Very likely. We have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) running through our body so when it receives cannabinoids (like CBD) and terpenes it may very well run better. Some CBD wins include taking the edge (jitters) off caffeine, supporting healthy digestion, helping the mind and body relax and even sleep better. I personally love adding CBD to my espresso in the morning for a better sustained energy (less jitters, less spike and fall).
But not all CBD is created equal, just like all of our bodies are not the same. The source of the CBD matters (hemp or THC-derived), along with the dose and whether it’s full / broad spectrum or an isolate. Noteworthy, CBD has the potential to compete (and beat) with over 60% of marketed medications from cholesterol lowering and blood pressure meds, to anti-depressants and pain medications, and even with ibuprofen like Advil and Motrin. So you must discuss any usage – coffee, gummies, creams – with your practitioner.
Before my patients CBD, I have them do this 1,2,3:
- Get the Better Nutrition Expert Guide to CBD featuring science and practice-based advice from 3 leading cannabis experts
- Fill out the questions
- Share it with me and anyone prescribing medications
Ashley discusses CBD in this webinar, The Pros and Cons of CBD:
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Ashley Koff RD is your better health enabler. For decades, Koff has helped thousands get and keep better health by learning to make their better not perfect nutrition choices more often. A go-to nutrition expert for the country’s leading doctors, media, companies and non-profit organizations, Koff regularly shares her Better Nutrition message with millions on national and local television, magazines and newspapers. Visit her website at ashleykoffapproved.com. Ashley is also available for nutritional consultations.