It's Official. CBD Has Gone Mainstream
If you spend time surfing the internet for anything health or fitness related, you’ve probably seen someone promoting CBD use. From hardcore crossfit athletes to mom’s that write blogs about yoga, the culture of CBD is growing. I’ve been around the fitness industry for nearly 20 years and I’ve seen plenty of fads come and go. Most of the fad diets or gimmick routines die out almost as fast as they blow onto the scene. There was Tae-bo, P90X, detox teas, and even gels you could rub on your love handles which would supposedly make your fat just magically disappear.
So, what about CBD oil and CBD gummies, are they here to stay? Is CBD use just something on the internet in blogs or is it actually becoming mainstream? After watching the Oscars and the various awards shows this season, there was a buzz around Hollywood and it just wasn’t about who was wearing what. Melissa McCarthy used CBD oil to help deal with the pain associated with wearing high heels all night. She wasn’t the only one, even the gift bags at the Oscar’s were filled with various CBD products.
“For now, CBD is being infused into face creams, bath bombs, makeup and dozens of pet products. Proponents say it works on everything from headaches to aching joints, relieves anxiety and skin conditions, and relaxes and rejuvenates all parts of the body. It’s even said to soothe hemorrhoids and stop menstrual cramps. A large part of this expanding category is the edibles market, where CBD is being touted as a superfood and it’s infused into products such as honey, salad dressing, baked goods, snacks and whole host of beverages.”
CBD has gone from isolated corners of social media to front and center in Hollywood and the red carpet, so the next question should be why? How does CBD make you feel? Honestly that answer is going to be different for everyone. CBD uses range from helping with anxiety, easing menstrual cramps, it’s used as a sleep aid, and can help fight inflammation.
I personally use CBD in a few different variations out of curiosity and because it’s fun to explore new things. I use the basic CBD oil, I also use 25mg CBD gummies, and have even tried CBD cookies and CBD Brownies. CBD has become an important tool in my handbag to a healthier version of me, therefore I’m willing to experiment and try different things to see what works best. What are the side effects of CBD gummies or any other CBD product you might try? For me, the answer has been none. I sleep better, I have less pain from tough workouts, and generally I just have a clearer sense of self.
The rise of most fads comes down to marketing and when the fad is actually put to the test, the lack of results equals its demise. For trends such as CBD, it’s rise is related to its effectiveness. People from Melissa McCarthy to Martha Stewart are recognizing the benefits of CBD and maybe it's worth a try for you too.