Time to learn our CBDs! The Trusted Lab over in Texas sent me a box of vegan-friendly CBD goodies to try, and I can say I am more than impressed!
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, and CBD is the second most common active ingredient in the Cannabis plant (THC is the first). While CBD is found in marijuana, CBD alone does not cause a “high”. CBD has been shown in studies to help with anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, and even epilepsy. Also known as “diet weed”, CBD can provide relief without the mind-altering effects of marijuana. CBD reacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates a variety of functions such as sleep, pain, immune activity, mood, energy level, and more. Aren’t plants magical?
The Trusted Lab offers many forms of CBD products, all of which are organic, kosher, gluten-free, and cruelty-free. I received 3 trial packs of different vegan gummies and a scented bath bomb to try. I struggle with anxiety and recently injured myself by falling out of my bed (yes, how embarrassing) so I feel I am the perfect candidate to try their product and share my experience.
The first thing I tried was the gummies! Best when taken with food, I advised my Trusted Lab CBD dosage guide and was surprised to find that a single gummy contained 25mg of CBD! That means one should be plenty for most, but two can provide additional relief. The 3 varieties I tried are; Daytime Gummies, Wellness Gummies, and Night Time Gummies. All have a similar flavor of fruit juices, but none have the traditional aftertaste of medicated gummies.
I was most impressed with the Night Time Gummies, as they had the most obvious effect. The Trusted Lab’s Night Time Gummies are formulated with 25mg of CBD and 3mg of Melatonin each. Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in our bodies that helps control sleep, but can be recreated in a lab like we see here. The addition of melatonin really helps your body effortlessly drift to sleep, and stay asleep. I find my nights are less restless when adding Night Time Gummies to my bedtime routine.
The Daytime and Wellness Gummies are similar in that they both contain Vitamin C and can be taken during the day without worry (while CBD is safe to take any time, the melatonin in the Night Time variety will leave you drowsy). The Trusted Lab Daytime Gummies contain 25mg of CBD and 5000mg of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to support our immune system, boosts our antioxidant levels, protects our body’s cells, and repairs body tissue. The Wellness Gummies also contain 25mg of CBD, 5000mg of Vitamin C, and 15mg of Zinc. Zinc is a nutrient we all have within our bodies that helps our immune and metabolic systems. Vitamin C and Zinc are great additions to our supplement routine in the midst of a pandemic, as well as during cold and flu season. I would say I noticed less of that “Sunday scaries” feeling of anxiety that creeps up through the day, after taking these gummies throughout the week. My mental health is still not great, but I do feel improvement on a daily basis.
Lastly, I tried a Jasmine-scented bath bomb. The Trusted Lab offers CBD bath bombs in Jasmine, Coconut Lime, and Eucalyptus scents. Each bath bomb is formulated with 75mg CBD, essential oils, and water softening baking soda and citric acid. When I fell off my bed I injured my leg, so a bubble bath with a relaxing CBD and essential oil-formulated bath bomb is just what I needed. After a soak, I felt rejuvenated and calm. Jasmine essential oil is actually known to have positive effects on those suffering from depression through aromatherapy, so this scent is suitable.
Where to buy: TheTrustedLab.com