The Hemp CBD (cannabidiol) green rush has enticed thousands of entrepreneurs to create, buy, and sell companies focused on consumer packaged goods (CPG's). Similar to the dietary supplements market focused on a healthier version of self, Hemp CBD companies advertise a natural route to combat the likes of inflammation, insomnia, autism, headaches, and more. Even your grandmother and grandfather are no longer ashamed to step foot inside a dispensary showcasing its neon lighted vegas 'esk cannabis signs. So let's jump right into one of the most controversial ingredients being used in Hemp CBD edibles: Melatonin.
Melatonin (hyperlink redirect to WEbMD)
Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body. Melatonin used as medicine is usually made synthetically in a laboratory. It is most commonly available in pill form, but melatonin is also available in forms that can be placed in the cheek or under the tongue. This allows the melatonin to be absorbed directly into the body.
Some people take melatonin by mouth to adjust the body's internal clock. Melatonin is most commonly used for insomnia and improving sleep in different conditions. For example, it is used for jet lag, for adjusting sleep-wake cycles in people whose daily work schedule changes (shift-work disorder), and for helping people establish a day and night cycle.
How does it work?
Melatonin's main job in the body is to regulate night and day cycles or sleep-wake cycles. Darkness causes the body to produce more melatonin, which signals the body to prepare for sleep. Light decreases melatonin production and signals the body to prepare for being awake. Some people who have trouble sleeping have low levels of melatonin. It is thought that adding melatonin from supplements might help them sleep.
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The Pineal Gland, also known as the Third Eye, is a pea-sized gland found just above the middle of your brain. The Pineal Gland produces the hormone melatonin. Normally, your body make more melatonin at night. Levels usually start to go up in the evening once the sun sets. They drop in the morning when the sun goes up. The amount of light you get each day -- plust your own body clock -- set how much your body makes.
Cannabidiol (CBD) & Melatonin
Hemp Cannabidiol has become popular for investors and consumers. Hemp Dispensaries, Natural Food Stores, and US Multi-Outlet stores alike are selling a plethora of consumer packaged goods (CPG's); Beverages, Edibles, Concentrates, Flowers, Sublingual Oils, and Topicals. Products are manufactured with a variety of extracts including Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolates. Many companies are adding the hormone Melatonin to enhance the effectiveness of CBD Edibles. In theory, the consumer will take enough CBD + Melatonin to help them sleep better. However, we should consider the potential side effects of partnering CBD and Melatonin. Cannabidiol helps regulate the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), particularly when used as a Full Spectrum.