CBD (short for cannabidiol) is being touted as a miracle cure for everything from stress to seizures. But what is it?
Found in marijuana and hemp plants, CBD is not psychoactive (unlike THC, which provides a high). CBD may help reduce pain, anxiety and inflammation by interacting with your body’s own cannabinoid receptors.
There’s no shortage of ways to test its effects—in creams, coffee, bath bombs, beauty balms and more. Just be sure to start small with your dose and keep your doc in the loop.
A More Chill Cup of Coffee
Who better to lead us into this brave new world? Willie Nelson and his wife, Annie, recently launched Willie’s Remedy Whole Bean Coffee, with 5 mg CBD per cup, soon to be followed by a range of other wellness products. $36 for 8 oz., williesremedy.com
For a stronger brew, check out Sträva Craft Coffee’s Elevate, hemp oil-infused coffee that has 240 mg CBD per 12-oz. bag. $54,stravacraftcoffee.com
Bluebird Botanicals posts lab test reports for its Hemp Classic CBD Oilright on its website, a best practice for an industry still standardizing quality control for hemp extract supplements. Recommended dosage is 15 drops added to foods or liquids. $25 per 1 oz., bluebirdbotanicals.com
For Adults Only
Fruit-flavored Lord Jones Old Fashioned CBD Gumdrops claim to promote a sense of calm and wellbeing (for grown-ups only). $45, lordjones.com
Recover from a tough workout with Aethics Muscle Rescue Body Lotion, which combines a substantial 1,000-mg dose of CBD with coconut oil and shea butter. $60, aethics.com
Hemp seed oil and manuka honey team up to battle puffy eyes in Cannuka CBD Calming Eye Balm. $38, neimanmarcus.com.
Slip a Joyful Bath Co. Peace Out Patchouli Bath Bomb into your tub for an extra-relaxing soak in Epsom salts and 35 mg hemp extract. $12,joyfulbathco.com
Aromatherapy gets a twist with Cannabis Coconut Wax Candles made with THC- and phthalate-free coconut wax and cannabis essential oil. From$22, urbanre-leaf.com
Cure chapped lips with CannaSmack Hemp Lip Balm in delicious flavors like Cherry Pie and Pineapple Express. $3, cannasmack.com
Stress Relief for Skin
Give your skin an overnight dose of calm with Peter Thomas Roth Green Releaf Sleep Cream Skin Protectant, which contains cannabis oil and oatmeal. $65, peterthomasroth.com
Kiehl’s also sells Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate, perfect for calming super-sensitive skin any time of the day. $49, kiehls.com
Treat your senior pup to HempBone Bacon Apple Donuts to improve joint health and ease anxiety. $34, phytoanimalhealth.com
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