CBD and Sleep | HERO CBD
Sweet Dreams - with CBD Gummies for Sleep
Sleep, or the lack thereof, can make or break how a person interacts with their day-to-day life. Lack of sleep in particular can be detrimental to a person’s health, and is often related to issues with anxiety and pain. Sleep deprivation can negatively impact our physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing; it can have long term effects on our mood, energy levels, immune system, and blood pressure. Of course, there is a litany of artificial sleep-aids and anxiety-reducers one can get from the local pharmacy. However, these medicines often leave their users feeling groggy and dazed, can be difficult for the body to process, and can cause issues with dependence. The best CBD for sleep has the potential to provide restful sleep without a distorted feeling, REM disruption, or feeling dazed. It may also help you chill out after a long day of work, or relax before a social outing.
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a compound packed with potential. One of over a hundred compounds found in hemp plants, it has gotten a lot of attention in the last few years. Though it was first discovered in 1937, CBD went largely unnoticed until 1975; and even then it has only hit the mainstream quite recently. There is still much research to be done, and HERO is a company dedicated to continuing to explore all the medical uses and benefits available to us through the lovely hemp plant and its compounds. Hero is actively conducting research on CBD with the University of South Florida to be released late in the Spring of 2021.
As part of HERO’s mission to help people improve their health with “Plants over Pills,” the Bedtime Honey Chamomile Gummies were created to increase calm and relaxation for a better night’s sleep. The gummies contain two compounds derived from the hemp plant, cannabidiol and cannabinol. Studies on both CBD and CBN have shown the compounds to promote calm and have mild sedative effects, without the hangover feeling associated with artificial sleep medicines. Though the research on CBD and its sister compounds is still growing, their results point strongly to a plant-based answer to the stresses of sleep deprivation.
According to a long term study published in the peer-reviewed Permanente Journal, 66.7% of it’s patients experienced improvement in sleep scores within the first month, and 79.2% of patients experienced a decrease in anxiety within the first month. Nearly all patients received a dose of 25mg CBD per day; a few with more severe issues received higher doses. For patients with more anxiety-related issues, the CBD was administered in the morning, and for those with more sleep issues it was administered at night. Most patients continued their normal psychiatric care for the duration of the study. It even found that CBD was tolerated better than the routine medications.
The Permanente article also stated that they found virtually no safety hazards with the use of CBD, even in combination with the patients’ regular medical regimen.
Most studies have found that CBD for sleep supplements, much like their artificial psychiatric counterparts, are more effective if taken regularly, over time.
In April of 2020, CBD’s antispasmodic effects were credited by the FDA. The organization approved an anti-seizure medication, Epidiolex, made to treat certain childhood epilepsy syndromes. The drug is derived from CBD, and in numerous studies was able to lessen or to completely stop the seizures.
A study published by the Journal of Cannabis Research in February of 2018 mentions another pharmaceutical medicine, Sativex, which is approved for use in over 30 countries. Sativex is a sublingual spray that contains equal parts THC and CBD.
The JCR study involved a survey of CBD consumers in February of 2021. The survey consisted of 20 questions, and was sent to 387 past and current CBD consumers through email and social media. The questions mostly pertained to use patterns, reasons for use, basic demographics, and CBD effects.
A majority of the survey respondents attested to using CBD for about 3-6 months. When asked about the reasons for their CBD use, 42.6% endorsed CBD for self perceived anxiety, and 37% endorsed CBD for sleep improvement.
In addition to reducing anxiety, CBD gummies have been found to be quite effective in reducing patients’ physical pain; according to a review in Frontiers in Pharmacology. The review stated that CBD’s anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic effects, combined with it’s relative safety, give it excellent potential as a holistic remedy for pain. A 2018 review from the World Health Organization also endorsed the safety of CBD use in medicinal practice. By reducing pain and anxiety, CBD is able to reduce some of the biggest factors that can detract from a good night’s sleep.
CBD also has direct links to sleep by way of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a cell-signaling system within our bodies. One of the main bodily functions that the ECS affects is that of sleep. The human body naturally produces certain types of endocannabinoids, and therefore has chemical receptors for them. Cannabinoids, like CBD, can attach to these receptors and affect our sleep cycles.
A study of 409 people with insomnia involved treatment with CBD, and proved to be relatively successful. Conducted from 2016-2018, the study from Medicines Journal asked participants to rate their symptoms of insomnia on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the most intense). At the start of the study, participants rated their symptoms at 6.6, on average. By the end of the study, that average dropped to 2.2 out of 10.
Plants over Pills, the HERO Approach
HERO’s company foundation is built on the ideology of plants over pills; advocating for the use of medicinal herbs over steroids and opiates. HERO’s high quality health and wellness products are cultivated through sustainable hemp farming and authentic extraction methods, like steam, expression, and vacuum distillation techniques. Our CBD Bedtime Honey Chamomile Gummies contain CBD, CBN, and chamomile, which are all known to promote relaxation. They also contain raw honey, which encourages the brain to release natural melatonin. The Gummies are certified organic and kosher.
The best CBD for sleep, and other CBD products created by Hero have a patent protected technology that gives them an edge over other CBD for sleep products on the market. The main issues found in many other CBD products are insolubility in water, low bioavailability, lack of absorption, and unstable chemical structure. Solubility is vital to effective CBD absorption in the body, and when solubility is low, it’s more difficult for the body to absorb. Therefore, very little CBD actually makes it into the bloodstream. Other CBD products also degrade very quickly, and therefore do not store well.
Hero’s patent protected liquid structure technology is made with GRAS (FDA term meaning Generally Regarded As Safe) that has high specificity best CBD for sleep within its own distinctive receptacle. The receptacle allows the CBD to be fully water soluble. The high bioavailability allows for more CBD to enter the bloodstream, and the receptacle is stable enough to be stored at room temperature for at least two years.
In preclinical studies, the increase in effectiveness created with this technology was astounding. Greater bioavailability allowed 20x more CBD to enter the bloodstream in just 30 minutes. It also prevents rapid degradation of the CBD compound in the stomach, with no observable degradation after 3 hours in the stomach. Regular CBD showed the potential for great loss in less than one hour. The massive increase in CBD entering the bloodstream gave superior effects; regular CBD at a 50mg dose gave only an 8% reduction in inflammation. Hero’s patent protected liquid structure technology, at only a 5mg dose, reduced inflammation by 70%.
The best CBD for sleep created only at Hero, has truly proven itself to rise above the rest. CBD as a compound has incredible potential as a beneficial, natural medicine that can help you get a better night’s sleep without the artificial chemicals and fillers found in many prescription drugs. Many accredited studies have shown the effectiveness of CBD gummies at reducing stress, anxiety, pain, and even seizures. All of these factors may significantly reduce the restfulness of one’s sleep. Hero’s own preclinical trials show how our patent protected technology increases the effectiveness of CBD for sleep products. Add in more natural ingredients like chamomile and raw honey, and Hero’s Bedtime Honey Chamomile Gummies can only be a recipe for better sleep.