In the UK, two thirds (67%) of UK adults suffer from disrupted sleep and nearly a quarter (23%) manage no more than five hours a night.
A lack of sleep doesn’t just affect your day to day life it can also lead to a whole range of issues later in the long-term.
Many people are therefore turning to CBD as a new way to help them sleep, CBD is short for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical, which is derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant. The same plant species from which we get marijuana.
The big difference between the two is that despite coming from the same plant, CBD is a completely different chemical compound to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana cannabis, which causes you to get “high” when you consume it.
CBD wont get you ‘high’ but it can be very beneficial to your overall health in many ways.
How does it help me sleep?
We all have what are known as 5HT1A receptors inside of us, these receptors trigger the release and the reuptake of serotonin. Improved reuptake of serotonin allows excess serotonin molecules to be use more efficiently, which in turn, allows our bodies to relax much more quickly and provides us with more control over our mental state.
Serotonin is an inhibitory neurotransmitter meaning it acts as an ‘inhibitor’, filtering out excitatory messages so that only positive and critical thoughts can pass through a neuron. Serotonin is also a precursor to melatonin the hormone that makes us feel ‘sleepy’ so when naturally increased levels of serotonin occur we make more melatonin, Naturally!! This helps us to regulate our sleep wake cycle!
This is a big deal! If you speak to any sleep specialist, many of them will tell you that universally we’re sleeping worse and for less time this is due to a multitude of factors one of which is our obsession with technology. We are constantly looking at bright screens for far too long and until late at night which can mess up our circadian rhythm and natural sleep cycle.
So, by taking a supplement that can actively help improve our bodies natural sleep processes and rhythm whilst also paying attention to the negative factors affecting our sleep we can begin to get our sleep back on track.
Here at Enhanced Biotics we take pride in our CBD range ensuring quality above all else. We have one job and that’s enhancing your wellbeing.
Our aim is to provide our customers with the highest quality, natural cannabinoid extracts from Industrial Hemp. All of our CBD oil-based products contain no more than trace elements of THC (less than 0.2%) and they are all tested thoroughly.
Our products are Gluten Free, some of our products are suitable for Vegans, non-GMO, Organic and Lactose-Free. There are absolutely no additives either!. If you would like to know more about CBD, please feel free to check out www.enhancedbiotics.co.uk and speak to one of our team members.
*CBD is a natural supplement and should only be taken as a supplement. Please always consult your doctor first before taking any form of supplement.