has often been described to assist those who have a general sense of anxiousness. When administered properly, it may bring a sense of calm during day-to-day activities.
- Skin health – In a study, they used different measures to assess skin health before and after the use of a CBD topical. The measurements were transepidermal water loss, hydration, and elasticity. Photographic evidence was gathered to support the measurements. The study found that using CBD ointment may have a positive effect on skin improvement for those who have skin conditions or without skin conditions for overall skin health.
Use of CBD in the Night
The evening use of CBD is quite popular among users. And there are plenty of products that are marketed for just that. CBD may produce a sense of calm, and this may assist those who have trouble sleeping. This may be the right time for you to take CBD because it may work better with your evening routine rather than the hustle and bustle of the morning time. Again, it is important to try out your administration of CBD in the morning and the evening before deciding which time gives you the best results.
Use of CBD in the Morning
Now, when is the right time to take CBD? There are different potential benefits to using CBD in the morning versus the evening. Incorporating CBD into your morning routine can be a great kick start to your day. If you are a person who feels anxious through the day, a morning dose of CBD may assist you. There is also a possibility that CBD administration in the morning will assist those who are wanting to increase their appetite. Some folks have described CBD as being an energy booster when used in the morning, perhaps with a cup of coffee. This all depends on how an individual responds to CBD. It is important to try using CBD at different times of the day to see what fits right with you.
Is there a difference between CBD and THC?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions about CBD and THC. These two cannabinoids are found in the same plant, true, but differ in the effect each has on a user. CBD is the non-psychoactive component of the plant, while THC is the psychoactive component. CBD can be used daily as it does not inebriate you in any way. You can drive a car, go to work, and walk your dog without any fear of feeling unlike yourself. However, THC is a different story. THC is only legal in a handful of states because of the effect it has on a user’s ability to function through day-to-day activities. The 2018 Farm Bill gave farmers the ability to grow hemp throughout the United States. The growth and use of marijuana is only legal in a handful of states. The biggest takeaway from this is that CBD does not get users “high” while THC does have psychoactive components.
What types of CBD can I use?
There are many types of CBD products available for use. Panacea Life Sciences offers multiple different types of CBD for your choosing. These include sublingual tablets, soft gels, edibles, salves or creams, and tinctures. Sublingual tablets are administered in the mouth and enter into the bloodstream from there. Soft gels are administered orally, go through the system, and then enter the bloodstream. The same process happens with edibles (we have cherry gummies). Salves and creams or CBD topicals are used on the skin to affect skin health at the point of application . Tinctures are used in the mouth, and like tablets, enter the bloodstream from there to get rapid effects. There are other types of CBD that Panacea Life does not offer but that can be found elsewhere. We do not advocate for the use of CBD vapes in any form. You can find a list of our products here. We are always working to create the best and most reliable CBD for our customers.
Where do I get CBD?
There are many places to get CBD products. The most convenient way is through Panacea Life Science’s online store! There are also retail stores that offer CBD. If you live in a state that has legalized marijuana, dispensaries may have CBD available. It is important to research the CBD retailer that you are interested in, because not all CBD is created equal. A reputable CBD company will help you to find the right type of CBD for you.
So, morning or the evening? It is truly up to you and the reason you have decided to incorporate CBD into your day-to-day routine. If you want an overall sense of calm throughout your day, CBD in the morning may be right for you. If you are the type of person who needs a little assistance to fall asleep, CBD in the evening may benefit you the most. It is also important to note that maybe you need to administer CBD in the morning and the evening to assist in your wellbeing all day. Try taking CBD in the morning and notice how you feel during the course of your day. Then the next day, try taking CBD in the evening and see how your Endocannabinoid System reacts. After doing this, decide when the best time for you to take CBD is. Morning? Night? Both? There is no right or wrong answer. If you have more questions, feel free to contact us at 1 (800) 985-0515 or [email protected]