What's On The Horizon For CBD In 2021

TRANSPARENCY

Since CBD can vary significantly by company, it is important to review the site for third-party verification and testing results. Websites may also contain badges from certifications and product ingredients. Displaying the amounts of CBD or THC found in the product is also important, depending on the regulations in your state and requirements for employment. Overall, a complete high level overview of the CBD and the company’s policies are necessary for consumers.


COVID-19

This study shows that CBD, “has the ability to improve oxygen levels and reduce inflammation and physical lung damage related to adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This new study has now shown the mechanisms behind these results, demonstrating that CBD normalises levels of a peptide named apelin, which is known to reduce inflammation. Levels of this peptide are low during a COVID-19 infection.”
In addition to the above, since CBD has been known to reduce overall inflammation and specifically, “CBD normalised the immune response and apelin levels, along with oxygen levels, swelling, and scarring in the lungs,” from a study group.


QUALITY CBD PRODUCTION

Overall product production will be highlighted more than ever, with customers genuinely concerned about where and how the CBD is produced. This could mean how it is farmed, where it is grown, and what products are used to fertilize the crops. It is important to find a CBD brand that implements organic farming practices such as mille does. Next, how the CBD is extracted is also important. Most companies use CO2 processing which is solventless and does not leave any chemical residue.


REGULATIONS

According to Biz Catalyst, The FDA has allowed “two CBD based drugs, Epidiolex and Sativex, and placed them in the Schedule V of Controlled Substances Act of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).” This could also be promising for the future of CBD, if it is officially classified as a Schedule V like the previous drugs, or remains unclassified. Additional states across the U.S. are also legalizing cannabis.  


HOLISTIC WELLNESS

Companies are focusing more on the promotion of a holistic lifestyle over the standard CBD benefits. The goal of encouraging a healthier long-term lifestyle is becoming more apparent and is often in high demand. Putting customers first is a top concern.

According to this article, CBD is a means of holistic healing, in the form of a natural sleep aid and to reduce inflammation for chronic diseases. Urban wellness shares that, “from insomnia to depression and anxiety to gastrointestinal (GI) distress to general pain relief and inflammation reduction, CBD products are becoming a plant-derived go-to for what feels like (almost) everything that ails you.” Heather Jackson of Realm of Caring shares that CBD is a, “smart molecule, an adaptogen, a regulator, and a modulator. CBD acts in a comprehensive and dynamic fashion.”
*The statements made in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA. Any products recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

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